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Parts Advisor

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing: 21 March 2018
  • Ref: 898644


  • Receive all parts orders, interpreting customer requirements and giving advice on any additional requirements or prices, matching orders against stock items and advising customer of any items which are not stocked or need ordering.
  • Locate unavailable items from other suppliers and arrange for delivery or pass order to stock control for orders to be raised.
  • To make up customer orders for dispatch as required ensuring that they match customer order and that any shortages are highlighted, ensuring that all orders taken are fully completed, invoiced and dispatched as scheduled and that the customer is kept fully informed of progress or of any problems.
  • Ensure that the image and levels of customer service within the department is in line with company standards.
  • Ensure that all customer complaints are dealt with both speedily and effectively, referring any unresolved problems to the job holders immediate supervisor.
  • Ensure that within their area of operation all Company and Trade Associations policies, procedures and minimum standards are met and that all statutory requirements including trading standards, fire, health and safety are adhered to.
  • Handle all internal and external customers and suppliers.
  • Adhere to Health & Safety Policies and Procedures at all times.


  • Basic working knowledge of vehicle technology.
  • Good telephone answering / interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Stock control experience.
  • The ability to sell the benefits and experiences of genuine fitted parts.


  • To be able to work in an organised & methodical manner in a fast moving environment, ensuring that all daily tasks are completed.
  • To be able to effectively communicate to customers and colleagues both oral and written.
  • To have questioning, listening & information gathering skills.
  • To be able to modify your approach in specific circumstances to ensure a positive outcome.
  • Ability to identify customers needs & propose appropriate solutions.
  • Negotiation skills - gain agreement on proposed course of action.
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel & Outlook applications & general computer literacy.


  • Friendly and helpful nature with the desire to deliver excellent customer service.
  • To always conduct yourself in a professional manner.
  • Attention to detail.
  • The ability to remain calm and patient in a dynamic business environment.
  • A proactive approach which ensures that customer’s expectations are met and exceeded.
  • Flexible and positive approach to changing circumstances and changing priorities.
  • Team Oriented.


  • Flexible Hours, 7.00am- 4.00pm or 8.00am- 5.00pm or 9.00am - 6.00pm

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