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Service Manager

Do you have:

  • Previous management experience within the Commercial Service/Aftersales department?
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills?
  • The ability to drive performance and financial performance?

If you can answer YES, then you may be the person we are looking for!

To apply you can also text MOTUS AVO to 66777

What Will You Be Doing?

As a Motus Commercials Service Manager, you will be responsible for proactively leading the efficient operation of the Service Team, to deliver inspirational service to all our customers both internal and external and ensuring that we deliver the financial plan for the Service business.

Key Accountabilities for the role also include:

  • Ensuring the relationship between Service reception and Workshop Control is developed to lead the continual improvement of customer demand and service levels.
  • Strengthening and developing long term customer and franchise partner relationships.
  • Working with the Aftersales Executive to develop opportunities to grow the Service business.
  • To review, coach and develop the Service team and to ensure all our trainees have a dedicated training programme and/or mentor in place. As well as completing appraisals to direct reporting staff.
  • Ensuring the compliance of the Financial Control Policy in relation to all service areas.
  • Ensuring MOT pass rates are in line or exceed company benchmarks.
  • Keeping up to date with all manufacturer's bulletins and information ensuring the updates are relayed to the relevant staff in a a timely manner.
  • Working together with the Dealership Marketing team to identify opportunities to increase revenue streams.
  • Making sure our Company Code of Conduct for customers, suppliers and staff is adhered to at all times and maintaining the company's Integrity and Transparency policy.
  • Taking responsibility for all aspects of customer service, dealing with all business issues in a professional and timely manner.

Who Are We Looking for?

We are looking for a talented individual who is able to demonstrate a successful track record in a similar role in a Commercial Vehicle environment.

Along with:

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Clear vision in achieving business goals.
  • An ability to motivate and inspire team members to exceed targets.
  • An ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with both colleagues and customers.
  • An understanding of the demands of the role and the time and attention needed to produce impressive results.
  • A good eye for detail in recognising opportunities to help drive forward the succession of the Service business.
  • A methodical approach to work.
  • An ability to perform well under pressure.

Experience using  Kerridge would be an advantage as would knowledge of DAF products.

What’s In It For You?

From day 1 as a Motus Commercials colleague, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Family & Friends Discounted Car Scheme.
  • 31 days holiday per year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 on celebration of 5 years’ service.
  • Team Member Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme with employer contribution.
  • Onsite mental health first aiders.
  • Discounted Healthcare scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Being brilliant awards.
  • Career progression opportunities.
  • Internal engagement initiatives
  • Retail discounts saving £££'s at high street stores, health & beauty, going out, travel and much more.

We also pride ourselves on offering internal and external training and development opportunities along with realistic career paths for each member of our team through our People Partnership initiative.

Who Are We?

We have a network of 32 dealer locations across the United Kingdom including 4 body-shops and accident repair centres. We are the largest DAF Trucks dealer group in the UK and Europe, with 30 DAF franchise locations, 14 of which have ATF sites with the ability to carry out DVSA MOT’s on commercial vehicles, together with locations for our partnership with Renault Trucks, ISUZU Trucks and TRP Parts. Our LCV portfolio is ever expanding, with 19 dealer locations at present, offering sales and/or service opportunities for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Ford Transit Commercial Vehicles, Fiat Professional, ISUZU Pick-up and Best Van Deals Used Commercial Vehicles.


We are committed to supporting HGV and LCV operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle uptime. We offer a wide range of sales, service and parts solutions to suit the varying needs of both individual vehicle users and fleet operators. Our intention is to provide vehicle and aftersales packages on an efficient, value for money basis.


Many of our locations offer extended hours providing flexibility and optimising vehicle availability. We are committed to continuous technical training for colleagues including a substantial apprenticeship programme, which currently has over 100 apprentices in training. We also offer pathways with manufacturer specific recognised training/qualifications for both HGV and LCV colleagues, offering further development during their career with us.



Motus Commercials is a Division of Motus Group (UK) Limited, is a subsidiary of Motus Holdings Limited, a diversified (non-manufacturing) South African company centred on the automotive sector and founded initially as a single car dealership in 1948. Today, it is a business listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, turning over close to £4.5 billion and employing some 16,000 people across its operations in South Africa, the UK and Australia.


Motus Group (UK) Limited manages the automotive interests of Motus Holdings Limited in the United Kingdom. These include 115 vehicle franchise outlets at 78 locations. Motus Group (UK) Limited operates the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group and, with its passenger vehicle interests included, ranks inside the Top 15 of all UK automotive dealer groups. Motus Group (UK) Limited consists of 4 operating divisions, which include Motus Commercials, Pentagon Motor Group, Motus Mercedes and Motus Vehicle Solutions. The Company has annual revenues of over £1 billion and employs almost 3000 people across all its UK operations.


Motus Commercials is protected by trademarks; we do not consent to agencies/recruiters using the name and/or logo without explicitly instructed by us. Any agency/recruiter found to be using the Motus Commercials name and logo may find themselves subject to court proceedings for injunctive relief to prevent them from continuing the use of the name and/or logo, without receiving notice.


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