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

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Job Description:

This position manages and directs the vehicle detailing operation placing emphasis on highest quality standards in preparing vehicles for sale, efficiency and maximizing profitability for the Auction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct activities of the detail shop employees to ensure vehicles are detailed to meet Manheim's quality and service standards.

  • Monitor work to ensure deadlines are met prior to sale day.

  • Supervise the proper staging, flow and inspection of vehicles on the reconditioning lot and the proper processing of vehicles in preparation for sale.

  • Manage process and work with production employees to ensure standard operating procedures are being followed.

  • Establish production goals for detail employees and determine manpower levels and schedules based on business volume.

  • Purchase equipment, materials and supplies for the detail area and oversee maintenance and protection of shop equipment. Control the use of supplies, materials and equipment.

  • Provide and maintain safe work environment by explaining, monitoring and enforcing required Auction safety procedures and complying with OSHA requirements.

  • Communicate, discuss and resolve detail shop goals, results and problems with the Manager over Recon.

  • Work with the Manager over Recon in preparing the budget as it relates to the detailing function.

  • Maintain and develop detail shop staff and their professional and technical knowledge by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees, and by providing educational opportunities.

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

  • Depending on auctions size, may work with Fleet Lease and Factory Managers by communicating the reconditioning process to prospective customers and ensuring that all detail work meets established quality standards.

  • May work with National Accounts Manager communicate the detail process to prospective customers and ensure that all detail work meets established quality standards.

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

  • 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 various market level support teams (i.e. Finance, HR, MFS, Recon, Safety, Security, Sales) to ensure effective and efficient operational processes that align with company objectives and strategies and high-quality customer service and support.

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk and hear. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat and climb.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • 3 - 5 years experience in reconditioning or lot operations required.

  • Competent computer skills needed.

  • Experience in the automobile or auction Industry a must.

  • Strong communication and interaction skills required.

  • Competent management and excellent organizational skills required.

  • Valid driver's License and good driving record required.

  • Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmission.

  • ASE certification automotive body repair or reconditioning preferred.

  • Ability to lift 1-30 pounds (light hand tools, etc.) Manual dexterity, repetitive motion tasks.

  • Vision abilities required include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment:

Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts hazard, electrical shock hazard and toxic or caustic chemicals. Moderate noise level.

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-NY-Clifton Park-459 Route 146

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing


Opportunity offered by: Manheim Auctions - Cox Automotive

This opportunity located in:  Clifton Park, New York

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