Ref: Cosmetic Aftersales Executive

Closing Date 01/01/2021
Benefits On Target Bonus Available
Working Hours 5 days per week 45 hours in total
Location Macclesfield
Salary £22,516.34

Aftersales Executive - Tamworth

LSH Auto is proud to be part of a respected and world-renowned premium car dealership that dates back over 45 years. LSH International operates over 143 Mercedes-Benz dealerships in markets across the globe in diverse countries such as China, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia and most recently in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Our UK dealerships of high-end automobiles operates under our corporate business LSH Auto UK Limited and is made up of immaculate dealerships located across Birmingham and Manchester. Dealership sites include Birmingham Central, Erdington, Macclesfield, Solihull, Stockport, Manchester Central, Tamworth and Whitefield.

Based in two of the largest cities in the UK, LSH Auto is easily commutable offering a great line-up of new and approved used Mercedes-Benz and smart car models.

Job Role

Taking receipt of vehicles advising customers in person or by telephone, making initial diagnoses, writing a orders for repair work, monitoring the repair process, taking receipt of repaired vehicles and handing them over to customers.

Actively selling after-sales services in a customer-oriented manner. Ensuring the workshop is working to full capacity by effectively scheduling customer orders.

Mediating between departments such as parts, workshop and customers as well as

Sales and Accounts.

  • Giving customers a friendly welcome and listening to their wishes, problems, concerns
  • Taking receipt of vehicles to be put through maintenance, repair or accident repair work
  • Keeping customers informed of the status of their vehicle, giving comprehensive technical and commercial advice on the extent of work to be done and, if necessary, providing a cost estimate for repair work
  • Explaining modern vehicle technology and comparing advantages of own products with those of Mercedes-Benz competitors, so that the former seem the natural solution
  • Informing customers and potential customers about accessories and subsequent fitting of optional extras, highlighting safety and comfort
  • Carrying out test-drives
  • Making exact cost estimates and fixed prices, if necessary after prior agreement with technical and workshop manager
  • In the case of legally required inspections, explaining the necessary vehicle tests in a customer-oriented manner
  • Providing advice by telephone and making bookings
  • Finding out information from the parts warehouse on stocks of spare parts and accessories
  • Compiling initial diagnosis of vehicle with the help of corresponding test facilities (StarDiagnosis, test stand, etc.)
  • Recognising symptoms under dynamic test conditions (condition/test-drive)
  • Comparing actual status of vehicle with current production configuration and evaluating technical condition
  • Taking bookings and, based on the on-site facilities and equipment, fitting these in to suit workshop capacity and processes
  • Writing advance orders in full
  • Determining the extent of repairs required and the most cost-effective methods of carrying these out, as well as short-term deadlines
  • Writing orders for repairs within scope of applicable Work Instructions and flat rate rules, taking the current additional information (service information, current trouble diagnosis, etc.)
  • Together with workshop, parts warehouse and Accounts, determining extent of repairs, costs and deadlines
  • Filling in worksheets and test sheets relating to the order
  • With regard to complex technical problems, co-ordinating activities with the corresponding contacts (Diagnostic Technician (Service Technician), technical hotline, plants, etc.)
  • With regard to warranties, coding causes of damage
  • If required, agreeing extent of technical work needed for work under warranty/accommodating terms with technical or workshop management
  • Discussing payment with customers and, if necessary, negotiating special prices with Accounts
  • Dealing with application to extend the extent of repair work to be carried out, with the approval of the customer (approval, additional costs, changed delivery date, etc.)
  • Entering orders, extensions, sketches of paintwork, etc. into systems
  • Entering changes to vehicle and customer data into systems
  • If necessary, arranging for spare parts, accessories and special tools to be ordered and delivered, and monitoring this process
  • Monitoring whether repairs are being carried to the required delivery date through maintaining regular contact with workshop
  • Carrying out final check on vehicles with respect to the extent of repairs, road safety and operational reliability, using test and measuring equipment
  • Establishing reliability of major components and running gearing under dynamic test conditions
  • Ensuring the vehicle is in a fit state to be handed over to the customer
  • Handing over finished vehicles to customers, if necessary personally
  • At the request of the customer, carrying out a final test run
  • Giving customers detailed explanations on the extent of repairs carried out, providing information on the invoice and, if necessary, making suggestions regarding additional repairs/handling
  • If necessary (i.e., requested by customer) discussing services not provided or insufficiently provided and agreeing further method of procedure
  • Following-up repair work by telephone and/or in writing to ensure customer satisfaction with product and workshop
  • Being personally committed to ensuring customers continue to trust in the work done by the workshop and the quality of the product
  • Actively selling customers services via telephone calls and/or in writing
  • Documenting new customers, if necessary, making use of a customer file
  • Placing after-sales information (brochures, catalogues, etc.) and ensuring availability
  • Involvement in professional layout of customer services and placing of corresponding after-sales products
  • Ensuring professional level of product presentation of original parts/accessories (price marking, accessibility, cleanliness, etc.)
  • Carrying out quality control with respect to vehicles and orders as part of quality assurance
  • Ensuring technical product reports are compiled on vehicle defects, causes and suitable optimisation measures
  • Selling/advising on service contracts and other services (e.g. thorough cleaning)
  • Giving technical advice and information on product-specific problems to affiliated or co-operating partners
  • Carrying out technical training courses for/providing information to workshops and sales staff
  • Dealing with external and internal correspondence in connection with vehicles being processed
  • Selling/advising on seasonal services (e.g. Winter Check) and original parts/accessories
  • Fostering co-operation and contacts with external institutions (e.g. experts)

  • SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE JOB

    Previous experience in a customer service environment.

    Adaptable.

    Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels.

    Technician knowledge would be advantageous.


    COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THE JOB

    Customer Orientation

    Focuses on the needs of the customer in the execution of the role and works to deliver customer satisfaction.

    Flexibility

    Prompts and responds to different ways of working in the face of changing situations.

    Interpersonal Sensitivity

    Aware of impact of own behaviour on others and modifies style to achieve results through good working relationships.

    Resilience

    Maintains stability of performance despite pressure.

    Team Working

    Contributes positively to a team in order to achieve common business objectives.

    Mercedes-Benz Careers at LSH Auto UK

    Are you interested in pursuing an exciting and rewarding career? Do you want to be part of the world’s largest Mercedes-Benz retailer? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

    Here at LSH Auto UK, we’re always on the lookout for fresh new talent to join our ever-expanding team. We offer many different career paths and opportunities to showcase your skills, so if you’re passionate about Mercedes-Benz, can contribute positively to a dedicated workforce and have outstanding enthusiasm and drive – we want to hear from you.


    Whether you’re looking to shine as an expert Mercedes-Benz technician, take your sales skills to a managerial level or delve into the world of site security, we have the facilities and resources to guide you down the right path. Positions are varied and flexible with competitive rates of pay, so why not take a look at our latest job vacancies below, across Birmingham, Solihull, Tamworth, Manchester, Macclesfield, Stockport and Whitefield? Find out more about each job role including salary information and start making your next career move.

    If you admire the craftsmanship and sophistication of Mercedes-Benz and want to join a team that could take your career to new heights, you could be the perfect fit. Send us your CV today.

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