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Auction Assistant

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12 months contract 

24 hours per week

We thrive on what makes us different. Our similarities and differences are what inspire greater creativity and innovation. Among our 34,000+ team members across the globe, no two look or think the same and we prefer it that way. We don’t just talk about being diverse and inclusive, we work every day to make that a reality. At Cox Automotive treating everyone with respect is one of our guiding principles, it’s just one of the ways that we work to bring out the best in everyone

About Us

Manheim is the world’s largest automotive services company and, through its unparalleled range of products and services, drives every stage of the used vehicle lifecycle. A subsidiary of Atlanta based Cox Enterprises, one of the world’s leading media companies and providers of automotive services, Manheim handles nearly 10 million used vehicles worldwide, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value. In the UK, we provide a national physical and on-line auction network, comprising 18 centres.

As part of our Vehicle Solutions Network we also provide vehicle inspection, repair, reconditioning and pre-sale preparation; transport; logistics; full defleet management and outsourced end-of-contract administration. In addition, Manheim is the UK’s leading automotive digital marketing specialist providing retail marketing and specialist web marketing support to more than 85% of the Top 200 UK dealer groups.

About the Role

You will be joining the largest auction centre in Europe with a team of over 200 team members who work collaboratively to deliver the most exceptional service for our customers. 

You will be responsible for providing effective and efficient support by maintaining the smooth running of auction sales and providing customer service excellence at all times.

Interacting with our customers both face to face and over the telephone you will ensure that their queries are managed in a positive, friendly and professional manner. 

You will make sure that the correct information and paperwork is set up and ready for each auction sale. During the auction sale you will be part of the team on the podium, supporting the online auction providing accurate and timely updates.

You will manage all police notices and parking fines by updating the DVLA as appropriate, supporting with the completion of all private and trade vehicle entries.

Delivering general office support, you will endeavor to make sure all filling and administration is accurate and is up to date. 

You will support with the production of the auction catalogue by confirming all content is accurate and correct. 

About You

You are highly organised and thrive working in a fast paced office environment,. You effectively manage your time and workload especially during busy periods. 

With great attention to detail, you pride yourself on delivering accurate results. You understand what great customer service looks like and consistently go above and beyond to deliver this. 

Your excellent communication skills mean you are able to deal with all types customers effectively and positively resolving their query.



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Manheim Colchester

CO7 7DX Colchester Directions 0333 136 1011

Perks & Benefits

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All of our team members are unique. 

That's why we offer a range of benefits to give our people the opportunity to choose what works best for them.

Here's just a few...

  • Vehicle discount

    If you need a new set of wheels, look no further. All team members can buy a vehicle through our auction centres at a discounted rate.

  • Flexible holiday

    Taking a break and switching off is important, so we offer all team members the chance to buy additional annual leave for those extra days of relaxation.

  • Points means prizes

    Our peer-to-peer reward scheme gives you the chance to say 'thank you' to your colleagues for going the extra mile. If you receive these yourself, you can swap them for a range of treats.

  • Long service

    We recognise long-term commitment with shopping vouchers and an additional week's holiday in your anniversary year.

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