Apprentice Sales Executive

Location
Joe Duffy Volkswagen, Navan
Salary
We offer an industry leading salary and bonus scheme
Hours
Full-Time
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

Sales Executive Apprentice - Joe Duffy Volkswagen

Navan, Meath

 

 

Due to on-going growth within Joe Duffy group, an excellent opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice/Trainee Sales Executive to join our team in Navan working with Volkswagen. 

 

Joe Duffy Group is Ireland’s leading motor retailer representing 13 brands across 24 locations with a team of 650 employees and an enviable franchise portfolio of world-leading brands.

 

In May 2023, Joe Duffy Group was announced as Ireland 9th Best Employer in the Sunday Independent. Our competitive advantage is underpinned by the quality of the people we employ and the unrivalled career path we can offer. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and ambitious individual that displays drive, passion, energy, talent and integrity.

 

A full and clean Irish or EU driving licence and a full-time work VISA are absolutely essential requirements for this role

 

The Sales Executive Apprentice will embark on a 12-month apprenticeship in-house training program which will lead to qualifying as a Joe Duffy Group Sales Executive.

 

 

The main areas of learning will be:

 

 

  • Follow the Joe Duffy Group sales process rigidly in pursuit of vehicle sales
  • To follow instruction and take guidance from Sales Manager
  • Manage and develop customer follow-up and prospecting systems designed to create additional sales opportunities for repeat and new business
  • Effectively manage the customer through the entire sales process; from enquiry to delivery and beyond.
  • Achieve agreed sales targets for new and or used vehicles.
  • Build rapport and lasting relationships with customers to ensure repeat business.
  • Maintain and accurately record all customer contact/details using in house computer systems
  • Complete accurate appraisals of all vehicles presented in part-exchange, agreeing values with the Sales Manager.
  • Actively achieve targets on a daily basis.
  • Attend training on a regular basis to maintain product knowledge and increase skills
  • Achieve the standards required and become a Sales Executive

 

 

Person Specification:

 

 

  • Experience of working in a sales capacity or a customer service environment, demonstrating a commitment to providing our customers with an exceptional level of service.
  • Previous experience of presenting products to customers highly advantageous
  • Leaving Cert Maths and English (A1-C3) or equivalent essential or Graduate Degree
  • Possess a strong desire to succeed in a career selling motor vehicles
  • Can clearly demonstrate a strong work ethic with excellent organisation & negotiation skills
  • Warm and friendly personality portraying a professional and corporate image to all our customers (both face to face and over the phone)
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • A disciplined approach to following a rigid process from start to finish.
  • For insurance reasons a full clean Driving Licence is a prerequisite.

 

 


We will recognise and reward your hard work, achievements and loyalty with our excellent reward and benefits package. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer the following excellent benefits including:

 

 

 

  • Employment Assistance Programme
  • Social club
  • Industry leading training and progressions plans
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • 22 days Annual Leave
  • Life cover

 

 


This is a 'Apprentice Sales Executive' role. Joe Duffy Group have a comprehensive training programme in place which is tailored to suit individual's needs, and can take nine months to complete. During this apprenticeship, you will receive a lot of training in the Joe Duffy Group sales process, database management, marketing, customer service and everything you will require to have a successful career in motor sales. During this training, the emphasis is on learning and developing your sales skills, being mentored, observing senior sales executives, classroom and brand training. During the majority of this training, you will not be expected to sell, but that is the end goal.

 

 


It is essential that applicants have a full EU Driving Licence. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate strong customer service, telesales, retail sales or customer contact experience. You do not need to have motor experience, but have a desire and understanding of the motor trade. This position may also suit a graduate looking to pursue a career in Motor Sales.

 

 

If you are passionate and believe you have got what it takes to make a success within our organisation and want a career, not just a job - submit your CV and cover letter online today!

 

 

A full and clean Irish or EU driving licence and a full-time work VISA are absolutely essential requirements for this role

 

Third Party Or Agency Assistance is Not Required - Thank You

 

Joe Duffy Group is an equal opportunities employer

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