Mercedes-Benz South West has the backing of City West Country Ltd, a privately-owned family ran organisation with more than three decades of motor industry experience. The founder of the franchise is determined that family values will remain at the heart of Mercedes-Benz South West for many years to come. Our business employs 600 staff who are based across 9 sites throughout the South West, which includes our 4 dealerships which are based at Exeter, Taunton, Plymouth and Truro.

We are currently looking for a Trainee Sales Executive to join our Part Exchange Centre which is based between Hill Barton, Exeter and Aylesbeare. This position will require flexibility with working hours as you will be working across all 7 days of the week on a rota, a total of 42.5 hours per week.

Within this role the successful candidate will be responsible for sales of used cars and as a trainee position, we will provided all training required.

What can we offer you?

  • 30 Days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Commission scheme
  • The option to opt into our Car Benefit Scheme
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Excellent training and support
  • Career progression
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Long Service awards

Trainee Sales Executive Responsibilities:

  • Communicates the City Westcountry culture of quality and excellence
  • Deliver sales in line with the company standards and processes
  • Participates in planning & working sales campaigns and promotions
  • Communicates and develops strong personal relationships with customers
  • Communicates customers expectations/requirements to sales management
  • Offers sound advice and product knowledge to customers on vehicles, prices, specifications and technical data
  • Uses knowledge of the competition to highlight advantages to customers
  • Assesses used cars and conducts technical appraisals on part exchange vehicles
  • Completes test drives and evaluates/communicates results to line manager
  • Promotes sales and service packages/bolt ons in line with FSA requirements
  • Makes an appropriate introduction of the Business Manager within the Sales Process
  • Concludes sales in a professional manner and with the best interest of the company
  • Organises all administrative aspects of the transaction in line with the customers expectation
  • Provides the customer with contacts in other departments to support the overall customer experience
  • During the vehicle purchase maintains and co- ordinates the service to the customer across all departments
  • Reviews customer satisfaction and implements improvements
  • Communicates clearly, regularly and promptly with the customer, their line manager and colleagues
  • Identifies training and development needs as part of the performance management process
  • Ensures all processes are effective pre & post delivery in line with the company & franchise requirements
  • Ensure the safety and security of people, vehicles and property at all times, reporting any known faults or hazards
  • Ensures all capital outlay is authorised by their line manager or a director

What’s required from you?

  • Previous experience in a sales based role
  • Demonstrates their enthusiasm and passion for selling multi franchise cars within the Motor Industry
  • Is highly motivated, articulate and communicates effectively
  • Enjoys exceeding customer expectation

CORE MBSW BEHAVIOURS 
Driving Sales –  Identifies and initiates opportunities to drive sales and deliver commercial benefits
Customer Service – Focuses on the needs of customers to improve service and sales
Planning & Organising –  Organises own workload effectively, prioritising to deliver to deadlines
Analytical Ability & Decision Making – Demonstrates sound judgement in making decisions
Teamwork & Coaching – Quickly builds rapport and establishes relationships with others
Motivation – Demonstrates a positive attitude and takes responsibility for their own actions