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Bodyshop Estimator

Ashford, Kent
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
Bodyshop Estimator Lookers Mercedes-Benz of Ashford Contract Type: Permanent, Job ref. req12863 Market leading employee benefits Mercedes Benz of Ashford are looking for a Bodyshop Estimator to join their team ASAP. The role is a Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm with a £36,000 salary. Role; Inspect and assess damage on vehicles to determine extent of structural, body, mechanical or interior damage. Compile accurate estimates of labour, paint and parts to repair or replace each damaged item using Lookers internal systems and processes. Determine feasibility of repair versus replacement of parts. Evaluate practicality of repair as opposed to payment of vehicle market value before accident. Liaise with Insurance Companies and prepare insurance forms to ensure all requirements have been met. Liaise with customers on work required and to keep them informed. Liaise with internal aftersales colleagues to ensure effective communication and teamworking. Understands and contributes to the achievement of customer satisfaction targets. Assists in the development of departmental processes and procedures to improve efficiency.Skills and Experience Previous experience as a Bodyshop Estimator with an independent Bodyshop or approved Repairer An industry recognised qualification is advantageous but not essential Valid Driving Licence Strong Customer Service Skills and focus Be I.T. literate and comfortable using online systems and databases Why us...? Lookers are proud to be one of the top three motor vehicle retailers in the UK, representing 32 vehicle manufacturers, selling and servicing a huge range of cars at over 150 franchised dealerships across hundreds of locations throughout the UK & Ireland. We recognise the hard work, flexibility and commitment of our people so we offer an industry leading benefits package. This includes competitive basic salaries plus; Enhanced holidays that increase with service Eligibility to join one of our car schemes Critical illness cover after 2 years and Life Assurance Smart Health - free access to support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave For some roles a company car and additional earning potential through commission or bonus.We strongly believe in nurturing and providing our people with specific manufacturer brand and management training to enhance career development opportunities. We have a great bunch of people and we like to celebrate and encourage success at all levels with our annual Lookers Excellence Awards. So? What are you waiting for? Lookers are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to a working environment that is free from all types of discrimination, is inclusive, and empowers our people to bring their whole self to work and reach their full potential. If your application is successful we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you starting with us. Depending on the role and responsibilities, these could include us verifying your recent employment, address and credit history. We may also conduct a criminal record check and a driving licence check. Please note: We will close vacancies once the required quality or number of applications has been received
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  • Job Reference: 705460057-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Mercedes-Benz
  • Location: Ashford, Kent
  • Salary: £36,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent