Drew Spink
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  • South Africa
  • Auto Umhlanga BMW
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Drew Spink updated their profile
Jan 19
Grant Cardone and Drew Spink are now friends
Jan 6
Kevin Bradberry left a comment for Drew Spink
"Great news! My workshop has been selected for the 14th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to recruit the industry's best talent, faster, easier, and for less. No headaches, no…"
Mar 19, 2013
Drew Spink replied to Danny Frazier's discussion Reflection
"1.Set up the sphere of influence and suck in every business,social club and any viable business entites situated around the dealership not to mention your circle of friends. Facebook is banned at a lot of dealerships as it is abused or for company…"
Mar 2, 2013
Drew Spink commented on Nick Mortensen's group Top Flight
"Handle Angry Callers With Confidence Do you know how to cope with an angry caller? Receiving calls from irate customers can be stressful and challenging. There is a simple five step process that you can use to diffuse difficult calls. When dealing…"
Feb 27, 2013
Drew Spink posted a status
"Dear Members please feel free to connect with me on Dealer Elite."
Feb 27, 2013
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Feb 21, 2013
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Feb 18, 2013
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The original Mercedes-Benz showroom in Cape Town

The Original Mercedes-Benz showroom in Cape Town.Drew worked with many of the original Mercedes men that started with the founding firm Stanley Porters which then became McCarthy Motors in later years. I dedicate this to Mike Kleu,Ronnie…
Feb 14, 2013
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Motivational sales training with Darth Vader

On a serious note one is always looking to find new ways to motivate staff.
Feb 12, 2013
Drew Spink replied to John Armstrong's discussion How do I get my sales team better at getting the Internet customer to engage or even email or call back ?
"Yes I can empathize with your predicament. Some questions you may want to ask. What is  our reaction time? What are the statistics leads given to closing ratio?r Who is the most successful person in the dealership in the dealership handling…"
Feb 11, 2013
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Feb 11, 2013
Drew Spink commented on Nick Mortensen's group Top Flight
"A is for Attitude and this is one of the most powerful sales attributes top performers  share they come to work with the right attitude. #See it! Believe it! Achieve it!"
Feb 5, 2013
Drew Spink commented on Nick Mortensen's group Top Flight
"Selling cars in today's market is a lot like flying jets you have to think fast and react quickly. What attributes do the Top Guns in sales do that give them the edge?"
Feb 5, 2013
Drew Spink commented on Nick Mortensen's group Top Flight
"Thank you for the invite Nick I look forward to contributing,"
Feb 5, 2013
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Top Flight

Sharing worldwide secrets and enjoying stories, improving our status in the automotive industry!See More
Feb 5, 2013

Profile Information

Which best describes you?
Dealership
What company do you work for (or own)?
Auto Umhlanga BMW
What is your current position within your organization?
General Manager
What is your company website?
http://www.suzukiumhlanga.co.za
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
Not everyone gets approved for DealerELITE. To maintain the integrity of DealerELITE, tell us what you will have to offer once a dealerELITE member?
Drew Spink is a doyen and innovator that has been operationally involved in the South African automotive industry.I have been at the forefront of developments within the motor trade fro 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 20 years 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 Bradberry said…

Great news! My workshop has been selected for the 14th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn how to recruit the industry's best talent, faster, easier, and for less. No headaches, no frustration, just results! http://www.digitaldealerconference.com/speakers/#Kevin%20Bradberry

 
 
 

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