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Kenya – Workshop Manager at Inchcape Kenya LTD

Kenya – Workshop Manager at Inchcape Kenya LTD.

Kenya – Workshop Manager at Inchcape Kenya LTD

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Inchcape is a leading independent global automotive distributor, acting as brand custodian for major automotive OEMs in 31 countries. Inchcape handles product planning, brand positioning, logistics, marketing, network management, sales and aftersales for 30 OEMs including Toyota, BMW, JLR and Subaru. Inchcape is a market leader: the OEM distribution partner of choice in small to medium-sized markets. The Group is pursuing a strategy of growth, both organically and by acquiring distribution businesses globally.

Kenya – Workshop Manager


  • The Workshop Manager reporting to the Depot Manager based out of Mombasa, Kenya, shall primarily be responsible to develop technical expertise in all aspects of fleet management and repair through continuous improvement as well as providing technical supervision, on-site repair coordination in a timely manner and in line with company procedures.

Objectives & Measurement – Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure daily workshop functions operate in an effective, flexible, customer focused manner and comply with all regulatory requirements.
  • Delivering high levels of productivity, while ensuring an effective use of resources to minimize machinery downtime and achievement of programmed work schedules.
  • Prepare business plans for the workshop and participate in procurement bids and strategies.
  • Plan cost effective maintenance operations to meet workshop financial targets and ensure timely, accurate and prescribed data is provided whenever needed.
  • Liaise with external contractors and suppliers, monitor cost, performance and quality of services provided.
  • Provide complete budgetary control for all workshop services, generate reports and statistics as maybe required by the depot manager.
  • Direct activities in areas of safety ensuring compliance with all quality procedures and requirements.
  • Advise management on operational expenses and ensure efforts are made to meet budget projections.
  • Determine workshop improvements and repairs along with annual costs and schedules.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including laws on disposal of scrap metals, used oil, etc.
  • Evaluate the performance of workshop staff to acknowledge efficient employees and guide underperforming ones.
  • Assign and schedule work duties to workshop staff according to their skills.
  • Approve job sheets to ensure the correct allocation of time and materials has been recorded.
  • Establish, implement, and monitor safe working practices and procedures.
  • Perform and record routine safety inspections on equipment and work sites and ensure the fleet conforms to all health & safety regulations to minimize any danger or accidents.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Competent user of the Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Being able to communicate verbally/writing in a clear and concise manner.
  • Balance multiple tasks, changing priorities & operate within a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Good interpersonal relationship in managing people/sub-ordinates, planning, organizing.
  • Excellent customer management skill.
  • Self-driven, organized, good communication skills.
  • Strong presentation with excellent technical skills
  • Communication and building rapport with all kinds of people.
  • Authentic (doing the right thing even when no one is looking)
  • Adaptable and able to work in a multicultural team.
  • Have a global perspective and be progressive thinking.

Education, Qualifications, Certifications, And Licenses

  • A relevant degree, with Mechanical background or experience with heavy automotive equipment shall be appreciated.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in similar role with fleet management exposure – tractors, top loader, forklifts etc.
  • Knowledge of the job location would be an added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Inchcape Kenya LTD on to apply

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