With the opening of his very first store in 1987, President, Jim McManes fashioned a culture where people come first. This is still evident in all of his 20 stores across Canada today, including South Trail Chrysler. We promote professional and personal development and we really strive to hire from within. We have many staff members that have been with the company for a long time and many are now in management positions. We strive to be number one and really push results but of course we promote having fun at work at the same time! In a nutshell, we like to have fun, both with our staff members and their families. We host many functions such as Adult & Children Christmas Parties, Golf tournaments, BBQs, comedy nights and bowling nights. We value loyalty and support our staff in any way we can!
Vision: To be a top performer in the Automotive industry by staying committed to the development of our team so they can deliver an incomparable experience.
Mission: We are committed to providing a high level of excellence through the various products and services we offer; to create an establishment where customers confidently recommend us to family and friends. Our commitment extends to our employees where we strive to empower, develop, and engage, so that we build a team that sets us apart from our competitors.
The right people are our greatest asset and we strive to continue to invest in our people and provide them the opportunities to best fit their talents and to build on their strengths in a positive work environment.
Producing your best in any given situation by pursuing growth and learning. We inspire others with our own desire for excellence.
Communicate openly, honestly and sincerely build relationships based on trust, respect, and appreciation.
“February 1st 2016, was a big day in my life. Not only was it the first day that South Trail Chrysler opened its doors to the public but it was also the beginning of my career as an Automotive Sales Executive. Prior to that day I was a Welder with the International Brotherhood Of Boilermakers and, was dedicating weeks at a time away from my family and friends to work up north in the oil patch in order to pay the bills. The management team here at South trail Chrysler did an amazing job teaching me the ropes and it wasn’t long before I was well on my way to success. Fast forward 20 months to present day and I am now proud to say that I have never been happier in my life, as a result of my decision to join the team at South trail Chrysler and the McManes Group. Here we are a family, we find joy in seeing customers come through door unsure of what they want and leaving with the vehicle of their dreams. I have never found something others call work, to be as rewarding as my career as an Automotive Sales Executive at South Trail Chrysler. The new people I meet every day and the challenges that I have to overcome in order to accomplish their goals have given me a new sense of confidence and self esteem that definitely reflects positively on my day to day life. I owe this success and satisfaction to the amazing people that I work with every day.”
“Prior to working at South Trail Chrysler I was on maternity leave and attending school to obtain my Oil and Gas Administration Diploma. South Trail Chrysler officially opened February 1, 2016 and I started my first day as the night time receptionist. At the end of April 2016 I received the news of being offered the Full-time Used Vehicle Receptionist position. In my very first interview I stated to that my ultimate goal was for one day to be working in the accounting office. August 15, 2016 I was offered the Accounts Payable position in the Accounting office and after only a short 8 months I was offered the position of Used Vehicle Deal Clerk. I was a bit skeptical about the position because I really enjoyed my role as Accounts Payable but it ended up working out great and I loved my new position! I was a Used Vehicle Deal Clerk for only a short month until the New Vehicle Deal Clerk position became available. I am currently a New Vehicle Accountant at South Trail Chrysler and I love my job! I really appreciate that management at South Trail Chrysler listens to you. I have had so many opportunities and experiences here just because I spoke up and communicated what I want in life. I have never worked for a company that I have had so much progress with. I think that is what I like the most about working here, oh and the people are pretty awesome too!”
“My name is Adrian Antelo and I have been working at South Trail Chrysler since it opened its doors February 1 2016. I have been in the Automotive Industry for over 8 years and had the pleasure of working with 4 different dealerships. In my experience, South Trail Chrysler is by far the best dealership that I have ever worked for. The biggest thing that makes South Trail Chrysler such a great place to work is the Staff. From the Management Team, to the Sales and Service Staff all the way to the Detail Department everyone is supper friendly and always willing to help and answer any questions or concerns that you have. The culture at South Trail Chrysler is all about team work and treating everyone as part of a team and all moving in the same direction. The Management Team is all about helping you succeed and achieving your goals. They are dedicated to helping you develop your skills and growing and advancing with the company. I have never been with a dealership that truly invests in their employees as much as South Trail Chrysler. I look forward to a long and prosperous career here at South Trail Chrysler.”
We pride ourselves on providing a clear and defined career path to all of our employees. Additionally, we strive to be much more than a business. We are partners with our community and as an employee, you will get a chance to give back as well. We partner with many local organizations, charities and events with the goal of supporting our local community and the less fortunate. Each year, we sponsor awards through the SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology). Two for both the Business Administration Automotive Management program and two for the Automotive Service Technician Program. We know that we have a responsibility to the community and the future of Alberta and we're not afraid to take ownership!