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Rewarding careers at Citygate Volkswagen, ŠKODA and Volkswagen Van Centres.

At Citygate, we are committed to investing in our employees and providing a challenging yet rewarding working environment, we’re also a Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For in 2014 and 2015!

We recruit for a wide variety of roles across our five Volkswagen franchises, two Volkswagen van centres, two ŠKODA franchises, our stand-alone service centre, head office, fleet sales department and extensive Trade Parts Specialist (TPS) operation.

Many of our employees have been working with us for more than 10 years with several having clocked up in excess of 20 years with the company, we are proud to boast as many as two/three generations of families who work for us which reflects our commitment and dedication to the people who make the Citygate brand so successful.

Whilst our current vacancies are listed below, please feel free to send us a speculative application and we shall endeavour to contact you if a role becomes available which we feel would suit you.

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Sales Executive All locations

Are you an Experienced Sales Executive looking for a new career? Would you like to join a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company to Work For?

Citygate Automotive Limited is an established Motor Group with an extensive market territory in North West London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. At Citygate, our passion is for our people and with over 450 employee’s, we are looking for an Experienced  Sales Executive 

to join our growing team to help us drive our business as well as their own career. Our Visions and Values demand that we are “Committed to Excellence”, and to achieve this, we recognise the importance of ensuring we provide the highest level of training and development. Recruiting, motivating, and retaining talented people is vital to our continuing success.

About the role:

This position will require you to maximize every opportunity to sell Volkswagen and ŠKODA Vehicles to our customers. The role of Sales Executive demands an understanding of an effective sales process, the ability to adapt to the individual needs of our customers and a clear focus on volume and margin objectives. You will be required to maintain an in-depth knowledge of our products and related processes.

About the Person:

  • Do you have a flair for selling?
  • Are you highly motivated and target driven?
  • Are you an energised & passionate individual looking for an opportunity to grow with a business?
  • Do you have a proven track record within a sales environment? (Motor retail experience is not essential).
  • Can you help us to deliver an excellent customer experience?
  • Do you hold a full driving license with 2 years’ driving experience?

 If so, we can offer you a Competitive Salary, Car and fuel card as well as an opportunity to develop your career with a growing business. We have a desire to see our people develop and grow via our training academy, to realise their full potential, and ultimately be empowered and trained to better themselves and their workplace.

Hours of work are Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 6.00pm with one day off during the week and every other Sunday 11am – 5pm. To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@citygate.co.uk. To find out how you can apply for a career with Citygate, please e-mail your CV to recruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Head of Sales South Ruislip

Citygate is currently recruiting for a:

Head of Sales

for our site at

Ruislip, Middlesex

An exciting opportunity for a Head of Sales has become available with our Group. The successful candidate’s will have experience in managing a volume based Sales Department. The department is targeted to deliver 700 new and 700 used Volkswagen passenger cars. 

The roles will be managing a team of 2 managers and 10 Sales Executives. The role demands a strong understanding of the Sales Process, volume and deal maximisation as well as strong people management. Your role will be to ensure that your sales department meets its Sales, F&I and Customer Care targets. You will actively lead the sales team’s daily activities and provide hands on support to achieve volume and margin objectives. 

You will have the ability to manage your team to maximise every sales opportunity, as well as being able to motivate a sales team to deliver exceptional levels of customer service. 

Proficiency in using, Deal Maximising systems, SLI are desired 

For the right candidate, this role will offer the opportunity to grow and develop within the Group.

To apply, please send your CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Service Advisor Citygate Skoda Bushey

Service Advisor – Citygate Skoda Bushey


About the Position:

Citygate Skoda Bushey is currently recruiting for a Service Advisor.This position will require you to effectively deal with customer requirements for the servicing and repair of their vehicle. You will be required to meet and greet our service customers, book their cars in for the service appointment, arrange courtesy cars, communicating with both the technical service team and the customer on the progress of work, whilst delivering an excellent customer service. You will also be crossed trained in the Parts Department Previous Service Advisor experience is essential for this role and you must hold a full driving license.

 

About the Person:

Ideally, you will have

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A proactive ability to follow up
  • The ability to be self motivated
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • A conscientious approach to administration

 

To apply please forward your CV to:recruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence

 

Warranty Manager High Wycombe

Are you an experienced Warranty Manager looking to further your career in an ever-evolving Sunday Times Top 100 Company? We are looking to hire a dedicated and responsible Warranty Manager to administer and process warranty claims. 


At Citygate, customer care is at the heart of everything we do, and this role is integral in maintaining the word-class experience we provide.  The Citygate training academy also ensures our staff’s personal development, and we would love to hear from bright individuals who are excited at the prospect of joining a strong team.  

The role requires you:

·         To build and maintain an effective working relationship with the manufacturer

·         To process manufacturer warranty claims in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring that deadlines are met

·         To keep warranty rejections to a minimum

·         To undertake other administrative and warranty-related duties accurately and promptly

·         To ensure that warranty debtors are kept within terms of payment

·         To comply with health and safety requirements

·         To comply with company policy and procedures

·         To promote good departmental and inter-departmental team spirit

·         To maintain a high standard of personal presentation at all times

·         To raise concerns and problems without delay


If you possess the above qualities, please send your CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence


Technician All Locations

About the Position: 

Citygate Automotive are current recruiting for Motor Vehicle Technicians for various sites within the group. This role requires you to carry out General Servicing and Mechanical repairs to the Volkswagen range of cars or Commercial Vehicles.  Volkswagen / Audi experience is preferable for this role.

You must hold a full UK driving licence

About the Person 

Ideally, you will have 

An NVQ in Motor Vehicle Technology or equivalent is essential

A proven track record in your field

The ability to be self motivated to achieve targets

A good team player

To apply please forward your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk

TPS Telesales Advisor Colindale

We are currently recruiting for a Telesales Advisor to work within our Trade Parts Specialist Operation based in Colindale.This role will require you to contact our trade customers and sell vehicle parts and supplies. You should be proficient in the use of the VW ETKA system and have a minimum of 1 years’ experience using these systems. Direct selling experience via the telephone is essential for this role. 

To apply, please send our CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk


Digital Marketing Executive Ruislip

Key tasks include:

·         Social media marketing: developing a distinct online presence by attracting high numbers of internet followers through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

·         Search engine optimisation (SEO): developing strategies to increase number of visitors to a website by getting high-ranking placements in search results.

·         Pay per click (PPC) campaigns: sponsored online advertising paid for by the business to appear alongside non-paid search results.

·         To support the business with all Digital marketing requirements

·         CRM & Database Cleansing  


Responsibilities

·         Developing digital marketing projects and campaigns.

·         Creating and uploading copy and images for the organisation's website;

·         Providing accurate reports and analysis to management to demonstrate effective return on investment (ROI);

·         Researching new online media opportunities that may benefit the business including mobile, social media, development of blogs and forums;

·         Designing website banners and assisting with web visuals;

·         Communicating with affiliate networks and affiliate partners;

·         Conducting key word research and web statistics reporting;

·         Contributing to social media engagement and brand awareness campaigns;

·         Using web analytics software to monitor performance of the company websites and make recommendations for improvement;

·         Contributing to company and industry blogs

·         Assisting with paid media including liaising with digital advertising agencies;

·         Integrating content marketing strategies;

·         Keeping up to date with current digital trends;

·         Managing the contact database and assisting with lead generation activities;

·         Negotiating with media suppliers to achieve the best price for clients.


About the Person:

You will need to have:

·         Strong verbal communication skills for articulating ideas to colleagues and clients;

·         Written communication skills for producing high quality content;

·         Attention to detail and accuracy;

·         Ability to work independently and flexibly;

·         Capacity to prioritise and work across multiple projects;

·         Excellent team work skills;

·         Organisational skills with ability to deliver a high volume of quality work;

·         Creative skills for contributing new and innovative ideas;

·         ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines;

·         networking and analytical skills;

·         Knowledge of existing and emerging social media platforms.


To apply, please send your CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence


Weekend Showroom Host - Maternity Cover Ruislip


Weekend Showroom Host – Ruislip Maternity Cover – 6 Month Fixed Term Contract


At Citygate Ruislip, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, and our commitment to the continual improvement of the service we offer to our customers. To fulfill this commitment, we are currently recruiting for a Weekend Showroom Host for our Showroom in South Ruislip. 


You will be required to meet and greet all customers on arrival to the showroom and ensure that their time at the showroom is a hospitable and enjoyable experience. You will be the first point of contact for all customers entering the showroom. You will be required to serve refreshments to our customers and keep the hospitality area tidy. 


The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills and an outgoing personality. You must be committed to providing the highest levels of customer care. Previous experience in customer care is desired or reception work is required.


You will be required to work Saturday 8.30 am to 5.30pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm. 

To apply, please send your CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence


TPS Warehouse Operative Colindale


Citygate Automotive are currently recruiting for a Parts Warehouse Operative for its new North West London Trade Parts Specialist Operation.
Main purpose of this job is to:

 Ensure all incoming goods are processed correctly,

  • Picking of parts for customer orders from stock
  • Maintaining the warehouse to a high standard to promote a ‘state of the art’ operation
  • Contribute to departmental compliance with company policies and industry guidelines 

The hours of work are Monday to Friday working on a shift rota basis of with 6am to 4pm or 8am to 6pm. You will also be required to work alternate Saturday 8am – 1pm

You must be computer literate and have a full UK driving license.

To apply, please send your CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Service Advisor - High Wycombe High Wycombe


Citygate High Wycombe is currently recruiting for a Service Advisor. This position will require you to effectively deal with customer requirements for the servicing and repair of their vehicle. You will be required to meet and greet our service customers, booking service appointments, arrange courtesy cars, communicating with both the technical service team and the customer on the progress of work, whilst delivering an excellent customer service.


About the Person

Ideally, you will have

Excellent communication skills

A proactive ability to follow up

The ability to be self motivated

Excellent customer care skills

A conscientious approach to administration

To apply, please send your CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence



Fleet Sales Executive Wooburn Green


Citygate Automotive is a large independent Retail Group with a well established existing client portfolio and reputation. We have an exciting opportunity for a Fleet Sales Executive to join our team. 

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has experience in the leasing sector and you must have as proven track record in Fleet sales.  You must be highly driven and able to work under your own initiative and manage your time effectively. You must be smart and presentable and have the ability to represent the business in a professional manner.

  

Main purpose of the job:

 

  • To prospect and introduce new business into Corporate Sales department.

  • To manage all Citygate Lease enquiries, internally and externally

  • To create and utilise Corporate database

  • To present to and show benefits of whole dealership to new business prospects

  • To work closely with Group Corporate Sales Manager in agreeing strategy for the development of new business

  • To achieve you minimum monthly appointment target.

  • To sell and deliver a you annual vehicle sales target

  • To work closely with Volkswagen Finance and introduce them at every possible opportunity  

  • To pro actively target end of contract prospects

  • You must hold a driving licence. 

In return you will receive a competitive salary package and benefits as well as the opportunity to develop your career with a progressive business.

To apply, please send your CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence

Service Advisor - Watford Watford



Citygate Watford is currently recruiting for a Service Advisor. This position will require you to effectively deal with customer requirements for the servicing and repair of their vehicle. You will be required to meet and greet our service customers, booking service appointments, arrange courtesy cars, communicating with both the technical service team and the customer on the progress of work, whilst delivering an excellent customer service.


About the Person


Ideally, you will have 


Excellent communication skills

A proactive ability to follow up

The ability to be self motivated

Excellent customer care skills

A conscientious approach to administration


To apply, please send your CV torecruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence