Harwoods Group is an automotive retailer representing prestigious car brands; Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, McLaren, Jaguar and Land Rover together with the truck brand MAN. We have a total of eighteen businesses providing sales and aftersales services across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.
Established since 1931, we are a successful and progressive third generation family owned business.
Our vision is to ‘create memorable experiences’. In other words, we believe that our role is to ensure our valued customers are offered the best possible experience in their interactions with our company. We feel it is equally important that our staff are well supported and are able to deliver these experiences working as one cohesive team.
With 98% of staff scoring positively when asked ‘I am fully committed to doing my best for the company”, we’re a safe bet for a job and career.
Harwoods Land Rover Croydon was acquired in 1994, when the Group purchased the Brighton Road, Coulsdon site. It is situated on the main arterial A23 road to London, with great transport links nearby. April 2016 saw us purchase Jaguar and become a dual-branded retailer, offering both sales and aftersales departments for Land Rover and Jaguar. In total, we have a team of around 75 employees across both brands, many of whom have worked at this site for 20+ years. Our territory stretches as far as Streatham and Dulwich, down to Caterham and Tadworth. We deliver around 900 new and 700 used vehicles per year, across the JLR brands.
The role of the Aftersales Manager is to:
Manage the sourcing and supply of manufacturer vehicle parts and monitor all service processes.
Achieve parts and service volumes and profit objectives through motivating and developing the aftersales team to be fully competent in their job roles.
Maintain standards of performance of the parts and service teams through effective coaching and performance management.
Recruit and select team members in line with organisational requirements.
Maintain customer service standards and ensure understanding and adherence to the requirements of customer satisfaction indicators within the business.
Ensure sufficient resources are available to meet servicing requirements and regularly review key operating controls (labour efficiency, labour sales, cost of sales).
Ensure effective stock control and warehouse management through regularly reviewing key operating controls (negative stock reports, PDR’s, margin and volume performance) in line with manufacturer and business operating requirements.
Maximise commercial opportunities through developing and implementing campaigns within specific market sectors.
Monitor and evaluate customer needs and competitor activity in the market, ensuring that marketing campaigns are relevant and targeted.
Ensure all service processes meet brand standards requirements and that they are implemented in a consistent manner.
Regularly communicate and interact with members of other departments to develop the business and the business team ethos.
Maintain a safe and healthy working environment, ensuring staff comply with Health and Safety requirements.
All Harwoods employees are expected to comply with/adhere to all Harwoods policies and procedures and any additional manufacturer requirements relevant to their role.
Proof of Right to Work in the UK.
Relevant motor industry experience
Skills & Knowledge
Full UK driving licence.
A full understanding of all departments.
Excellent numeracy and literacy.
Competency in IT.
Harwoods has 5 key competencies which describe the behaviours expected of all employees. For this role we are looking for applicants who can demonstrate all of the competencies below at the level described:
Delivering Memorable Customer Service
Provides customer service which creates ‘memorable experiences’ through meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
High Performing Teams
Supports others to continuously improve performance. Seeks feedback on own performance, takes responsibility for own development & demonstrates Harwoods values.
Commercial and Operational Excellence
Understands the drivers of business performance and uses them to optimise commercial opportunities. Plans and manages processes, resources workflows efficiently.
Innovation & Improvement
Demonstrates openness to change and improvement. Proactively looks for more effective ways of doing things.
Knowledgeable of, aligned to and ambassador for the brand and adheres to brand standards.
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