Ecommerce group creates 40 jobs with new automotive centre of excellence

A retail ecommerce specialist has opened a new a new Automotive Centre of Excellence in Warwickshire, creating 40 jobs.

Summit said the move was part of its strategy to expand its automotive market share, while expanding into new territories.

The hub will be housed in a 1,500 sq ft office in Portobello House, Warwick; chosen because of its location close to the heart of UK automotive industry.

Summit delivers digital solutions allowing OEMs and motor dealers to adapt to the global demand for omnichannel retailing.
As a result, it counts Jaguar Land Rover and Groupe PSA, which manufactures Peugeot and Citroën, amongst its growing list of global automotive clients.

Summit, which currently employs more than 160 members of staff across four locations in Yorkshire, London and Prague, is looking to double its 10-strong automotive ecommerce team in 2018 and will create a further 30 positions over the coming months.

The recruitment drive will encompass a variety of digital roles across all levels including enterprise architects, senior business analysts, project managers and customer experience architects.

Tony Patterson, Director of Automotive at Summit said: “Our new Summit home will become a centre of excellence for online and omnichannel global automotive retailing. This will allow us to support the ongoing digital projects with JLR and Groupe PSA and our other global automotive clients, as well as allowing us to grow our customer base in this sector.

“At Summit, we think of ourselves as ‘changemakers’ helping organisations to transform the way they do business and adapt to a digital omnichannel world. This is certainly the case in the automotive sector, and we are now looking for talented individuals who can combine a passion for digital with automotive knowhow to help automotive brands, including OEMs and dealers to reposition themselves and sell more profitably, at a time when consumers are buying less.”