Body Shop Manager

The Body Shop Manager oversees the collision repair department in a dealership or in an independent collision repair facility and is responsible for controlling costs, building a loyal clientele, maintaining good employee relations, setting and obtaining sales and profit objectives and maintaining accurate records. Additionally, they must satisfy service concerns of all customers and insurance companies, and ensure that repairs are performed at the highest standards.


  • Able to work under pressure

  • Easily able to problem solve

  • Effective interacting with others

  • Good at multi-tasking

  • Interested in mentoring others

Personality Traits

  • Down to earth

  • Extroverted

  • Focused with good attention to detail

  • Fond of helping others

  • Organized

  • Patient with others

Salary range







Career Roadmap

  • 1

    Automotive Body Repairer

  • 2


  • 3

    Body Shop Manager

Keys to Success

  • Previous experience as an automotive body repairer, painter, or estimator
  • Previous experience in and/or knowledge of the automotive Industry
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, technical knowledge acquired experience, education, or training
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Must be able to determine when a problem or potential problem exists that may adversely impact customer satisfaction and promptly seek resolution for the problem.
  • Familiar with the use of automotive software

Job Training

A Service Manager requires technical training in addition to previous work experience.

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