Job Title: Commercial Fleet Manager
Location: Treforest Training Centre, Pontypridd
Salary: Circa £40,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance
Permanent/Full Time Hours
You'll oversee the daily operations of our lorry and van fleet (~5000), in accordance with our current operational processes, and work with our supplier base, such as lease, rental and fleet management providers, ensuring the provision of contracted services is monitored and measured through KPIs and collaborative working, to support the delivery of fleet services to our teams, customers and key stakeholders.
In order to understand the individual requirements for operational fleet vehicles, you'll need to build and maintain a strong working relationship with all key internal stakeholders, using similarities between the business groups to ensure information is shared across them, thereby maximising efficiencies in supply, service and savings. Through attending fleet forums and safety groups, you will ensure you keep abreast of current trends and innovations.
You'll monitor and report on operational fleet performance, from financials through to trends relating to vehicle operations, or support and changes to MI reporting across the wider fleet team. With the aid of operational data, you and your team will strive to continually improve and develop our fleet in areas of safety, financials, environment and ‘fit for purpose.
You'll be responsible for replacements, and additional requirements, for both LCV and HGV fleets. To ensure we achieve optimum savings, continue to meet current safety legislation and compliance, whilst considering wider safety, business needs and environmental targets, you'll be sure to monitor our replacement criteria.
Additionally, you'll support the business with vehicle development as required and so must possess relevant vehicle-related knowledge and expertise to allow a direct working relationship with all contract hire providers, vehicle conversion specialists and base vehicle manufacturers. You'll maintain contact with the UK/EU Fleet Market to understand and allow for the ever-changing internal and external markets forces and legislative changes in support of the wider team.
This role will be predominantly based in our offices in Cardiff with some travel required to suppliers, industry events and SSE business locations when required.
Your Skills and Experience
You'll be an expert in areas of safety and environmental policy in relation to operational fleet management and have an excellent understanding of the operational function of each specific business section. You'll also have a clear understanding of finance-related matters as well as business growth and development which may impact fleet requirements.
Maintaining a professional yet flexible relationship, and being an excellent stakeholder manager and communicator, you'll demonstrate the ability to assess suppliers to ensure we make full use of their services to benefit the overall fleet operations. You'll also have significant influencing ability, managing expectations of various stakeholders, dealing with any issues and providing education regarding the business perspective of fleet operation.
You will have proven ability to operate meetings and stakeholder engagement, both face to face and utilising technology such as phones and online communication channels.
Your expertise and constant knowledge acquisition will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award-winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if its not safe, we don't do it.
With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, youll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. Youll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.
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Closing date for applications is: Wednesday 12 June 2019.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If youre internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If youre successful, well conduct some pre-employment checks
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