Service Advisor/Warranty Clerk

 

Recruiter:

Bonafide Human Capital

Job Ref:

ServAdv/WrntyClkRdpr..

Date posted:

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Location:

Johannesburg, South Africa

Salary:

Market Related


JOB SUMMARY:
Our well known automotive vehicle dealer client based in Roodepoort is looking to employ and experienced Service Advisor/Warranty Clerk.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our well known automotive vehicle dealer client based in Roodepoort is looking to employ and experienced Service Advisor/Warranty Clerk.

The purpose of the role is to provide prompt and quality service to customers relating to the service, repair, and maintenance of vehicles, acting as an interface between the technical team and the customer to ensure cost-effective repairs and quality service is delivered to customers.

The Service Advisor provides estimated cost analysis of repairs and routine maintenance, and through effective communication with customers, determines the services necessary, predicts the time needed for completion, and stays in constant communication with the customer during the repair process.

Position Overview:

Specific Role Responsibilities:
Specifications for these positions will be discussed if a candidate is invited for an interview.

The responsibilities of a Service Advisor include the following tasks:
• Receive customers in a professional and friendly manner in order to ensure they feel valued.
• Liaise and interact with customers attentively in order to completely understand and comprehend their service needs.
• Prepare service estimates, sell routine maintenance/ repair services, and conduct follow-ups regarding services and customer inquiries.
• Interact and communicate with customers effectively, explaining service details in an understandable and appropriate manner, involving Service Technicians when necessary.
• Maximize customer awareness of all products and services available.
• Create collaborative internal and external partnerships in order to expedite service delivery.
• Schedule appointments, answer phones, and handle queries.
• Assist with the coordination of alternate transportation, car rental reservations, shuttle services, etc.
• Maintain excellent standards of departmental administration such as service sheets, invoices, job cards, warranty claims, authorisation, etc.
• Maintain customer database with contact details and information.
• Assist the dealership to achieve and maintain industry standards of process efficiency and service excellence.
• Develop and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and customer loyalty to ensure repeat business.
• Ensure customer complaints are effectively managed via relevant CRM system/s.
• Maintain and further develop own personal knowledge base in order to remain current and relevant.
• Attend regular team meetings, sharing and receiving feedback in the interest of continuous improvement.
• Attend all relevant OEM training courses, and any other developmental training opportunities allocated.
• Receive customers in a professional and friendly manner in order to ensure they feel valued.
• Liaise and interact with customers attentively in order to completely understand and comprehend their service needs.
• Prepare service estimates, sell routine maintenance/ repair services, and conduct follow-ups regarding services and customer inquiries.
• Interact and communicate with customers effectively, explaining service details in an understandable and appropriate manner, involving Service Technicians when necessary.
• Maximize customer awareness of all products and services available.
• Create collaborative internal and external partnerships in order to expedite service delivery.
• Schedule appointments, answer phones, and handle queries.
• Assist with the coordination of alternate transportation, car rental reservations, shuttle services, etc.
• Maintain excellent standards of departmental administration such as service sheets, invoices, job cards, warranty claims, authorisation, etc.
• Perform research on warranties and prepare to customize warranty papers for work.
• Review all warranty claims and administer it with warranty awarded.
• Coordinate with manager and prepare repair order for authorization as per warranty requirement.
• Assist various departments and fulfill all warranty requirements.
• Assist customers with all warranty service and prepare associate documents.
• Monitor all customer inquiries and requests on all warranty issues.
• Supervise all information and update database and prepare require filling documents.
• Maintain knowledge on various warrant programs by active participation in education programs.
• Ensure customer satisfaction and ensure compliance to all warranty specifications.
• Evaluate databases and complete all data entry for warranty claims and filings.
• Prepare and maintain all warranty documents according to distributor and manufacturer requirement.
• Monitor defective products and withdraw specific batch of products if required.
• Manage all warranty claims, resubmit claims of required and ensure appropriate action.
• Monitor all body shop applications and monitor all outstanding applications.
• Coordinate with account departments and settle all warranty claims.
• Prepare documents for all warranty papers and mention repair order number and date of replacement.
• Maintain records of customer details and warrantor references.
• Assist the dealership to achieve and maintain industry standards of process efficiency and service excellence.
• Develop and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and customer loyalty to ensure repeat business.
• Ensure customer complaints are effectively managed via relevant CRM system/s.
• Maintain and further develop own personal knowledge base in order to remain current and relevant.
• Attend regular team meetings, sharing and receiving feedback in the interest of continuous improvement.
• Attend all relevant OEM training courses, and any other developmental training opportunities allocated.
• Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications and Experience needed:
• Matric
• Valid, unendorsed driver’s license and the ability to competently and legitimately drive.
• Computer literate
• Knowledge of dealership policies and procedures is essential.
• Knowledge of competitive motor industry.
• Basic mathematical ability (numeracy)
• Knowledge of relevant operating systems would be an advantage.
• Multilingual with languages generally spoken across the area and customer base is necessary.
• Must have experience with Warranty Claims/ processes

Skills and Personal Attributes:
Minimum requirement:
• Highly self-motivated, energetic and able to maintain a positive outlook.
• Ethical
• Need to acquire thorough knowledge of the vehicles they are handling – not just technical specs; but also, information about the manufacturer’s warranty, dealership services, OEM updates, etc.
• Eager to participate in ongoing training opportunities made available by the organization and OEM for development purposes and/or to stay abreast of product or system changes.
• A team player
• Reliable
• Results driven and customer orientated

Covid-19 vaccination is an important part of our client''''s Retail and Rental’s commitment to stopping the spread of COVID-19 not only in our workplaces but the country as a whole. This is because vaccines offer protection to employees by reducing their risk of infection, or the severity of their symptoms; and at a population level, referred to as population-immunity. Given that vaccination is a priority in the fight against COVID-19, they encourage vaccinated candidates to apply for the vacant position.

 

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