Car Sales Executive

  • Location

    Ballymena, County Antrim

  • Sector:

    Car Dealership, Sales Department

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  • Salary:

    Up to £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jimi Matthews

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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** This job is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 current situation, but we still encourage your application so we can notify our Client of suitable candidates **


Car Sales Executive
Franchised Main Dealer
Full Time Permanent
£12,500 Basic - £40,000 OTE

Our client a franchised main dealer in the Ballymena area is urgently looking to hire up to three-car sales executives for their multi-brand teams.

The ideal candidate will be new to the trade although have existing sales experience, ideally in a customer-facing role.

As a Car Sales Executive, you will be expected to sell new and used cars to individuals (and sometimes to businesses). Cars are displayed on forecourts (outside) and in showrooms (inside) and you'll have to be equally suited to selling in both arenas.

You will spend most of your time helping customers and sorting out paperwork, so a positive friendly attitude is required at all times, as well as clear and precise use of both written and spoken English.

When a customer first visits the dealership, you will greet them and talk to them to find out which type of car they would like; you'll also need to ask questions about the customer's circumstances, and buying needs, so a chatty personality is definitely a positive.

You will then recommend a vehicle to suit the customer's needs.

You'll show the vehicle to the customer and explain its features and advantages. If the customer is still interested, you will usually arrange a test drive. This means taking the customer out in the car and allowing them to drive it.

You will require a Full (Manual and Auto) Driving Licence.

When the customer decides to buy the car from you, you will record the details on computer and complete all the administration relating to the sale (finance forms, vehicle registration, tax, insurance and so on). You will also need to liaise with other departments in the dealership to make sure that the car is ready for delivery at the right time.

It could be several weeks before a new car is ready for a customer, so you will need to stay in touch by telephone to keep the customer informed of progress.

An important task is to find new customers. You might spend a good deal of time on the telephone talking to potential customers. Our client is open some late nights to allow for late, after work visitors.

To become an excellent Car Sales Executive, you should have:

  • A real interest in cars
  • Some selling and good customer service skills
  • A confident, friendly and positive attitude
  • Honest negotiating, communication and listening skills
  • Genuine interpersonal skills
  • A flexible approach

Interested? Apply today.

If this Car Sales Job interests you and you would like to know more about it or other Automotive Jobs in Ballymena please contact Jimi at Perfect Placement UK Ltd.

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