Trainee Car Sales Executive wanted to work within a busy franchised car dealership in the Hemel Hempstead area, part of a long established family-owned dealer group. Car sales experience would be an advantage but is not essential, as full training will be given, but applicants must have a background within a direct face to face sales environment in any industry (eg mobile phones, double glazing, kitchens, etc). The basis of the role is meeting new customers, qualifying their needs for a car and matching this to one in stock, securing a financial agreement, conducting a full demonstration including a test-drive (therefore a full valid driving licence is essential) and finalising the sale.
The basic salary is circa £12,000 (standard for the motor industry) and the OTE is £40,000 - £45,000 as the site retails a quality brand with good margin. Candidates with experience outside of the motor industry might not be used to the lower basic salary but almost all car sales executives earn the majority of their take home pay from commission and it would be impossible to earn anything close to just the basic salary. As well as excellent earning potential, the successful candidate will receive a company car. The working pattern is alternating 5 and 6 day weeks to include every Saturday and Sundays on a rota with a midweek day off every week.