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Resume for Jack K. for Executive Manager / Automotive & Transport Production in Warsaw, Poland

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Automotive & Transport Production
Country: Poland City: Warsaw
State: Mazowieckie ZIP: 05-825

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Curriculum Vitae 

Name:    Jacek Marian K. 

Gender:   Male

Present Age:    

Date of Birth:   th October

Marital Status:   Married

Children:   Three

Nationality:   British with Polish Permanent Residency Permit.

Home Address:   Ul. Krańcowa /


Email Address:   

Contact telephone:  +  

Bytesize Summary: 

Highly skilled and experienced commercial development manager years of BlueChip premium brand commercial project management experience within emerging markets Shell LPG, Volvo Cars, HarleyDavidson , Pilkington Glass task lead career path – core competences "best practise" business models applying balanced scorecards, business process improvement methodology and KPI’s.

Born in Poland – moved to UK when three years old. University educated Law and Politics in England.

Distinction in commercial law. Early migration from career in law to private commerce. Fast track career path.. In Poland since January . Exceptional international management track record, with a very strong background in retail, marketing, customer service and relationship management. 





Detailed Career History  

VIA DILIGERE   Owner                     

Diversified  personally operated business providing services to foreign companies seeking a presence in Poland. In last two years focused on Franchise owner of  London Taxi International brand, originating from Coventry following the launch of LHD version of the famous London Taxi.  

Key achievements 

  • Formulated marketing and financial business plan for market launch of new brand LTI in automotive industry in new market which became blue print for other national launches
  • European leader in creating wide awareness and interest in the London Taxi Hackney Black Cab supported by numerous national and regional media events
  • Secured largest European contract for the sale of vehicles to a single customer within months of product launch – the Warsaw “Yellow Cab”
  • Established close cooperation with two parliamentary committees working on disability legislation and minority group interests
  • Secured local homologation, Polish language full vehicle documentation and formulated import and distribution processes
  • Established fully trained and equipped after sales facilities for customers
  • Advanced negotiations with other fleet customers for more than vehicles
  • Rapidly ailing fortunes of supplier means that the main contract is unlikely to be completed and remaining contracts will not be realised
  • I am last remaining Franchise owner in Europe


    US Motor Sp.zo.o.  Managing Director  HarleyDavidson VII – XII  

    Hired to present and implement recovery plan of failing Franchise business involved in import, sales and distribution of HarleyDavidson motorcycles, merchandise and accessories on Polish market.  

    Key achievements 

  • Successfully engaged dealer network in rapid sell off of large “old model” stock of motorcycles and merchandise
  • Rescheduled overdue payments to supplier, HD Europe,  to receive new stock
  • Replaced national sales manager, marketing manager and chief accountant
  • Created two new positions – merchandise sales manager and PR manager
  • Presented and received acceptance of year business plan to Supervisory Board
  • Renegotiated dealer terms and conditions and incentives followed by national dealers team building event
  • Intensified media presence to restore market awareness and heighten interest in HD motorcycles including personal appearances on TV and in journals to present new model range and current events
  • Supported annual international three day HOG rally hosting > , international HOG members
  • Introduced HD brand to Ukraine giving supervisory role support to Ukrainian new franchise candidate
  • Unsuccessfully resolved underlying rift between Franchise owner and HD Europe resulting in my departure and months later loss of franchise

    VMotors Sp.zo.o.  Managing Director  Volvo and Yamaha 


    On the recommendation of Volvo Cars Poland, one year contract, responsible for reversing fortunes of  one of the most established Volvo car dealerships in Poland, part of a larger group of privately owned branded car dealerships based in Wrocław. 

    Key Achievements 

  • Responsible for implementing post EU accession BER standards applying methodology of workshops formulating absent mission, vision and developing balanced scorecards through to applying KPI’s as an additional means to measure current future business performance at weekly review meetings of year rolling business plan
  • SWAT team away meetings and teambuilding between sales and workshop staff to improve market and performance sensitivities as areas for business activity improvement
  • Reworked budget model and content into more user friendly and readable format
  • Achieved breakthrough performance restoring dealership as most respected in the VOLVO dealer network
  • Increased new car sales by % in full calendar year Significantly increased new and used car sales and workshop margins through developing value added services to customers which facilitated modernisations
  • Improved image within the local business community generating additional revenues and improved margins
  • Participated in design, launch and management of new Yamaha Motorcycle dealership in adjacent site belonging to “motor city” multi brand proprietor
  • Successful experience in exceeding volume and margin expectations in merchandising Yamaha and leading brands clothing and motorcycle accessories

    Dom Development S.A. Sales and Marketing Director  Property    

    Leading residential property developer 

    Key Achievements

  • Headhunter’s brief  was for Top Automotive Retailer to transfer into this position the skills and experience beneficial to residential developer market
  • Responsible for annual sales exceeding $mln across all segments  – average sites on offer at any time
  • Responsible for managing annual marketing budget exceeding $mln
  • Successfully executed a mix of quick win marketing and sales initiatives which exceeded board sales expectations and created confidence for future stretched board level commercial decisions and activities to accelerate growth of company
  • Designed and separated premium market sales office, redefined definition of site sales offices
  • Successfully sold Warsaw’s most expensive to date residential development of luxury apartments named “Opera”  in the heart of Warsaw within weeks of going to sale and without a single advertisement continues to be probably the most beautiful residential development in Warsaw
  • Shared full budget planning and realisation responsibility for all residential investments
  • Very low ratings of customer satisfaction within this industry resulted in progressive return to automotive market

    Volvo Auto Polska sp.zo.o Direct Channel Manager  Volvo Cars        

    Part of Premium Automotive Group PAG within Ford organisation  – Main importer of Volvo Cars, parts and accessories – based in Warsaw.  

    Key Achievements

  • Brought urgently into organisation to accelerate delayed completion and opening of first European VCC owned flagship retailing and workshop facility – at the time the largest and most expensive facility of its kind in Poland
  • Responsible for recruitment and training of more than open minded personnel to support planned Break Through Performance within a premium automotive brand
  • The facility was primarily a “laboratory” for PAG and VCC New Retailing and Workshop Concepts – turning collective ideas from Detroit and Brussels offices into action with measurables, controls, reviews and check mechanism developed through Balanced Scorecards and KPI’s which needed to be cascaded through the organisation numerous layered sessions of wallpapering yellow postit notes
  • Needed to demonstrate consistent hands on  degree communication skills during development of an unprecedented New Retailing Concepts facility
  • Achieved % increase in new car sales in Warsaw during first full year – without weakening performance of remaining independent Volvo dealerships who felt vulnerable and threatened and initially behaved accordingly
  • Achieved a coordinated and mature dialogue with remaining dealer principals to grow sales and customer satisfaction putting into place a sustainable performance model
  • Became established Best Practise retailing facility attracting PAG management teams from all continents
  • Public acclaimed success attracted regular “free” media attention which added to performance
  • In Volvo continues to be the top selling premium brand in Poland

    Shell Gas Polska sp.zo.o. Commercial Project Manager  Fuels          

    A leading supplier of LPG to the Polish domestic, industrial and automotive market –  based in Warsaw 

    Key Achievements

  • Secured $mln capex supporting year business plan presented to shareholder representatives to create new national retailing channel for LPG distribution completed in th year
  • Supervised month Business Process Improvement programme integrated with Balanced Scorecard to introduce sustainable business model throughout the national company organisation
  • Developed and implemented core practise of Key Performance Indicators methodology
  • Signed off Due Diligence on whole network of independent Shell LPG distributors
  • Worked with national regulatory authorities to modernise criteria for LPG distribution in line with EU regulations
  • Became first LPG distributor in Poland to create retail POS’s for LPG kg cylinders – during years , POS created by distributor network – distribution channel replicated shortly afterwards by all main competitors Increased market share from % to % during first years Created benchmark for automotive LPG distribution
  • Increased significantly year on year gross and net margin business performance
  • Created Best Practise model which from year onwards became model for LPG distribution for Brazil, Argentina,  India, Pakistan and neighbouring ECE countries

    Earlier Career 

    IGP Pilkington Sp.zo.o.             Managing Director   Construction 


    The Services By Design Group LtdSales and Marketing Manager  Legal services               

    ICC Information Group Ltd.  Regional Business Development  OnLine Services


    Wilkins & Thompson   Articled Clerk / Legal Trainee    

    Education and Qualifications 

    –  Divine Mercy College, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, UK.

          “O” levels – Eng. Language, Eng Literature, Maths, Polish, French, History, Geography, Physics 

    –  The John Lyon Independent School, Harrow on the Hill, Middx. UK.

          “A” levels – English, History, Economics 

    –  University of Keele, Staffordshire, UK.

          B.A. Hons Degree: Law and Politics 

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