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Drive your dream with Bowater Toyota

Let's not beat around the bush. Reputations are earnt the hard way.

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The locals love the Toyota Hilux. It has been the regions top selling new vehicle for a very long time. There is a reason for that. We live in a demanding area, and the vehicles we need to use on the land need to be tough enough to cope. The Toyota Hilux has proved time and time again that it is, that is why the companies that rely on it keep coming back. Click here to learn more about the all new 2016 Toyota Hilux. 

Job Opportunity in Motueka. Do you like order and a workday full of face time?

Written by Media Manager.

Bowater Toyota is looking for a new Parts & Service Advisor for our busy Motueka branch.

Update 27th August 2018: This position has now been filled

If communication is a specialty and you have the "drive" to work at the front desk of our busy, 7 TIME AWARD WINNING Parts & Service department have we got the opportunity for you!

Bowater Toyota has been crowned Toyota Dealer of the Year in 2014, 2015 & 2016 so you can have the confidence that you will be working alongside a motivated, professional and high achieving team. A great working culture exists and performance is rewarded in many ways. The Parts Dept have won their own awards within the Award Structure, coming out on top 7 times!!!

The Parts & Service Department of the Motueka Showroom is a busy place, frequented by both locals and visitors to the region alike. The role involves a nice mix of the processes of maintaining order and consistency within the Parts Department, as well as receiving and helping customers in making arrangements for the servicing of their vehicles.

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You must have:

  • Possess good communication skills & enjoy working towards pre-determined goals
  • Have sound computer skills
  • Experience within the industry is an advantage, although full training will be given
  • Be motivated to succeed whilst providing the highest level of service to our customers


Come and join the team in the awesome town of Motueka!

We require all applicants to have a full and clean drivers license. 

If you are keen to shift from another region, clever you for discovering how awesome the top of the south really is! Surrounded by National Parks and pristine ocean, this region is an outdoor paradise and the mountain bike tracks are some of the best in the whole world according to some. Hunting and fishing can be on your doorstep, and the summers in Motueka are the stuff childhood memories are built from! 
Bowater's is a long established and well respected family based company. Our vast network can certainly make that transition a little easier, so think of this as a potential life changer made a little easier!

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Full Job Description.

Primary Function
To promote and sell Genuine and Non Genuine parts in a professional and profitable manner.

Reporting Relationship
Directly responsible to the Parts Manager Kieron Reilly.

Main Objective
To achieve customer satisfaction by having a thorough knowledge of parts merchandising and to maximise sales opportunities in a professional manner.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately identify customers parts requirements.
  • Order, invoice and supply parts at correct prices.
  • Use correct methods for ordering parts and processing suppliers invoices.
  • Participate in monthly parts meetings.
  • Clearly understand and use Company policies relating to purchasing.
  • Clearly understand and correctly use Toyota (NZ) Ltd parts policies and procedures.
  • Accept and carry out Kaizen (The art of Continuous Improvement) Philosophy as required.
  • Process stock replenishment orders.
  • Advise and deliver ordered and stock lines to internal and external customers.
  • Beprofessional at all times when attending to both internal and external customers, either in person, or on the phone or via email.
  • Undertake such other lawful tasks as directed by the Parts Manager or other authorised person to achieve the Primary Function of this position description.
  • Assist with Service Reception duties.
  • Possess necessary skills to maximise the customer experience and profit opportunities.

You can submit an initial enquiry by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact Parts Manager Kieron Reilly. It is suggested that you include a covering letter that details your experience and why you think you would do well in this role. 

Meet the Bowater Toyota Team

Steve Webster - Sales

2017 toy stevew01Steve Webster moved here with his wife Gail and then two teenage daughters from London in the UK at the end of 2012. He came to Nelson after a varied career culminating in working for the NHS (National Health Service) as Technical Projects Manager. He joined us bringing with him an excitement for discovering a new lifestyle, making new friends and growing business networks in a brand new town.

He is an old fashioned kind of guy, with a love of old fashioned customer service - pop down for a coffee or tea and have a chat to Steve, he will get you into your dream vehicle easier than you ever thought. 
Click here to learn more about Steve, or to contact him directly.