Careers at Simply Sports Cars Lotus

If you have ever had dreams of working in the automotive industry and doing a mix of vehicle servicing, modifications and track day or tarmac rally events then this is the car dealership in Australia to come and work for. No two days are the same with a mix of workshop and trackside event activities all year round.

We are the Australian distributor for Lotus & KTM vehicles as well as the operators of dealerships in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Work for a sports car dealership in Australia

Simply Sports Cars is focussed on selling sports cars from the Lotus and KTM brands in Australia. We are a dynamic, hands-on team, that is run by race engineers where we spend just as much time at racing circuits or targa tarmac rally stages as we do at our dealerships in Sydney or Melbourne.

Come and work with an Australian sports car dealership that is staffed by a team that includes

  • Experienced race engineers.
  • Software technicians
  • Designers
  • Passionate driving enthusiasts. 
 

We don’t apologise for not wearing suits or ties as our philosophy is all about creating a lifestyle for the owners of Emira, Eletre, Elise, Exige, Evora and X-BOW sports cars that enables them to enjoy their vehicles all year round.

We also;

  • Design our own vehicle upgrades.
  • Provide authorised motor vehicle repair services.
  • Do log book servicing
  • install and set up performance modifications
  • Run track day events and other driving experiences.

 

Working at Simply Sports Cars is not like a standard car dealership – we live, breath and eat sports car performance driving. If you think you have what it takes and have something to offer the team then send us your resume

We've developed a great community over the years where we have been able to build relationships with our customers where we know everyone by first name. I'm a firm believer in making sure the whole Simply Sports Cars team is accountable for engaging directly with each of our customers to deliver a great experience whether it is buying a spare part or a driving event.

We aren't like other dealerships, for us it isn't about shiny showrooms, it is more important that people get a great experience & get to enjoy their car either socially, doing performance driving or competition at the track.

LEE KNAPPETT

Director

Hiring now

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT – SYDNEY

Part-time 2 days a week administration assistant with a Cert IV in Bookkeeping

This role will support the lovely bookkeeper, Gemma, in our Artarmon dealership. 

Key activities of the role include: 

• Answering and transferring phone calls 

• Maintaining the overall presentation of the showroom and customer reception areas 

• Entering purchase invoice information into our Microsoft NAV accounting system, training will be given, previous experience in other accounting software will help 

• Accounts receivable follow up for overdue accounts 

• Customer event management support – administration 

• General administrative tasks 


We are looking for someone with: 

• Some previous bookkeeping experience 

• Previous experience in an office environment 

• Strong attention to detail and an organised methodical approach to resolving issues 

• Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Outlook 

• Confident to work autonomously, managing a diverse and changing workload, as well as work in a team environment 

• Desire to work in the automotive industry 

• Be well presented 

2 days/week is flexible, but one day will be Friday, hours are flexible. Training for the accounting system will be given, and previous experience in other accounting software will help

No overseas applicants please, you must live in Sydney and have the right to work in Australia.

PARTS INTERPRETER – SYDNEY

Simply Sports Cars is the largest Lotus dealer in Australia with dealerships located in Artarmon NSW and South Melbourne VIC.

We are looking for an experienced Automotive Parts Interpreter to join our growing team in Artarmon.

This role would suit an enthusiastic experienced professional with a genuine interest in working with premium brand vehicles and who understands the high levels of customer service required in such a role.

 

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Processing customer sales orders received through our online sales channels and over the phone
  • Answering customer enquiries (phone and email) and parts interpretation
  • Liaison with service managers to understand workshop parts needs
  • Parts picking (for customer orders and workshop jobs)
  • Parts inventory levels monitoring and parts ordering
  • Parts receipt and put away
  • Creation of sales invoices for parts sales
 

REQUIREMENTS

To be successful in this role, the following skills and experience are mandatory

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar parts interpretation role
  • Strong knowledge of parts and how to interpret supplier parts catalogue / systems
  • Strong computer skills, including parts systems, Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines
  • A friendly and positive attitude towards customers and co-workers
  • Australian residency
  • Current Australian Drivers licence

All enquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence.

This is a full-time permanent position, and available for immediate start. 

Salary is above award, depending on skills and experience.

You must have the right to work in Sydney, no overseas applicants please.

HEAD OF AFTERSALES – SYDNEY

Lotus Cars Australia is the importer of Lotus Sports Cars and Lifestyle vehicles with offices located in Artarmon NSW and South Melbourne VIC.

Due to unprecedented growth in sales volumes, we are looking for an experienced Head of Aftersales to join our growing team.  Initially based in Sydney, there is scope for this role to be conducted from our Melbourne location in the future.

This role would suit an enthusiastic experienced professional with a genuine interest in managing an effective aftersales team, and maintain a strong collaborative working relationship with regional dealerships, supporting them achieve their aftersales and customer satisfaction goals.

The scope of this role encompasses the full spectrum of the aftersales business, including spare parts, warranty, technical support, merchandise and events.

DUTIES INCLUDE

  • Building, managing, and motivating an internal aftersales team that works in harmony to achieve the aftersales outcomes of Lotus Cars Australia and dealers alike
  • Implementation of strategies that improve after sales financial results, dealer, and customer satisfaction
  • Management of after sales inventory from procurement to distribution across the dealer network
  • Refinement of existing systems and processes aligned to the roll out of new systems, processes, and products by Lotus, including the emerging battery electric vehicle (BEV) range
  • Active participation within the Lotus Cars Australia management team, including creation of corporate level reporting for the aftersales business
  • Oversight of standards adherence across the dealer network

REQUIREMENTS

To be successful in this role, the following skills and experience are essential:

  • Previous experience in a similar role with similar scope of activities
  • Strong skills in business management, with proven problem solving an analytical thinking skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • Strong IT skills, in particular automotive systems and the Microsoft Office suite, with an emphasis on Excel and Powerpoint
  • Sound negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities, organise workload, and meet deadlines
  • A friendly and positive attitude towards dealers, customers and co-workers
  • Australian residency
  • Current Australian Drivers licence

All enquiries will be treated with the strictest confidence.

This is a full-time permanent position, and available for immediate start. 

An attractive remuneration package is available, depending on skills and experience.

You must have the right to work in Australia, no overseas applicants please.

AUTOMOTIVE STOCK CONTROLLER – SYDNEY

Automotive Stock Controller for Lotus Cars Australia. This is a rare opportunity to join the import and distribution side of the team, working with the manufacturer in the UK for our parts needs. You will be responsible for stock controlling a comprehensive portfolio of parts required by the Lotus dealer network throughout Australia

  • Rare opportunity to join as the territory representative for an Iconic brand
  • ICE and EV parts
  • Exciting, dynamic role with growth opportunities
 

ON OFFER

  • Full Time Permanent position in Artarmon, Sydney
  • Training and career development
  • Exciting new product releases and growth strategy across Australia

Lotus is synonymous with pure driving. Its rich history with Motorsport and multiple Formula 1 Championship successes stand Lotus at the top step for driving enthusiasts seeking a pure driving experience. Lotus Cars is experiencing unprecedented growth, its new model program includes the last internal combustion engine (ICE) sports car ever to be produced by Lotus, plus 4 exciting battery electric (BEV) lifestyle vehicles in the next 5 years.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Key activities of the role include:

  • Parts ordering
  • Parts receiving and put away
  • Part selection and despatch
  • Stock take
  • Inventory system updates

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Passion to work with the Lotus brand
  • Prior experience as a stock controller in a similar industry
  • Knowledge of auto parts, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of vehicles
  • Commitment to delivery of high-quality outcomes
  • Strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to your work
  • Good computer skills and an understanding of inventory management systems
  • Ability to work under pressure, managing a diverse and changing workload
  • Desire to learn and continually challenge yourself to meet the ever-changing needs of the automotive industry
  • Hold a driver’s licence

SENIOR AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN – MELBOURNE

In this role, you will be responsible for delivering high quality upgrade and maintenance services on customer cars. While the majority of this work will be performed at our South Melbourne based dealership, opportunity exists to join the technical team from time to time supporting customers participating in track days and Targa rallies throughout Australia.

Key activities of the role include:

  • Pre-delivery inspection and delivery services prior to vehicle handover
  • Provision of handbook servicing, warranty and recall campaigns
  • Fitment and maintenance of aftersales upgrade components (e.g. exhausts, suspension, brake kits, roll cages, ECUs, Data loggers, cameras etc)
  • Provision of technical support at track days and Targa rallies
  • Liaison with the Service Advisor in relation to job progress
  • Updating the service management system with job details to ensure an accurate service/upgrade history is maintained for the vehicle
  • Establishing and maintaining a good rapport with VIP customers

We are looking for:

  • You will have completed your mechanical qualifications and have 3+ years’ experience as a technician
  • You will be committed to delivery of high-quality outcomes and have a passion to work with the Lotus brand
  • A strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to resolving issues
  • A high level of automotive technical competency, ideally with exposure to Toyota and/or Mercedes AMG engine/drive trains
  • Good computer skills and an understanding of service management systems
  • An ability to work under pressure, managing a diverse and changing workload
  • A desire to learn and continually challenge yourself to meet the ever-changing needs of the automotive industry
  • You will need to hold a full (unrestricted) driver’s licence

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT – MELBOURNE

In this role you will be responsible for supporting the sales and service management teams through a variety of administrative duties at our South Melbourne based dealership. You will also often be the first point of contact for existing and new clients, in a premium retail environment.

Key activities of the role include:

  • Answering and transferring phone calls
  • Customer meet and greet
  • Maintaining the overall presentation of the showroom and customer reception areas
  • Completion of paperwork associated with vehicle sales
  • Registrations
  • Green/Blue slips
  • Police book etc.
  • Purchasing of office supplies
  • Liaison with the Service Advisor in relation to job progress to answer customer queries
  • Accounts receivable follow up for overdue accounts
  • Customer event management support – planning, logistics, operations, administration

We are looking for
• Previous demonstrable experience in a similar role within the automotive industry
• A commitment to delivery of high-quality outcomes and excellent customer relationship skills
• Strong client-facing communication skills, commensurate with a premium brand retail environment
• A strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to resolving issues
• Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
• An ability to work autonomously, under pressure, managing a diverse and changing workload
• A desire to learn and continually challenge yourself to meet the ever-changing needs of the business
• You will need to hold a driver’s licence

SENIOR AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN – SYDNEY

In this role, you will be responsible for delivering high quality upgrade and maintenance services on customer cars. While the majority of this work will be performed at our dealership, opportunity exists to join the technical team from time to time supporting customers participating in track days and Targa rallies throughout Australia.

Key activities of the role include:

  • Pre-delivery inspection and delivery services prior to vehicle handover
  • Provision of handbook servicing, warranty and recall campaigns
  • Fitment and maintenance of aftersales upgrade components (e.g. exhausts, suspension, brake kits, roll cages, ECUs, Data loggers, cameras etc)
  • Provision of technical support at track days and Targa rallies
  • Liaison with the Service Advisor in relation to job progress
  • Updating the service management system with job details to ensure an accurate service/upgrade history is maintained for the vehicle
  • Establishing and maintaining a good rapport with VIP customers

We are looking for:

  • You will have completed your mechanical qualifications and have 3+ years’ experience as a technician
  • You will be committed to delivery of high-quality outcomes and have a passion to work with the Lotus brand
  • A strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to resolving issues
  • A high level of automotive technical competency, ideally with exposure to Toyota and/or Mercedes AMG engine/drive trains
  • Good computer skills and an understanding of service management systems
  • An ability to work under pressure, managing a diverse and changing workload
  • A desire to learn and continually challenge yourself to meet the ever-changing needs of the automotive industry
  • You will need to hold a full (unrestricted) driver’s licence

ASSOCIATE SALES CONSULTANT – SYDNEY

In this role you will be responsible for the sale of new and used Lotus vehicles to the installed and net new customer base from our Artarmon premises.

Key activities of the role include;

  • End to end management of sales enquiries from top of funnel leads to final execution of contracts
  • Answering phone and internet/email based enquiries
  • Conversion of short term leads and nurturing of long term prospects
  • Provision of vehicle advice to prospects (product genius)
  • Scheduling and facilitating test drives
  • Preparation of quotes and sales invoices
  • Liaison with finance managers
  • Continuous self improvement to maintain knowledge of Lotus products and standards
  • Maintenance of deal information in CRM system
  • Proactive communication with clients to support vehicle delivery timing/scheduling
  • Liaison with the Service Advisor in relation to vehicle pre-delivery
  • Liaison with admin staff in relation to vehicle registration
  • Vehicle handover and post sale client relationship management

We are looking for

  • A highly motivated self-starter who can work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Previous sales experience in the automotive industry, ideally with premium brands
  • Commercial acumen commensurate with structuring win/win outcomes for customer and dealer alike
  • You will be committed to delivery of high quality outcomes and have a passion to work with the Lotus brand
  • A strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to managing the sales process
  • You will be driven to succeed and hit targets
  • Good computer skills and an understanding of CRM and Dealer Management Systems
  • An ability to work under pressure, managing a diverse and changing workload
  • A desire for continuous learning as Lotus transitions from ICE to EV products
  • You will need to hold a full (unrestricted) drivers licence

STOCK CONTROLLER – SYDNEY

In this role you will be responsible for stock controlling a comprehensive portfolio of aftersales parts required by the Lotus dealer network.

Key activities of the role include;
• Parts ordering
• Parts receiving and put away
• Part selection and despatch
• Stock take
• Inventory system updates

We are looking for
• You will have prior experience as a stock controller in a similar industry

• You have knowledge of parts, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of vehicles,

• You will be committed to delivery of high quality outcomes and have a passion to work with the Lotus brand

• A strong attention to detail and a methodical approach to your work

• Good computer skills and an understanding of inventory management systems

• An ability to work under pressure, managing a diverse and changing workload

• A desire to learn and continually challenge yourself to meet the ever changing needs of the automotive industry

• You will need to hold a drivers licence

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