TPS Parts Telesales Advisor

Location TPS Southampton
Benefits Benefits
Working hours Full Time
Salary TBA
Closing date 20/12/2017

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

TPS Southampton are one of approximately 60 franchises in the TPS network that started in 2007.We are a VWG franchise who supply genuine parts for Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen passenger cars and commercial vehicles, to the motor trade. Our successful team of circa 25 staff are based in Chandlers Ford and cover the Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury, Andover and Lymington areas, together with Guernsey and Jersey.

Job Purpose

The role ofthe TPS Parts Telesales Advisor is to:

  • Accurately identify customer parts requirements and answer warranty queries.
  • Maintain parts stock and stock records.
  • Process parts orders efficiently.


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


  • Proof of Right to Work in the UK.



  • Understanding of basic vehicle design, function and location of parts


  • DMS/stock management systems experience desirable.

Skills & Knowledge


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


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.


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

  • Remain aware of seasonal requirements and of parts needed and be pro-active in supporting sales campaigns with telesales activity.
  • Liaise with Branch Manager to monitor lost sales for inventory control.
  • Ensure all stock is kept securely and in good condition.Maintain stock control and guard against any unauthorised removal of parts stock.Assist in all aspects of stocktaking.
  • Ensure all incoming deliveries are checked and placed in the correct bins and any discrepancies reported to the Branch Manager.
  • Ensure all paperwork, documentation and parts requisitions are completed accurately.Ensure that a receipt, payment of authorised signature is obtained for all parts stock issued.Ensure all credit sales transactions are to an authorised signatory or approved account and cash and cheque payments are received and stored securely.
  • Identify parts accurately and search for part numbers using the Electronic Parts Catalogue.
  • Place special orders as necessary, balancing the needs of the economy and speed of delivery according to specified guidelines.Source the availability of additional parts from outside TPS.
  • Ensure the department is kept clean and tidy
  • Attend training courses to develop job related knowledge.
  • Adhere to any additional TPS requirements (including procedures appertaining to recycling/exchange units.Ensure the correct recycling of all disposed and damaged items in line with environmental regulations).
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