General Manager - Kilbarrack

Job Title: General Manager
Reports to: Group Operations Director  
Location: Denis Mahony Ltd. Kilbarrack Upper, Kilbarrack, Co. Dublin, D05 P7W8
Opening Date: June 2024

Job Purpose

The Denis Mahony Motor Group was founded in 1963 on Glasnevin Hill, Dublin 11. Since then, the group has transformed itself into one of the leading motor retail groups in Ireland.

The group has branches in Kilbarrack and Exit 5, M50, with a portfolio of renowned car franchises such as Toyota & Lexus and the aftersales agents for Mercedes-Benz. Each branch has its own fully equipped, state-of-the-art service department.

The Denis Mahony Motor Group has its own finance company, City and County Finance, and Ireland's largest independent vehicle leasing and fleet management provider in Mahony Fleet (Formerly Avis Fleet Solutions).

The Denis Mahony Motor Group has grown and expanded over the last 60 years but the philosophy that this company was built on remains true still to this day – Our Customer's Needs Drives Us. We are committed to providing quality service to our customers at all times.

We wish to recruit a talented and dynamic General Manager to manage the operations. This is an exciting time to lead the sales team as our brands move towards electrification and our model range continues to grow.

Reporting to the Group Operations Director, you will have full responsibility and the appropriate authority for the management of every aspect of the business. You will lead a skilled team to drive profitability, meet or exceed performance targets and deliver excellent customer service. You will have a vision for the long-term future of your dealership and have the initiative and management ability to deliver that future.

You will be a senior manager and a natural leader in your current position, with a proven track record of achievement, have significant retail motor industry experience, and be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of managing a sales and aftersales operation. An attractive remuneration package in keeping with the seniority of the position is offered.

Responsibilities will include

  • Developing a high-performance, collaborative, and empowered leadership culture, influencing, and engaging at all levels across the business.
  • Coordinating regular meetings with staff to ensure their profitability and efficiency.
  • Completing management performance evaluations regularly and developing short and long-term goals for the dealership.
  • Maximising commercial opportunities in all areas of the business.
  • Managing the financial targets set for the business.
  • Overseeing monthly financial statements to ensure they are complete, accurate and submitted on time to senior management.
  • Ensuring maximum efficiency and profitability of the company while providing a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Delivering excellent day-to-day operational performance across all indicators, people, safety, quality, service, efficiency, and cost.
  • Responsibility for directly managing site overheads and the site itself.

Desirable experience and skills

  • Proven experience of running a successful sales operation within the motor industry is essential.
  • Experience in the passenger vehicle sector is highly desirable.
  • Proven people management skills and leadership ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Sound business acumen, and the capability to control costs and increase profits.
  • A strong work ethic with the ability to achieve desired results.
  • Proven ability to work to high standards.
  • Strong IT and administration skills.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure.


  • Very competitive salary above the industry guidelines based on experience.
  • Company Car.
  • Bonus.
  • 22 days annual leave (increasing to 25 days under the length of service scheme).
  • Training, development, and career progression programme
  • Bike-to-work scheme available.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Friendly work environment.

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should forward their letters of application together with a full Curriculum Vitae and an indication of their salary expectation to: 

Noel Rabbitte, Operations Director, Denis Mahony Motor Group, Exit 5 M50, North Road, Dublin 11, D11 T950.

Email: nrabbitte@denismahony.ie

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