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Fleet Cost Controller

  • Job added:   25 November 2015
  • Salary :   £23,000 - £25,000
  • Job Type :   Permanent
  • Reference :   Fleet cost 1

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

How To Apply

Please sned a current copy of your CV to Christopher.Oak@vmsglobal.co.uk stating where you saw the positin advertised.

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