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Bodyshop Manager/VDA

  • Job added:   11 November 2020
  • Location :   Leominster
  • Job Type :   Other
  • Reference :   InAutomotive-11207098
  • Company :   The Vella Group

We’re seeking a skilled and experienced Estimator to lead a small team at our site in Leominster, Herefordshire.

The desired candidate must be trained in Audatex, with a flexible approach and have previous hands-on experience in a Bodyshop either managerial or production/workshop controller.

Excellent package on offer, including company car and bonus scheme.

About Us:

The Vella Group, previously known as The Karl Vella Group, is currently in the early stages of a complete rebrand. Every week, for the last thirty years, we have repaired hundreds of damaged vehicles to the industry's highest safety standards. We are proud to work with some of the largest insurers and networks in the country.

Being independent, financially stable and self-sufficient, allows us to work with only those customers and suppliers who we feel share our passion for customer service, quality, and efficiency. This means we are nimble enough to react more quickly than some of our competitors to changes in the market and remain up to date with the required equipment and technology to repair todays cars.

The group invests heavily in ongoing training for all our staff. Training is something that's at the heart of the company. Our founder Karl Vella's personal commitment to the training and the development of young people was recognised when he was awarded an MBE in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Our business is built on a foundation of recruiting and retaining employees who have the talent and attitude to thrive in this high-volume industry and rewarding them fairly for their contribution to our shared goals.

The company remains family owned, with a team of experienced staff and management. This mix of professional and family values helps us deliver a quality, forward thinking service, whilst not losing the personal touch.

Perks and Benefits:

Company Car.

Performance related bonus scheme.

Laptop and Mobile Phone.

33 days holiday including Bank Holidays.

Pension Scheme & Death in Service insurance.

The Vella Group Reward Scheme, ‘Above and Beyond’, will give you access to hundreds of exclusive perks from cheap cinema tickets and discounts to major retailers and restaurants.

The opportunity to join a salary sacrifice scheme which gives access to child care vouchers or a workplace nursery benefit.

The Role:

As a Bodyshop Manager/VDA, you will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of a busy Bodyshop. This will include leading a small and close-knit workshop team in addition to parts and non-direct labour. As this is dual role, your role will be varied, for example;

You will communicate directly with customers in respect of complaints and satisfactorily resolve the situation. You will also head up the production meeting and produce/control daily lists whilst ensuring all branch audits and compliance are followed (BSI, HSE etc).

You will work closely with all departments in the business and you will be part of a team that will help deliver the Vella Group’s business strategy which includes achieving high levels of customer service; maintaining agreed key to key and cycle times; championing the values and goals of the business; and ensuring the company continues to deliver a healthy profit.

As the sole VDA at the site, you will work closely with the Technicians and Customer Service to ensure that decisions are made on the appropriate method repair. As a family business we pride ourselves on being a supportive team, and a culture of sharing knowledge of best practice with each other.

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