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Assistant Service Manager

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Automotive retailer Harwoods Group, represents prestigious car brands Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, McLaren, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover, as well as the truck brand MAN. We have eighteen businesses across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.

Our vision is to ‘create memorable experiences’, as we believe our primary role is to add maximum value to the customer journey. We also aim to make working at Harwoods as memorable and enjoyable as possible and benefit from above average employee engagement.

With 98% of staff scoring positively when asked ‘I care about the future of Harwoods’, we’re a safe bet for a job and career.

Southampton Audi was purchased by Harwoods from the Testwood Motor Group in 2004 and is situated in the Chandlers Ford area of the city, servicing Southampton, Winchester and territory stretching east towards Fareham and west into the New Forest. We operate a large retail sales department, along with a hugely successful service operation. In all we have a team of around 70 people. Southampton Audi also acts as the head office for our corporate sales division and will be responsible for the purchase and delivery of over 1,500 new Audi company vehicles

Job Purpose

The role of the Assistant Service Manager is to:

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Support the Service Manager in managing the sourcing and supply of manufacturer vehicle parts and monitor all service processes.

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Support the Service Manager in achieving service volumes and profit objectives through motivating and developing the service team to be fully competent in their job roles.

Policies

All Harwoods employees are expected to comply with/adhere to all Harwoods policies and procedures and any additional manufacturer requirements relevant to their role.

Person Specification

Essential

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Proof of Right to Work in the UK.

Experience

Essential

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Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Service Advisor role within the motor industry.

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

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Full UK driving licence.

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Smart appearance.

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An understanding of all departments.

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Competency in numeracy, literacy and IT.

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A thorough understanding of aftersales processes within a franchised motor retailer.

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Strong communication skills.

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Good knowledge of motor industry systems.

Competencies

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, as per the attached competency framework.

Level: Team Member

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.

Brand Aligned

Knowledgeable of, aligned to and ambassador for the brand and adheres to brand standards.

Key Responsibilities (supporting the Service Manager)

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Maintain standards of performance of the service team through effective coaching and performance management.

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Recruit and select service team members in line with organisational and manufacturer requirements.

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Ensure understanding and adherence to manufacturer service requirements and customer satisfaction indicators within the business to maintain high levels of customer service standards.

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Ensure sufficient resources are available to meet servicing requirements and regularly review key operating controls (labour efficiency, labour sales, cost of sales), so they are in line with manufacturer and business operating requirements.

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Maximise commercial opportunities through developing and implementing campaigns within specific market sectors.

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Monitor and evaluate customer needs and competitor activity in the market, ensuring that service marketing campaigns are relevant and targeted.

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Ensure all service processes meet brand standards requirements and that they are implemented in a consistent manner.

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Regularly communicate and interact with members of other departments to develop the business and the business team ethos.

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Maintain a safe and healthy working environment, ensuring staff comply with Health and Safety requirements.

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