In June of 2015, I was hired by the McManes Automotive group at Eastside Dodge in Calgary as a Parts Advisor. When I started at Eastside, I had one year of Dealership experience and six years of experience working in the aftermarket industry. My goal was always to work my way up in the industry, so shortly after starting, I began taking on more work. I asked if I could help management with any tasks until I learned a lot of the tasks performed by senior employees. Two years later, September of 2017, the training received to complete these tasks evolved into a position as Assistant Parts Manager.

As Assistant Manager, I was given the opportunity to run four physical parts inventories and coordinate the installation of all accessory installs through the dealership. I continued to ask for extra tasks, learning more skills required of a manager. In April of 2021, I was promoted to Parts Manager at Eastside Dodge. With the training and guidance I was given over the past six years, the transition was smooth as I already had many of the tools required to succeed in this position.

The people are what makes the McManes Automotive Group a great place to work. Jim McManes (President of the McManes Automotive Group) often walks around the departments to talk to the staff. It is great to see someone in his position interact with the employees and care about how they are doing. There is always something going on at Eastside Dodge to build team spirit, from bowling and golf to Stampede parties and Christmas parties. I must say, it is great to be appreciated and made to feel like you are a valuable member of the team.

Eastside Dodge is an amazing company to work for and proof of this is reflected in my having witnessed two employees celebrating 30 year anniversaries. With the right drive and dedication, anything is possible with the McManes Automotive Group. 

–Garrett Bryant

I started at South Trail Chrysler as a part-time receptionist in 2016. At that point in my life, I had no idea what I wanted career wise for my future. The only thing that I knew was that I wanted to get into accounting. I had a keen interest for accounting when I was in college and it seemed to always interest me.

When I began, I was unsure about the automotive industry. I always thought I wanted all the benefits from working in the oil and gas industry. After my first week I knew that this was the place for me. Not only was it an exciting atmosphere but the management team treated me like family. My thoughts and ideas actually mattered here. When I expressed my desire to get into accounting, they not only listened but they acted on it.

Fast forward 6 years later, I have made my way through the accounting department. Starting with Accounts Payable, then moving to Vehicle Accounting Clerk and now in the role of Office Manager. During these transitions my hard work was noticed and praised. When I struggled, I had the support to continue. Currently, I am working towards becoming a Controller and I know that dream will be possible with the caring culture that South Trail Chrysler has to offer!

–Kelcie McKay

Careers

A future with our group is unlike any other.

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See the McManes Group difference.

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Internal Growth Opportunities

Quality training and mentorship is extremely important to us. Many of our management and ownership teams were promoted internally.

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World-Class Facilities

Our dealerships are designed with the employees in mind. Built with state of the art equipment and tools, allowing our teams to develop and perform their best work.

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Benefits Package

We provide competitive rates and a comprehensive benefit package for you and your family. By taking care of our people, we inherently take care of our customers.

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Rich Company Culture

Our store locations are independently operated but share the same culture. We sponsor team and community events like golf tournaments and holiday parties.

Choose a path that will take you far.

Kelcie McKay has been promoted several times since she first started.

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2016: Receptionist

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2016: Accounts Payable

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2017: Vehicle Accounting Clerk

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2021: Office Manager

Next: Controller

Kelcie McKay, Office Manager.
Garrett Bryant, Parts Manager

“With the right drive and dedication, anything is possible with McManes Automotive.” –Gerrett Bryant.

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2015: Parts Advisor

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2017: Assistant Parts Manager

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2021: Parts Manager

Next: Service Manager, General Sales Manager, or General Manager

Get trained in world-class facilities.

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Work in one of our many gorgeous showrooms.

Vehicles in open, beautiful showroom.

Work in one of our many gorgeous showrooms.

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Share the benefits of high-quality new and used vehicles.

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Strive to provide excellent ownership experiences for customers.

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Find a position that leverages your strengths.

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Work in state-of-the-art service bays.

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Work in state-of-the-art service bays.

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Learn to become and thrive as a highly skilled technician.

Receive comprehensive benefits.

You can feel good knowing you and your family are in good hands.

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Comprehensive Health Care

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Dental Care

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Life & Disability Insurance

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Employee Assistance Program

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On-Site Parking

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Store Discounts (vehicle and merchandise)

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Work together, build camaraderie, and have fun.

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Wear your favourite hockey jersey on big game days.

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What will you dress up as for Halloween?

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Have some fun with our Christmas party photo-booths.

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Got a tacky Christmas sweater? You're in the right place!

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Work on your swing at company sponsored golf tournaments.

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Work on your swing at company sponsored golf tournaments.

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Build bonds during off-the-beaten-path team building events.

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Build bonds during off-the-beaten-path team building events.

Voted as Canada’s best dealerships to work for.

Automotive News Canada’s “Best Dealerships To Work For” survey is a recognition program dedicated to finding and recognizing the best employers in the Canadian retail automobile industry.

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Say hello to Jim.

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“Our philosophy is to give people the hope, vision, and competence through leadership and coaching to become successful in the automotive business.”

Jim McManes
Founder & Group President

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