An opportunity to join Snows Motor Group overseeing their Main Dealer business in a newly built facility. We are seeking an LCV expert, with great leadership and motivational ability to take this business to its next level. Generous salary, relocation and benefits package for the right person.

Please do contact Southgate Consulting for a full job brief. #mercedesbenz #exeter #commercialvehicles #recruiting

  1. Ensure your skills match is really evident and concisely stated on your CV under headings of Responsibilities and Achievements for each recent role.
  2. Don’t give any more information or detail than is necessary for the role for which you are applying. Too much information is a big “no-no”.
  3. Are you ready for answering competency based questions as part of the process?
  4. Research the company and people working there and how you believe you would fit the company culture well.
  5. Make sure you are easily contactable for the recipient of your application to respond.
  6. Don’t try to by-pass the preferred recruitment process for any particular application.

Delighted to report that 2022 has already started very well for Southgate Consulting, with a number of Director level positions solely briefed to us, predominantly within the UK Automotive Retail space. Working to specific, tight candidate specifications our confidential and targeted approach ensures clients are met with a shortlist of pre-qualified and relevant individuals quickly and effectively. We continue to work in a bespoke, selective and consultative way with senior hires ensuring a very high level of success in the unadvertised job market protecting both Client and Candidate integrity at all times.

Another fantastic Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, we have certainly missed such events over the last 18 months. It was fantastic to walk around and see some of the new products and companies coming to market over the next couple of years with some really innovative and exciting electric models planned, but most importantly to get back out and speaking to people face to face!

#cvshow2021 #networking #recruitment

We enjoy recruitment challenges at Southgate Consulting, really getting to know client requirements well and matching candidates against the brief as closely as possible.

The thrill for us is in finding the solution to a challenging recruitment brief and a lot of time and research goes into this. This is Executive Search, driven by the client, retained to one provider and ensuring time after time the response is relevant and of the highest quality.

Professional recruitment requires a deep understanding of client culture and candidate fit. This is only acquired by working closely with decision makers when preparing the brief, and then sticking with it.

So two candidates on a shortlist are better than a stream of CVs. I think we all agree with that. Industry knowledge, the ability to reach candidates through reputation and response time are the factors which are key in successful Executive Search. We start with a blank sheet each time and ensure there is a bespoke approach to our final, successful result time and time again. That is what makes it an art rather than a science, which is why Southgate Consulting continues to work tirelessly in promoting this method of recruitment.

Having researched the automotive press recently, it is fantastic to see how well March & April went for the retail industry, hearing some great success stories since businesses have re-opened their doors. This has also been reflected in the recruitment market as Southgate Consulting has been working at full capacity on several confidential Senior Director and Management assignments, both nationally and internationally.

We are now seeing key Clients move away from generic advertising of roles to a much more targeted search approach for high quality candidates, allowing a confidential, subtle, and direct shortlist of pre-screened candidates. This is the approach Southgate Consulting prides itself on and we have been delivering quick and accurate recruitment solutions to all our clients throughout the most recent lockdown.

If you have a recruitment requirement needing a consultative and guaranteed approach, why not give us a call?

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Southgate Consulting is delighted to continue working alongside the Automotive Industry during the third lockdown, completing both National and International hires. Having successfully placed a select number of senior Directors at the end of last year, we are currently working with our Clients on a number of confidential senior opportunities globally.

We also continue to assist candidates in securing new roles in an ever challenging and changing employment market. Our support includes group Zoom calls, individual Career Guidance  or through a CV re-write or a LinkedIn profile overhaul.

If we can be of an assistance either in recruiting for senior vacancies or career guidance, do please do get in contact with David or Callum Southgate on 01235 863 525 or email “david” or “callum”

Callum and I would like to wish all Clients and Candidates a very successful 2021. It has been fantastic working with businesses and individuals in the last year who have managed to find a way forward hiring candidates through Southgate Consulting and also helping those who have been less fortunate in securing a new position. We enter the New Year with optimism, realism and a determination to never give up. If you are looking for professional, pragmatic and friendly advice in automotive recruitment we are here to help…