Branch Manager (AC4991)

Job Description:

Our client, a multi-franchised vehicle distributor / retailer based in Port Moresby, and with dealerships situated throughout Papua New Guinea, is presently seeking candidates for consideration for the role of Branch Manager of their dealership in Lae. This dealership has recently undergone some internal movements / promotions and is keen to receive applications from seasoned professionals who would like to take on the challenge of working in PNG.

The Lae dealership has recently had substantial renovations undertaken, which are on target for completion in June. With a mixture of leading brands already in place, this group has expanding in to the heavy duty vehicle segment, allowing them to provide vehicle solutions to all corners of the market!

Your primary duties will involve the leadership of this multi-franchise dealership situated in Lae, which currently employs around 60 staff, made up of a mixture of local and expatriate employees. The dealership has all the usual departments that you would find in a western operation, including administration, parts, service, panel, new and used vehicle sales (predominantly light-commercial, but now including HR lines as above). To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate previous management experience within the medium / heavy vehicle truck market. The computer system in use is Reynolds & Reynolds, so an understanding of the workings of that system would be well received.

Lae is home for around 100,000 citizens and is the largest cargo port, and the industrial hub of PNG. Lae is situated at the start of the Highlands Highway, which is the main land highway in PNG. Connecting several major cities, the highway runs for approximately 700km and is the only transport option for heavy equipment and consumables to and from the adjoining provinces.


The chosen candidate will receive a very attractive remuneration package comprised of a retainer plus incentives, annual leave, return airfares each year to point of recruitment, full health cover, secure accommodation, company vehicle, club memberships, superannuation and more!

For further information please contact Chris Fowler on (07) 3359 4363, quoting reference number AC4991. Resumes, queries and expressions of interest can be forwarded by email to