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Estimator / Vda

Salary: £50,000

Location: Kent

Job type: Permanent

Category: Kent

Estimator / VDA - Kent Our client, a highly respected and well established accident repair group, are looking to recruit an experienced VDA/Estimator Are you looking for a position where you can make a difference, constantly learn new things and be at the forefront of technology, working as part of a family? Who are our clients and what can they do for you? They are one of the largest body repair groups in the country, employing over 900 expert people across 25 UK locations and have repaired over 700,000 vehicles in the last 15 years. Excited but not sure you tick every box? They are inclusive and want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Looking for individuals who can grow and support the business and expect to do the same for you. The Role: Repair Consultants are pivotal in their customers story, working in partnership with a skilled production team to get the best outcome. Reporting directly to the site Production Lead It is Repair Consultants that record and estimate all repair information while safeguarding customer satisfaction. Carry out computerised estimates using Audatex. Communicate with customers to provide repair information and an indication of completion time. Compile all relevant information and complete supporting documentation. Record all estimate / repair information on the Advance system. Monitor progress of the vehicle through the repair process Negotiate estimates with the Engineer when required. Discuss claim related issues with Engineers. To identify opportunities for non-insurance related repairs To conduct mobile and drive by estimates To maintain and secure allocated equipment. To assist other team members as and when required Qualifications Desirable qualifications and experience: Proven experience or knowledge of working in the automotive repair industry. ATA Accredited Customer service skills - experience of delivery high quality service to customers Planning and organisational skills Flexibility and adaptability managing workflow across a number of department/specialisms. Valid driving licenceThey recognise that they can only achieve their vision with the dedication and collaboration of specialists. This is an excellent time to join a rapidly growing business and help to shape the future. Benefits: A competitive bonus scheme. Group income protection with access to a GP and medical advice 24 hours per day for yourself and your family Our excellent benefits and rewards packages Competitive employer matched pension contributions Discounts on Aviva products and services Savings and benefits schemes Discounts and schemes for electric vehicle purchase for all employees Holding several main manufacturer approvals - Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Mini, and Volkswagen Well known for prestigious award winning in the industry, customer service, apprenticeships, and IT systems fields Links with Thatcham to get the best products and training here in the UK. We have a variety of locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Working Hours/Days: 40hrs per week, Monday to Friday -Flex start/finish times Salary: £40k basic £50k OTE uncapped. Who are you applying to? The Solution Automotive Recruitment have been placing candidates into the UK Motor Trade since 1999. We have a fantastic relationship with all our clients and candidates across the country, many very long standing relationships. If you are skilled and experienced Automotive candidate, we want to hear from you and rest assured, you'll be dealing with a person, not just a consultant! Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we get, we can only respond to the candidates who match the criteria set for this vacancy. We will retain your CV on our database and make contact as and when suitable vacancies arise. We will NEVER send your CV anywhere without your permission. Key positions; Sales Executive, Sales Manager, Business Manager, Service Advisor, Parts Advisor, Technician, Mechanic, Master Technician, Workshop Controller, Service Manager, After Sales Manager, Dealer Principal, General Manager

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