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  • Area Parts Manager – Automotive Sector

  • Location:
    South West
  • Position:
  • Display Salary:
    £35,000 - £45,000 depending on experience plus company car and excellent benefits
  • Date Posted:
    04 Jul 2017
  • Reference:


Our client is a world leading manufacturer of cars and vans with offices all over the world. The UK business is looking to recruit a graduate into a field based role as an Area Parts Manager covering the South West of England.

The primary purpose of this role is to:

Advise and guide Parts Trade Dealer and Parts Hub management with regards to sales performance, staff motivation and marketing initiatives. This will include attending management meetings and monitoring/reviewing sales and performance KPIs.

Work with Parts Trade Dealers and Parts Hub management to grow and develop their trade business by agreeing strategic action plans. This will include understanding the financial aspects of their business and being able to encourage best practice and suggest improvements, which will in turn increase Parts Sales and Dealer profitability.

Issue annual and monthly sales objectives in line with centrally provided guidelines and encourage Dealers to implement company campaigns and initiatives.

This will include:

  • Preparing a business case which will enable the Dealer to visualise the associated return on investment.

  • Continually understanding and driving forward the new parts sales performance of each Dealer versus objective by monitoring and analysing sales for the month and campaign period.

  • Ensure that the Dealers achieve the standards listed under the Trade Parts Programme.

  • Ensure the compliance of the Parts Hub with their obligations under the Contract Criteria and Service Level Agreements with Authorised Repairers.

  • During the implementation phase of the New Parts Distribution Strategy, ensure that the Network of Trade Dealers continues to achieve the necessary objectives for trade parts sales and margin.

  • Work closely and in collaboration with the relevant Parts Hub and Service Operational Teams to ensure that the Parts Hub are achieving the required service levels to enable all Authorised Repairers to achieve their objectives in terms of Workshop Activity and Customer.


The package includes:

Competitive Salary

Employee car ownership scheme

Highly competitive stakeholder pension

Private medical cover

26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

Comprehensive benefits package

The organisation takes the development of their people very seriously and offer ongoing opportunities for continuous career development and progression within the Group.


  • Educated to degree level

  • A few years post graduate work experience in a retail, sales or business environment

  • An interest or any experience in the automotive industry would be ideal

  • Knowledge of Parts & Service activity, processes and programmes as well as Parts & Service Field experience is considered advantageous.

  • An understanding of Dealer Composite/Management Accounts and Profitability and knowledge of the UK aftermarket would be useful

  • Experience in process improvement and coaching for improvement desirable.

  • Good IT skills are essential.               

  • A full clean driving licence is essential. 

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