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Bodyshop Manager

Reference: 147058-1
Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Sector: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/09/2017
Recruiter: SMH Fleet Solutions

SMH are a large and established privately owned business that operates in the field of Vehicle Logistics and Fleet Management. We operate from 5 sites across the UK and employ in excess of 400 people. We are a market leader in our field and proud of our reputation for excellent service.

The Bodyshop Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day running of a busy Bodyshop. Focus should be on achieving and striving to exceed all targets through the smooth running of an efficient Bodyshop ensuring KPI's are met. Ultimately responsible for delivering a profitable and results driven Bodyshop. A determination to deliver and exceed customer expectation whilst maintaining and improving on performance levels within the Bodyshop team.


  • Oversee the production process to ensure it operates with optimum efficiency within a culture of continuous improvement
  • Manage the production process to ensure vehicles remain on schedule and stay on track of customer KPI's
  • Actively seek continuous improvement in all areas of production
  • To monitor and maintain staffing levels to ensure maximum output of work, including managing holidays, return to work interviews and agency staff
  • To oversee Bodyshop administrative systems, procedures and records.
  • Monitor processes and liaise with departments or team members to discuss and implement process changes
  • Stock control and management
  • Manage and solve customer issues
  • Final Quality Check and sign off of vehicles
  • Be responsible for identifying, selecting, recording and maintaining equipment along with overseeing a preventative maintenance program
  • Ensure you and your team members adhere to all requirements for hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal
  • Assume accountability of the team and department
  • Ensure and enforce compliance with all Company policies, health and safety requirements and legislation
  • Play an active role in the continuous improvement of the Department to achieve plans for future growth and development
  • To carry out such Health & Safety duties as requested by your Line Manager to ensure statutory and Company requirements are satisfied
  • Ensure a clean and organised work environment is maintained and enforced
  • Consistently utilise and enforce to all team members the correct use of P.P.E.
  • Attend Company arranged medicals and follow all necessary guidance given or provided
  • Report any deterioration in health or vision to your Manager without delay


  • Relevant qualification i.e. ATA, BTEC, NVQ, City & Guilds and/or a minimum of three years' experience in a similar role
  • A strong proven track record in demonstrating success in leading and managing a team
  • Strong team player and people management skills
  • Proven decision making and implementation skills
  • A solid working knowledge of vehicle refurbishment/body repair processes
  • An excellent working knowledge of vehicle safety procedures
  • An excellent ability to manage a variety of tasks within a fast moving environment
  • Comply and enforce Health and Safety requirements and legislation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working collaboratively with Managers at all levels
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued learning by participating in on-going training and any other industry related training requirement
  • Highly motivated and able to inspire and motivate others
  • Willingness to travel to other Company sites as requested


  • To action any other reasonable request from your Line Manager or Company Director and assist the team as applicable.
  • To undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of the job.


  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension after a qualifying period

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