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Recon Manager

Cox Automotive

Riverside, CA
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Company Cox Automotive
Title: Recon Manager
JobID: 1716789
Category: Automotive Services
Industry: Cox Automotive
Job Type: Full-time


Job Description:

This position manages all vehicle reconditioning operations/shops placing emphasis on the highest quality standards in preparing vehicles for remarketing, maximizing efficiencies and profitability for Manheim reconditioning operation.  In addition, the position manages all reconditioning employees and processes to ensure all customer commitments and expectations for quality, completion and pricing for services are met.  This position may have direct, daily management responsibility for at least one of Manheim reconditioning shops (Mechanical, Detail or Body) along with the other overall recon management responsibilities listed.

Job Responsibilities:

• Manage activities of all recon employees to ensure all reconditioning services and processes utilized meet Manheim’s and the customer’s guidelines, specifications and requirements

• Determine and oversee allocation and scheduling of staffing levels to meet all customer quality and completion commitments as well as maximization of recon operations profitability

• Oversees the quality control of vehicles as established by Manheim standards

• Communicate, discuss and resolve reconditioning goals, results and problems with location and market leadership teams, in partnership with home office reconditioning leadership

• Establish and communicate production goals and work schedule assignments in a reasonable and timely manner.  Measure process efficiency and effectiveness and implement improvement strategies as needed. 

• Manage the purchase and maintenance of equipment, materials and supplies for all recon shops.  Control the use and consumption of supplies utilized in the recon shops

• Provide and maintain a safe work environment by communicating, monitoring, and enforcing all required safety procedures and complying with all OSHA, EPA and State or local safety and compliance regulations

• Maintain and develop reconditioning shops staff and their professional and technical knowledge by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees

• Counsel and disciplines employees as necessary; plans, monitors, and evaluates job performance by conducting performance appraisals

• Ensure shops adhere to and maintain Manheim defined standard operating procedures and guidelines

• Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such. Work in cooperation with Market Safety Manager in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.

• Review work volumes, plan and continuously monitor staffing levels to ensure efficiency, quality work product, and effective customer service; review departmental performance against key performance indicators and metrics and develop and execute strategies for improvement.

• Effectively leads the team at the location by setting an example in behavior, championing Cox/Manheim values and ensuring that all employees are treated with respect.

• Enforce all company policies and procedures related to employee and customer conduct.

• Partner with various market level support teams (i.e. Finance, HR, MFS, Recon, Safety, Security, Sales) to ensure effective and efficient operational processes that align with company objectives and strategies and high quality customer service and support.

• Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk and hear.

• Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat and climb.

• Perform other duties as assigned by management.



• High School Diploma or equivalent required

• 3-5 years experience in reconditioning or lot operations required

• Experience in the Automobile or Auction Industry a must

• Strong communication and interaction skills required

• Competent management and excellent organizational skills required

• Valid driver's License and good driving record required

• Ability to drive vehicles with standard and automatic transmissions

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong business acumen with focus on operations

• Effective management, leadership, and organizational skills

• Knowledge of reconditioning operations, P&L and the ability to act decisively based on sound judgment

• ASE certification automotive body repair or reconditioning preferred.

Ability to lift 1-30 pounds (light hand tools, etc). Manual dexterity, repetitive motion tasks. Vision abilities required include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts hazard, electrical shock hazard and toxic or caustic chemicals.  Moderate noise level.


The posting is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

About Cox Automotive


Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit

Organization: Cox Automotive

Primary Location: US-CA-Riverside-6446 Fremont St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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