Test Drive Assistant

Location Jaguar Land Rover Croydon
Benefits Benefits
Working hours Part Time
Salary TBA
Closing date 12/10/2017

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

Established since 1931, we are a successful and progressive third generation family owned business and rank #11 in the Sunday Times ‘Top Track 250’, which league tables the UK’s private companies with a turnover of <£650m and <5,000 staff. In 2016 our turnover was £630m and we employed 900 people.

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 am fully committed to doing my best for the company’, we’re a safe bet for a job and career.

Harwoods Land Rover Croydon was acquired in 1994, when the Group purchased the Brighton Road, Coulsdon site. It is situated on the main arterial A23 road to London, with great transport links nearby. April 2016 saw us purchase Jaguar and become a dual-branded retailer, offering both sales and aftersales departments for Land Rover and Jaguar. In total, we have a team of around 75 employees across both brands, many of whom have worked at this site for 20+ years. Our territory stretches as far as Streatham and Dulwich, down to Caterham and Tadworth. We deliver around 900 new and 700 used vehicles per year, across the JLR brands

Job Purpose

The role ofthe Showroom Host/Test drive assistant is to:

  • Accompanying customers on test drives
  • Ensure customers and visitors receive an immediate welcome.


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

  • Proof of Right to Work in the UK.

Experience

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Smart appearance.
  • Competency in numeracy, literacy and IT.

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.

Delivering Memorable Customer Service

Provides customer service which creates ‘memorable experiences’ through meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

Level:

Team Member

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

  • Ensure reception area is staffed and kept tidy at all times.
  • Direct customers towards the seating area and offer refreshments while they are waiting.
  • Handle and co-ordinate all calls and visitors, taking full details of the caller’s business, paging members of staff as needed.
  • Establish and maintain a system to monitor the whereabouts of key staff at all times.
  • Keep customer refreshments stocked up at all times.
  • Keep customer waiting area clean and tidy and clear of crockery etc at all times; also kitchen area in showroom. Ensure the safety and security of people, vehicles and property at all times, reporting any known faults or hazards.
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