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The Martins Group has nearly 300 staff, from Senior Managers to Apprentices and Valeters, from Sales Executives to Technicians. It is very rare for the group not to have a vacancy but the majority of our staff want to stay for a long time. Most of our senior managers have moved up through the ranks, so we can truly claim to offer careers, not just jobs. The Martins Group always offers a competitive salary, and a number of other great reasons to work here. Browse our vacancies below and apply if you feel you are suited to the position, or you feel the position is suited to you!


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Assistant Bodyshop Manager - Basingstoke

Martins Group is a family owned business, serving customers in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey for over 100 years.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Bodyshop Estimator / Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) looking to take the next step and join us as our Assistant Bodyshop Manager. This important role aids our existing, experienced and knowledgeable Manager. Plus provides guidance and support to other members of our successful Bodyshop team.This role is based at our large Multi-Dealership site in Basingstoke, Hampshire. It is offered on a permanent and full-time basis with a competitive salary and benefits.

What do we expect from you, as our Assistant Bodyshop Manager?

  • You will work in partnership and as direct support to our existing Manager.
  • To monitor the day to day running of our Bodyshop, maximising efficiency and productivity.
  • To provide accurate repair estimates, both on and off site.
  • To maximise customer awareness of all available Paint & Body Centre and retailer services
  • To generate new business through insurance companies, private owners and local car dealers.
  • To maximise profitability through the use of professional sales techniques.
  • To provide a high level of quality control and checking, sustaining and guaranteeing the reputation of our business.
  • To maintain the audit standards of our manufacturer partners.
  • To recruit, coach, motivate and manage a team of experienced reception, productive staff and apprentices.
  • To contribute toward the achievement of monthly and quarterly targets.
  • Hours are expected to be 8:00 to 5:30 Monday to Friday.

What experience are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will hold Audatex Certification as an experienced estimator and will ideally have previous experience as a productive member of a repair team. You will have gone as far as you can go in your role and will be seeking an opportunity to move into management. In addition, you will have:

  • Excellent attention to detail and pride in your work.
  • Proven sales and communication skills.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit allowing you to seek out new opportunities and develop already successful processes.
  • The ability to be a team player and inspire the people around you.
  • The strength of character to work in a high paced and often demanding environment.
  • The ability to follow robust processes and encourage your colleagues to do the same.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.

What we can offer you

Martins Group are a rare business that can offer the best of both worlds. We are large enough to compete with the very biggest and the very best dealer groups in the UK. But we also offer our customers and staff a family business environment. Our staff become part of our family and are nurtured in a way that only a privately-owned company can do.

You will be offered a highly competitive salary dependant on your levels of experience.

You will be given access to health insurance, pension and a staff vehicle leasing scheme. In addition to a generous holiday allowance. Most importantly, you we be welcomed in to a friendly team that will appreciate your skills and encourage you to succeed.

If you are ready to join our team. Please email your CV with a short introduction to our Brand Manager, James Laye at j.laye@martins.uk.com

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Sales Administrator - Volkswagen - Basingstoke

The Role

We are seeking a Sales Administrator to join our large Volkswagen Dealership in Basingstoke, Hampshire. This is an essential and key role that provides support to the passenger-car sales team and additional support to our Commercial, Fleet, and Finance departments. Reporting to the Sales Manager, this role is offered on a permanent and full-time basis.

What do we expect from you as Sales Administrator?

  • Work closely with the individual members of the sales team.
  • Coordinate preparation of customer orders within the Sales, Finance and Parts departments.
  • Organise registration and taxation of new and used vehicles.
  • Liaise with our workshop to ensure preparation on new and used vehicles is completed on budget and on schedule.
  • Accurately invoice new and used vehicle sales.
  • Audit completed deal files prior to handover to customers, then again after delivery so that all of the correct, required and compliant information can be archived.
  • Maintain and regularly audit vehicle stock records and stock-vehicle funding lines.
  • Other general admin duties, as required.

What experience are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have previous administration experience. This experience may be from within a vehicle dealership environment, though this is not essential as training will be given.

In addition to your experience, you will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to follow a robust process.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills.
  • The ability to communication well with others.
  • The strength to work in a high paced and often demanding environment.
  • Good mathematic abilities.
  • Varied IT skills, including Excel and Word.
  • Experience of a Dealer Management system is preferred (but not essential).

What we can offer you

Martins Group are a rare business that can offer the best of both worlds. We are large enough to compete with the very biggest and the very best dealer groups in the UK. But we also offer our customers and staff a family business environment. Our staff become part of our family and are nurtured in a way that only a privately-owned company can do.

You will be offered a highly competitive salary based on your current levels of experience. Applicants with less motor trade experience will be given the opportunity to increase their income following the achievement of pre-agreed training landmarks.

You will be given access to health insurance, pension and staff car leasing schemes. In addition to a generous holiday allowance. Most importantly, you we be welcomed in to a team that will appreciate your skills and encourage you to succeed.

If you are ready to join our team. Please email your CV with a short introduction to our Brand Manager, James Laye at j.laye@martins.uk.com

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Volkswagen Technician

Location: Martins Volkswagen Basingstoke

Objectives

• Accurately and skilfully undertake the repair and servicing of motor vehicles

• Work with other departments in the retailer to facilitate the servicing and repair of vehicles

• Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair

• Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with retailer, manufacturer and industry guidelines

• Fulfil all tasks to the customer’s complete satisfaction

• Help retailer achieve industry-leading standards of process efficiency

Measures

• Departmental complaints log

• Repeat service visits / ‘fixed right first time’ log

• VQM / retailer audit against standards and guidelines

• Customer satisfaction (CSS)

Use of resources: The use of workshop equipment and consumables to enable completion of your job role.

Key Tasks

Objective: Accurately and skilfully undertake the repair and servicing of motor vehicles

• Analyse work orders to identify what work has been agreed; seek clarification from the Service Advisor if a work order is not clear or seems incorrect

• Evaluate the condition of the vehicle

• Document completed work orders, ensuring hours and materials used are accurately and appropriately recorded and all warranty material is kept and returned to the Warranty Clerk

• Perform repair work as directed, within timescales and in accordance with established and documented procedures, as well as conducting routine service work on all makes of vehicle

How to Apply

If you are looking for an opportunity to start a career in the motor industry with a large, established and family run company and you feel that you have the qualities and commitment required to become a success in this role, please send your C.V to Mark Edwards at m.edwards@martins.uk.com

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Competitive basic

Pension: Martins Group offer a company pension scheme

Holiday Entitlement: You will receive 22 days holiday


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