General Manager - Western VW Fort Kinnaird

  hours   Edinburgh   Full Time

General Manager (Brand Manager)

Western Volkswagen, Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh


Eastern Western Motor Group is now amongst the UK’s largest motor groups. With over thirty high performing businesses representing some of the world’s best car, van, truck and motor cycle franchises, the company provides employees with unsurpassed career opportunities. Eastern Western Motor Group also provides a respectful environment, excellent work-life balance and some of the best motor retailing facilities anywhere in the UK. It is very much the ‘go to’ motor group in Scotland in 2019.


A vacancy will soon exist for an experienced General Manager (Brand Manager in Volkswagen UK parlance) This vacancy has been created by virtue of our current General Manager retiring summer 2019. The current General Manager has spent a lifetime in the car industry and over twenty five years with Eastern Western. In that time he has built Western Volkswagen, Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh in to something of a Volkswagen powerhouse with high volumes, great customer satisfaction and franchise-leading levels of profitability.


Any candidate for this role will need a demonstrable track history running successful, large and highly profitable motor trade businesses. They will be versed in the creation of budgets, strategies and marketing plans. They will understand activity management, performance management, working capital controls and market area performance data. They will have clarity of vision and the ability to lead one of the highest performing teams in the car industry.


The current General Manager will retire in July 2019. We intend the incoming General Manager to start work with the team in June 2019 allowing for a professional handover of the business. Interviews will commence in early April 2019.


Package to include:

  • Excellent Basic Salary
  • Excellent on target bonus
  • Significant ‘over target bonus arrangements
  • 2x Executive Cars
  • Auto Enrolment Pension
  • Employee Discount Scheme


Please apply online at


The first interview will be with Gordon Bruce, Franchise Principal and there will be a second interview with our Managing Director, Keith Duncan.

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As an Eastern Western Motor Group employee you will get a range of benefits, including:

Discounts on new and used vehicles

Discounts on parts and servicing

Contributory pension scheme

Fantastic discounts at a host of retailers

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Calls may be monitored for quality and training purposes. Eastern Western Motor Group Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our Firm Reference Number is 310505. Registered Office: 8 Westerton Road, East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn West Lothian EH52 5AU Registered in Scotland No. 14833 VAT Registration No. 269233051 We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. We are only able to offer finance products from these providers.

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