- 22 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays,
- Company Car and Personal Fuel
- Laptop and Mobile Phone
- Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers
- Workplace Pension and Life Assurance
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- IMI (ATA) Accreditation Support, through our Nationwide Academy
- My Nationwide Rewards, which includes discounts at Major supermarkets, High Street retailers, Travel & much more! Average saving is around £500 per year
We are now hiring a Bodyshop Manager for our brand-new Rapid Repair Centre in Tipton, Dudley. Due to open soon, this site is newly built, and all equipment is brand new. You will be an experienced Bodyshop Manager or a strong Workshop Controller looking for the next step in their career. Supported by the Regional Director and the recruitment team, you will build a team or technicians and support staff and lead them to deliver the volume of work coming into the site.
Are you a future Nationwider?
Nationwide aims to be the employer of choice within the accident repair industry. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and nurturing the very best candidates for every job, recognising and rewarding your achievements and supporting your personal development.
Achieving this goal will help us maintain our position as the one of Europe’s leading accident repair networks. It will also enable us to set the standard by which all other accident repair centres are measured.
Nationwide is one of Europe’s largest accident repair networks with 120+ bodyshops, mobile repair, glazing and accident management services. Since our inception, we have set the industry benchmark in accident repair and we continue to provide services to the world’s most recognised car manufacturers and dealerships from all over the world using our tried and tested award-winning approach.
We have doubled in size in the last 2 years and with future expansion on the horizon it has never been a better time to join the team.
The job of a Bodyshop Manager
The role of our Bodyshop Managers and their leadership abilities are critical in driving our Group forward. Yes, our Bodyshop Managers are required to generate impressive results, they are responsible for the growth and development of the business and will be challenged to exceed profit targets, grow the business and achieve high customer satisfaction levels, however, they are expected to deliver this through their team by setting the vision, maintain their focus, driving the result, and developing their people in an atmosphere of Trust
Our Bodyshop Managers are expected to be the best in the industry and as a successful and growing business we make no apologies for being highly selective in the calibre of new Managers joining our business.
The Bodyshop Manager oversees the whole site and is responsible for maximising profitability and achieving the operational business plan. The role holder must also take responsibility for effectively controlling and maintaining resources, including stocks and equipment and minimising the risk of financial loss to the company. They will be required to lead and develop their team in order to create a motivational working environment, aid colleague retention, encourage continuous improvement and promote enhanced performance in colleagues with the ultimate aim to achieving an outstanding customer experience.
What you will be doing
Our Bodyshops are fast paced and exciting with lots of opportunity to make an incredible difference and apply your expertise and skill. In the job of Bodyshop Manager you will be engaging with your team on a continuous basis to ensure customer focus, performance and managing team objectives. You will ensure that Customer Service is a key priority in your business and will personally monitor and manage all complaints to ensure they are resolved quickly and fairly. Another aspect of this role is to ensure all housekeeping and Health & Safety regulations/policies are adhered to. You will prepare accurate data and statistics in line with weekly and monthly reporting requirements and contributing to regional meetings helping identify and promote new business opportunities
Another very important aspect of the job is teamwork as you will be working with other colleagues in your site as well as across other functional areas.
What we think good looks like
As a Bodyshop Manager we would like you to have an interest and passion in what we do. With a professional appearance we would also appreciate it if you had exemplary leadership skills excellent job knowledge within the accident repair industry and be highly motivated. Naturally, due to the nature of the job you will need to have a full UK/EU Driving Licence and the relevant qualifications for the job as well as experience in the accident repair environment. We will help and support you with the rest
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