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Area Manager – Aftersales

Car Manufacturer
North East - Yorkshire
£Competitive + Car + Benefits

A leading manufacturer of passenger cars is seeking a field-based Aftersales Area Manager to work with dealers from North East to Yorkshire focusing on Customer Service and Aftersales Performance.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly articulate, ambitious individual – probably currently working in a dealership role in either aftersales or customer service. You will need to demonstrate excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills and a genuine passion and understanding for excellent customer service. You will need to convince us of your ambition to work for an automotive manufacturer and ability to grow and develop your career with the business.

You will work with the dealers in your region (North East to Yorkshire) to improve customer satisfaction and retention, leading to business and profit growth for dealers and the manufacturer. You will work closely with your counter-part on the sales side.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Achievement of targeted aftersales CSI score
  • Achievement of parts and accessory sales targets and retail hours
  • Agree and implement measurable improvement plans which are reviewed regularly, based on PDCA.
  • Dealer adherence to all Aftersales Franchise Standards, policy and procedures, e.g. training, tooling and equipment
  • Ensure Dealers fully support all manufacturer programmes and derive maximum benefit in terms of customer satisfaction and retention
  • Report regular dealer performance forecasts for retail hours and Service/Maintenance and Parts
  • Keeping management fully informed as to market opportunities or threats as they arise
  • Effectiveness of customer complaint handling at local level

Person Specification

  • Experience working in either an automotive dealer or manufacturer probably in either an aftersales or customer service role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding for dealership customer service
  • Customer focused business experience
  • Demonstrate an excellent career history to date with demonstrable successes in previous roles
  • Have a genuine ambition to progress your career and join an automotive manufacturer
  • Excellent IT skills and a highly organised approach to your work

Ref: NS159

Posted: 15 May 2018


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