Summary of role:
VMS (Fleet Management) Ltd is a forward thinking fleet management and contract hire company with facilities throughout the UK. VMS provides a range of services to both blue chip and SME fleet operators and Insurance companies including contract hire, flexi hire, accident management and repair and maintenance services.
As part of our continued growth we are now looking to appoint a Fleet Cost Controller to ensure costs are carefully managed and saving as made wherever possible. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who can bring a dynamic and innovative approach to the role. The Fleet Cost Controller may be someone with workshop administrative experience looking to develop their role into one which allows full utilisation of skills already gained or a qualified mechanic/technician looking to move into a more administrative position which allows application of knowledge gained already.
Fleet Cost Controller - The Role:
Motivate, lead and manage a small team of Cost Controllers.
Process and authorise repairs
Maintain good working relationship with clients and repairers
Manage manufacturer’s warranty processes, policies and procedures
Allocating jobs and workloads, scheduling, completing team-related paperwork and communicating with managers and senior-level staff members.
Audit and assist with internal allocation of work for in house technicians and oversee a small team of advisors
Assist the Fleet Engineer with development of networks, internal workshops and compliance
The ideal candidate should:
Be a team player
Good knowledge of technical/mechanical operations, ideally with HGV and / or LCV experience.
Background in engineering, commercial vehicle or heavy commercial vehicles is advantageous
Have extensive knowledge of HGV and LCV repair methods
Have workshop experience and be aware of costings for works and how these are calculated and managed
Have a very good eye for detail
Looking to develop skills in an office administrative environment where vehicle knowledge will be a considerable asset
Be professional, and positive
Have integrity, initiative and focus
Be confident when challenging work and costs
Be able to think, communicate and present information effectively
Be able to motivate a team