Vehicle / Fleet Procurement Manager

Location
Derby
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Mar 2019
Closes
18 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Vehicle / Fleet Procurement Manager

Who We Are and What We Do

Go Plant Fleet Services provides access to specialist commercial vehicles including refuse collection trucks, gritters, cage tippers and road sweepers on both short and long-term hire, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of fleet management services, including repair and maintenance.

The company, which remains based at its original headquarters in Leicestershire, merged with Lincolnshire-based Essential Fleet Services in July 2017 – a move backed by private equity house Endless LLP.

Significant expansion has followed with major investment in new technology, the opening of a string of new depots and the establishment of an owned spot hire fleet as well as investment in ‘back to black’ Beam Sweepers, creating the largest fleet in the UK. The company which has 40 years’ experience in the industry, now has revenues of around £85 million and employs around 790 staff across 44 depots nationwide.

What you’ll be responsible for

Providing strategy and structure to fleet procurement activities for a range of services with a key focus on quote to delivery, and optimising cost control.

Purchasing the best value vehicles without compromising quality of service

Delivering budget savings through strong negotiations informed by vehicle and market rate expertise

Understanding the customer’s requirements and vehicle/plant specifications

Staying up to date with latest vehicle technology available to enhance safety and efficiency

Point of order to delivery of vehicles and or plant to customers requirements/specification

What you’ll need to succeed

The successful candidate will have a commercial approach to procurement with proven budget management.

Specialist HGV fleet procurement experience, ideally with vehicle engineering/mechanical background

Be a skilled negotiator and communicator at all levels

Experience working with a fleet of commercial vehicles is very important to allow you to hit the ground running in this role.

Full clean driving licence

What you’ll get in return

This role offers a strong financial package, a car or car allowance and excellent development opportunities.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now or an informal chat about the job role.