Drew Spink
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  • Greater Cape Area and National
  • South Africa
  • McCarthy Motor Holdings a Division…
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Which best describes you?
Dealership
What company do you work for (or own)?
McCarthy Motor Holdings a Division of Bidvest
What is your current position within your organization?
Deaelr Principal
What is your company website?
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/drew-spink-automotive-management-profes...
What is your Facebook page/URL?
http://www.facebook.com/drew.spink.58
What is your LinkedIn page/URL?
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/drew-spink-automotive-management-profes...
How did you specifically hear about DealerELITE? If referred, who?
Through Linked a great group and I was invited by Chris Saraceno
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Drew Spink is a doyen and innovator that has been operationally involved in the South African automotive industry for over 23 years.I have been at the forefront of developments within the motor trade for many years.I was pivotal in the establishment of one the first on line motor auctions in Africa this was a career highlight for me.I was one of the pioneers involved in developing the sales platform to drive the auction.
Drew works as a leading motoring management executive and consultant.He is available to consult and work in a variety of positions within the industry.
Companies looking to establish themselves within African markets are welcome to contact me for a customized consultation or for business ventures.
I offer experience in a diverse range of fields these include expert advice on the South African market specializing in sales,brand establishment and problem shooting.

With over 20 years of professional working experience in the automotive industry and coming from a family that have been involved in the motor industry for over fifty years I excel in the automotive industry.I started my career in the motor trade in February 1992 in the Western Cape,South Africa as a Sales Manager for a family owned and operated chain of motor dealerships where I worked for five years.

We were awarded the Selling Stars Award for used car excellence 3 years in succession as well as the Dealer of the Year for used cars in the Western Cape.Thereafter I took on various roles, which span a variety of positions in the industry, ranging from Senior Sales Executive to experience as Group Manager and General Manager including Senior Operational roles for a variety of the blue chip automotive industry giants .

I have a solid track record of achievements to date as a professional and market leader within the automotive industry I have worked both in South Africa and in Europe.

I have successfully built up sustainable working relations with local and international players within the industry.

Specialties include :
Operational expert : focusing on people,process,performance,profit generation and results.
Consulting: B2B ,Business development, customer relations, service excellence ,customer satisfaction ,revenue&stream growth ,achieving,managing and exceeding key performance indicators.

Sales Expert: Innovative and technologically driven strategy incorporating creative selling by building marketing concepts that drive dealership development sales and growth.
I believe in applying the latest cutting edge marketing trends combined with experience,solid bankable basics and sales strategies while utilizing operational methodologies that I have studied to any project or role which I take on.
The results are that throughout my career using these methods over the years I have delivered dynamic performances and consistently achieved the desired results.

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At 2:13pm on March 19, 2013, Kevin "Friend Me" Bradberry said…

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The Rise of the Sales Scientist by Drew Spink

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 8:51am 0 Comments

The rise of the sales scientist is a reality as we see a far more scientific approach to driving sales,especially relating to all aspects of the car sales industry now and moving forward into the future. The automotive industry needs to consider the reality that in the monetary sales arena they have not kept…

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The Top Ten Traits of Sales Superstars by Drew Spink

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 8:46am 0 Comments

I started selling cars at the tender age of 16 and I bought and sold my first car while still studying at school. I can clearly remember and recall the great feeling of making my first profit. As I watched the taillights disappear down the driveway I realized I was on my own journey to a career in…

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True Confessions of a Car Salesman by Drew Spink

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 8:43am 0 Comments

I love my profession and when I started my sales journey I wanted to make a career out of retailing motor cars as opposed to viewing it as just another job. The road I chose to travel was one that involves the following, discipline, business morals, and a code of conduct coupled with the highest levels of…

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The Automotve Road Less Travelled by Drew Spink

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 8:38am 0 Comments

The Automotive Industry has certainly been through an obstacle course of metal testing challenges in 2014.

The fact that dealerships have seen a decline in footfall and far less visits to the showroom floor has impacted on sales and staff morale.

The reality is the purchasing journey has…

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