Branch Manager (AC5006)

Job Description:

Our client, a multi franchise vehicle distributor / retailer who is based in Port Moresby and has dealerships situated throughout Papua New Guinea, is presently seeking candidates for consideration for the role of Branch Manager. 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 living and working in PNG. This organisation has the rights to a well-rounded compliment of franchises and is in an excellent position for growth within the PNG marketplace. The computer system in use at this group is Reynolds & Reynolds and the role will see you leading a team of national staff in the sale and service of these popular brands.

Your primary duties will involve the leadership of this major, multi-franchise dealership, which is situated in Goroka. This dealership currently employs around 12 staff, all of which are local Papua New Guinean citizens. The dealership has all the usual departments that you would find in a western operation, including administration, parts, service, and vehicle sales. What our client seeks for this role, is someone who has very strong and proven sales management skills. However, it is also important that they understand aftersales operations.

To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate previous management experience within the automotive sector, coupled with a better than just “familiar” understanding of parts and service activities.


An attractive remuneration package comprising a retainer of $140,000 plus incentives, annual leave, return airfares each year to point of recruitment, full health cover, secure accommodation, company vehicle with fuel, club memberships and much more is on offer to the right individual.

Goroka is a town of almost 20,000 residents, and is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province. The best time to visit Goroka is any time, with the average temperature ranging from a low of 15 to a high of 27 practically every day. Its close location to the Equator and its elevation of 5072 feet, provides Goroka with one of the most stable weather patterns in the world. Goroka is a transport and agricultural hub for the local region, with the Highlands Highway running from Lae to Goroka and beyond to Mt Hagen. Coffee is the largest industry, followed closely by other farming and livestock activities. The town itself is quite relaxed and does not experience the security issues that other PNG cities are often exposed to.

Goroka is also home to the Goroka Show, probably the best known tribal gathering and cultural event in Papua New Guinea. It is a Sing-sing held every year close to the country’s Independence Day (16 September). About 100 tribes arrive to show off their music, dance and culture. The festival started in the mid-1950s and in recent years it has become a major attraction for both national and international tourists, and remains the largest cultural event in Papua New Guinea.

For further information please contact Chris Fowler on (07) 3359 4363, quoting reference number AC5006. Resumes, queries and expressions of interest can be forwarded by email to