Preparation Controller

Sutton-in-Ashfield - Salary on application

We have an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled Preparation Controller who can work as a key member of the Preparation Management Team.

The Preparation Controllers core role is:

To plan, drive and efficiently manage the process and vehicle flow to and from all departments: Cosmetic Inspection, Workshop, Bodyshop, Smart, Chips Away, Dent and Valet.
To ensure that all departments are pre-loaded with vehicles, and all preparation work is completed to customer handover and retail time critical schedules.

Your duties will include:

  • Plan and manage workflows through all departments on a day to day basis
  • Lead a team of drivers to ensure all vehicles pre-loaded in all departments.
  • Carry out regular process and quality reviews with the Preparation Management Team to identify operational issues / discrepancies and ensure appropriate follow up actions are taken to rectify.
  • Hold weekly production meetings to plan workload and resources, review identified issues and identify appropriate solutions consistent with Available Car quality and process.
  • Support the Departmental Managers to ensure all work is completed in a timely manner.

Key Requirements.

  • Experience of leading teams, to be able to engage, empower, lead and motivate the team in their daily activities.
  • To be able to work in an organised and methodical manner ensuring that all daily tasks are completed.
  • To be able to understand and analyse operational issues and propose appropriate solutions.
  • Thorough understanding of CDK/Keyloop Drive.
  • The application of standard repair times.
  • Knowledge of preparation KPI’s.
  • To have excellent communication skills at all levels both written and verbally
  • Flexible and positive approach to changing workload and priorities
  • Attention to detail and multi-tasking – To be able to adapt your approach to ensure that changing daily demands are met whilst remaining level headed in a fast paced working environment and to be able to remain calm and logical in a dynamic business environment.

In return, we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Company Pension
  • Free onsite parking
  • Opportunity to progress within a forward-thinking family business

If this is you, we would love to hear from you, so please email your CV.

Apply now.

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