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Service / Operations Manager (PNG Based)


Major automotive group with sites throughout PNG requires two senior managers for their operations Our client is a multi-franchise vehicle distributor based in Port Moresby, with additional dealerships spread throughout PNG. They are presently seeking a Service Manager for their primary dealership in Port Moresby, as well as an Operations Manager for their dealership in Lae. The computer system in use at this group is Reynolds & Reynolds and the positions reports to the Branch Manager / National Service Manager.

In these roles, you will supervise a team of national staff, which requires patience and the ability to be aware of all the activities presently underway. Prior experience as a Service or Fixed Operations Manager in a franchised dealership is essential for this role. You must be a hands-on manager, someone who focuses on people, over figures.

Figures are still important but require more of a macro profitability approach, rather than a micro, efficiency-focused track. Given the growth that PNG is experiencing, room for advancement within the group is available to staff who demonstrate the requisite skills and abilities. Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea.

It is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the southeastern coast of the Papuan Peninsula of the island of New Guinea. The city emerged as a trade centre in the second half of the 19th century. During World War II it was a prime objective for conquest by the Imperial Japanese forces, to be used as a staging point and air base to cut off Australia from South-east Asia and the Americas.

Port Moresby has a population of over 400,000, giving it an annual growth rate of about 2.1%. The first European to see it was Captain John Moresby in 1873.

It was named in honour of his father, Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby. Lae is home for around 100,000 citizens and is the largest cargo port, and the industrial hub of PNG. Lae is situated at the start of the Highlands Highway, which is the main land highway in PNG.

Connecting several major cities, the highway runs for approximately 700km and is the only transport option for heavy equipment and consumables to and from the adjoining provinces. A generous remuneration package based on a retainer of around $145,000 AUD will be discussed for the Operations Manager position and $130,000 for the Service Manager position In addition, expatriate benefits are also provided, which include free accommodation, free return airfares to point of recruitment, relocation assistance, company vehicle, 5 weeks annual leave, full medical insurance, and club memberships. For further information on this opportunity, please contact Chris Fowler on 0480 002 344, quoting Job Number AC5899 .

Resumes, inquiries, and expressions of interest can be forwarded by email to jobsautorecruit.com.au.

AUTOrecruit is one of Australia's largest and longest-running automotive, truck and equipment recruitment consultancies, servicing clients and candidates.


Date22 November 2022

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type Full Time

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