Experienced Sales Executive

Location Joe Duffy Volkswagen
Benefits 22 days holidays Employment Assistance Programme Bike to Work Employee recognition scheme
Working hours Permanent | Full Time
Salary Depending on experience
Closing date 30/04/2017

Joe Duffy Group is Irelands leading Motor retail Group with 12 dealerships representing 15 brands. With a brand portfolio including, Audi, BMW, MINI, BMW Motorrad, BMWi, Mazda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Kia, Ford, Volkswagen, Porsche and dealerships in Dublin, Meath, and Limerick, we are Ireland’s fastest growing motor group.

We are now looking for an experienced Sales executive in the motor industry to join the team


Job Purpose

To sell the range of Volkswagen new and used car products meeting agreed sales volumes. To ensure the highest degree of customer service at all times.

Key Responsibilities

  • To sell the maximum number of Volkswagen new and used vehicles via the use of an effective sales process, whilst at the same time achieve the best profit for the Dealer.
  • Carry out accurate appraisals of all vehicles offered for part exchange.
  • Maintain showroom and displays to the required Volkswagen standard. To include the availability of brochures and display of Volkswagen vehicles
  • Using various sources, prospect for new and used car customers on a regular basis to create additional sales opportunities.
  • Follow precisely and consistently the Volkswagen sales process
  • Manage the preparation and handover of sold vehicles to customers ensuring that the customer is given a full briefing on the operation of the vehicle and its controls. Introduce customers to Aftersales staff in order that they are aware of the facilities and procedures.
  • Through the effective use of a follow up process, maintain regular contact with all new and existing customers to ensure that relationships are maintained for potential repeat business.
  • Develop and maintain full product knowledge of all products, accessories, prices and key features of major competitors.
  • Ensure all customer information, sales activities, vehicle documentation and other relevant information is kept and maintained accurately and comprehensively.
  • To participate in planning sales campaigns and promotions to maximise sales

  • Key Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with customers, colleagues and suppliers of all levels. Actively listens to others views and requests. Obtains information and checks level of understanding through effective questioning techniques.

    Customer Focus

    Able to interact with customers in a professional manner. Identifies and understands customer requirements, and how these can be met through the products and services that are offered through the Volkswagen Dealer. Able to translate this into actions in order to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.

    Analytical Ability

    Gathers and records verbal and numerical data in a comprehensive and effective manner. Analyses information for completeness and accuracy. Identifies key data, omissions and issues, escalating where necessary.

    Effecting Control

    Approaches tasks and interactions with others in a systematic and structured manner. Supports the implementation and maintenance of proper controls and processes within the department or function. Uses systems efficiently and in accordance with policy. Takes appropriate action where there have been lapses in processes and escalates where necessary.

    Relationship Building

    Develops productive and cooperative relationships with customers and colleagues, through the use of rapport building techniques, empathy and effective interpersonal skills. Approaches sensitive situations with consideration for others and works to achieve constructive outcomes.

    Influencing and Negotiating

    Able to influence others to accept or agree to their viewpoint or a proposed course of action through the use of convincing and reasonable arguments, supported by the effective use of the key features and unique selling points of relevant products and services. Negotiates fairly and effectively, supporting their position with well-reasoned arguments. Develops an approach designed to achieve win-win situations for customers, colleagues, the Volkswagen Dealer and Brand.

    Commercial Awareness

    Develops and maintains a level of knowledge on the motor industry and the products and services that are offered through the Volkswagen Dealer appropriate to their role.

    Brand Alignment

    Aligned to the Volkswagen brand values and demonstrates these in their behaviours and approach to people and tasks. Displays honesty and integrity in everything they do.

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