Fleet Manager

Fleet Manager Job Description

We are excited to announce that due to continued growth we are currently recruiting for a Fleet Manager/Engineer to join our dedicated team. You’ll be working Monday to Friday 0800-1730 and one in 4 Saturday mornings-based in Leighton Buzzard. However, a level of flexibility is needed as you will be required to visit customers and suppliers based in the South and Midlands.

  • Up to £50k salary package for the right candidate, plus a £2.5k car allowance
  • Fuel card for company mileage and sensible private use
  • Phone
  • Laptop
  • 20 days holiday per year but after 2 years 1 additional day then 1 extra per year up to a max of 5.

What you'll do on a typical day

  • You will head up our fleet team who manage our busy and varied truck and trailer fleet.
  • You will oversee all aspects of compliance regarding servicing and MOT’s as well as monitoring overdue services and making sure our team support customer O licence requirements.
  • Work closely with senior management on new trailer specifications/orders and managing all fleet details prior to delivery
  • Investigate all MOT failures and PG’s, collating findings and recommendations reports
  • Participate fully in ongoing operational improvements, providing engineering support to identify and secure cost savings across the business.
  • Vet new suppliers and service agents. Setting up service contracts to provide support to our customers
  • Oversee compliance on our own fleet of service vans and other vehicles operated by us.
  • Carry out spot checks and fleet auditing on suppliers, our internal mobile engineers and other service agents.
  • Work closely with the depot-based transport operations teams, you will help to ensure that the fleet remains safe and compliant at all times, whilst maximising vehicle and trailer uptime.
  • Assist with the administration duties involved with operating a large fleet.
  • Manage vehicle returns at the end of lease / spot rental checking paperwork recording vehicle condition etc.
  • Ensure the fleet is roadworthy and in line with legislative standards- at all times.

Skills required

  • A background in mechanical engineering, with HGV motor vehicle qualifications – City & Guilds, etc
  • Previous fleet experience across multiple sites and customers
  • Strong IT and analytical skills
  • The ability to build and manage relationships with both customers and suppliers
  • The flexibility for occasional overnight stays due to area of coverage
  • Strong Knowledge of HGV MOT Testing Standards

Join our dedicated team

  • BS Trailer Services and BS Truck Rental are both family owned companies and have a great national customer base. We are based in Leighton Buzzard but cover all parts of the country.
  • Established for nearly 25 years we have gone from strength to strength year on year. The last 12 months have seen an impressive influx of additional business which reflects on the increased fleet size.
  • A great place to work with exciting opportunities for the right candidate.
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