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BrightDrop - Manager, Service Network

  • Location
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The world has changed, and we need your help to change it for the better! The General Motors BrightDrop team is tasked with developing and commercializing smarter ways to deliver goods and services.  This includes zero emission solutions that will reduce congestion in cities and improve safety.  BrightDrop is seeking customer-focused team members who have a passion for innovative technologies and approaches to business.  Access to advanced technologies and the autonomy to challenge convention create an exciting fast-paced environment often associated with Silicon Valley start-ups.

This is a unique opportunity to innovate and scale sustainable solutions to address the world’s mobility challenges.  We seek passionate and experienced individuals - come join us and let’s innovate!

In this role, you will build out the BrightDrop global Service Network (both brick & mortar and mobile) to support BrightDrop vehicle and non-vehicle product maintenance, repair, and collision & glass repair.  You will join a high performing, innovative, and culturally aligned BrightDrop Service Operations & Support Team helping define and enable world class service for our fleet commercial customers with a focus on uptime and customer loyalty.

This role is required to build out the extensive service network for both vehicle and non-vehicle product maintenance and repair; both brick & mortar and mobile.  This role is responsible to research and contract with independent service providers along with new BrightDrop dealers to support the growth of sales throughout North America.  This includes servicing support for collision and glass repair as well.  BrightDrop must set up 55 locations by 2023 yearend, so this role is key to enable that rapid growth with partners who can properly represent BrightDrop service supporting 99% uptime of our fleet products.  This role will manage a team who support the contracting, performance tracking, site visit authorizations, etc. for building out this network.

Roles and Responsibilities :

o   Responsible for building out the global Service Network (both brick & mortar and mobile) to support BrightDrop vehicle and non-vehicle product maintenance, repair, and collision & glass repair

o   Research and develop the strategy for network coverage driving 99% uptime of BrightDrop products

o   Establish and negotiate appropriate contracts with clear performance metrics for network providers to support all BrightDrop products

o   Build relationships with repairers to ensure engagement and BrightDrop defined experience

o   Oversee, direct and authorize service locations and technicians through Capability Studies ensuring the proper facilities, tools & equipment, training, processes, and performance

o   Develop the strategy for performance of the network, establish scorecards, and oversee the traction of overall performance with SLAs as well as continuous improvement

o   Help design and implement operational tools, training and standardized processes that are repeatable, scalable and in alignment with organizational goals and objectives

o   Develop and execute the process for gathering detailed vehicle and non-vehicle repair data for sharing with GM and BrightDrop engineering for future repair/design improvements

o   Work with technicians and dealership(s) to ensure systems and processes are in place to manage and process warranty claims according to BrightDrop policies & procedures

o   Evaluate BrightDrop’s service customer experience based on customer and product data along with observations.  Assist in continuous improvements / problem resolution to build customer loyalty and drive uptime

o   Ability to manage time and projects and measure/prioritize work effectively with limited supervision

o   Responsible to drive profitability through appropriate contracts, agreements, and customer experience delivering 99% uptime and achieve financial targets

o   Build a diverse and effective team by selecting the best talent, managing performance and providing proper coaching to motivate the team in alignment with our BrightDrop cultural values

o   Performs other related duties as assigned


Additional Description

Skills & Qualifications Required:

o   Minimum 10 years-experience in service engineering, automotive parts and service, and/or collision.  Experience with electric vehicles preferred, but not required

o   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

o   Strong leadership and motivational skills

o   Knowledge of the dealer operating models, metrics and reporting

o   Knowledge of service, parts and warranty department operations and interconnectivity 

o   Coordination and facilitation of meetings

o   Understanding of service and warranty metrics

o   Preferred understanding of collision repair and processes

o   Strong written and verbal communication

o   Experience with contracting and strong negotiation skills

o   Organized and self-directed

o   Continuous improvement mindset with extreme ownership

o   Provides feedback and coaching

o   Computer, data and analytic skills

o   Strong track record of driving for results

o   Strong and creative problem solving

o   Adaptability and comfort working with ambiguity

o   Experience managing outside contractors

o   Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in matrix organization in alignment with our cultural behaviors

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