Transport & Logistics

Operations Assistant

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Operations Assistant, Ipswich, Suffolk.

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, driven individual looking for a career in Operations Management. This is a dynamic organisation comprising of five companies across Europe and specialises in Business Management Consulting within the Automotive industry; working with global brands on high-profile, high-pressure projects.

You will join a fast-paced business in the midst of huge success. You will work closely with the Operations Manager as well as with experienced operational teams based throughout Europe.

Assisting in the coordination and reporting of operational activity for major automotive manufacturers.

Communicating on daily tasks with the operational teams throughout the organisation.

Supporting the Operations Manager with projects; at local-level through to global initiatives.

Managing KPIs and operational targets.
Providing analysis and reports on activity for both internal use and for customers.

The automotive aftersales experience within a Franchised Dealer is really a key component of this role as you will understand the terminology and practices, but also the requirements that a manufacturer places on their franchised outlets.

The administration/reporting/management side of the job is also a key factor. But if perhaps you only have a moderate amount of exposure or experience of this, the company will take the time to coach you to develop these skills.

Your initial daily tasks will include:

Assisting in the coordination and reporting of operational activity for major automotive manufacturers.

Communicating on daily tasks with the operational teams throughout the organisation.

Supporting the Operations Manager with projects; at local-level through to global initiatives.

Managing KPIs and operational targets.

Providing analysis and reports on activity for both internal use and for customers.
The role requires a unique combination of analytical skills, operational skills, and project management – working to ensure processes run smoothly, efficiently and on time. You’ll need to be both organised and business-aware as you’ll be liaising with a range of individuals, creating documentation and maintaining constant communication with all parties involved.

Full development support will be given including exposure to all aspects of our business operations.

Requirements

The successful candidate will:

Have an automotive background coming from a service/workshop environment
Have good communication and influencing skills – verbal and written.

Be computer literate (Microsoft Office and web-based systems).

Be able to work effectively and proficiently without supervision.

Have strong planning and analytical skills.

Have customer management skills.

Be driven to succeed and not shy away from challenges.

Be willing to learn and establish themselves within the organisation.

Be able to commute to company head office in Ipswich.

Have the right to work in the UK.​
The successful candidate would greatly benefit from:

Experience working in the automotive industry (manufacturer or dealership level).

History in a coordinator position.

A degree or similar in a relevant subject (Administration, Business, Engineering).

Benefits

20 days holiday – increasing by one day every year (after two years employment) up to 25 days total.

Access to our company salary-sacrifice pension scheme.

The chance to join a fast-growing organisation with fast career progression opportunities.

Regular office social activities.

Opportunities to travel and experience new countries and cultures.

Office working hours 08:30 – 17:30, Monday to Friday.

Salary between £25,000to £30,000 DOE

Employment Type Permanent

Advertiser Type Agency