01254 919000


Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

Head of New Car Procurement and Commercial Relations

Hippo Motor Group has an exciting new vacancy for an experienced procurement and commercial professional to join our expanding new car department.

This is a great opportunity for a passionate and talented individual to take full responsibility and facilitate the growth and further success of an existing department.

The suitable candidate will work with senior management but have the freedom to implement innovative ideas and processes.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with similar experience in the motor trade to further develop their career in a progressive company while being rewarded generously for their success.

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New Cars
Excellent Remuneration Package - Negotiable DOE
Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Take full responsibility for the procurement of the new car department and its sub-departments
  • Manage relationships with current manufacturers, dealers, and finance providers
  • Review and negotiate existing agreements to optimise commercial terms
  • Develop additional business relationships with new suppliers and manufacturers
  • Manage and replenish stock to ensure adequate levels to achieve the companies targets
  • Liaise closely with Head of Sales, Group Buyer, Marketing Manager and Digital Manager to provide insight and facilitate action for both paid and organic deals
  • Ensure all deals are accurately advertised across all channels
  • Work closely with the marketing team once stock and offers have been finalised and advise on how to advertise the deals
  • Consistently search for new tactical deals and special offers
  • Manage and develop existing team and department
  • Adhere to all responsibilities under the SMC regime including abiding by the individual conduct rules set out by the FCA

 *Responsibilities for both areas could change or just include SOME of the above

  • Experience in a similar role within the motor industry
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to use initiative
  • Dynamic and provide innovative ideas
  • Able to work at a fast pace
  • Great team working skills
  • 30 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Access to Perk Box: Cinema, gym and shop discounts, access to a mental and physical wellbeing platform, and much more
  • Great staff rates on car finance
  • Regular staff socials
  • Birthday off after two years and a £100 meal voucher
  • Company pension scheme

Hippo Motor Group sells, on average, 800 vehicles every month, supplying a wide vehicle range from small city cars right through to high-end luxury vehicles. We specialise in offering tailor-made finance options to suit our customers’ needs. Continual business growth provides opportunities for our employees to develop and exceed within each role. At Hippo, we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service which means our loyal customer base return to us year on year.

Applying for the Job

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below. Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.