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Country Manager - Australia

Splend, Australia

More than a car rental company, we provide the complete service.


We’re not about cars. We’re about people.
 
Splend is about giving people from all walks of life the freedom to earn an income. Our model is flexible car access, rental and rent-to-buy, but when it comes down to it, what matters the most is the positive impact we make on the lives of our members. That comes in the form of ongoing training and support, maintenance, insurance, and even analytics to help them earn more money.

Splend was launched in Sydney in 2015, now three and a half years later, Splend is able to offer freedom to all kinds of people through car rental, and rent-to-buy options. But we don’t stop there. We provide unprecedented levels of support and training, to help our members make the most of their time on the road.

About the role.

Splend Australia is looking for an experienced leader with strong business acumen and an entrepreneurial attitude to be the Country Manager, reporting into the CEO.  As a proven result – driven person, the Country Manager will be leading the growth and expansion plan within Australia. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the automotive finance, fleet leasing management or car rental industry and a proven track record in developing territories, implementing successful growth strategies and leading teams. The Country Manager will be prepared to be fully accountable for a local strategic plan and for empowering internal teams to implement effective business strategy to ensure achieved targets and profitability are met.

Your Responsibilities.

  • Establish and implement an effective strategy to enable the business to achieve agreed targets in terms of growth and profitability
  • Manage the quality and quantity of employee productivity and hold team members accountable for delivering strategic outcomes
  • Implement business improvement and growth opportunities within Australia
  • Actively engage with peer level to ensure business needs and outcomes are met through achievement of team goals
  • Accountability for country specific P&L and allocated KPI’s
  • Forecasting the demand and supply of driver members, tracking and resolving complaints
  • Generate ideas about future industry activities to ensure cutting edge strategy; maintain up to date knowledge of the market place, competitors and trends

Requirements.

  • Minimum 10 years industry and / or service sector experience (automotive finance, fleet leasing/management, car rental or similar)
  • MBA desirable
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams
  • Ability to demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit at the same time as alignment to Splend’s global strategy
  • Tertiary qualifications in a business related field (e.g. commerce, finance, accounting)
  • Understands the importance of working together to achieve great heights. Regularly engages with others to strengthen collaboration.
  • A strong leader that identifies with Splend’s purpose, behaves in an ethical manner and inspires self and others to move beyond the job role to significant contribution.
Culture and rewards

Most places split these sections into two, but we only need two sentences to describe the culture at Splend.

We work hard for our members, and we celebrate our achievements. Nothing great happens in isolation, and so we simultaneously push and support one another to identify uncharted realms of greatness.

So how about it? You want in? Click the 'Apply' button!

Splend does not, under any circumstances, make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of any prohibited ground, including but not limited to race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, provincial, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy.

Splend is committed to a healthy, safe and inviting work environment where harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

About Splend

Splend is more than a car rental company for Uber drivers, we provide the complete service. Splend is Australia’s preferred supplier of rental vehicles for on-demand rideshare and delivery services such as Uber and UberEATS. It is our mission to ensure Splend Members become more profitable, safer and happier drivers. At Splend we don't just see that culture is something to be written about, we see it as something to be sung about. Our vision developed a culture of innovation, agility and transparency that focuses on outcomes not outputs. We hold ourselves accountable for the company culture and know that you can't buy it, you can't grow it, you can't develop it, you have to live it.

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Want to learn more about Splend? Visit Splend's website.