Contact Centre Agent Reference Number - 0123445567567

Contact Centre Agent

  • Location: Lipscomb Maidstone, Aylesford
  • Salary: £21,500 per annum + benefits
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Contact: Email to louise.stevens@lipscomb.co.uk
  • Date Posted: 3rd June 2021 Closing Date: Open

Lipscomb Cars is a privately owned multi-franchise automotive business operating Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat, Abarth & Fiat Professional, with dealerships based in Canterbury & Maidstone.

The company pride themselves on having built an enviable reputation for customer service and retention leading to a loyal customer base. Due to growth within the business, we are now looking to strengthen our aftersales contact centre and are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join this growing venture, with the potential for further career progression.

Based at our state of the art Maidstone dealership in Aylesford, your role will be to liaise with our potential and current customers for routine service, maintenance or repair and convert these into firm bookings for the relevant dealership by outbound call prospecting.You will also be required to handle inbound service bookings for the business.

The role will require good communication skills and the ability to be comfortable in taking inbound and making outbound calls. You need to be a self-driven and motivated individual that will strive on achieving targets set, as you will play a crucial role in the businesses aftersales customer retention.

Duties will include:

  • Contact customer and prospects by telephone
  • Take booking by obtaining and verifying information
  • Maintain database and contact call logs
  • Provide product/service information by answering questions and offering assistance
  • Identify and overcome objections
  • Ensure customer awareness of all products and services available
  • Professionally sell additional products, services and repair work as appropriate to customers’ needs
  • Promote and prospect the business as directed with confidence and commitment
  • Manage targeted numbers of outbound calls in a timely manage to secure bookings
  • Meet personal/team qualitative and quantitative targets
  • Daily customer service follow-up calls.
  • Feedback on a daily/weekly basis to specific manufacturers using specific reporting software
  • Processing daily/weekly email and postal communications to database.

Skills and experience required:

Essential:

  • 12 months experience in a contact centre/sales environment
  • Strong phone and verbal communication skills along with active listening
  • Familiarity with CRM systems and practices, database management
  • Customer focus and adaptability to different personality types
  • Confident and effective communication skills
  • Ability to gain commitment to appointment bookings and upsell products when they arise
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment to achieve results
  • Able to work to set targets and objectives for the business
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications and call centre systems

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of motor trade with knowledge of Pinewood Pinnacle DMS

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 scheme.

Location Maidstone
Working Hours 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Benefits 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 scheme.
Salary £21,500 per annum + benefits
Closing Date 31/07/2021
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