Company Background - Euro Car Parts
Euro Car Parts an LKQ company is the largest automotive aftermarket specialist in the UK, with circa 9,500 employees and over 200 branches nationwide. The business is on track to achieve another record year in terms of sales and investment into infrastructure, with annualised sales now exceeding £900 million. Euro Car Parts is one of the UKs biggest entrepreneurial success stories of recent times.
Euro Car Parts distributes parts for all makes of cars, including Korean and Japanese programmes and light commercial vehicles. They have over 140,000 different stocked part numbers, significantly exceeding its competitors and this number is constantly growing.
Euro Car Parts Ltd was founded in 1978 by Sukhpal Singh Ahluwalia, a refugee who fled Uganda’s Amin Regime for the UK with his family. At the age of 18 Sukhpal raised £5,000 with help from his Father and the bank and set up a car parts shop in North London. Since then the business has seen typical annual growth of 25% and was sold to LKQ Corporation in October 2011 for £280 million. Sukhpal remains an active member of the business having operated as Executive Chairman for the UK business and has more recently joined the main LKQ board in the States as Executive Director. His entrepreneurial flair, passion, high energy, resilience, tenacity and a “will to win” are still intrinsic to the culture of the business.
Euro Car Parts’ parent company - LKQ Corporation is the market leader in collision repair and recycled parts in North America and Europe, with an annualised turnover exceeding $4 billion worldwide and more than 30,000 employees across 7 countries.
o Customers are Trade, National and Retail (online and instore)
o 82,000 deliveries per day
o c. 200 Branches
o 16 Regional Distribution Centres
o 3 National Distribution Centres
o 140,000 parts in stock
o 5,250,000 square foot of warehousing
o 9,500 people in the UK
o Partner with DHL on European Distribution
2015: £905M turnover, £88M pre-tax profit, 9.72% pre-tax profit margin
2014: £716M turnover, £63M pre-tax profit, 8.85% pre-tax profit margin
2013: £587M turnover, £63M pre-tax profit, 10.76% pre-tax profit margin
2012: £438M turnover, £41M pre-tax profit, 9.44% pre-tax profit margin
2011: £340M turnover, £31M pre-tax profit, 9.24% pre-tax profit margin
2010: £271M turnover, £15M pre-tax profit, 5.82% pre-tax profit margin
As Parts Sales Advisor, you will be targeted to achieve daily individual sales and profit targets through the effective use of resources and to pro-actively maintain and develop the branch sales and profitability by value added selling and enhancing customer relationships
o Build long-term relationships with local customers
o Exceed daily financial targets
o Take orders over the telephone and up-sell to increase invoice value
o Make outbound calls to raise customer awareness and achieve sales
o Actively promote offers, discounts and customer competitions
o Limit credits and returns by sending the right parts, first time
o Become an essential, trusted part of your customers business
47.83 hours per week Monday to Friday from 8am - 5.30pm or 8.30am - 6pm and alternate Saturdays from 8am - 4pm
Your career with Euro Car Parts is only limited by your ambition and will to succeed.
For exceeding expectations in this fiercely competitive market we offer: