Service Advisor - Ashford Position at Lipscomb

Location: Ashford

Salary: £22,000 - £27,000 OTE per annum + benefits

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full Time 8.00am – 6.00pm Mon – Friday (Saturday morning rota 8.30 -1.00pm)

Contact: Email to barry.wilson@lipscomb.co.uk

Date Posted: Monday, November 27th 2017 Closing Date: Open

Lipscomb Cars Ltd operate dealerships in Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone with franchises held for Volvo Cars and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Lipscomb Ashford are a Fiat and Abarth main dealer also with ‘Authorised Repairer’ status for Volvo Cars.

Located at Chart Road Ashford, this busy dealership now requires a Service Advisor to work with both our Volvo and Fiat customers alongside the already experienced team to provide the highest levels of customer care and service ensuring the workshops are productive and vehicles processed efficiently.

The successful applicant will ideally have a technical background in the industry, be a confident relationship builder, able to influence and advise customers on minor technical and motor related issues whilst delivering a first class service. You will be greeting customers in to the service department, extensive liaison with the Aftersales Manager and support technicians in the workshop to chase work in progress, keeping customers informed and gaining authorisation for any additional work to be carried out. You will take ownership of customer queries and resolve all issues through to your customer's satisfaction, following the protocols set to achieve daily target objectives and the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Duties will include:
- Receive incoming booking calls for service and repair and handle customer queries
– Input of customer requirements to the computer booking system (Pinewood Pinnacle DMS)
- Daily prospecting and telesales calls to customer database (CRM – Customer Relationship Management)
- Calculate accurate charges for service, labour, parts estimates in line with company policy
– Daily control and allocation of loan cars to customers including insurance and driving license verification
- Promptly prepare and present invoices following completion of work and present to customer for payment
- Obtaining authorisation from leasing companies/manufacturer/insurers utilising set processes

Skills and experience required:

Essential
- Excellent telephone manner and all round internal and external communication skills
- Confident when dealing with customers with excellent qualification skills
- Must be proficient at using Microsoft packages including Outlook with keyboard skills
- Commitment to providing the highest levels of customer care in dealership and all touch points
- Must be a team player, ability to handle pressure and work to set guidelines

Desirable:
- Vehicle or Technical knowledge would be a strong advantage in the successful applicant.

In return we offer excellent career opportunities, manufacturer and in-house training, 20 day’s holiday rising to 25 days long service, company contributory pension scheme, staff and family discount schemes.

Ref: Service Advisor - Ashford

Closing date 31/12/2017
Location Ashford
Benefits In return we offer excellent career opportunities, manufacturer and in-house training, 20 day’s holiday rising to 25 days long service, company contributory pension scheme, staff and family discount schemes.
Working hours Full Time 8am - 6pm Mon - Fri (Saturday morning rota 8.30 - 1.00pm
Salary £22,000 - £27,000 OTE per annum + benefits
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