An opportunity has arisen to join us as a Service Team Manager at Mercedes-Benz of Newbury. The Service Team Manager is responsible for every aspect of a customer’s after sales experience. The main purpose of the role is to maximise workshop profitability whilst exceeding customer expectations and satisfaction.
The successful applicant will actively sell after-sales services in a customer-oriented manner, ensuring the workshop is working to full capacity by effectively scheduling customer orders.
- To receive customers and their vehicles in a friendly and professional manner, discuss and confirm their requirements and take responsibility for the vehicle during its time at the Retailer.
- To work with the workshop team to achieve the highest possible levels of performance.
- Keeping customers informed of the status of their vehicle, giving comprehensive technical and commercial advice on the extent of work to be done and, provide a cost estimate for repair work.
- Inform customers and potential customers about accessories and subsequent fitting of optional extras, promote any accessory campaigns.
- To ensure that collection and delivery drivers operate to schedule and meet customer and workshop expectations.
- To ensure all customer and vehicle data is correctly captured and loaded to the Kerridge DMS and updated as required.
- To ensure that repair orders are raised and processed according to the established guidelines and that work is completed to schedule and required standard.
- To ensure that invoicing is accurate and completed on time.
- To take responsibility for sub contracted repairs and ensure the work has been completed.
- Ensure that proper use is made of technical information and that it is understood how to use the manufacturers systems.
- To ensure all relevant warranty documentation and parts are identified and are kept for the warranty team.
Essential Skills Required:
- High levels of attention to detail and highly organised
- Background in a similar role within the automotive industry
- Knowledge of using Kerridge automotive computer system is essential
- Experience of anticipating and understanding customer needs and demands
- Maths GSCE at grade 5 (C) or above
Applicants will be expected to be immaculately attired as is befitting the Mercedes brand and must hold a full driving Licence.
Hours of work:
- 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday
- With one hour unpaid lunch and one day per week with an 18.30 finish.
- Saturdays 08:00-14:00 on a rota basis will be required to be paid as overtime.
Total hours per week: 45.5