Working with Aston Barclay

Head of HSEQ & Compliance

Location: Wakefield

As Head of HSEQ & Compliance you will inspire a positive safety culture that encourages all employees within the business to put safety first, differentiating Aston Barclay in the industry by delivering exceptional safety performance every day.

Main Activities:

  • Working with the functional leaders to ensure they continue to maintain our standards. Ideally you will understand the principle and importance of effective auditing and be able to influence.
  • Monitoring adherence to GDPR policy.
  • Review current policies and procedures.
  • Carrying out audits across the Group to ensure our processes mirror what we do in practice.
  • Reporting monthly and annually on Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, and Information Security.
  • Representing the company, meeting with external assessors to ensure compliance with the certifications.
  • Reviewing fire risk assessments, and H&S audits ensuring these up to date and all priority actions and recommendations are implemented within recommended timeframes.
  • Monitoring and dealing with Notices from statutory authorities.
  • Attending site meetings statutory bodies.
  • Monitoring performance in complying with fire safety recommendations.
  • Ensuring sites have up to date risk records.
  • Providing regular updates on health, safety and fire legislation associated guidance, government advice notes, industry guidance, best practice and proposed developments.
  • Support the First Aid provision for the site to meet with legal requirements for cover and training.
  • Ensure all key stakeholders are appropriately trained to complete accident investigations in timely manner set down through agreed KPI’s and assist stakeholders in accident investigations and lead investigation in high potential incidents/accidents.
  • Maintain database entries for all accidents and near misses, adequately identifying and highlighting where necessary the actions required for preventing re-occurrence; this includes the accurate maintenance of accident reports.
  • Implement and co-ordinate initiatives that reduce the risk of accidents and incidents through effective communications, campaigns and best practise.
  • Maintaining the corporate risk register and the implementation of adequate controls.
  • Ensuring the Board of Directors receive and act on reports of HSEQ and Compliance matters.
  • Supporting the CFO in setting up a Data Protection Group with nominated. representatives at each location of the organisation and assist them with the successful implementation of their local DP Policy to ensure legislative compliance.
  • Providing trend analysis to Group management Board to support and provide focus for driving positive behaviours and culture within the business.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • NEBOSH diploma or equivalent
  • Member of the institution of occupational health and safety
  • Able to influence without authority
  • Able to structure and develop a strategy roadmap
  • Ready to roll up sleeves and gets hands on
  • Comfortable working in a fast moving, outcome driven business
  • Robust knowledge and understanding of Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental legislation & best practice and appropriate industry specific qualifications (NEBOSH & IEMA, Auditor Training)
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining QHSE systems
  • Role Model for Managing Change and good analytical skills
  • Previous experience of managing and maintaining client and stakeholder relationships
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Excellent IT skills across Microsoft Office
  • Commercial understanding of operational business processes
  • Relationship Building
  • Strong communication skills

Desirable:

  • IEMA Diploma
  • Formal quality training - prefer IQA qualification
  • GDPR Training

 

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 

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Buyer Services Team Leader

Location: Wakefield

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

We are looking for a Buyer Services Team Leader based at our Wakefield centre.

Key Objectives:

To support the overall buyer group strategy, growing and maintaining new and existing buyer relationships, whilst supervising the buyer engagement assistants and leading by example.

Main Activities:

  • Supervision of the buyer services team on a day to day basis
  • Assess the workload of the team prioritise and delegate work accordingly
  • Be a role model to the team
  • Provide support & training to team members on a day to day basis
  • Supporting the overall group buyer engagement strategy to grow and maintain new and existing buyer relationships.
  • Take incoming buyer queries
  • Researching and identifying sales leads/potential clients online including social media to identify new opportunities.
  • Identifying key decision makers within the business and update the business systems with contact information.
  • Identify and contact potential clients via email or phone to encourage account applications or set up meetings.
  • Prospect & open new buyer accounts, encouraging purchasing at Aston Barclay both physically & online.
  • Explore all opportunities with a new client to cross sell if the opportunity arises.
  • Look to place bid & buy now vehicles with existing client base.
  • Keeping awareness of market movements and fresh acquisitions.
  • Create targeted telemarketing campaigns

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Knowledge
  • Punctuality
  • Grammatical
  • Reliability
  • Ambition
  • Leadership

Key Relationships:

  • Buyer Services Manager
  • Buyer Engagement Assistant

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Sales & Marketing Assistant

Location: Wakefield

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

We are looking for a Sales & Marketing Assistant based at our Wakefield centre.

The successful applicant will assist the company’s marketing activities and support the sales team in its efforts to analyse and evaluate performance and provide excellent support to our account managers and the wider sales team on a day to day basis.

This is a varied role covering the creation of print media, digital marketing via websites and email, large corporate documents for the marketing department, and new business presentations and client reviews for use by the sales team. The role also encompasses data analysis and data outputs for use with customers and internal stakeholders.

Main activities:

  • Provide a strong support function to the Sales Team helping them to optimise their outputs
  • Assess market data, including competitors, to identify areas where the company can increase its sales
  • Design, scope and create key reports and presentations to enable the business to monitor performance and make management decisions
  • Use existing sales data and market trends to develop forecasts and projections
  • Produce reports to track progress against targets
  • Deal with email/phone enquiries and directing as appropriate
  • Communicate well and keep Account Managers, and other relevant stakeholders, informed of vendor-related issues
  • Assist the Group PR & Marketing Manager in producing material to house styles and ensuring consistency
  • Produce material to a high standard, to tight deadlines, in support of other departments
  • Develop new ways to enhance the company’s brand and exposure
  • Ensure that corporate branding standards are always upheld
  • Liaise with other departments to enhance internal communication and marketing opportunities
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to liaise with partner agencies
  • Develop strong supplier relationships

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Have previous sales analyst experience preferably within the automotive industry
  • Data analysis skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation skills and accuracy of work
  • Good understanding of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to build effective relationships internally and externally
  • An understanding of social media platforms and scheduling tools
  • An understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud applications (InDesign and Photoshop)

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

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Sales Analyst

Location: Wakefield

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

We are now seeking an Sales Analyst to join our busy Wakefield team.

As Sales Analyst, you will support the sales team in its efforts to evaluate performance and will be responsible for providing excellent support to our account managers and the wider sales team on a day to day basis.

Main activities:

  • Provide a strong support function for Sales Team helping them to optimise their outputs
  • Assess market data, including competitors, to identify areas where the company can increase its sales
  • Design, scope and create key reports and presentations to enable the business to monitor performance and make management decisions
  • Use existing sales data and market trends to develop forecasts and projections
  • Produce reports to track progress against targets
  • Provide information and data to the wider sales team
  • Deal with email/phone enquiries and directing as appropriate
  • Communicate well and keep Account Managers, and other relevant stakeholders, informed of vendor-related issues

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Previous sales analyst experience within the automotive industry preferred but not essential
  • Data analysis skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisation skills and accuracy of work
  • Good understanding of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to build effective relationships internally and externally

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

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Buyer Engagement Assistant

Location: Wakefield

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, confident Buyer Engagement Assistant has arisen. You will be assisting our busy sales team so will need to be organised and efficient with strong administration skills. This is a telesales based role at our Wakefield centre.

We are looking for someone with an excellent telephone manner with outstanding interpersonal skills, be a self-starter with a natural talent for generating leads and enquiries and have the ability to liaise with all levels of business in a confident manner.

Main Activities:

  • Contacting potential or existing customers to inform them about a product or service.
  • Answering questions about products or the company.
  • Asking questions to understand customer requirements and close sales.
  • Supporting the overall group buyer engagement strategy to grow and maintain new and existing buyer relationship
  • Opening of buyer accounts, encouraging purchasing at Aston Barclay both physically & online.
  • Identifying key decision makers within the business and update the business systems with contact information.
  • Look to place bid & buy now vehicles with existing client base
  • Researching and identifying sales leads/potential clients online including social media to identify new opportunities.
  • Contacted lapsed and lost clients who haven’t purchased vehicles in the past 3 months or more.
  • Keeping awareness of market movements and fresh acquisitions.
  • Call through designated portfolio to find out what buyers are looking for, build rapport, find out where they are planning to attend that week, persuade them to attend other sales and promote CFD sales.
  • If buyers aren’t attending – find out why and feed this back to Regional Buyer Engagement Manager. Persuade buyers to leave bids with yourself or RBEM if they aren’t attending.
  • Find out if buyers are attending any other Aston Barclay sales and feed this back to relevant BEA.
  • Support Regional Buyer Engagement Managers working through lapsed and lost calls, to determine why buyers haven’t been back purchasing, what can we do to get them back buying from Aston Barclay.
  • Give buyers updates from the business and be able to fully explain the benefits of products and services e.g. Aston Barclay Stock Funding, new Wakefield centre, Exchange.
  • Minimum of 75 calls per day where supplied

Person specification:

The role would suit someone with the experience of business – business or business to customer sales.

Essential skills include:

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisation
  • IT Fluency
  • Excellent telephone manner

Due to the unique nature of Aston Barclay’s business, direct experience with car auctions is not required, however some exposure to related industries is desirable.

You will be provided with the training, development and support to give you every chance of succeeding in your role.

37.5 hrs per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £18,000.00 per annum + bonuses

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Group Auctioneer

Group vacancy

We are the leading national independent auction group, led by quality people, driving the future of the remarketing industry through leading results, innovation, investment, excellence in technology and exceptional service.

As a Group Auctioneer you will be responsible for organising the auction and managing the bidding and sale process across our 6 strategically located auction centres. You will help ensure that Aston Barclay increases its market share through excellent customer service, gaining new customers and maintaining the continuing loyalty of existing ones.

Main activities:

  • Undertake auctioneering rostrum duties across all sites.
  • Advise customers as required regarding the products and provide a point of contact for customers for all queries in relation to products.
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with customers.
  • Promote on a day-to-day basis the auctioneering operation in line with Aston Barclay values, strategies and policies.
  • Develop new and potential customers through networking, courtesy and follow-up calls.
  • Carry out valuations of products.
  • Assist the centre managers with dispute issues.
  • Contact agreed buyers on a regular basis.
  • Carry out catalogue checking.
  • Generate post-sale reports.
  • Convert provisional bids and not solds after the sale.
  • Assist with vendor and buyer entertainment.
  • Meet and greet vendors and buyers on the day of the sale.
  • Encourage and nurture strong working relationships between colleagues/department/customers.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience auctioneering in the Motor Trade preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to promote the company and identify new business development opportunities.
  • Excellent I.T. skills.
  • Full UK Driving License (the role will include travel).
  • A professional demeanour, an outgoing personality and the ability to effectively engage with customers at all levels.
  • Ability to monitor current market conditions.
  • Ability to remain well-informed of current makes and models of cars coming to auction.

40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

As this is a regional role it may be based at any of our 6 centres which are: Leeds, Donington Park, Wakefield, Chelmsford, Westbury & Prees Heath. 

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Chelmsford

Drovers Way
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 5PP

Leeds LCV Centre

Hillidge Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 1DE

Prees Heath

Heath Road
Whitchurch
Shropshire
SY13 2AE

Westbury

Brook Lane
Westbury
Wiltshire
BA13 4EN (For SatNav use BA13 4EP)

Donington Park

Donington Park
Castle Donington
Derby
DE74 2RP

Wakefield

Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
Normanton
West Yorkshire
WF6 1FL (For SatNav use WF6 1GX)


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