Manheim Auctions - Cox Automotive : Body Shop Manager Auto Job/Position

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This position manages all activities related to the receiving and processing of vehicles arriving at the auction. This position is in a production environment and will require someone that is comfortable with change and creating efficiencies and leading people.This manager will lead with the use of our Labor Scheduling Tool and other productivity tools.

Job Responsibilities:

Effectively manage all aspects of Vehicle Entry Operations, ensuring all vehicles are properly input into the AS400, inspected, imaged and numbered for sale while meeting deadlines and quality standards.

Assist senior management in developing and executing operational business plans, analyzing operational expenses, and implementing procedures to improve efficiencies. Lead with LDM Partnerships.

Manage and direct the documentation of Vehicle Condition Writing and Condition Report and/or computer data entry.

Develop strong professional relationships with both internal and external customers while upholding Company and NAAA standards.

Supervise and develop Vehicle Entry staff, their professional and technical knowledge by: recruiting, selecting, orienting, training employees and by providing educational opportunities.

Provide coaching and training for team members.

Counsel and discipline employees as necessary. Plan, monitor, evaluate job performance and conduct performance appraisals.

Monitor lot damage, meet with general management on a regular basis to review and resolve potential lot operation problems.

Ensure all company assets used in operations are properly maintained and accounted for. Maintain/oversee maintenance of equipment including radios, PT scanners, TC75 handheld devices, Toughbooks, cameras, jump boxes, lot vans, and golf carts used in your area.

Ensure staging & inventory areas in VE are maintained to Company standards.

Develop and maintain effective schedules for inspectors, check-in personnel and imagers.

Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such. Work in cooperation with Market Safety Manager in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.

Provide assistance and timely feedback to customer inquiries

Maintain operational requirements by initiating, coordinating and enforcing production and control standards and procedures. Ensure all established costs, quality, and delivery commitments are met.

Review work volumes, plan and continuously monitor staffing levels to ensure efficiency, quality work product, and effective customer service; review departmental performance against key performance indicators and metrics and develop and execute strategies for improvement.

Effectively leads the team at the location by setting an example in behavior, championing Cox/Manheim values and ensuring that all employees are treated with respect.

Enforce all company policies and procedures related to employee and customer conduct.

Partner with all department managers and auction senior management to ensure effective and efficient operational processes that align with company objectives and strategies and high quality customer service and support.

Perform other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor.

Physical Demands: Ability to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Vision abilities required include close, distance, color, and depth perception.

Work Conditions:

Occasional exposure to weather conditions, fumes, and noise.



Minimum of 5 years operations experience required.

Experience in the automotive industry or auction business. Reconditioning and/or body shop experience preferred.

Effective management and decision making skills required.

Excellent communication and interaction skills required.

Effective management, decision-making, and organizational skills required.

Good computer and software knowledge essential.

AS400 experience preferred.

Ability to drive multiple vehicle types, including: standard shift, automatic, 5th wheel, semi, RV and boats preferred.

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global companys 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader, Clutch Technologies,, Dealertrack, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, NextGear Capital, VinSolutions, vAutoand Xtime,are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-FL-Lakeland-8025 State Rd 33 N

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Opportunity offered by: Manheim Auctions - Cox Automotive

This opportunity located in:  Lakeland, Florida

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