Technical Manager

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Could you drive new skills into our industry?


As part of the wider Aviva family, we are looking to bring fresh thinking and motivated individuals into our business.  We work in a fast moving and rewarding environment, where we challenge traditional methods to make us stand apart from our competitors, making decisions based on data and delivering our customer promise.



  • Deliver the Solus Technical Strategy which sets Solus technical and quality standards for today, and protects our repair capabilities into the future in line with industry advances, changes to the market, Aviva strategies and Solus’ quality agenda
  • Mentor and lead a team which focusses on our customers and what matters to them
  • Own and set priorities within the technical book of work and to work with the business to communicate and lead structured roll ins of the technical priorities
  • Build strong industry relationships  and to work with the wider market to gain insights and share best practice,  in both repair methods and also tooling and equipment, which is already available, and which is coming to the market, and make recommendations to the business which will ensure Solus has market advantage
  • Provide technical information and recommendations, backed by data, in support of wider Solus Strategies
  • Ensure that Solus reputation is protected by offering proactive support to sites and identifying gaps in our technical training and site repair infrastructure and ensuring  that plans are in place to close the gaps
  • Ensure that any changes in technical standards or repair methodologies are communicated and implemented within the group and support our risk and governance controls
  • Support the performance of the group by working collaboratively with the leadership team at sites and within the group
  • Assist removal of blockages which prevent sites from performing to their maximum potential
  • Identify opportunities which promote customer satisfaction or process improvement
  • Meet customer, legal, compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Adhoc Travel to and from various locations as per business demand.


Desirable qualifications and experience:  


  • Experience in general production or automotive body repair environment
  • Be able to lead, motivate and inspire your team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to group and site key performance measures
  • Embed a team working culture
  • Experience of working with motor claims processes desirable.

  • Automotive industry relationships desirable 


Who are Solus and what can they do for you? 


Solus is 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. 


  • Up to 20% Bonus per annum in additional bonus 
  • Our excellent benefits and rewards packages
  • Employer matched pension contributions up to 7.5% (service dependent)
  • 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.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? We are inclusive – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are looking for individuals who can grow and support our business and we expect to do the same for you.


We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our specialists. This is an excellent time to join a rapidly growing business and help us to shape the future.



What next?


Please apply online and our recruitment team will be in contact within 7 days

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