Published: 27 Feb 2018

Dean steps into sales controller role at Jennings Mazda Sunderland

A new recruit at Jennings Motor Group’s new Mazda dealership in Sunderland, is no stranger to the company.

Dean Anderson, 43, from Houghton-le-Spring, has taken on the role of sales controller at the group’s new Stadium Way-based branch, located adjacent to Sunderland Football Club’s Stadium of Light.

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He brings with him more than 18 years’ of experience in the motoring industry after  working as a sales executive, business manager and sales controller in the past at Jennings Motor Group’s former Ford dealerships in Washington and Sunderland, and the former Deals on Wheels operation.  Dean also spent time working as a business manager for another motor dealer in the region, and for the past five years, he has been gaining experience as a commercial utility broker.

After leaving Bede Comprehensive School at the age of 16, the motor trade wasn’t Dean’s first career choice. Initially, he completed a Recreation and Leisure Industries course at Wearmouth College, and later went on to gain experience in bar management, prior to working as a customer service advisor at a local call centre.

Dean said: “I enjoy meeting different people and dealing with members of the public, so it wasn’t long before I realised a job in the motor industry was what I wanted to do.

“I’m delighted to have been given this exciting new opportunity at the company’s prestigious Mazda dealership in Sunderland, and to be an employee once again, is great.

“The Mazda line-up offers a high-quality product range to customers, with something available to suit everyone, from compact city cars and family cars through to SUVs and sports cars.”

As sales controller Dean will be responsible for assisting general sales manager, James Chorlton, with the day-to-day running of the dealership, in addition to contributing towards monthly and quarterly sales objectives, advising customers regarding all aspects of finance, as well as tailoring finance packages to meet individual needs and requirements, and ensuring the highest level of customer care is delivered at all times by members of the sales team.

Welcoming Dean on board, general sales manager, James Chorlton, said: “Dean’s experience and knowledge in the motor industry made him the perfect candidate for the role of sales controller at the dealership.”   

Customers looking to purchase a Mazda from the new model line-up, can take their pick from the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, CX-5, MX-5 RF and the Mazda MX-5 soft top.

Other facilities available at the Sunderland-based branch include service, MOT and parts.

Jennings Motor Group also operates a Mazda dealership in Middlesbrough.

For more information about the ranges of products and services available at Jennings Mazda, call into the Stadium Way dealership, contact 0333 414 9750

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