Group Operations Director

  • Job Reference: JDMG/GH/CK
  • Date Posted: 6 December 2017
  • Recruiter: Joe Duffy Group
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  • Location: Dublin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management, Senior Management
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

 Joe Duffy Group is Ireland’s leading motor retailer Group with twelve dealerships, 400  employees and an enviable franchise portfolio of brands, including BMW,  MINI, BMWi Motorrad, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mazda, Ford, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and KIA.  As we enter the next stage of the companies development, we are looking for a senior motor industry professional to spearhead the next phase of our growth.

The Role

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive and based in Dublin, one of Europe’s fastest growing economies*, this is a dynamic and challenging role, which requires a strong commercial acumen and a proven track record in leading a senior management team. With a demonstrable track record of performance, the successful candidate will be an experienced Regional or Operations Director, of a multi-site operation, which should include extensive knowledge of both the sales and aftersales areas of the business.

The Group Operations Director will lead, manage and oversee the day-to-day activities of the Group including the management of our Dealer Principals and Brand Directors. They will also provide a work environment that will optimise the profitable growth of the Joe Duffy Group and the personal growth of employees. You will ensure that all dealerships are consistently exceeding customer expectations and work to improve the customer experience.  You will have outstanding interpersonal, organisation and communication skills.

The Requirements

  • Target driven, with a coaching ability to bring out the best performance in their people and constant interaction that builds excellent relationships and team morale.
  • Proven managerial ability in the areas of financial management, inventory, asset management, and marketing.
  • A natural ability to maximise commercial opportunities through leading their team to develop and implement a strategy to grow and develop our used car, service and parts operations.

This is an exciting opportunity for further career development and to be part of the Group’s future growth. An excellent salary with industry leading executive benefits, including a relocation package**, will be offered to the successful candidate. Please email in the strictest of confidence, enclosing your Curriculum Vitae to: Gavin Hydes, Group Chief Executive by clicking the apply now


* Ireland came top in the Index’s “Equality and Prosperity” category. It is especially attractive to ambitious people who want to relocate from abroad and advance their careers. Ranked by per capita GDP, Ireland is one of the top ten richest countries in the world. ** With plenty of high-quality primary, secondary and pre-schools, and some of Europe’s best universities and technical colleges, there are educational opportunities to suit all requirements.  So it is a great country to raise a family.


Joe Duffy Group is an equal opportunity employer.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies at this time.