Tata Motors Zest and Bolt India launch prep sets off hiring drive

Zest compact sedan and Bolt hatchback from Tata Motors is initiating big changes. The Indian automaker in association with channel partners is hiring 3,000+ staff across dealerships. Recruits will be hired as Customer Advisors, Team Leaders and Sales Managers across 200+ dealerships upon evaluation through a newly introduced recruitment process that entails an aptitude and psychometric test. Tests have been developed with help from experts in this field and assess a candidate’s orientation towards sales.

Tata Zest and BoltMr. Ranjit Yadav, President – Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “In line with our vision and strategy to provide an enriched purchase experience, we have undertaken a revamp expedition of showrooms and expansion of our dealership workforce to prepare for the launch of our exciting global cars, Zest and Bolt. We are gearing up as we move closer to the launch. Besides our new range of products, our retail experience will also go through a sea change. Our customer-centered cars are being backed with customer-engaging purchase experience at our dealerships. This is a step forward for us in reinforcing our commitment to provide best-in-class purchase experience.”

In improving customer engagement at dealerships, Tata Motors looks to upgrade its dealer and service network, which in turn will better showroom ambience, purchase experience and after-market service. Technology-enabled dealerships with all-encompassing sales, service and spares are key.

Tata Motors is working with dealerships to develop its HR guideline manual that caters to recruitment, training, rewards system and retention. New recruits will be tutored to attain in-depth product knowledge, soft skills, sales and technical training. Trained sales managers at dealerships will help potential customers configure a car real time on video walls. Tata Motors’ Horizonext strategy points directly to customer experience at sales point and for after-sales service.