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Russell Hickey

Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager at Mann Island Finance Ltd 07774 737489

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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Russell Hickey's Work Experience

Mann Island Finance Ltd

Business Development Manager

November 2015 to Present

Rybrook

Business Development Manager

June 2015 to November 2015

Rybrook

Business Manager

August 2014 to June 2015

Russell Hickey's Education

Selly Oak Boys School

High School General Studies

1979 to 1984

Selly Oak Boys School

About Russell Hickey's Current Company

Mann Island Finance Ltd

Mann Island Finance, providing the motor trade with a range of asset finance packages in the form of HP, PCP, LP and Contract Hire for individual and business customers. The Mann Island Finance state of the art system is available free of charge to all supporting Mann Island dealers. Its concept is built around a supermarket concept...

About Russell Hickey

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My interests overlap the majority of my hobbies, starting with computing and IT to more active past times such as golf, travel and general socialising. It has become very important to manage my time so as to achieve all my personal and professional goals with my family in mind giving me a good work / life balance. Able to communicate effectively at all levels, Highly developed organisational and process skills, Capable of working effectively in highly pressurised environments individually or within a team, Excellent motivator of myself and others with a proven track record of developing and sustaining a positive and productive working environment, Creative approach to problem solving with the ability to devise and implement innovative solutions, Good understanding of most Microsoft and other computer software including ADP/Kerridge, View Data etc.Business Development Manager @ Mann Island Finance, providing the motor trade with a range of asset finance packages in the form of HP, PCP, LP and Contract Hire for individual and business customers. The Mann Island Finance state of the art system is available free of charge to all supporting Mann Island dealers. Its concept is built around a supermarket concept and reflects the breadth of products Mann Island has available to them. The system is customer friendly and comes complete with video explanations of products. It is truly the most up to date, user friendly system available in the market place today. An independent survey of over 200 Business Managers across the UK voted Mann Island Finance their preferred broker partner. The Business Managers were given the choice of all the top brokers in the UK. We are proud to say that the result was a significant majority choose Mann Island Finance. From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Business Development Manager @ Following a very successful period at Rybrook Worcester as Business Manager another temporary position with Rybrook in the corporate team as Business Development Manager. This has been an opportunity I’ve looking forward to adding my own experience and product knowledge to. With a new initiative and focus being placed on the corporate sector by BMW UK and Rybrook taking the lead in supporting the local business community, this will be a great time to develop corporate sales for the BMW brand. As this is a temporary position I'm still looking for that ideal career move? From June 2015 to November 2015 (6 months) Business Manager @ Following some policy changes at Sytner Birmingham I decided to make a change and accept an offer to join Rybrook BMW in Worcester on a short term/temporary contract to help develop and implement a new FCA compliant sales process for the sales team. The process is now in place and within Q4 of 2014 we increase the F&I performance to +82% finance pen and +75% GAP insurance and SupaGard pen. My intention is to complete my short term contract here until a suitable new career opportunity or challenge comes to light with the right company and future prospects. From August 2014 to June 2015 (11 months) Sales Manager @ Internal group promotion on the back of a successful eight years at Sytner BMW Oldbury. I was Given the opportunity to reorganize and redevelop the used car department at BMW Birmingham starting with a £2.5mil rebuild and refurbishment of the entire site. The complete restructure of the used car department including building a new sales team from 6 then growing to 8 sales executives, introduce new processes including the use of a team business manager and a complete sales process. Restructure the used car admin team, prep and AUC system, employ and train a photographer and develop an internal studio for vehicle internet images, develop digital backgrounds to improve internet presents. Acquire fresh stock from within the Sytner group and from newly developed sources from around the UK. Maintain high standards of prep and presentation of 58 cars on display inside the showroom and over 60 cars on display outside on the used car pitch. Monitor pricing and internet presents, staff Rotas and holidays for the whole department. Deliver a constant sales rate of used cars, chassis profit and F&I contribution throughout each financial period and a constant team motivation to perform and deliver a result. From April 2012 to July 2014 (2 years 4 months) Birmingham, United KingdomSales Manager - Business Manager - Sales Executive @ Oct 2009 Sales Manager, Internal promotion from business manager, with a team of nine sales executives with differing skill levels, controlling all aspects of new and used car sales, stocking and promotions of the department. Developing a new performance review system to assist the management, training and coaching of the team. Managing all aspects of Sytner-net including uploading images, vehicle details and launching cars onto the internet. Controlling deal quality and vehicle pricing on a daily basis checking retail prices with other dealers within the local area and through the internet. Developing a network of dealers, traders and sales managers from other manufacturers from within Sytner and outside the group. Dec 2006 Business Manager, Internal promotion from sales executive, making a team of two developing the F&I department to top performing dealership for F&I within the Sytner BMW division winning an award at the Sytner manager’s conference in 2008 for the 2007 year. Organising and introduce a new sales processes to increase profit per retail unit, GAP and SupaGard penetration. Feb 2004 Sales Executive, Joining Rydale Cars/Sytner Oldbury at the start of 2004 as sales executive, selling new and used BMW’s which was taken over by Sytner in 2006 and gave me a great feeling of security and confidence joining a large group. This, I believe helped me to continue to be the top sales performer year on year with a mix of over 230 new & used BMW’s per year and still achieving top performer in F&I products From February 2004 to April 2012 (8 years 3 months) Sales Executive @ On returning from Spain I joined Evens Halshaw as sales executive selling new and use MG and Rover cars. Learning the industry as I went with little or no training or coaching by my direct manager or the company as a whole. Managed to achieve top sales performer within the first year with over 300 sales of new and used cars and achieving nearly 400 sales of new and used cars in the second year. I formed a good relationship with Advantage West Midlands and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce namely Accelerate who were associated with all motor industry manufacturing companies within the west midlands at which time I was head hunted and offered a position with Rydale Cars Ltd (Sytner Oldbury BMW). From January 2001 to February 2004 (3 years 2 months) Manager @ Returning to Spain felt great with an easy going life style and the property market in Spain moving quite well, sales in good numbers of both property types. Operating from a resort in Benalmadena in the Malaga area of Spain and owned by a UK company based in Birmingham helped with customer confidence. I helped develop a new visual display system to explain the new property worldwide exchange system to existing clients helping them get the best out of their property From March 1999 to January 2001 (1 year 11 months) Málaga Area, SpainPhotocopier & Fax Machine Sales Executive @ Following the loss of my father in Dec 1995 I decided to change my career path and re-join Rentokil OMM Ltd selling photocopiers and fax machines to high end customers, closing deals for a team of 12 sales executives. Developing a new enquiry and appointment system for the sales team. Training, Coaching and Motivating the team including role play on customer appointments and demonstrating the digital equipment the company was supplying. From January 1996 to February 1999 (3 years 2 months) Pub Manager / Licensee @ Having been born into the Pub trade it was with some peer pressure from my parents to become a Pub manager. After completing a 3 month training course I was offered my first Pub in Harbourne Birmingham (The Junction) turning the take from £3000 per week to over £8000 per week within 3 months implementing changes and improvements along the way. Bass then offered me a move to a flag ship Pub (The King George V) in Northfield Birmingham taking that from a £7000 a week pub to over £20000 a week take and reopening both disused function rooms and developing the food side in the business. From October 1993 to December 1995 (2 years 3 months) Birmingham, United KingdomPhotocopier & Fax Machine Sales Executive @ On returning to the UK due to a family illness I found myself selling RICOH copiers and fax machines for a small company that was in the middle of a takeover by Rentokil PLC. The role included cold calling and conversing companies on a set area, making appointments to demonstrate new equipment and presenting financial proposals to obtain new business. I reached top performing regional sales executive within year one and top UK executive by year two, receiving awards from the CEO of Rentokil Group. From October 1990 to September 1993 (3 years) Sales Representative @ Whilst on holiday in Tenerife I was offered a short term sales position with Resort Properties at the Beverly Hill Club a holiday ownership (timeshare) resort based in Los Christianos which turned into a 2 year appointment by selling out 2 more resorts “Hollywood Heights and then Hollywood Mirage” this was a great time of my life, enjoying the sun and the Spanish lifestyle. From November 1988 to September 1990 (1 year 11 months) Barman / DJ @ After working in my parents pubs for a few years and lucky enough to have had parents with a property in Spain, I moved to Marbella to become a DJ having done this many times in my parents pubs over the years. Moving on to help my parents run a new pub/restaurant in 1987 purchased in Benalmadena Spain. From February 1986 to April 1988 (2 years 3 months) Málaga Area, SpainHigh School, General Studies @ Selly Oak Boys School From 1979 to 1984 Selly Oak Boys School Russell Hickey is skilled in: Sales Executive, Business Manager, Sales Manager Automotive Trade, Management, Sales, Sales Process, Training, Sales Management, Negotiation, Finance, Retail, Profit, Pricing, Vehicles, Dealers, Automotive, Customer Satisfaction


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Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

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2 year(s), 5 month(s)

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Russell Hickey's Achievements

BMW Business Manager of the Year 2008/9

Issued by Sytner Group · May 2009

Certified FCA Senior Manager

Issued by Automotive Systems Ltd · August 2014

BMW Fast Track Sales Certification 1

Issued by BMW UK · June 2004

BMW Sales Professional (Retail BMW 2)

Issued by BMW Group Academy, Wokefield Park UK · May 2006

BMW Selling Insurance Products

Issued by BMW Group Academy, Executive Centre UK · May 2006

Brand Academy

Issued by BMW Group Academy UK · January 2007

Fast Track Business Manager "BMW UK"

Issued by BMW Financial Services Hook UK · March 2007

Managing Used Cars Effectivly (BMW)

Issued by BMW Group UK · September 2009

Sales Manager Essential Skills 1 & 2

Issued by BMW Group UK · November 2011

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