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  • Transport Fleet Manager

  • Business: GM Division
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 05-Dec-2018
  • Job reference: 18918

Job Description

We have a great opportunity within our General Merchant Division Fleet team.  The successful person for this role will be required to provide insight, support and specialist knowledge to Regional and Branch Management with regards to the safe and efficient optimisation of the transport fleet.  In addition they will be involved in the specification, supply, maintenance and legislative management of transport and MHE.


This role will be covering Scotland and the North of England.


The role we are recruiting for


  • To work closely with the Regional Managing Director of branch operations to understand specific transport and MHE operational requirements to ensure equipment meets their needs and adds value to their operations.

  • To provide insight and analysis to support the optimisation and efficient running of the Regional fleet, ensuring that delivered sales are maximised whilst fleet and driver costs are optimised.

  • Identify new lorry / MHE equipment / features within the wider industry which could be cross fertilised into the businesses within the division to improve operational effectiveness, efficiency and / or safety.

  • Work with divisional health and safety to continuously improve the safety features and operational processes and procedures of transport and MHE.

  • Implement and manage the maintenance support functions between operation and suppliers, i.e. price negotiations/SLA/authorisation of high cost areas.

  • Work closely with the the Divisional Compliance and Road Risk Manager on projects to drive transport and driver compliance within the division.

  • Work closely with the Group Fleet Management team to identify, develop and implement changes to fleet management standards, processes and procedures.

  • Negotiate and manage supplier relationships with key suppliers for goods and services to the group, i.e. vehicles, cranes, fuel, tyres, etc.

  • Review business unit fleet operational costs (Maintenance/Fuel/Hire etc) highlighting to Regional Management exceptions and identifying / challenging areas of high cost / inefficiency.


It would be great if you had experience in and demonstrated:


  • National CPC Holder.

  • Worked within a Fleet Management business with experience in a multi site operation.

  • Experience of MHE (forklifts/cranes).

  • Good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent problem solving skills.

  • Able to negotiate and influence key stakeholders.

  • Enthusiasm for your profession.

  • Ability to present and distil complex and technical information in a simple way.

  • Commitment and personal accountability.


What we can offer you

Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers: offering you the opportunity to fulfil your potential in a forward thinking company that still believes in upholding family values - and putting our colleagues and customers at the heart of our growing business ensuring we are making decent returns. Despite our size, we’ve got the values of a family run business and the mindset and ambition.


Joining Travis Perkins as our new Transport Fleet Manager means joining a reputable and expanding business offering great company benefits such as discounts across our Group and the support of an employer who values your development as much as you do.

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