Fleet Engineer

Northampton, Northamptonshire
Attractive salary plus comprehensive benefits
26 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Use your technical skills as Fleet Engineer to oversee an annual £1m+ spend on MHE across four main sites for Howdens, the UK market leader in Kitchens.

Howdens Joinery, founded in 1995, is a leading supplier of kitchens and joinery to trade customers across the UK. In its first year of operation it had just 14 depots and sales of £1m. Today, Howden Joinery Group has grown to become the UK's leading supplier of kitchens with annual sales of over £1.2 billion, employing over 8,000 staff in over 600 depots nationwide. A winning formula that everyone connected with can call their own.

As Fleet Engineer – MHE, your overarching responsibility will be to provide technical support from Manufacturing through to Logistics on all MHE, whilst ensuring compliance with legalisation and company standards. Reporting to our Fleet Manager in this standalone role, you’ll oversee the activities of three main contractors, plus sub-contractors, and an annual £1m+ spend on MHE across four main sites, in addition to any outlying warehousing. Using your expertise and ability to deliver technical improvements, you’ll be expected to deliver substantial value to Howden’s Supply. Key deliverables as Fleet Engineer – MHE include:
• controlling and reducing contractor spend in areas of damage 
• ensuring value for money via invoice-matching and analysis of spend by supplier 
• advising the Operations Team on MHE specification options and leading projects to reduce equipment requirements
• assisting operations in managing preventive maintenance schedules ensuring all related documentation is available
• keeping up-to-date with all aspects of MHE legislation.

With a recognised MHE technical qualification at supervisory level or above, you must have a proven technical track record encompassing experience of damage reduction and control of maintenance costs. Familiar with KPI management, you’ll also need experience of working with external bodies and understanding their requirements. Strong on organisation and communication, and with budgetary experience, you’re also skilled at leadership and cultural/organisational awareness, in addition to possessing: 
• well-developed people management and relationship skills
• excellent decision-making capability.

The attractive salary and benefits package is supported by excellent training and development programmes. As well as the opportunity to develop within a pioneering area of the business for a high profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

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Fleet Engineer – MHE Job Reference: OLR11695