Join Us at Heritage Parts Centre

WHAT HERITAGE PARTS CENTRE CAN OFFER YOU?

From small beginnings in a single car garage, to employing over 80 staff who can speak more than 10 languages, we are very much focused on progress, and creating the best environment for our team to excel in.

Whatever your skillset, we look to position the right people in the right place to ensure our customers have the very best experience with us.

In early 2018 we were presented with a Best Companies award recognising our commitment to staff wellbeing and workplace happiness. This is just a benchmark though; we are working hard improving rewards, policies and processes, to make our work environment even better. Heritage Parts Centre offers a fun and friendly atmosphere, a competitive salary including annual bonus scheme, 22 days annual paid holiday (plus Bank holidays) and additional days offered for long service. Other benefits include, staff discounts, enhanced maternity and paternity benefits, paid sick leave, free hot drinks, free hump day lunch, cycle to work scheme, long service awards and free parking.

You will find our current vacancies, along with descriptions of the teams within our business below.

If you would like to express an interest in any of the roles and feel you have a skill set that suits, please feel free to get in touch with us via recruitment@heritagepartscentre.com

 

CAR PARTS ADVISOR

 

Do you have an impressive knowledge of car parts and a passion for classic cars? It’s time to put that talent to work for Heritage Parts Centre. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and global business, as a key member of our Team.

As a Car Parts Specialist you will manage the complete lifecycle of a product from identification to timely removal from range. Your responsibilities will include developing our current portfolio, identifying potential products, conducting market research, generating product requirements, determining specifications, timetables, pricing, and plans for product introduction and collaborating to develop marketing strategies. You will also use your expertise to help our customers to place orders over the telephone, and give technical advice via our support system.

There is a passion in our team for bringing the most exciting and relevant range of specialist car parts to our customers. Our current product range covers 23,000 different parts, and this number is constantly increasing. With suppliers worldwide, and our own exclusive manufacturing projects, keeping the right parts on the shelf and at the right price is a huge part of our business. The service we provide to our customers is everything, however we are very much focussed on progress, and creating the best environment for our team to excel in. It’s important to stress that you don’t have to know everything. Our team has a huge amount of experience between them when it comes to Volkswagen and Porsche parts - they are only too happy to pass this on and to help out others.

Heritage Parts Centre is a Sunday Times Best Companies accredited business and we are proud to be able to combine the benefits of a larger company with the friendly culture you would expect in a smaller company.

Essential

  • Extremely knowledgeable about automotive parts.
  • Two or more years’ experience in a relevant commercial role (e.g. auto technician or parts adviser) or Automotive Engineering degree.
  • Confident and effective communicator – both verbal & written.
  • Strong computer and internet skills, proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Intermediate Excel (must be able to use Vlookup functions).
  • Positive Attitude – Passionate.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have an eye for detail.
  • Must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well in a process-driven environment.

Desirable but not essential

  • German speaker
  • Background or passion for classic or modern classic cars.
  • Experience in product management.
  • Supplier management and negotiation skills.
  • Analytical Reporting.
  • Advanced Excel

WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR

 

We are currently looking for a Warehouse Supervisor to join our friendly Shoreham team.

As a warehouse supervisor, you will be responsible for your area of the warehouse through effective use of staff & resources. You will have responsibility for meeting department targets as well as improvement and development of your team members skills.

Some of the skills we are looking for include:

·         Excellent Communication skills

·         A strong customer focus (both internal & external)

·         The ability to work well in teams

·         Leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop staff

·         A desire to help others work towards targets and develop their skills

·         The ability to set, meet and exceed targets

·         A focused and self-motivated approach to work

·         The ability to manage change

 

If you have previous warehouse supervisory experience and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please email your CV to recruitment@heritagepartscentre.com

WAREHOUSE OPERATIVE

 

We are currently looking for a Warehouse Operative to join our friendly Shoreham team.

As a Warehouse Operative you will be responsible for

  • Stock Control: Assisting in maintaining accurate records of stock held
  • Distribution: Assisting in providing an efficient and economic goods out service to both customers
  • Goods Inwards: Accurate checking, recording and putting away of stock

Some of the skills we are looking for include:

  • Experience working in a warehouse environment
  • An enthusiastic approach to work
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a small team
  • Computer literacy (training will be given on specific programs wherever required)

If you have previous warehouse operative experience and would like to learn more about this opportunity, please email your CV to recruitment@heritagepartscentre.com

CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR (MEYLE UK)

 

MEYLE UK was established in July 2009 to supply the British market with high-quality replacement parts and is currently growing at a double-digit rate. The philosophy of MEYLE UK is focused on providing a fast, modern and flexible service, and is supported by a dedicated logistics, sales and distribution network geared towards achieving this goal.

The UK central warehouse in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, stocks a wide range of MEYLE parts and ensures prompt delivery of parts throughout the United Kingdom. MEYLE UK attends trade fairs throughout the country with an experienced team of sales professionals on hand to answer questions about its products.

MEYLE UK unites the technology, know-how and quality of the German parent company with an excellent local service adapted to its customers’ needs.

The Customer Service Advisor role assists the team in the day-to-day duties of the Sales Office to ensure its smooth and efficient organisation and administration.

Some of the skills we are looking for include:

  • Experience working in a customer facing role
  • Administrative experience
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office
  • Computer literacy
  • Confident telephone manner
  • Ability to maintain high levels of service
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision once trained
  • Able to work flexible hours as required

Some desired (but not essential) skills we are looking for:

  • Basic knowledge of vehicle parts
  • Knowledge of the motor spares market
  • Experience in using SAP software

 

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Our Sales team are on hand to assist with all types of enquiry throughout a customer’s buying journey. Whether it’s advising on restoration parts, double checking how many of an item are required, or being the go to person for us at an event, this role is fun, challenging and rewarding. It’s important to stress that you don’t have to know everything. Our team has a huge amount of experience between them when it comes to Volkswagen (and Porsche) parts and they are only too happy to pass this on to help out others.


MOTIVATED, METHODICAL AND ACCURATE PEOPLE: OUR BUSY WAREHOUSE TEAM.

Our business couldn’t function without the warehouse operations team. Responsible for picking, packing and dispatching the car parts that customers have purchased, they are the last link in a long chain before the end user receives their goods. Sending up to 1000 parcels a day our Goods Out team has to work efficiently together to ensure our customers get the best quality experience with Heritage Parts Centre.


WELL ORGANISED WITH A GREAT ATTENTION TO DETAIL: OUR PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

A key element in the negotiation, purchase and management of over 25,000 different parts for VW and Porsche. Working at the beginning of the chain for our company, it’s critical that quality is not only present in the parts we source, but in the way we manage our procurement too. Communication is essential amongst the immediate team, and also with other departments.

Managing the arrival of new parts and deliveries from many global suppliers, dates and times must be coordinated with both our Warehouse team and with the Sales and Marketing departments too. The ability to prioritise workflow is most important, as is a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office. An understanding of the automotive sector and appreciation of cars would be useful, and if you can speak a second language that is a real advantage