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Preparation Centre Controller

With continued growth Snows Volvo Southampton has a need for a dedicated Preparation Centre Controller.

The candidate will oversee the preparation of cars for sale at a purpose built site located behind our Volvo dealership in Southampton.

Reporting directly into the General Manager this role will have responsibility for a team of employees including Preparation Technicians, Drivers and a team of 5 contract valeters.

Our ideal candidate will be experienced in driving performance by motivating and managing their team effectively.

The Preparation Centre Controller will be responsible for ensuring all cars are ready for sale in a timely and cost efficient manner. The candidate will liaise with management, valeters, and third party contractors to ensure cars are mechanically and aesthetically prepared and fit for sale.

As such some Vehicle Sales and Aftersales experience is preferred although not essential for the right candidate.

Our requirements:

Experience in a main dealer environment

Strong industry knowledge

Aptitude for multi-tasking

Skilled people manager

An eye for detail

Ability to work under pressure

Quality awareness

Communication skills

Full UK driving license


Working hours applicable to the role are:

Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm an hour for lunch

1 in 3 Saturdays 8.30am - 12.30pm


In return you will be entitled to:

  • 30 days holiday, inc. Bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Recommend a Friend
  • Introducing a customer
  • Life Assurance benefit
  • Tool Box Insurance
  • Snows pension scheme
  • Specsavers vouchers
  • Recognition for zero sickness
  • Recognition of length of service at 5,10,15,20 years anniversary
  • BEN – Employee Assistance Programme

In addition to all of this Snows is committed to ensuring its employees receive the best training both in house and via its manufacturers.


We regret that due to volume, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the close date please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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Ref: PCC-SVS

Location Volvo Southampton
Salary Competitive Salary
Closing Date 12/03/2020

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