Working in a Car Dealership will mean no two days are the same. They offer long term, rewarding career paths with many employers providing regular training and development programmes to their staff.
There are different types of Car Dealerships and they will vary significantly depending on size and sometimes location. A Main Car Dealership will sell cars made by a single or dual manufacturer. Within this Dealership you will find a Sales and Servicing Team and often a Commercial team. These types of Dealerships tend to be large, franchised businesses which offer customers an end to end service from sales, sales support, service and maintenance.
There are also used car Dealerships which will sell a wide range of second hand cars from lots of different manufacturers. These can be independent or franchised businesses
Every Dealership will have its own culture and way of working but all will strive to deliver the same goal, to exceed their targets and be better than their competition.
The role of selling vehicles has slightly changed somewhat over the years, to keep in line with what the customers want. Gone are the days of the hard sell and the negative reputation of the ‘second-hand car salesperson’, Car Dealerships today place great emphasis on customer service. It is all about customer experience and building relationships with customers to ensure repeat custom and recommendations.
Car Dealerships offer a wide range of career opportunities, starting at entry level as a Car Valetor or Showroom Host, moving into Sales you could progress from Sales Administrator to Sales Executive, then on to Senior Sales Executive and all the way up to General Sales Manager and General Manager. Alternatively you could work in the Service Team as a Service Administrator, Service Advisor, Team Leader, Service Manager or Business Manager. There are also many administration roles, HR, Marketing and Finance roles. Overall there truly is huge variety of positions suited to range of different skills set and all provide excellent scope for career growth and progression.
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