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CURRENT VACANCIES AT BRIDGEND FORD



Credit Control & Payroll Accounts Technician

We are one of the largest privately-owned Ford dealers in the UK. As a family-run business that has proudly served the community for over 35 years we are constantly striving to provide the best customer service in the industry. We have a full-time position available in our Accounts team as an Accounts Technician with the main duties of Credit Control and Payroll.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the Credit Control system
  • Creating Monthly Reports
  • Cashing debtors and accurately recording progress
  • Liaising with Department managers and Accountant on debtors
  • Collecting and allocating payments accurately
  • Reconciling statements
  • Setting up accounts including completing company background checks and setting appropriate debtor limits with the accountant’s authority
  • Resolving queries with relevant managers
  • Accurately processing payroll
  • Liaising with HR to process holidays and absences accurately
  • Processing payslips, P60’s and P45’s
  • Ensure policies and laws applicable to the role are adhered to
  • Resolving payroll queries
  • Meticulously follow processes and authorisations
  • Accurate posting/keying of accounts information onto Dealership Management System (DMS)

Key skills:

  • Accurate accountancy and record-keeping
  • Ability to perform within a strict deadline
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills in particular MS Excel
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good Problem Solver
  • Excellent workload management - Ability to plan and prioritise

Behaviours:

  • Confidential
  • Dependable
  • Organised
  • Methodical

Desirable qualifications and experience:

2 years’ experience in a similar accounts role

Sage experience desirable

Accounting qualification such as AAT or studying towards an accounting qualification

Basic Details:

40 hours per week: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm

30 days holiday, including Bank Holidays

Flexible working options: occasional work from home / remote working available once trained

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000 per year


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Accounts Technician

One of the largest privately-owned Ford dealers in the UK, we are a dynamic, progressive and Ford Dealer in Bridgend, South Wales. We have a full-time position available in our Accounts team as an Accounts Technician/Company Cashier.

Responsibilities:

  • Meticulously follow processes and authorisations
  • Accurately reconciling and recording daily banking/tills for each department
  • Record and communicate on bank statement daily
  • Make authorised payments on behalf of Bridgend Ford daily including electronic payments
  • Process, reconcile and record incoming and outgoing payments
  • Accurate posting/keying of accounts information onto Dealership Management System (DMS)
  • Depositing money and cheques into the bank regularly, and maintain a good working relationship with bank staff
  • Maintenance of the payments sequence and accounts department filing system
  • Check and reconcile unbanked receipts and cash boxes daily
  • Record and maintain all transactions within the business

Key skills:

  • Accurate accountancy and record-keeping
  • Ability to perform within a strict deadline
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills, in particular, MS Excel
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good Problem Solver
  • Excellent workload management - Ability to plan and prioritise

Behaviours:

  • Confidential
  • Dependable
  • Organised
  • Methodical

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  • 2 years experience in an accounts role or similar
  • Accounting qualification
  • Studying towards an accounting qualification

Salary: £18,550.00-£21,000.00 per year, depending on experience.

40 hours per week: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm

30 days holiday, including Bank Holidays

Occasional work from home / remote working available once trained


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Product Specialist

Job Description:

We are a family-owned, franchised Ford dealer with an exemplary reputation based in Bridgend, South Wales. Our Car Sales team is looking for Product Specialists to work in a fast-paced environment and strengthen our growing business. In recent months we have set our sights on conquest business which has enabled us to increase our market share in Bridgend, and you will be instrumental in building and maintaining strong relationships with our customers and showcasing our award-winning range of vehicles.

You will have the following qualities;

  • Love dealing with people
  • Proven outstanding customer service skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Ability to gather and retain information
  • Ability to quickly and easily build rapport
  • Naturally inquisitive, and excellent at asking questions
  • Comfortable and confident with IT
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Flexible with schedule, working hours based on the needs of the business including weekends
  • Organised and structured
  • Process-driven
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Ability to gel with a team
  • Full UK driving licence (no more than 6 points)

As a product specialist you will be responsible for handling customer enquiries generated online and via the phone, within a specific time frame, and converting these enquiries into appointments. During these visits, you will quickly build rapport with our customers by taking a genuine interest in them and asking relevant questions to identify their needs and wishes. You will present our fabulous range of vehicles and provide a thorough vehicle presentation and demonstration drive to assist our customers in identifying the correct vehicle for their needs.

You will always strive to provide remarkable customer service and nothing gives you greater satisfaction than delighting our customers through an extraordinary interaction. You will be eager to actively keep up to date with your knowledge of our models, specifications, and technology, and will earn the trust of your customers and colleagues by offering guidance, knowledge, tips and training.

In return, we can offer excellent rates of remuneration to the right candidates.

If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the date of your application you have been unsuccessful at this time.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £20,000.00-£23,000.00 per year


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Light Commercial Vehicle Technician

We are a family-run business that has proudly served the community for over 35 years and constantly striving to provide the best customer service in the industry.

Our Commercial Vehicle service department has seen a huge growth in recent times and continues to increase; to maximise the opportunity of this growth, we are looking for an experienced and highly motivated technician who has a passion for working on vehicles with a ‘right first-time’ attitude.

Do you want to work with a business where the owner knows your name and asks how your day is going?

Are you prepared to make the most of a bonus system that rewards quality and hard work?

To be successful, you will:

  • Be an ambitious, enthusiastic, competitive individual, and an asset to an already successful team.
  • Have a proven track record of repairing vehicles to the highest standard, achieving and exceeding targets, with a minimum of 2 years of experience.
  • Have a stable career history.
  • Have exemplary technical skills.
  • Be committed to achieving and exceeding targets for quality and customer experience.
  • Have a formal qualification in Automotive City & Guilds/ NVQ Level 3 in Light Vehicle Maintenance (or equivalent qualification).
  • Provide the highest levels of customer service - understanding the importance of repeat business.
  • Have a full, clean driving licence.

Don't worry if you are not currently working for Ford, we have the training and facilities to help you make the next big step in your career.

Your role will include:

  • Regular vehicle maintenance.
  • Diagnosing and fixing vehicle faults.
  • Using IT-based diagnostic software.
  • Carrying out video health checks of all vehicles to show customers’ existing and potential concerns.

We provide a leading remuneration package that significantly rewards hard work and quality of work.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: 23,000-£25,000 per year (plus bonus + experience dependant)

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


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Car Technician

We are a family-run business that has proudly served the community for over 35 years and constantly striving to provide the best customer service in the industry.

Our service department has seen a huge growth in recent times and continues to increase; to maximise the opportunity of this growth, we are looking for an experienced and highly motivated technician who has a passion for working on vehicles with a ‘right first-time’ attitude.

Do you want to work with a business where the owner knows your name and asks how your day is going?

Are you prepared to make the most of a bonus system that rewards quality and hard work?

To be successful, you will:

  • Be an ambitious, enthusiastic, competitive individual, and an asset to an already successful team.
  • Have a proven track record of repairing vehicles to the highest standard, achieving and exceeding targets, with a minimum of 2 years of experience.
  • Have a stable career history.
  • Have exemplary technical skills.
  • Be committed to achieving and exceeding targets for quality and customer experience.
  • Have a formal qualification in Automotive City & Guilds/ NVQ Level 3 in Light Vehicle Maintenance (or equivalent qualification).
  • Provide the highest levels of customer service - understanding the importance of repeat business.
  • Have a full, clean driving licence.

Don't worry if you are not currently working for Ford, we have the training and facilities to help you make the next big step in your career.

Your role will include:

  • Regular vehicle maintenance.
  • Diagnosing and fixing vehicle faults.
  • Using IT-based diagnostic software.
  • Carrying out video health checks of all vehicles to show customers’ existing and potential concerns.

We provide a leading remuneration package that significantly rewards hard work and quality of work.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £19,000.00-£24,000.00 per year (plus bonus + experience dependant)


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Bridgend Ford Commercial Vehicle Technician

About the role

We have an excellent opportunity available for a motivated Vehicle Technician to join our team at Bridgend Ford.

As a Bridgend Ford Technician, you will join our team of talented vehicle technicians and be responsible for the maintenance and repair work of motor vehicles for our customers. You will also ensure that you deliver an outstanding customer experience.

About you

You must be a qualified Vehicle Technician with a formal qualification in Automotive City & Guilds/ NVQ Level 3 in Light Vehicle Maintenance (or equivalent qualification).

Ideally you will have the ability to work within given timescales and the ability to tackle all aspects of vehicle repairs and servicing. Diagnostic skills and experience in problem-solving are not essential but are desirable.

Don't worry if you are not currently working for Ford, we have the training and facilities to help you make the next big step in your career.

Why Bridgend Ford?

Bridgend Ford is a family-owned business since 1986. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer satisfaction along with building Careers for our employees.

We will also recognise and reward your hard work, loyalty and achievements. As well as competitive salary you will also benefit from subsidised Manufacturer Car Purchase Scheme for you and your family, discounted MOT and servicing, a colleague introduction reward scheme.

To apply, please download this application and send a completed version along with your CV to info@bridgendford.co.uk


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Commercial Vehicle Sales Executive

We are looking for a self-motivated, results-driven salesperson who thrives on closing deals and winning new business opportunities whilst delivering a first-class customer journey. You must be hardworking and focused. A sales professional, not an order taker. Previous Commercial vehicle sales experience is essential, as is astrong B2B field sales background. You will be motivated and driven with the ability to work on your initiative as well as integrating fully into a successful team.

You will be expected to develop new customers and manage the existing contract base. You are articulate, show you hold customers in high esteem, reliable, honest and trustworthy. You maintain a positive, caring, and calm manner at all times. You must be able to demonstrate how you have built long-lasting and effective customer relationships that benefit both the customer and the business. You need to be target driven and show aspiration to be the best in your field.

You will:

  • Be an ambitious, enthusiastic, competitive & results-driven individual, and an asset to an already successful team.
  • Have a proven track record of B2B sales development, working within a defined sales process, hitting and exceeding sales targets, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
  • Have a stable career history.
  • Have exemplary people skills, being a good listener with strong empathy, qualifying, negotiation and closing skills. Have a friendly telephone manner with excellent email/keyboard and presentation skills.
  • Be committed to achieving and exceeding monthly, quarterly and annual sales targets.
  • Be fully FCA accredited with a track record of compliance.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of finance packages and a track record in achieving KPIs in financial services and secondary accessories.
  • Be confident to make outbound calls and visit potential new customers.
  • Provide the highest levels of customer service - understanding the importance of repeat business.
  • Have a full, clean driving licence.

Your role will include:

  • Sales and promotion of new commercial vehicles in line with dealership and manufacturer standards.
  • Confidently build rapport with customers to identify and establish their needs, and promote suitable vehicle features and benefits.
  • Qualifying sales enquiries to provide accurate advice on finance packages and in turn quotations.
  • Identifying and generating new & existing business opportunities within your region.
  • Make personalised video sales presentations & demonstrations.
  • Manage your sales administration in an accurate and timely manner from initial enquiry to customer collection.
  • Propose & manage finance applications.
  • Management of our customer records and diary through our CRM system.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service in all aspects of the role. Confidently build rapport with customers to identify and establish their needs, and promote suitable vehicle features and benefits.

Package for the right candidate will include a company vehicle, 30 days holiday per year, and an OTE of £50k +.

To apply please send a copy of your CV to info@bridgendford.co.uk


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