NOW HIRING - Moora Branch Manager
We are seeking an individual with leadership and sales development skills to lead our Moora team as Branch Manager. Responsible for all branch operations, this role will lead a team of over 20 professionals who comprise the Sales, Parts & Service teams in the dealership.
This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic leader to join a well-respected Company and to be instrumental in all facets of running a significant business, whilst benefiting from a strong and supportive culture.
To transition into this role successfully, the ideal applicant will have operational and or sales experience within Agribusiness (not necessarily with machinery).
About the role:
- Leading the Moora team with day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of branch operations
- Sales performance, including meeting targets (P&L, margins, cash flow and overheads)
- Maintain a supportive culture, mentor and provide ongoing development for the team
- Develop and expand sales of new and used stock
- Oversee the management of the Parts and Service departments and monitoring and controlling inventory accurately to meet customer needs
- Office and account administration
- All branch facilities including equipment and plant
- A highly focussed approach to customer service and a high degree of professionalism
- A capacity to manage three teams (Sales, Parts & Service) and develop strong customer relationships
- An ability to lead, develop and manage people while building a team environment
- Strong leadership and communication skills as well as the ability to inspire all staff to achieve successful outcomes
- An ability to translate and transfer strategic themes and goals into required operational action
- An appreciation of the importance of values and integrity in all aspects of business
- Sound knowledge of agricultural services and products
To discuss the role and your options, contact Jennie for a confidential discussion.
People and Development
(08) 9475 1673
Big moves at McIntosh & Son Moora
Published in Farm Weekly, 30th October 2021
Recently appointed McIntosh & Son Northern group sales manager Cayden Catto (left) and Craig Lowden, McIntosh Moora Sales at a recent demonstration day at Moora for the New Holland T8 & T9 release with PLM Intelligence
McIntosh & Son have created a new role within their Northern branches, with Cadeyn Catto being appointed group sales manager, representing the Merredin, Moora, Geraldton and Wongan Hills branches.
After 2 years as branch manager at McIntosh & Son Moora, Cadeyn has stepped into the newly created role with enthusiasm, believing that being able to improve processes and resources within the dealership group, while being closer to his family in Geraldton is a good career move for him.
As Northern group sales manager, Cadeyn will oversee stock ordering, pricing and sales processes, focus on supplier relationships, and implement sales training to keep staff up to date on their core product range.
Cadeyn said while he was excited to commence his new job, he admitted he’s going to miss his former role.
“I’d love to stay in the Moora branch manager role, I really enjoyed it and found it really exciting, but I needed to be closer to my family.”
His promotion has meant that the McIntosh & Son Moora branch manager role is now open.
The opportunity to lead over 30 staff in an established sales area is a rare opportunity in the industry, Cadeyn said.
“It’s one of the best jobs going. It’s an exciting role where there are highs and lows just like any other, but if you put the effort into it, it’s a really rewarding job.”
“As branch manager you head up everything from sales, service and parts within the dealership, and there’s a real satisfaction when you know your team can give your customers the experience they deserve.”
“The biggest thing with any management role is communication and dealing with staff – your biggest asset. Having the ability to understand what makes people tick plays a big part in keeping the business growing and moving forward.”
The promotion for Cadeyn follows a number of career progressions within the Moora branch over the past few months.
The Moora service team; (left-right) service manager, Brad Chester, workshop foreman & supervisor, Jake Fisher and newly appointed regional technical support office, Callum Simpson.
Brad Chester came back to McIntosh & Son to fulfil the role of service manager, replacing Callum Simpson, who has been promoted to regional technical support officer for the group’s Northern branches.
Additionally, Jake Fisher came on board as workshop foreman and supervisor, completing the service team within the dealership.
Callum Simpson, formerly the service manager at Moora, said he was ready to move on to the next challenge after being with the company for thirteen years.
Cadeyn said the promotion was a natural progression, “Callum brings his years of experience to the new role, which will enable all our Northern branches to provide faster service times, better response times for queries and a more knowledgeable team who can learn from him.”
“Callum is a great resource for any branch staff from a technical point of view.”
“Our team of technicians can learn from Callum and ask questions and get the job done correctly the first time, nurturing the process of learning.”
One aspect of the regional technical support officer role is an annual training audit, ensuring all service staff are at expected levels of training.
Callum was enthusiastic about the educational direction that McIntosh & Son was taking.
“I’m very excited to have all our guys at a certain level for every year they’re with us. That way we’re investing in them and they’re having a good experience in our business,” said Callum.
Cadeyn said these changes reflect the dealership group’s continued focus on supporting staff with opportunities for career pathways.
“We now have an internalised professional development program as a way of allowing employees to grow their skills and enhance their strengths, as well as stay well-informed on management best practice – which is quite unique in our industry”.
Of the Moora branch manager role, Cadeyn impressed the need for interested candidates to apply sooner rather than later, while the role is still available.
“It’s a rare for a role like this to become available in an organisation like ours, so it will see a lot of interest, it’s a great opportunity”.