Vehicle Parts are an essential element in all types of automotive businesses from Main Dealerships to Accident Repair Centres as well as Parts Factors which advise on and sell vehicle parts to main and independent dealerships, fleet businesses and directly to the public.
The Parts Department of a Motorcycle Dealership are experts in all things Motorcycle Parts and Accessories. Their main responsibilities include servicing the Technicians in the workshop with the correct parts, advising customers, taking orders and maintaining correct stock levels. It is important that a Parts Department and its stock is well managed because over ordering parts could result in a surplus of unsold products but not having the correct part in stock will delay repairs in the workshop resulting in lower customer service standards.
Many Motorcycle Dealerships have a retail section where customers can come in and purchase manufacturer approved parts and accessories. In these cases it is important that there is a Parts Advisor on hand to advise the customer on the best solution for them.
If you are just starting out your career in the Parts Department of a Motorcycle Dealership you will likely begin as a Parts Administrator then progress into a Parts Advisor Role. From here you can work your way up to Senior Parts Advisor, Parts Controller and then onto a Parts Manager role. The knowledge gained in the Parts Department is invaluable in the Motor Trade and Motorcycle Industries. These are skills that can be carried into other departments if you are looking to widen your automotive experience.
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