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Parts Apprentice

Johnsons Cars are one of the UK’s leading independent Franchise Dealership Networks, with 62 multi-award winning Dealerships across the UK. Established in 1999 we have grown rapidly to represent a variety of global car manufacturers with 17 marques in total ranging from Volkswagen to Volvo, Honda, Toyota Lexus and Mazda to Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Hyundai, Seat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Skoda, Suzuki and Ford.

At Johnsons Cars, we maintain the highest standards of professionalism and integrity at all times and recruit to deliver excellence in customer service with our expertise and enthusiasm. We have a fantastic opportunity available across our network and are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our team.

We require a Parts Apprentice of the highest calibre to join our busy Aftersales Department at our Honda Dealership in Oxford. We offer a superb opportunity to the right person who is able to demonstrate a successful and stable track record (ideally within the automotive franchise industry although not necessary as full training will be provided).

Main purpose of job

  • Accurately identify customer parts requirements
  • Maximise all opportunities to sell parts and or products
  • Maintain parts stock and stock records
  • Process parts orders efficiently
  • Ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction and relationship development
  • Contribute to departmental compliance with company policies and industry guidelines

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of new or updated parts, and ensure parts bulletins, lists and catalogues are read and stored
  • Remain aware of seasonal requirements and of parts needed and be proactive in supporting sales campaigns with tele-sales activity
  • Attend training courses to develop job-related knowledge
  • Guard against any unauthorised removal of parts stock
  • Ensure that a receipt, payment or authorised signature is obtained for all parts stock issued
  • Assist the Sales support manager in all aspects of stocktaking
  • Ensure all paperwork, documentation and parts requisitions are completed accurately
  • Ensure all credit sales transactions are to an authorised signatory or approved account, and cash and cheque payments are received and stored securely
  • Place special orders as necessary, balancing the needs of economy and speed of delivery according to parts manager guidelines
  • Search for part numbers using the Electronic Parts Catalogue
  • Satisfy customer requirements by identifying parts accurately
  • Answer customer queries regarding parts warranties in a manner that is easily understood
  • Receive customers promptly and courteously
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with customers by meeting and exceeding their expectations
  • Ensure the department is kept clean and tidy
  • Ensure the correct recycling of all disposed and damaged items in line with environmental regulations
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety and Company policies and procedures
  • Ensure Volkswagen Group procedures appertaining to recycling/exchange units are adhered to
  • Undertake all other tasks and responsibilities as requested by your Manager

Ref: JC1530

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Location Johnsons Honda Oxford
Salary
Benefits Apprenticeship
Closing Date 30/06/2023
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