Release Manager

Cox Automotive is the world's largest automotive service organisation, providing solutions that improve performance and profitability throughout the vehicle lifecycle to manufacturers, fleet & dealers
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The Release Manager role sits within the Enterprise Technology Business Unit, which provisions Technology services to all Cox UK Businesses and to some elements of the Cox Automotive International Business. 

The Enterprise Technology Business Unit was formed in Quarter 4 of 2018, with a number of key objectives covering the delivery of enterprise wide services on behalf of the Business Units that make up Cox Automotive UK (Manheim, Retail Solutions, Next Gear Capital and Dealer Auction).  

The key services provisioned span architecture, design, development, programme and project delivery, data solutions, security, service and operations.


The Release Manager is responsible for providing full lifecycle engagement and support to internal colleagues and suppliers to ensure that all release activity is impact assessed, scheduled, monitored and released efficiently and effectively on the basis of ‘no surprises’ – ensuring that all colleagues involved in delivering releases are engaged and supported throughout, and balancing delivery at pace with appropriate assurance. 

You will take ownership of the complete Release Management lifecycle, which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases in the organisation for multiple applications across the portfolio. 

The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, standard changes, hotfixes, defects, projects and programmes.


  • Proven commercial experience and time in the role as a Release Manager
  • Advanced knowledge of Technology Change & Release management
  • Attention to detail & ability to work under pressure
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Release Management
  • Managing key stakeholders
  • Organised and delivery focused, strong planning skills, time efficient and process driven.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • People orientated, with team lead qualities, with experience of influencing and impacting leadership communities at varying levels.


We work with a carefully selected set of recruitment agencies and we're not looking to add to our PSL.

We do not accept unsolicited agency CV's sent to the recruitment team or directly to the hiring manager. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CV's. 

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Perks & Benefits

  • As a Cox Automotive UK team member, you can enjoy access to a huge range of benefits and discounts.

    Here are just a sample of what we offer and what you might enjoy during your career at Cox Automotive.

    Lifestyle Benefits
    • Flexible working
    • Working from home
    • Volunteering days
    • Career breaks
    • Holiday purchase scheme
    • Cyclescheme
    • Company cars / car allowance
    Parental Benefits
    • Enhanced maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave
    Health and wellbeing
    • Private Health Cover
    • Access to a wealth of exceptional health and wellbeing tools and resources
    • Flu vaccinations offering

    Education & Training
    • Professional study / training sponsorship
    • Cox Automotive Bitesize – e-learning resources
    • Internal mentoring scheme
    • “Licence to Lead” modular programme

    Planning for your future
    • Group personal pension plan
    • Life assurance cover
    • Competitive salary
    • Bonus plans

    Team member resources
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Trained Mental Health First Aiders
    • European Culture and Engagement Team

    Team member Discounts
    • Auction discounts
    • Mobile phone discounts
    • Access to fantastic discounts from over 900 retailers

Our Culture

What drives us? It’s the belief that every person in every role is an important and vital part of the Cox Automotive family. We offer tons of opportunities for growth. We encourage our team members to be rock stars. We aim for epic success. We are leading the way in developing cutting-edge, industry-changing solutions and technology. And we are always looking for great minds and great spirits to join us.

We know that great people can achieve amazing things when they work together, and for us, how we do things is just as important as what we do.

It is our guiding principles that direct us to be our best: Do the right thing, always. Lead by example. Bring out the best in everyone. Have fun and make today count. And do it all in the spirit of Cox.  These principles steer us in the right direction as we strive to empower people today to build a better future for the next generation

Find out more about the culture and values at Cox Automotive UK

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