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Bridgestone Americas, Inc Automotive Service Manager in Wichita, Kansas

JOB DESCRIPTION

Combining in-depth automotive repair knowledge with people skills. This position will manage customer relationships and frequently serve as a liaison between technicians and customers. It will also select, coach, lead, train and supervise vehicle technicians while assisting with the purchase of parts, materials and equipment.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) is part of Bridgestone Americas and employs over 22,000 teammates in North America. BSRO operates more than 2,200 company-owned stores, including Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus and Wheel Works locations. With locations across North America and more than $3 billion in tire and auto service sales, Bridgestone Retail Operations is the right place to build a career. Whatever role you fill, when you represent the Bridgestone name, you are a valued teammate, and part of our larger mission to Serve Society with Superior Quality. We start by offering each teammate more than just competitive pay. We provide formal training, performance incentives, paid vacation and holidays, competitive healthcare packages for full-time and part-time employees, and a 401k plan to help build towards your future. We believe people can only provide superior service and quality to others when they are allowed to bring their whole self to work and know they are supported. We believe in championing all perspectives, individuals and teams because we understand the importance of seeing the world and our business through many different lenses. We are building a team as diverse as the world we serve. So, show us what you are made of. Show us the smart stuff, the tough stuff, the bold, beautiful and brave stuff. Because who you are is what we need.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Assign and schedule work duties to auto service staff according to individual skill level

Serving all automotive service needs of customers

Oversee the hiring and training of an effective auto service team

Ensuring high teammate retention

Maintain compliance with quality standards

Developing customer satisfaction and retention

Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

2-year degree or equivalent

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 4 years of auto service technical experience

  • 1 year of service manager or service writer experience

  • Problem solving – customer complaints

  • Aptitude to manage inventory, scheduling, equipment maintenance, etc.

  • Capacity to lead and coach others

  • Teammate and customer/communication skills

  • Ability to recruit and select technicians and general service teammates successfully according to store requirements

  • Willingness to continue education and remain current in automotive repair issues

  • Must have completed all the current and required BSRO store education courses & modules required for this position.

  • Must have valid automotive driver’s license at all times in order to test drive customer’s vehicles

Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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