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Hello i just have a question regarding the possibility of one getting this job.

So basically my girlfriend is studying for a economics degree in her second year and will apply to do a 6 month -1 year placement in jaguar range rover MARKETING. And then plans to finish the last year to get her degree and possibly go on to do a masters
In economics.

Now my question is how likely is she to get a big role such as. After sales MANAGER or managing director , or something along those lines. In AUDI,MERCEDES BENZ,BMW RANGE ROVER,PORSHE any big brand automotive company.
I personally think she is definitely a suitable fit for that job if she worked herself 4 bloody years to get that masters.
But what do you think
Are those jobs her calibre or is she shooting too high
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Manager or director as her first job out of uni you mean?
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Manager or director as her first job out of uni you mean?
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I would be very surprised if she managed that, especially at a big company like the ones you mentioned. She won't have the experience
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You think her first job after uni will be Managing Director of a major multi-national car company, who's revenue is in the billions?
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Sounds preposterous frankly
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To be a managing director of a car dealership (doesn't matter which brand) takes around 10-15 years as a MINIMUM of experience, and by experience I mean working, not at university. Take a visit to your local Audi,Mercedes, Jaguar, whatever brand you like and try and take a look at the managing director, they are usually late 30's, mid 40s (or even older). Obviously you could start your own dealers and make yourself a managing director, or work for a smaller company (the rate of progression is usually much quicker). But no, you won't be a managing director straight away. Take a look at job descriptions for these roles and you will understand that you simply don't have the experience or knowledge needed. An easy way to find this out yourself without searching is to just ask yourself a few questions - do you know what the job role of a managing director at a dealership is? Are you aware of your (chosen) brands history, its key USPs, its target market for each vehicle it sells? Do you know how to recruit efficiently? Do you have an idea what a typical day of a managing director is like? Are you focused on producing results and working as efficiently as possible? Do you know how the car industry works? etc. A economics degree can't give you the answer to these things unfortunately.

Once she has graduated she will most likely land herself as a sales officer, or it would be better if she was to land a role within the operations of the dealership, e.g. in the finance department. The bottom role is you are highly, highly unlikely to land a role as a manager in any dealership (especially a competitive brand such as Audi,Mercedes e.g.) for the simple reason there are more qualified, more experienced people out there.
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Unless her surname is Benz or Porsche, in which case, nepotism...
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Sounds preposterous frankly
What would a person that holds that position have in your opinion ?

A phd?
Or maybe after a few years experience.
Or is it impossible and only a close firm connection could get you that job?
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Unless her surname is Benz or Porsche, in which case, nepotism...
What about a few years of experience would that be a game changer ?

Or still too hard
But i totally agree wirh you on the nepotism especially in london.
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What about a few years of experience would that be a game changer ?

Or still too hard
But i totally agree wirh you on the nepotism especially in london.
If by "a few" you mean 20+, then sure.
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(Original post by milos10)
What would a person that holds that position have in your opinion ?

A phd?
Or maybe after a few years experience.
Or is it impossible and only a close firm connection could get you that job?
All? As Drewski said, a 'few' years wouldn't cut it either, they'd be looking for a decade or so of provable industry experience and realistically, yes you would need to be known by reputation and have contacts in the industry,

This is what Porsche are after just for Sales execs.

Bachelors or Master’s Degree, or equivalent experience
Significant experience establishing new business in a consulting sales environment
Extensive sales management experience in a consulting sales environment
Strong commercial acumen / experience
Experience of managing and reviewing contracts
Automotive and/or broader manufacturing industry experience
Strong cultural fit for MHP
German speaker beneficial, but not essential
Hands on and Start-Up mentality


In terms of experience they're after so much more than just '2 years finance experience' or such.
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All? As Drewski said, a 'few' years wouldn't cut it either, they'd be looking for a decade or so of provable industry experience and realistically, yes you would need to be known by reputation and have contacts in the industry,

This is what Porsche are after just for Sales execs.

Bachelors or Master’s Degree, or equivalent experience
Significant experience establishing new business in a consulting sales environment
Extensive sales management experience in a consulting sales environment
Strong commercial acumen / experience
Experience of managing and reviewing contracts
Automotive and/or broader manufacturing industry experience
Strong cultural fit for MHP
German speaker beneficial, but not essential
Hands on and Start-Up mentality


In terms of experience they're after so much more than just '2 years finance experience' or such.
If a sales exec is REALLY making this much as advertised in this link then.
( i attached the link )

Those skills and experience they asked for as a sales exec seem reasonable.

Do you think that is their wage ?

I will delete this thread now seeimg as i got my answer
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(Original post by milos10)
If a sales exec is REALLY making this much as advertised in this link then.
( i attached the link )

Those skills and experience they asked for as a sales exec seem reasonable.

Do you think that is their wage ?

I will delete this thread now seeimg as i got my answer
This salary will most likely also contain the commission you receive for selling vehicles - e.g. you may have a target of selling 15 vehicles per month which would result in an extra commission of £1500 per month. Most sales executives in the car industry have a low base pay but a very competitive and good commission structure, to motivate the sales execs to actually go and chase the sales.
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