Ready to accelerate your career?

At Farmer Autovillage no day is ever the same. It’s more than just a day job, it’s a career opportunity to join a national award-winning company on an exciting journey, located in stunning Mount Maunganui. At Farmer Autovillage we’re looking for people who are committed to driving the future, enjoy working in a strong team environment, and are motivated by on-the-job learning and development.

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Positions Available

Join our team of 170.

Since 1991, Farmer Autovillage is family-owned company and is a national award-winning, prominent business in the Bay of Plenty. We have a wide range of career opportunities available from entry-level through to senior management, across our 13 vehicle franchises – Nissan, Audi, Volkswagen, SKODA, Subaru, Jeep, Ram, MG, HAVAL, GWM, SEAT, Cupra and motorhomes. Farmer Autovillage also has opportunities across our group departments including administration, service, parts, trade parts, wheel & tyre centre and paint & wheel repair centre. 

Services & Parts

Our total vehicle care services are the pulse of our business and our talented team delivers these services to ensure our customers are completely satisfied when it comes to taking care of their vehicles. There are many career options within these departments including the technician team, service advisor team, parts team, trade parts team, warehousing and vehicle preparation team, grooming team, wheel & tyre centre, paint centre and wheel repair centre, windscreen centre. We continuously support training and apprenticeship programs.

Sales & Finance

Our sales and business manager roles are vital to the award-winning customer service that we are known for. You need to be business and computer savvy and most importantly be a great communicator.  Our sales team are passionate and care about the customer experience, these roles also have the exciting benefit of experiencing some of the latest models on the market! At Farmer Autovillage we have 13 international brands, meaning there is plenty of opportunities to grow.

Administration & Customer Relations

With over 300 customers visiting Farmer Autovillage per day, it’s a busy and big place to be. It’s our reception, administration and customer relations team who help to ensure the business runs smoothly. In house, we operate a call centre, administration team and marketing team who all support the group. Many of our team started their journey in one of our reception or in administration roles and have moved to another department to gain even more experience.

Positions Available.

Don’t have automotive experience or live outside of Tauranga? No problem, we still want to hear from you, we offer on-the-job training and development and can work with you on your relocation plans.

Junior Accounts Administrator

  • Administration
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Permanent / Full Time

Here in our busy Mount Maunganui Autovillage, we are expanding rapidly and we are looking for a bright and motivated individual to join our operations and administration department. We are a friendly, close-knit team who works hard but can also take time to have a laugh.  Your day will go quickly as the administration team keeps our entire group of 13 automotive brands running behind the scenes. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will work in a modern team environment, in our newly renovated administration team office.

Your strong attention to detail and time management are key strengths that you will bring to the team. Excellent company benefits and endless career opportunities within the group are on offer for the successful candidate, a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to work with an awesome bunch of people.

Your typical day in the administration team may include

  • Processing accounts payable
  • Processing accounts receivable
  • Monthly accounts payable and receivable reconciliations
  • File and database maintenance
  • General administration & financial administration tasks
  • Liaising with suppliers, customers, and the team on a daily basis

Skills you bring to the role:

  • MS Office Suite experience (excel advantageous)
  • High attention to detail
  • Some previous accounting experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills and systems knowledge
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

Automotive industry experience is not necessary for the role, an administration background will be an advantage.

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Parts Advisor

  • Warehousing, Storage & Distribution
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Permanent / Full Time

When it comes to vehicle parts, genuine is the best way to go, parts that are built to the manufacturer’s specifications and designed to fit right, the first time. Our dedicated parts team are absolute experts when it comes to quoting, sourcing and dispatching from 17 of our parts brands. Our strong team of 25 are quick, responsive and on average invoice over 1,000 jobs per month!  Join one of New Zealand’s largest dedicated trade part centres and accelerate your career with a dynamic, energetic and highly specialised team.

We have roles available as part specialists, trade parts specialists, logistics and warehousing. For any of these roles your attention to detail, customer-focused attitude and energy will help our team grow and perform to the unparalleled reputation our parts team are known for in the automotive industry. Your ability to adapt to change is a strength you will bring to the role as our team grow with demand and changing technologies.

For any of our part roles, you must be able to lift boxes and be agile in your working approach. Experience is not always necessary, you might come from retail or warehousing roles in other industries, we will give you all the tools you need to succeed, including potential growth and development into any other areas of the business that catch your eye.

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Technician

  • Trades & Services
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Permanent / Full Time

Founded in 1991, Farmer Autovillage is a strong and credible company on an exciting journey. We represent 13 brands all under one roof with a state-of-the-art, 10 bay workshop equipped to handle over 150 vehicles per day. Our workshop is a busy and exciting environment, giving you the variety in your role to make the week fly by. You will be able to work within a close team with some of the best international vehicle brands and the latest technology. We will also provide ongoing factory training and progression pathways.

We are currently looking for an experienced qualified technician to join our team. Whether you live locally or looking to relocate for a better lifestyle in the stunning Bay of Plenty, we want to hear from you. We can also work with you on relocation plans.

You will bring to the role:

  • Relevant Automotive Qualifications
  • Reliable and honest work ethic
  • Ability to work well to deadlines and under pressure
  • High standard of mechanical workmanship and attention to detail
  • A positive attitude to customer service
  • A current NZ Driver’s Licence
  • Reliable work ethic
  • WOF certification is an advantage but not essential
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Sales Specalist

  • Sales
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Permanent / Full Time

When you join Farmer Autovillage as a sales specialist, you’ll work with one of our thirteen international vehicle brands and a company built on a team of great people. We’re always looking for more, especially those with the drive to succeed.

As a sales role, it is heavily focused on relationship building, both on a personal and business level.  You will have dedication to providing excellent customer service, along with a great work ethic. You will have the ability to earn great money and drive some brilliant vehicles, yet equally willing to put in the effort to reach the top. We’ll also look after you with training, development and progression. We are also able to work with your relocation plans if you live outside of the Bay of Plenty.

We are in an exciting growth phase in our business and we are looking for exceptional individuals to join our sales team. You’ll need to be able to:

  • Develop and maintain close relationships with new and existing customers
  • Understand the customers’ needs and align them to our brands and solutions
  • Be a clear and confident communicator
  • Build a healthy sales pipeline of new opportunities
  • Actively contribute and work within our CRM (autoplay) and other digital platforms

Have what it takes?

  • Automotive sales experience (but not always necessary)
  • Understanding of the sales process, objectives, outcomes, and techniques
  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed
  • Resilient and able to handle challenges
  • Comfortable at communicating
  • Professional presentation (written and verbal)

The right person for this role will have a competitive spirit, a passion for success and most importantly our customers! If this sounds like you, then we can’t wait to hear from you.

Apply now

Service Advisor

  • Services & Sales
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Permanent / Full Time

Farmer Autovillage is an impressive place to be. With 13 international vehicle brands all under one roof and over 300 customers visiting us per day, it’s more than just a day job. It’s a dynamic and exciting career opportunity with one of New Zealand’s most awarded dealer groups.

We are always on the lookout for talented service advisors locally or if you are thinking of relocating to the beautiful Bay of Plenty, we want to hear from you. As the important link between our customers and the workshop, service advisors are vital to our group’s success and the smooth running of our daily operations. Industry experience is not required, you might currently work in hospitality or retail and looking for a change – your retail and customer service experience is transferable.

Strengths you bring to the role include your professional presentation, computer, phone skills and a passion for delivering personalised customer experiences to the highest level. You will pride yourself on the ability to up-sell and add value. Not only do you get to use some of our fantastic vehicles on a daily basis, but your hard work and positive outlook will also drive your career with us.

Reporting to one of our two group Service Managers your day will look like

  • Efficient handling of customer inquiries in person, via email or phone
  • Liaising with our workshop team to ensure vehicle repairs and issues are dealt with efficiently
  • Welcoming and checking customers into the dealership and confirming required work
  • Costing of retail service and repair invoices
  • Explanation of repair invoices at vehicle collection
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›  Join an award-winning team
›  Be part of a fast-growing business
›  Wide range of career progression opportunities
›  Southern Cross Medical Cover
›  Join our social club and enjoy quarterly fun events with your team
›  Team celebrations
›  A supportive team and working environment
›  The dealership is a retail environment, however, closed on Sunday for the entire team.

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