Workshop Manager

SE12185 / 611/614
West Essex

£50,000 - £54,000

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Workshop Manager
West Essex
Commutable from Welwyn Garden City, Enfield, Harlow, Stevenage, Chelmsford, Ware, Braintree
£50,000 – £54,000 + Company Car

Our client is a leading British automotive vehicle manufacturer that is dedicated to producing vehicles that’s quality is recognised as second to none. They are looking for an experienced Vehicle Workshop Manager at one of their busy, Aftermarket vehicle repair, refurbishment & paint spray workshops.

Role & Responsibilities:

• Managing a team of 30 skilled vehicle specialists & mechanics and 4 office-based staff
• Manage, influence and control the operations of a busy vehicle repair workshop & paint spray facility
• Responsible for leading the continued development of the site
• Provide a safe system of working and environment, ensuring that Health & Safety guidelines are always adhered to in the workshop
• Maximise the profitability of the resources available and assess areas of cost & waste reduction
• Identify areas to grow the business, working on commercial areas & development of sales & contracts
• Monitor and publish workshop graphs, so that staff can see recovery times, lost time, efficiency and productivity to work towards and aim above
• Maximise customer satisfaction by completing vehicles for customers within agreed timescales & costs
• Work closely with the warranty centre to complete vehicle warranty requests for customers effectively

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

• Must have be a heavily focussed Health & Safety person and have experience of maintaining standards
• Budgetary management & control experience
• Ideally have managed a team in a vehicle refurbishment environment, including a paint spray shop
• Would like someone from the Automotive/Vehicle repair industry
• Have strong experience of leading & motivating a workshop team
• Must have a thorough understanding of automotive/vehicle repairs & come from a hands-on progression
• Commercially focussed & financially astute & aware
• Beneficial to be a member of IOSH
• A logical & self-motivated individual
• Enthusiastic, open minded to new ideas and confident character
• The ability to manage teams of different people and distribute information effectively to get results
• Operationally and service focussed & logistically astute
• Willing to travel if needed to other UK sites and sometimes overseas

Benefits Package:

• Salary:- £50,000 – £54,000 + Company Car
• Shifts:- Monday – Friday Days (8am-4pm)
• Benefits:- Private Pension, Life Assurance, 25 Days Holiday, Local Discounts at Halfords

Job Reference No: SE12185 / 611/614

Suitable candidates should apply immediately by calling our Managing Consultant for this vacancy –
Chris Gumm on 01275 371981 or by sending your CV directly to him at

We regret that this client is not prepared to sponsor work permit or work permit transfer applications. Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.
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