Published: 09 Jun 2016
Latest recruit further strengthens sales force at Jennings Kia
An on-going recruitment drive has resulted in another new member of staff being appointed at Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group.
Graphic design graduate, Dan Smith, 26, from Gateshead, is the latest recruit to join the sales team at the Parsons Road branch in Washington, as demand for the competitively-priced, high quality Kia product range continues to escalate.
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After completing his GCSEs at Emmanuel College, Dan spent four years at Newcastle College where he successfully completed a national diploma and foundation degree in graphic design.
He then decided to take a completely different career path and spent the next four years working in retail sales at Fenwick department store in Newcastle, prior to gaining experience in direct sales for a mobile phone and broadband provider.
Dan said; “Being given the opportunity to work for one of the region’s longest established motor dealers, is just fantastic. I’m totally driven by sales and I also enjoy the customer-facing aspect of the role too.
“I’m looking forward to learning about the various models and specifications available across the stylish range, which also offers Kia’s market-leading seven-year 100,000 mile peace of mind warranty package.”
Working as part of an eight-strong team, Dan’s new role as sales executive entails contributing towards achieving monthly and quarterly new and used car sales objectives set out by Kia Motors, liaising with existing and potential customers, delivering vehicles to customers and attending regular training courses to learn about and maintain product knowledge.
David Phillips, franchise manager at the Jennings Kia dealership in Washington, said; “Dan is the second recruit to join the sales team over the past couple of months, as a result of an influx in sales and more customers becoming attracted to the high quality product range, with the added option of a variety of customer savings, low rate finance and deposit contributions currently available.”
The new model line-up on display and readily available to test drive at the Washington dealership, includes the Picanto, Rio, Soul, KIa Venga, cee’d GT, new cee’d, cee’d Sportswagon, new pro_cee’d, pro_cee’d GT, Carens and the all-new Optima, Sportage and Sorento.
Customers looking for a quality used motor, can take advantage of Kia’s Approved Used Car programme, which also offers the manufacturer’s unique seven-year warranty from the day the car is driven away from the dealership.
Anyone who purchases a new or used car at the Jennings Kia dealership can also take advantage of a number of after sales facilities, including service, MOT and parts, at the Parsons Road site.
For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Kia, customers can call in to the Parsons Road site, contact 0333 414 9750.
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