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Service Manager - Automation

Salary: Competitive Start date: ASAPLocation: SolihullContract type: Permanent

Job description

This organisation has a proven track record of 40 years within the automation and material handling industry. They provide integrated sorting, handling and tracking systems for baggage, letters and parcels; their material handling systems use the cross-belt technology and they work with customers to develop tailored material handling solutions for their customers via never-ending emphasis on innovation.  

They are looking for a Service Manager from an automated/ MHE/ baggage handling, e-commerce or logistics background. The successful candidate will uphold and maintain company’s standards of service support; oversee a dedicated team of engineers, act as a point of customer contact; and ensure exceptional results and outcomes for the customer site. 

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • To act as the main point of contact and point of technical escalation for the company’s-based sites for both BHS and POCs
  • To manage (where in place) the individual Site Service Managers to ensure they are achieving excellence in the required customer-based Performance Indicators
  • To set and define robust SMART objectives for the team and ensure adherence throughout the year and against our customers goals and expectations
  • Build, develop and maintain exceptional relationships with the customers and End Users of each site to ensure customer confidence is maintained
  • Seek to implement Continuous Improvement methodology to each site / customer
  • Rollout a Quality Management Approach to ensure all events, incidents, occurrences are effectively managed to rapid resolution and learnt from
  • Grow, develop and manage and effective after sales and maintenance teams including training, development and secondments (where required)
  • To manage and coordinate a disparate workforce and skills sets across the UK in multiple domains
  • Manage, develop and continually improve the skillset and capability offering of our world class service engineers 

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required: 

  1. Customer focused
  2. Ability to find creative / innovation solutions and ability to think on their feet
  3. Ability to react quickly and rapidly whilst maintaining exceptional standards of quality and professionalism 
  • Demonstrable experience in managing and building engineering teams, preferable in the automation environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading and developing highly successful service teams
  • Ability to demonstrate highly effective IT skills, including reporting and presentational attributes
  • Excellent organisation of self-time and workload, including that of the teams working remotely.
  • This is a very customer focused role, so client interaction and development are crucial.
  • Travel: frequent (weekly UK) and occasionally international (Europe) 

Cordius team offers unrivalled expertise; a flexible and personal approach of successful recruitment within Engineering, Supply Chain and Technical disciplines - our highly experienced team of specialist consultants offer professional and transparent services to match the individual needs of both clients and candidates. 

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