Harwoods Group is an automotive retailer representing prestigious car brands; Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Jaguar and Land Rover together with the truck brand MAN.We have a total of eighteen businesses providing sales and aftersales services across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.
Established since 1931, we are a successful and progressive third generation family owned business.In 2017 our turnover was £630m and we employed 900 people.We rank #6 in the Sunday Times ‘Top Track 250’, which league tables the UK’s private companies with a turnover of <£650m and <5,000 staff.
Our vision is to ‘create memorable experiences’.In other words, we believe that our role is to ensure our valued customers are offered the best possible experience in their interactions with our company.We feel it is equally important that our staff are well supported and are able to deliver these experiences working as one cohesive team.
With 98% of staff scoring positively when asked ‘I am fully committed to doing my best for the company”, we’re a safe bet for a job and a career.
Bentley Hampshire was purchased by Harwoods in 2006, when it was trading as Bentley Straight Eight New Forest.Our site in Bramshaw, set within beautiful New Forest countryside, is sole representative for the Bentley marque in Hampshire.
As Bentley sales continue to rise as a result of increasing demand, our Group has invested heavily in this business, resulting in a magnificent new eight car showroom together with a significantly updated workshop.We have five service bays equipped with state of the art tooling and the latest manufacturer diagnostic technology.
The role of the Sales Executive is to:
All Harwoods employees are expected to comply with/adhere to all Harwoods policies and procedures and any additional manufacturer requirements relevant to their role.
Skills & Knowledge
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.
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.
Knowledgeable of, aligned to and ambassador for the brand and adheres to brand standards.