Honda Taunton Job: Sales Support Executive - Howards Honda/MG Taunton
  • Howards Motor Group

    01823 239140

    Unit 2 Priorswood Road, Taunton
    TA2 8DN



  • Sales Support Executive - Howards Honda/MG Taunton

    Date Added:
    28 April 2021

    Honda Taunton

    £18,796 gross per annum plus bonus opportunity

    Closing Date:
    16 May 2021

    Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time

    Job Reference:



    Are you looking for the opportunity to move into the Motor Industry? If so, the role of a Sales Support Executive could be perfect for you! 

    The role of a Sales Support Executive is an exciting and fun challenge which for the right person will allow their passion and enthusiasm for Sales, Automotive & Technology to grow!

    This is a demanding role, but the friendly and experienced team in Taunton will be there to support you throughout. We aim to positively contribute to your development within Howards, helping you to succeed professionally.

    Whether the interaction is face to face or takes place in the digital setting, we are looking for an individual who can bring a proactive and friendly approach, someone who can impress our customers and visitors with a warm greeting, positive attitude, and welcoming environment.

    Key Person Requirements

    We’re looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in with customers in the Dealership and virtual environment.

    That is why when it comes to selecting the right people to join us, it’s as much about attitude as it is about vocational and academic success. That’s why in addition to the qualifications we require from you, we’ll also look for you to possess the following key behaviours. From problem-solving abilities to an enthusiasm for our industry, these are all attributes that will be vital in your role at Howards and will be assessed throughout the application process as well as the life cycle of your employment with us.

    • Confident and approachable, able to build rapport with customers and colleagues to meet customer needs.
    • Proactive attitude towards learning new skills.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Flexible team player. Using initiative to support the team during busy periods.
    • Organised and able to prioritise customer queries and identify critical customer issues.
    • Good personal presentation and eye for detail.
    Skills, Experience & Education Requirements
    • Digital experience - Confidence with using social media and video presentations.
    • Customer focused - Some previous experience within customer service and/or sales is desirable, however this is not essential.
    • Computer literate - Able to use office 365 package, including word and outlook.
    • Hold a Full and Valid Driving Licence 
    • Educated to GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in Maths and English.

      ‘Equivalent’ grades include:

      OCR Nationals
      BTEC first diplomas and certificates
      Key Skills Level 2
      Essential Skills (Wales)
      Functional Skills Level 2

    What we offer in return

    • Good Basic Salary plus a generous bonus package
    • Enhanced Holiday Allowance - Increasing with service
    • Pension Scheme with a well-known and established provider
    • Life assurance scheme
    • Ongoing training and support

    How to Apply

    If you have the desire to succeed and like the sound of working in a fun and challenging environment, then why not apply? Click through on the link below to upload your CV.

    Closing Date & Interviews

    The closing date will be midnight on 16th May, 2021.  Applications received after this point may not be considered. 

    If successful, you will be contacted either via telephone or email and invited for an interview. Interviews will be either face to face or take place digitally.   Proposed interviews w/c 17 May, 2021. 

    ***Howards is committed to ensuring that our employees and customers feel safe and secure at all times and have taken precautions to operate safely within the current Government guidelines.

    *Vacancy may be closed early if surplus of applications are received**


    For our customers and visitors, first impressions are essential. As first point of contact, our Sales Support Executives are responsible for ensuring that customer and visitor experiences are courteous, professional and an advisory service - providing the highest level of customer satisfaction at every opportunity.

    Your passion for excelling in customer service will play a key role within the business.  You will enhance the customer experience digitally by sharing your knowledge of available stock while promoting the benefits of buying from Howards and the Franchise Brand and convert the customer into the buying process.  

    You will work effectively with the rest of the Dealership Team, bringing skills and knowledge that will inspire customers, build commitment and loyalty, and ultimately increase sales.

    Main Duties & Responsibilities 

    • Provide a prompt and professional point of contact for customers that enquire into the business in person and digitally from all sources and emulate the same experience they would receive if they were to visit a Dealership.
    • Direct customer queries
    • Be eager to learn and to share your knowledge with customers, using available resources and your own initiative to grow an understanding of Franchise products and technologies as well as developments across the automotive industry.
    • Ensure the dealership and digital showroom is an inviting space for customers. Promote the Franchise & Howards brand, products and technologies whilst sharing information in a friendly, understandable way.
    • Create Vehicle Videos using the agreed format/process which showcase features and benefits and give an accurate view to be used on third party platforms and the Howards website.
    • Support the buying process by completing product presentations.

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  • Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only.

    We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.