Parts Manager

Date: 20 Jun 2024

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Company: inchcape

Parts Manager – Reading BMW
Competitive Salary + OTE

45 Hours Monday to Friday


Bring a smile to your customers’ faces

Supporting and leading the Parts department as a Parts Manager, you’ll be a consistent role model for the whole department, working to maximise sales and profitability.

You’ll be able to use your knowledge and experience to have a real impact on the business. By keeping standards high, you’ll find the freedom to build a team you can be proud of.


What we can offer you

  • 33 days’ annual leave, including bank holidays, rising with length of service. Holiday buying scheme also available
  • Retail discounts that save you money every day
  • Gym discounts, cash healthcare plans, and a cycle-to-work scheme
  • Car discounts for new and used purchases and servicing
  • Flexible pension scheme and Sharesave scheme to grow your savings
  • Family-friendly policies that help you spend more time with the people that matter
  • A wellbeing programme to support you and your family
  • An internal colleague recognition system to celebrate achievements
  • A community volunteering day


What you’ll do day to day

  • Establish realistic and achievable targets for the department
  • Manage stock inventories and authorise requisitions to the agreed levels
  • Take actions to sustain and enhance levels of customer satisfaction
  • Monitor back orders daily to ensure delivery is received as quickly as possible
  • Liaise with Service Manager to ensure close co-operation for supply of parts for servicing work and special service promotions
  • Liaise with manufacturer over Parts Discrepancy Report
  • Regularly review part accessory displays
  • Maintain sound and competitive pricing structures
  • Ensure that company standards are followed in relation to control of funds, remised, vehicles, and other company resources


Helpful skills and qualifications

Don’t worry about ticking off every single skill here − if you care about delivering great experiences as much as we do, we want to hear from you.


  • Experience of running a Parts Department with similar inventory levels
  • Experience of preparing and managing departmental budgets
  • Previous experience in a managerial or supervisory role for a team
  • Exposure to stock checking routines and process/audit requirements
  • Able to motivate a team of people
  • Strong commercial awareness


Who we are

Inchcape is a global automotive group that sells, services, and repairs the world’s best-known car brands, from Audi, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Lexus to BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz.


But you don’t need to love cars to work with us − you just need to share our mission to create outstanding and trusted experiences for our customers, our partners, and our people. That’s why we believe Inchcape is for everyone.

At Inchcape we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, and believe that Inchcape is for Everyone. So if you’re excited about this role and you share our values to deliver great experiences through fresh thinking and working better together, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right person for this or other roles. Please get in touch!