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Group Auctioneer

  • Job added:   26 July 2022
  • Job Type :   Other
  • Reference :   InAutomotive-386299
  • Company :   Aston Barclay

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service. Our mission is to bring new perspectives, energy and more innovative ways of working to extend our value within the automotive industry.

We have a exciting opportunity to join Aston Barclay as Group Auctioneer. The role reports into the Head of Vehicle Sales and involves regular business travel to attend sales across each of our 6 sites (a company car is provided). Although you must be able to travel to all sites, this role will predominately cover the north of England.

Principle Responsibilities include:

  • Undertake rostrum duties across all sites in both physical and digital channels as required.
  • Maximise sales, conversion rates and sale values of all vehicles as required (whether under hammer, pre-sales, provisional or specials).
  • Undertake special sales of vehicles as required (e-live events and special events).
  • At all times conduct sales in a professional and effective manner following company policy.
  • Provide support to internal & external clients & stakeholders.
  • Develop & maintain the customer pipeline.

Duties include:

  • Take responsibility for organising the auction & managing the bidding & sale day processes across the centres.
  • Carry out vehicle valuations to ensure the vehicle values are fully understood to maximise profit for the Company.
  • Carry out checks of catalogues.
  • Generate proxy bids across all sales.
  • Generate post-sale reports.
  • Convert provisional bids & not-solds after the sale.
  • Provide customers with accurate advice regarding the Company’s products, acting as an expert point of contact for all product related queries.
  • Build & maintain ongoing relationships with customers.
  • Aid Auction Centre Managers with dispute resolution.
  • Assist with buyer & vendor entertainment.
  • Carry out meet & greets with buyers & vendors on sale days.
  • Encourage & nurture strong working relationships between all clients & stakeholders.
  • Provide customers with accurate advice regarding the Company’s products, acting as an expert point of contact for all product related queries.
  • Build & maintain ongoing relationships with customers.
  • Aid Auction Centre Managers with dispute resolution.
  • Assist with buyer & vendor entertainment.
  • Carry out meet & greets with buyers & vendors on sale days.
  • Encourage & nurture strong working relationships between all clients & stakeholders.
  • Promote the auctioneering operation with existing & potential customers, in-line with Company values, strategies, policies & procedures.
  • Develop new & potential customers through networking, courtesy & follow-up calls.
  • Contact the agreed buyer portfolio on a regular basis.
  • Gain new customers & maintain the continued loyalty of existing ones.

Skills/Experience:

  • Experience of auctioneering in the Motor Trade.
  • Ability to monitor current market conditions.
  • Ability to remain well-informed of current makes and models of cars.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Full UK Driving License.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to promote the company and identify new business development opportunities.

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits that reflect the value we place on our employees and help make Aston Barclay Group a great place to work. These include:

  • 25 days leave per annum + bank holidays
  • The ability to purchase upto an additional 5 days leave per annum
  • Enhanced sick/maternity/paternity/adoption policies
  • Healthcare Cashback scheme on costs such as Dental, Optical and Physiotherapy
  • Access to an online rewards scheme that gives you discounts and money back on everything from fashion, holidays, entertainment, car hire, health and beauty and even weekly shopping from major supermarkets
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (also available to family dependants)
  • Life assurance cover 2 x salary
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Length of service awards
  • Refer a friend recruitment incentive scheme
  • Early finish on your birthday

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