Dealer Support Coordinator
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Work type: Full Time - Contract, Full Time - Fixed Term Contract
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.
The Dealer Support Coordinator acts as key point of contact for a defined group of Dealers and a Regional Team(s) with sole responsibility for all vehicle orders from allocation to finished vehicles, including; the controlled issue of allocations, the acceptance and processing of vehicle orders in line with production scheduling requirements and the preparation of invoices/credit notes for vehicles.
The DSCs play a pivotal role both in feeding the materials procurement and production processes with advance orders and in ensuring that finished vehicles are dispatched to dealers without delay. The smooth running of this process will have a direct impact both on Dealer/customer satisfaction and ensuring AML meets its monthly, quarterly and annual sales & profit targets
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist Dealers with order entry (including pricing and specification constraints) to ensure order processing is completed in line with deadlines.
Monitor progress of orders through to Production, keeping Dealers and Regional Managers informed in advance of any potential/actual delays to vehicle build beyond stated build month, managing dealer and customer expectations.
While vehicle is in build, raise Proforma invoice to Dealer ensuring pricing is accurate and rectifying if required.
Following vehicle completion, ensure firm invoice is raised on a timely basis to Dealer and sale recorded in line with month-end deadlines.
Invoicing fleet cars to allow distribution to destination market.
Coordination of additional invoices (e.g., Q Cars, alternate Sales Channels) including additional components and Service Packs.
Issue Resolution Experts for Warranty Start issues at dealers.
Document and update dealer lists and dealer / country specific processes in line with latest requirements.
Represent Sales Operations at various Dealer & Customer facing events.
Develop and maintain excellent Product Knowledge.
Coordinate Sales Order Amendment process between Dealer and Manufacturing Teams to ensure specification is built in-line with customer requirements.
Process Dealer VM Credits (Target Rewards, Rep Rewards, Demo Rewards and Retail Incentives) in line with authorisation from Regional Teams and Finance.
Managing deposit allocation process to ensure these are accurately recorded and tracked against customer opportunities and are reflected on the final invoice.
Manage generation and issue (both electronically and via UPS) of vehicle documentation, for example notarised Chamber documents, Embassy Certificates and EUR1’s.
Holiday cover for other DSC’s.
Complete price testing for new models / model year in line with Programme Timings.
Manage delivery priority requests from dealers and business to secure customer retail volumes or promised handover dates.
Managing allocations in line with overall Regional wholesale plan, as well as dealer targets.
Generate Purchase Orders and coordinate approvals. GRN goods to close out purchase orders.
Assist the Sales Operations Supervisor with ad hoc duties, as required.
Attend and provide input on weekly regional calls.
Qualification & Experience:
A good level of PC literacy is essential.
Previous office-based administration experience and some exposure to an outward-facing Dealer support or Customer Service environment is required.
Ability to demonstrate excellent product knowledge is desirable.
Minimum GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics
Foreign language skills are advantageous.
Advertised: GMT Standard Time 13 Jan 2022
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