General Manager- Apex
Avis Budget Group
NZL - Ellerslie - Millenium 2, Building C, Level 3, New Zealand
4d ago

General Manager- Apex Car Rentals- New Zealand and Australia

Avis Budget Group doesn’t just rent cars. We’re changing the way people move. Across our world-leading brands - Avis, Budget, Zipcar and Apex -

we’re continually harnessing the latest technology to develop integrated products and services that will offer entirely new travel possibilities with more convenience and flexibility than ever before.

Apex Car Rentals is a New Zealand success story that has developed from its small beginnings in Christchurch in 1992 to become Australasia’s largest home grown car rental company.

The brand has been built around doing things the Kiwi way’ and providing customers with exceptional service and respecting the different cultures we work with every day.

It this culture and service mindset that saw Apex awarded the 2019 Canstar Blue Award for Most Satisfied Customers. Apex has won this prestigious award five times out of the past six years.

About the role of GM Apex

The General Manager is an autonomous role that leads, oversees and develops all Australia and New Zealand Car Rental locations to operational success and financial profitability across the functional areas of operations, marketing and sales, maintenance, risk management and local people strategies.

The role is responsible for the development and execution of short-term and long-term strategies, solutions, and improvements, and be responsible for all operational activities at a location level across Australia and New Zealand.

Key Responsibilities General Manager Apex

  • Directs strategy to achieve the necessary profitable growth and operation of the Company.
  • Formulates and successfully implements company policy
  • Develops strategic operating plans that reflect the longer-term objectives and priorities established by the General Manager in agreement with the Parent Company Leader.
  • Ensures that the operating objectives and standards of performance are not only understood but owned by the management team and all employees.
  • Is visible to the wider team, creates a healthy team culture, resulting in a highly effective team who are committed to the Company and happy in their work.
  • Communicates the importance and urgency of tasks, coach’s team members to high performance standards, role model’s the values of the Company
  • Maintains an ongoing dialogue with the Parent Company Leader.
  • Puts in place sound and appropriate operational planning and financial control systems.
  • Responsible for Fleet to insure proper fleet levels to achieve business plan.
  • Closely monitors the operating and financial results against plans and budgets.
  • Represents the Company to major customers and professional associations;
  • Requirements

    The nature of the business requires a person who is focused, professional and visible in their approach. They should have a strong general management background, ideally within car rental, logistics, sales, marketing, fleet, training or customer service industries.

    This will enable them to demonstrate outstanding financial acumen, sales and communication skills, proven leadership skills, exemplary planning and organisational skills, the ability to market and represent the Company’s brands in the market place, and the desire to develop an excellent working relationship with both colleagues and customers.

    Location and Travel

  • Position is to be based in Auckland, Christchurch or Sydney
  • Travel will be 30-50% in role
  • We’re looking for the very best talent to help us shape the future of mobility, if you are interested please apply now!

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