Current Vacancies | Bridgend Ford

CURRENT VACANCIES AT BRIDGEND FORD


SALES - Transaction Manager

You are a talented, motivated and experienced Business Manager or Transaction Manager, with a strong track record in delivering outstanding sales results. A team player with great enthusiasm who leads by example. That you can communicate at all levels and motivate a team is a given. You are passionate about providing a remarkable customer experience, and will instil this passion within the team. A strong work ethic and pride in everything that you do set you apart from the rest.


You will be responsible for the performance of the New Car Sales Team by managing each transaction through second facing and negotiating with customers. You will drive our customer retention, sales, and F & I targets by exhausting every opportunity with the team. You will have an excellent knowledge of FCA regulations within the motor industry and a keen eye for detail.

In return we can offer an attractive remuneration package, company car, and excellent employee benefits.

Salary: £30,000 - £45,000

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BODYSHOP - Strip & Fitter or Trainee

We are a dynamic, progressive and privately owned Ford Dealer in Bridgend, South Wales. We have a full time position available in our Accident Repair Centre as a Strip & Fitter or Trainee Strip & Fitter. Our Bodyshop is BS10125, Insurance and Manufacturer approved.

Candidates should ideally have at least 2 years’ experience within the body repair industry. However, individuals who can demonstrate the requisite competencies and those who are willing to learn will also be considered.

Benefits:

  • 30 days holiday including Bank Holidays per annum (Jan – Dec allocation)
  • Free personal health surveillance annually
  • Company pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Vehicle purchase discounts
  • Vehicle maintenance discounts
  • Excellent working environment/conditions
  • Uniform supplied
  • Contribution towards work boots
  • Free parking
  • Paid rest breaks
  • Ford manufacturer training
  • Upkeep/achievement of ATA Certification

Key role and responsibilities of this position involves:

  • Removal and replacement of parts to ensure vehicles are repaired to a high standard
  • Report unseen damage absent for estimate
  • Knowledge of repair methods
  • Keep accurate list of parts required
  • Comply with BS10125 and company procedures
  • Comply with health and safety procedures
  • Maintain high standards of house-keeping
  • Attend training courses when required
  • Supporting each other in this busy environment

Essential:

  • ​A full driving licence with a maximum of 6 points.
  • Experience working in the motor trade or similar industr

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics / demonstrable experience:

  • Ability to work on a variety of manufacturers vehicles
  • Experience working to a high standard at all times
  • Possess a flexible approach
  • Committed to achieve excellent customer satisfaction
  • Positive, professional attitude
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Highly motivated
  • Enthusiasm to learn and progress
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets in a busy environment
  • Help achieve sales targets
  • Attentiveness to safety and quality

Desirable but not essential:

  • ATA MET Technician
  • NVQ Level 3 in Light Vehicle qualification
  • Experience in wheel alignment, Hybrid vehicles and modern vehicle safety and ADAS systems
  • Manufacturer Experience
  • Ford Trained

This is a permanent, full time position.

Immediate start available.

Working hours:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • (A degree of flexibility with hours is required; to work overtime when work demands. This can be on both weekday and weekends)

Salary:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications PLUS bonus scheme
  • Overtime paid at time + ½ attended (plus bonus hours sold).

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SERVICE - Senior Service Advisor / Team Leader

A large part of this position involves:

  • ​Cultivating close and harmonious relationships with all work providers, customers and colleagues in a busy work environment.
  • Managing telephone calls, emails and customers in person.
  • Assisting the customer and leading them through the repair process by agreeing repair requirements and arranging bookings.
  • Carry out ‘vehicle check in’ and ‘check out’ procedure.
  • Managing loan car use.
  • Keeping customers informed of job progress and completion date.
  • Completing all administration paperwork for vehicle repair orders.
  • Maintaining good housekeeping standards and orderly administration of your work.
  • Handling money; collecting payments from the customer and completing daily banking.
  • Overseeing team of advisors and bookings clerks
  • Ensuring team targets are met
  • Handling customer concerns
  • Delegating tasks to team members
  • Working with/supporting the team to maximise profit opportunities.​

The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in:

  • Customer handling and satisfaction
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Strong organisational, administrative and multi-tasking skills
  • Confident and professional communication skills
  • IT literate and experience with Microsoft Office Packages
  • Ability to work unsupervised and make decisions
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets in a busy environment
  • Confidence in handling challenging situations

Essential

  • This position is the forefront of the department; the candidate must be reliable and presentable.
  • A full driving licence with less than 6 points.
  • Flexibility during busy retail periods.

Desirable but not essential (Full in-house training will be provided):

  • Candidates with an automotive background or experience in a similar position in the motor trade.
  • Experience using a Dealer Management System, Motability and 1-link.
  • This is a permanent, full time position.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday 7:30-5:00, 8:00-5:30 or 8:30-6:00

Saturdays 8:00-1:00 (subject to change)

30 days holiday including Bank Holidays per annum.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience plus bonus scheme.

Job Type:

Full-time

Salary:

OTE £22,000

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BODYSHOP - Panel Beater

Key role and responsibilities of this position involves:

  • Operation of body alignment jigs
  • Panel straightening and filling
  • Replacement of panels
  • Welding and bonding of vehicle structure
  • Strip & rebuild of trim
  • Removing & replacing complete body shell
  • Knowledge of repair methods
  • Keep accurate list of parts required
  • Comply with BS10125 and company procedures
  • Comply with health and safety procedures
  • Maintain high standards of house-keeping
  • Attend training courses when required
  • Supporting each other in this busy environment

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics / demonstrable experience:

  • Highly competent in all areas of body repair
  • Experience working to a high standard at all times
  • Possess a flexible approach
  • Committed to achieve excellent customer satisfaction
  • Positive, professional attitude
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets in a busy environment
  • Help achieve sales targets
  • Attentiveness to safety and quality
  • ATA Senior Panel Technician accreditation / willingness to achieve ATA within a reasonable time



Essential:
NVQ Level 3 or City & Guilds Qualified / suitable experience as a panel technician
A full driving licence with a maximum of 6 points.

Desirable but not essential:
ATA Senior Panel Technician
Manufacturer Experience
Ford Trained

This is a permanent, full time position.

Immediate start available.

Working hours:

40 hours per week

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

(A degree of flexibility with hours is required; to work overtime when work demands. This can be on both weekday and weekends)

Salary:

OTE £30,000
Bonus: no sold hours held back.
Overtime paid at time + ½ attended (plus bonus hours sold).

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SERVICE - Transit Centre Commercial Technician

You will be working for a dynamic, progressive and privately owned Ford Dealer in Bridgend, South Wales.

We are currently looking for a driven, knowledgeable technician to join our experienced team of commercial technicians within the Service Department; specialising in Ford light commercial vehicles. The successful candidate will be a be a team player who works well under pressure and has a passion for both customer service and keeping up to date with the latest automotive technologies.

The main purpose of this role is to diagnose faults and defects in vehicles presented to the workshop and to undertake with due care, skill and diligence all requisite repairs and replacements where necessary to the industry highest standard.

Desirable but not essential:

  • MOT Class 4 qualified
  • manufacturer experience
  • have a sound understanding of vehicle electrics

Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:00
Saturday’s (1 in 3) 08:30 – 17:00

If you feel you have the relevant experience to undertake this new and challenging role please forward your CV to telephones@bridgendford.co.uk.

The successful candidate will:

  • be qualified to Level 3 (City & Guilds, NVQ or equivalent)
  • have 3+ years of workshop experience
  • have the ability to work within given timescales
  • be capable of tackling all aspects of vehicle repairs and servicing
  • be familiar with current diagnostic equipment
  • possess an aptitude of technical skills
  • be required to maintain a safe and productive work environment
  • own a stocked tool box
  • have the ability to communicate with a diverse work group
  • have a positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • Hold a Cat C UK / EU Driving Licence with no more than 6 points
  • MOT Class 4 qualified
  • manufacturer experience
  • have a sound understanding of vehicle electrics

Salary: Dependant on experience + bonus

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