Bodyshop Manager - Leading Automotive Dealership Group

TW7 6DS, Isleworth
circa £38,000 Basic per annum with OTE in excess of £45,000 + Excellent Benefits Package
22 Feb 2019
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Bodyshop Manager - Leading Automotive Dealership Group
circa £38,000 Basic per annum with OTE in excess of £45,000 + Excellent Benefits Package

Monday to Friday, 8am till 6pm with 1h for lunch. 

Excellent opportunity for a ATA/VDA accredited Bodyshop Manager to join one of the South's heritage Toyota and Lexus dealership groups.

About Us:

With over eight decades of experience in automotive industry we are one of the South leading dealerships for Toyota and Lexus.

We were established as, and to this day (4 generations later) remains very much a family operated business. You can therefore trust us to work as hard as we can to uphold the values that underpin all that we do. Our difference comes from the personalised service we offer to all our customers, which serves to enhance their experience and get to the core of their specific motoring needs. It's therefore no surprise to see that a high percentage of our business is made up of repeat customers or customer referrals. 

The Bodyshop Manager Role:

The role of the Bodyshop Manager will be to organise and supervise the Body Repair operations to ensure maximum profits and customer satisfaction are achieved, with strict adherence to the Dealership Operating Standards and Company policies and procedures. You will be working alongside our After Sales Manager with responsibility of managing 5 productive staff. 

This is an all-round role incorporating all various responsibilities and administration.

Key Tasks:

+ Day to day management of the workshop
+ Assist in co-ordinating all activities within the Body Repair area to ensure maximum profits are achieved, objectives are met and CRS targets are achieved.
+ Meet customer requirements in term of quality and lead times, advising promptly of any delays or concerns.
+ Ensure compliance with all group operating procedures and standards.
+ Ensure business requirements are continually met maintaining a high level of quality.
+ Distribute and communicate information clearly and precisely and regularly communicate information to all team members to improve awareness of performance and expectations.
+ Assess and plan training requirements and develop action plans for all team members.
+ In consultation with the After Sales Manager, administer operating standards and policies as well as establish labour sales figures 
+ Ensure that Bodyshop staff productivity is maintained at 100% with idle time kept to a minimum.
+ To agree costs with insurance engineers.
+ To ensure all outside suppliers’ invoices are passed for payment and charged to customers where applicable.
+ Ensure work areas remain tidy with a strong focus on safe operating practices.
+ In the event of the Estimator’s absence, carry out accurate estimates ensuring a blend of profitable pricing and job retention.

About You:

Applicants should be ATA/VDA accredited for estimating, compliant with PAS125 and have Audatex experience / qualifications. You must have the ability to work under pressure and have a stable career background within a similar role in a Bodyshop / accident repair centre. You will also have proven experience of leading and motivating a team in a similar environment and you also need to have excellent customer care skills. 

You must be eligible to work in the UK and have checkable work history.

Benefits include:

+ 22 days annual leave increasing on tenure plus 8 days bank holidays
+ Eyecare Vouchers
+ Loyalty & Long Service Awards
+ Life Insurance (after qualifying period)
+ Car Leasing Scheme (after qualifying period)
+ Workplace Pension Scheme
+ Discounts on car purchases / repairs / parts
+ Ongoing training, both in-house and with the manufacturer

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Bodyshop Assistant Manager, Bodyshop Supervisor, Lead Bodyshop Technician, Accident Repair Manager, Accident Repair Supervisor, Vehicle Preparation Centre Manager, Senior Bodyshop Estimator, Bodyshop Team Lead.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR

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