Body Repair Manager - Wolverhampton

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What to Expect
At Tesla, our Body Repair Managers are the front-line leaders of our Body Repair operation. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering an exceptional service experience to our customers, developing team members, managing day-to-day operations, and we meet the needs of our customers as well as our employees. We hire leaders who want to run a body repair business and be a part of our critical mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
Our Body Repair Managers consistently deliver excellent results across all aspects of the business; customer satisfaction; people leadership; operations; and financials. To succeed at Tesla, you must be energetic, highly organized, and smart working as well as having a passion for true leadership and our brand.
We Offer:
  • A dynamic and fast-paced environment where inclusion, learning and collaboration are key to success.
  • The chance to work with innovative technology, advanced tools and software.
  • Ongoing training and development to help you grow your skills and career.
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • A safe, clean and fun workplace.
What You’ll Do
  • People: Our Body Repair Managers are people developers, thus should possess the ability to inspire! We expect you to be 100% committed to the success of your team, and actively involve yourself in your team members’ growth and development. Your team will look to you to set the standard for open communication, active problem solving, and a positive work environment. We will look to you, and your ability to coach and teach, to build a team of top talent and mentor the next generation of Tesla leaders. Our Body Repair Managers are the coaches of their teams – you must provide regular coaching and feedback, and have a deep knowledge of your team’s strengths and opportunities. You may have Supervisors reporting to you that are early in their people management careers, and you will act as a coach and a mentor to grow and develop them to be successful in their roles. You will be responsible for leading change and inspiring your team every day.
  • Customer focused: Our customers are changing the world, and it is your responsibility to exceed their expectations of what a body repair experience should be. We expect you to exude energy and enthusiasm not only by going above and beyond for our existing customers, but also when engaging with new customers. You will actively monitor customer service trends to make necessary improvements, and assist the team in developing appropriate standards and processes to continuously elevate the overall service experience. The ideal candidate is solution oriented, demonstrating a high ability to identify root cause of problems and develop solutions when faced with adversity.
  • Operational excellence: As a Body Repair Manager, you must understand and own every aspect of your centre performance. You will be responsible for driving continuous improvements to facilitate exceptional team output and customer service by partnering closely with other teams on strategic execution and vehicle readiness. We expect you to champion safety, efficiency, quality, and overall excellence in all of your actions and decisions. You may also be involved with business expansion, opening and managing body repair centre as the business requires, working closely with the Area or Country Manager.
  • Financials: Body Repair Managers are expected to understand our business, know their numbers and lead the centre’s daily operations to achieve specific goals in quality, productivity, customer satisfaction and profitability.
  • Our Body Repair Managers act in the best interest of Tesla by demonstrating sound judgment. You must have a passion for our mission, our people, and our customers. Technical acumen is required – you must develop a knowledge of all Tesla products, as well as systems, processes, and procedures.
  • You will have to develop a deep understanding of the operations and challenges of your Centre so that you can support and inspire your team in their day- to- day work. Attitude and approach is everything.

You must:

  • Be a leader and a team-player.
  • Take ownership, and create a culture of trust and accountability.
  • Love to change the status quo and work well in high-pressure situations. Exceptional prioritization and time management skills are essential for success.
  • Be strategic and proactive. You must think and plan ahead to give your team the tools they need to be successful.
  • You have a strong technical aptitude, and a great interest to acquire in- depth knowledge about every role and process in your Body Repair Centre. Our Body Repair Managers lead by example, and have a deep understanding of everything moving on the shop floor.
  • Be self-aware, flexible and open-minded.
  • Possess a rare combination of mental agility, analytical thinking, hands-on problem solving, and a customer-service mindset.
  • Be an advocate for your team and your customers. Your success depends on theirs.
  • Ensure a safe working environment for both employees and customers, taking responsibility for EHS and safety training within the Centre.

What You’ll Bring
  • Experience of working within the body repair industry, specifically leading a body repair operation.
  • Proven background as an exceptional people leader.
  • Performs well in an agile, fast-paced environment where things can change very quickly.
  • Proven experience of working within a business at both strategic and operational levels.
  • An understanding of local legal employment rights and processes is desirable.
  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing/fluctuating targets and business needs.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with other business areas, stakeholder management.
  • Strong drive to motivate a team, to engage, develop and facilitate others to achieve and succeed.
  • Perform, think and lead well under pressure.
  • A calm, considered approach with exceptional communication skills.
  • Digitally savvy – ability to adopt and adapt quickly to new technology and systems.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office.
  • Able to communicate, read, and write effectively in the English language, and other local languages if required.
  • Driving license held for 2 years and over.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.