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Technical Manager - Vehicle Maintenance / Commercial Fleet

£35000 - £50000 per annum

Technical Manager - Vehicle Maintenance / Commercial Fleet (Commercial Vehicle industry)

This is a great opportunity for a Technical Manager in Manchester commutable from Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Warrington, Wigan, St Helens, Liverpool, Runcorn, Macclesfield.

Paying in the region of £35-50K depending on experience, working for a leading, established, international distributor within the commercial vehicle industry.

The Company

The successful Technical Manager will be working for an employer who:

is a leading, established, international distributor within the commercial vehicle industry

have a passion for safety and changing the transport industry to make it a safer place

The Role

As the successful Technical Manager your main purpose is to ensure that the products supplied into the market meet EU standard of manufacture and are fit for purpose; and to also provide a support and technical information function to the sales teams in the UK and Europe.

Responsibilities will include:

Development of technical data and information to allow all personnel to be able to understand company products to ensure that the right products are supplied to meet the needs and application of the business to fulfil regulatory laws in both the UK and Europe

Development of a training programme to ensure that personnel entering the business have sufficient product and industry knowledge to meet their roles and within the business

Development and maintenance of a technical library to include drawings and certification

To support and provide specialist knowledge to the sales department and any others within the business

To develop new products Commercial Vehicle (CV) products that are fit for purpose for the UK and EU markets

To identify and work with existing and new suppliers to ensure that all regulatory and quality aspects of current and new products meet the industry and legislative requirements

Identification of potential suppliers that can meet all technical and volume aspects of wheels that can spread risk of the small number of suppliers that the business has today.

To specifically look at cost effective supplies from China that can strengthen supply chain and profitability

To work with the supply chain team to ensure that suppliers meet all quality needs

Control and management of quality control and claims processes and systems to speed up response times and customer service

Write and implement processes for wheel and tyre assembly (or any other aspects that change the product through assembly, painting or any other needs) to ensure that the company complies with technical and legislative requirements.

Provide support to the marketing department to allow communication of NPD

To provide support to the sales team across all aspects of the business

The Candidate

The successful Technical Manager could either come from a commercial vehicle maintenance management background; or could be an experienced engineer looking for more of a management role; or could be a fairly recent graduate looking for their next challenge. The ideal qualifications and experience are listed below but are not all essential:

Degree educated preferred or mechanically trained if in vehicle maintenance management

Full and clean driving passenger car driving licence

Proven Strategic New Products Development processes and procedures

Proven and quantifiable team building experience

Advanced personal presentation skills

Personal ability to communicate and motivate staff

Interested? To apply for the Technical Manager position, here are your three options:
1. "This is the job for me! When can I start?" - Call now and lets talk through your experience. Ask for Sarah Bickerdike on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm
2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure I have enough to be get an interview" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and let you know
3. "I'm interested but need to know more about what this job can offer me" - email with your CV and questions and I will reply with more detail.
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