Working for a Commercial Dealership - Parts


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Vehicle Parts are required in all types of automotive businesses, from Dealerships to Accident Repair Centres as well as Parts Factors which solely supply parts and accessories to other automotive businesses.

The Parts Department of a Commercial Dealership have a number of key roles. Firstly, it is essential the Bodyshop team has the right parts in stock at the right time therefore regular communication between Parts Administrators and the Bodyshop along with good working relationships with suppliers is essential. There will also be Parts Advisors on hand to deal with trade customer parts enquiries as well as Parts Sales Representatives who either can be field based or carry out sales over the phone. The Parts Team will be led by the Parts Manager who will be promoting efficiency and high standards of service.

It is important that a Parts Department is well managed because over ordering parts could result in a surplus of unsold products that have now cost the Dealership money but not ordering the parts in time could prevent the workshop carrying out their repairs which in turn will upset the customer. Having regular and open communication between the Sales, Service and Parts departments is essential to the smooth running of the Dealership.

If you are just starting out your career in the Parts Department of a Commercial Dealership the role of a Parts Administrator is a fantastic entry point. From here you can progress into a Parts Advisor role and work your way up to Senior Parts Advisor, Parts Controller and then onto Parts Manager.

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