Operations Fleet Manager
South Midlands (Gloucester and surrounding area)
£ excellent neg dep exp
Our client is a global market leader in the provision of highest quality catering infrastructure solutions for supply throughout the world, and as a result of continued success and an ongoing programme of strategic growth, are now seeking to recruit an experienced and effective Operations Fleet Manager to complement their established and highly successful team.
Reporting to the Head of Operations and based near Gloucester, the successful candidate will be positioned between the Sales and Operations functions and will ensure that customer requirements in terms of equipment specification are delivered within budgetary and timescales constraints.
Tasked with providing effective leadership, management and coordination of the Fleet, Warehouse and Transport teams, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of asset management, proactively managing relevant data communication between departments to ensure the effective flow of fleet information between each of them and coordinating demand on hire assets in terms of future forecasting, emergency demand and general day to day planning.
You will manage and maintain the internal vehicle transport fleet and ensure that the standard of all company transport drivers meet appropriate legislative or regulatory requirements are adhered to at all times, and working closely with the Transport Supervisor, will ensure that tachograph downloads are completed and vehicles are serviced and MOT'd as necessary, as well as ensuring that all transportation delivery / collections are adhered to as scheduled and agreed with customers or other stakeholders as required. Additionally, you will be responsible for arranging sub-contract drivers and vehicles as required and within budgetary agreements and for controlling staffing levels including absenteeism and holidays to ensure adequate resources are available.
Other duties for the Operations Fleet Manager role will include managing the internal "stock direct" equipment procurement demand on a weekly/monthly/annual basis and advising Directors and the purchasing function accordingly, and both coordinating and implementing the Annual stock audit in conjunction with the warehouse team.
You will ensure consistent and accurate data regarding the specification, location of assets, up to date barcoding and allocation to correct depots is sustained, as well as identifying and managing the disposal of stock utilising the most cost-effective disposal options as required. Additionally, you will manage slow moving, low-volume or one-off items of stock and provide regular business updates whilst assisting in the development, implementation, compliance to and sustainment of a robust set of KPIs for the operation as well as assisting in the specification of changes to future asset management systems.
This is genuinely a varied and challenging Operations Fleet Manager role that necessitates a comprehensive understanding of seasonality in a business and the affect this has on demand for hire assets, and you will have proven experience of previously successfully having managed the sometimes significant and inevitable peaks and troughs of the hire industry.
Able to manage cross hire and capex requirements due to stock shortages as appropriate, you will maintain, systemize where practicable and improve effective stock rotation / management processes that will continue to aid control/reduction of maintenance costs, optimize asset longevity and limit obsolescence, and ensure accuracy of the asset database through stock audits, perpetual audits and IMS reviews on a scheduled basis. You will be instrumental in improving the collection and analysis of data connected with Company assets in order to ensure information regarding the location, condition and availability of all assets is readily available when required, whole-life management of assets can be improved and capital expenditure decisions regarding the development or replacement of assets can be made.
This unique opportunity offers the chance to adopt best practice asset planning and lean principles wherever practicable to achieve reduced lead times and continuous improvement whilst relentlessly seeking the best value and the most effective solution to any issues or problems identified, and will suit an analytical individual who is confident in being able to identify and present accurate information within the business, skilled in getting the best from teams and influencing at all levels whilst both reporting and forecasting efficiently and being able to adapt to rapidly changing demands.
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