Bodyshop Manager – Al Futtaim Auto Center

Al Futtaim Group
Al Ain, UAE

Ref: HP698-4954
Al Futtaim Group

The Role

The Role

Al-Futtaim is regarded as a pioneer in the Gulf region's Automotive industry and encompasses every aspect of the Automotive business; from passenger and commercial vehicles and construction equipment sales and service, to used car sales and rental and leasing.

A comprehensive network of showrooms and service centres covers the UAE and Gulf region providing customers with convenience, choice and the highest standards of after sales service. Al-Futtaim represents some of the world's most popular and desirable automotive brands including; Toyota, Lexus, Hino, Honda, Volvo, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge.

Al Futtaim's Automotive Division have formed a new division under it's umbrella, ALAC, this will incorporate the tyres and batteries division, workshop equipment division and body shop division. This new service division will be one of a kind in the UAE offering end to end solutions for commercial and retail customers alike.Based in Al Ain and reporting to the General Manager - Bodyshop, you will be responsible for overseeing all Bodyshop operations within a certain branch and ensure profitability and customer satisfaction.

You will be responsible for the following;

*Ensuring satisfactory financial performance, vs turnover, gross margins and profits to achieve company's objectives (budgets)

*Ensuring effective communication for a smooth and efficient body shop operation. Meeting general body shop requirements.

*Maintaining Customer Satisfaction in order to retain current customers and expand new customer base.

*Carrying out body shop marketing to enlarge business volume for achieving continuous growth.

*Developing the team to a level of proficiency to enable them to deliver outstanding quality of service.

*Minimising overdue debts to meet company objectives

*Exercising proper administrative control to ensure smooth office operation and following company policies. Actively contribute business development ideas for enhanced business levels



To be successfully considered for this role, you must have;

* A Degree/Diploma in Engineering or any related courses
* 7-10 years experience in a reputed body shop out of which 2-3years in a Managerial position
* In-depth customer service experience
* A leader with a Strategic, analytical approach to business
* Customer Orientated and focused on deliverables
* Able to communicate and present in both verbal and written English
* Strong planning and Organising skills
* Strong Project Management skill, with the ability to implement change and new initiatives
* MS office Proficient (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook & PowerPoint)
* Strategy Development awareness

About the Company

About the Company

Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Group’s continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Group’s belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.
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