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General Manager

We’re seeking an exceptional General Manager to join our dedicated team.

Location: Andover

Salary: Variable

Closing date: 31st July 2022


Job Description

The Company:

Merityre Specialists are an award-winning fast-fit retailer based in the Home Counties. With 24 branches spread across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Greater London, we have a turnover of over £30 million and employ approximately 250 staff. Merityre was formed in 1961, and thus is now over 60 years old. It is, and always has been, a family-run business.

We are primarily suppliers of tyres, brakes, exhausts and other ancillary products to the motoring public. We have an excellent reputation in our trade, one that has been earned throughout our history. Our Company mission statement is ‘to provide a service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. We’re seeking an exceptional General Manager to join our dedicated team.


  • Oversee daily operations and work with all Merityre departments to manage the business aspects of Merityre Specialists Ltd, ensuring targets are met.

  • Reviewing and implementing operational, sales and profit procedures for the Head Office and Retail Branches.

  • Oversee senior management team and other team members in ensuring:

    • Compliance with UK Law.

    • Operational efficiency

    • Budgets are set in agreement with executive board and adhered to

    • Head Office and Retail branches reach and exceed targets

Key Responsibilities

Key tasks:

  • Ensure that Company systems and procedures are adhered to and regularly reviewed.
  • Supervise staff performance across all levels of responsibility.
  • Reviewing and implementing budgets and targets for the Head Office and Retail Branch teams.
  • Ensure senior management team work with existing and new ideas to stay ahead of competitors.
  • Work with other departments in Merityre Specialists Ltd in regard to procurement of non-stock goods and services – This requires working with current suppliers/contractors and possible new suppliers/contractors. To also work with tyre suppliers with the guidance from the purchasing team.

Key attributes/skills:

  • Leadership
  • Clear and concise delegation
  • Clear and concise communication
  • Extensive knowledge of the Tyre and Automotive industry
  • Performance management
  • Data analytics, numeracy and literacy.
  • Marketing strategies
  • Business admin
  • Strong IT skills and capacity for understanding new technology



Report into the General Manager:

  • Auto Services Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • HR Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Head Office Support Team
  • Retail Manager
  • Trade Sales Manager

The Package:

The successful candidate will look forward to a range of outstanding benefits including:

  • Competitive salary dependent on skills and experience
  • Year-end bonus
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Staff discount

If you are passionate about the automotive trade and interested in joining an industry-leading team, please get in touch to find out more today.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00 (Weekend work may be required from time to time)

Place of Work: Andover Head Office. There is also a requirement to visit the retail branches on a regular basis.