Branch Manager

Driving Force Vehicle Rentals, Sales and Leasing

The Driving Force Inc. at Edmonton West is currently seeking a seasoned Branch Manager to oversee our Rentals, Sales, and Lease services. We are in pursuit of a dynamic leader who is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and cultivating enduring relationships within our high-traffic branch.

Since our inception in 1978 with a modest office in a Spruce Grove, Alberta service station, the Driving Force Inc. has rapidly expanded into a prominent network of transportation and fleet management companies, spanning across Canada and the United States. This growth has created unparalleled opportunities for advancement and fulfillment within our organization, especially at our busiest locations.

At the Driving Force Inc., we prioritize the professional growth and personal well-being of our team members. Join our team, you will immerse yourself in a supportive environment devoted to your success and overall welfare, even amidst the fast-paced environment of our most frequent locations.

Why consider working with us?

  • You are valued and supported with competitive pay and benefits, such as extended health coverage, dental benefits, and a personal spending account.
  • We prioritize your team’s well-being by offering various perks, including a 50% discount on rentals at any DRIVING FORCE location and a company matched savings and emergency funds program for your future security.
  • We emphasize work-life balance, offering 3 weeks of accruable vacation, a flexible work arrangement, and wellness programs for personal and family focus.
  • We are commitment to your growth with our inclusive and enjoyable company culture that allows career advancement through hands on training and opportunities for career progression within the organization.
  • You will experience a vibrant and cooperative work atmosphere, along with the chance to collaborate with a forward-thinking team in the automotive sector.

What you’ll do:

  • Planning and maintaining appropriate staff levels which includes onboarding and offboarding, in accordance with Human Resources, and choosing the team that delivers the best results for the branch.
  • Supervising, leading, training and mentoring branch employees on agreed company culture, brand messaging and policies.
  • Ensuring regular performance reviews of branch employees are conducted as per company performance management program.
  • Promoting the company’s service culture vision by supporting training and accountability initiatives with employees and vendors, celebrating team success, and mitigating customer complaints
  • Cultivating business contacts, leads, and potential employee candidates by attending networking events in the community and by installing a branch business development consultant where applicable by branch size.
  • Maintaining dealership vendor relations to ensure the ongoing supply of vehicles and warranty assistance.
  • Ensuring yearly reviews of location’s critical vendors are conducted to adequately qualify that these businesses are licensed (where applicable), are in good standing with WCB and sufficiently insured to do business with TDFI.
  • Full accountability for reviewing, analyzing, understanding, and explaining all financial results and department KPI’s for the branch.
  • Ensuring that there is a dedicated focus to build the capability of the branch across Rentals, Sales, and Leasing
  • Producing an annual business plan and budget in alignment with the company’s strategic and operational objectives
  • Ensuring that branch physical inspections (hoists, elevators, fire extinguishers, roofs, sidewalks, business license, and dealer license) are conducted according to legislated requirements or on a seasonal basis.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Management, Marketing, or related area preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a management role
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience within the automotive industry or similar
  • Must have an active Sales License, where applicable
  • Experience with Finance and Insurance, Leasing, Sales, or Rentals Operations
  • Must have knowledge and/or experience with financial statements and developing budgets.
  • Excellent leadership skills with the passion to coach and mentor a successful team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication, problem solving and negotiation skills.

Calling all applicants across Canada! While we welcome talent from every corner, please be ready to relocate to Edmonton, AB. We’re here to assist you in your seamless transition!

The Driving Force Inc. values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applicants from a wide range of candidates including women, men, visible minorities, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities. While we welcome applicants from all interested individuals, please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.