Vacancy Details

Branch Administrator | St Helens | North
Competitive + Bonus

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.


Key Facts

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


Key Financials

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 

Experience / Duties:

The Opportunity

o Monitor and control the sales ledger so the credit account customers do not exceed their credit terms.

o Throughout the month chase any outstanding debt in order to prevent accounts from going on hold.

o Place daily float in retail trade counter till.

o Receive retail entries of cash, cheques, credit cards and in payment for parts purchased using invoices raised by the Parts Advisor.

o Print cash analysis outputs at the end of each day.

o Monitor unpaid invoices against the cash analysis daily report.

o Reconcile the banking for the previous day’s business and investigate and detail any discrepancies.

o Once discrepancies are resolved, complete banking book entry for the day and pass to the Manager for checking and authorisation after taking out a fresh float for the following day’s activities.

o Reconcile drivers’ daily delivery sheets one day in arrears. This process involves checking deliveries made and accuracy/completeness of payments against office copies of invoices. Subsequently file daily delivery sheets in sequence order.

o Full accountability for the petty cash process, claims and balance in the branch

o Establish stationary requirements for the branch and prepare a list for authorisation by the Manager.

o Receive returned goods notes from the warehouse. Ask the Manager to raise credit notes for returned goods (warranty not required or wrong goods).

o Check credit references for new accounts.

o Deal with Securicor collections

o Administrate the Fire Evacuation Register.

o Assist Branch Manager by following up on debtors, particularly returned cheques whenever required.

o Undertake any other ancillary duties e.g. invoice or filing as required by the Manager. 

Work Hours:

50.33 hours per week Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm and alternate Saturdays from 8am - 4pm

More Information:

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:

·         A highly competitive salary

·         Uncapped monthly bonus

·         Genuine career progression

·         Holiday discounts with cashback

·         Up to 40% discount for tickets to major family attractions and cinemas

·         Up to 20% discount for various high street retailers

·         Plus amazing deals and discounts for 3000 gyms in the UK