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Fleet Manager (location flexible)

The Jockey Club
Location flexible.
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Office and Administration
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Fleet Manager

Based at: Location flexible.

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Fleet Manager to join our Operations Team responsible for planning, directing, managing, coordinating and supervising the programs for acquisition, assignment, utilisation, maintenance, repair, replacement and disposal of fleet vehicles. This role also serves as the primary contact concerning the vehicle fleet and operations and will be the ultimate decision maker as to whether a vehicle is safe to have on the road.

About The Jockey Club

The Jockey Club stages thrilling sporting occasions and live events nationwide including The Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Derby. Millions of people every year enjoy the special experiences we offer through racing, music, food and entertainment on racedays and beyond.

As the largest commercial group in British racing, we are guided by our mission to act for the long term good of the sport. Every penny we make goes back into racing to promote excellence within Britain’s second biggest spectator sport. Our people are what makes this possible

At The Jockey Club people are at the heart of what we do and drive our success. We are inclusive and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. Diverse, collaborative teams are pivotal to our success and support the potential and growth of all our people.

The Fleet Manager will

• Liaising with the finance team, establish and monitor purchasing, operational and replacement strategies and practices to enable the most cost-effective operation for the Group (operating lease, finance lease, purchase, etc)

• Determine the appropriate allocation of fleet and equipment across the Group, ensuring all vehicles are appropriately maintained and operating optimally.

• Develop and administer Group wide vehicle / equipment asset management processes from procurement to disposal.

• Create vehicle purchase specifications for all Group sites.

• Working with H&S Team, develop and implement Group wide training modules for vehicles and equipment use and care.

• Working with the Sustainability team, decide whether a vehicle makes Group environmental standards, and research opportunities to introduce “greener “vehicles across the fleet.

• Oversee the on-site fuelling stations, working to reduce the Fleet’s carbon footprint and environmental impact.

• Responsible for all aspects of operation for vehicle maintenance, managing strict maintenance and servicing schedules to minimise downtime.

• Ensure trackers are fitted to all vehicles across the fleet and monitor fleet utilisation using telematic data providing effective and useful reporting to the Group management teams.

• Assist with the drafting and implementation of effective policies and processes regarding fleet operations.

• Liaise with Finance / Insurance Brokers to ensure the appropriate insurance for Drivers and vehicles is in place, ensuing claims are managed effectively and losses are minimised.

About you

• Proven track record of developing and implementing a fleet strategy with extensive knowledge gained in a fleet management role.

• Data driven with well-developed analytical skills.

• Experienced leader with collaborative approach capable of communicating effectively at a senior level.

• Commercially savvy with proven negotiation skills to achieve best value.

• Demonstrable experience of building and maintaining a vendor programme

• Calm demeanour capable of making important decisions in a pressurised environment.

• Proven project management skills

What we offer in return

• All colleagues can go along to any of our race day or music events free of charge - along with 3 friends or family with our TeamPass Ticket scheme.

• An award-winning pension scheme provider with a generous employer contribution

• A healthcare cash back plan enabling you to claim money back on health & wellbeing services.

• 25 days annual leave

• Access to a suite of Learning & Development training resources from renowned providers

• A whole host of other benefits including free eyecare vouchers, a ride to work cycle scheme & discounts across varying retailers & services.

If you think you have everything we’re looking for and more, then we’d love to hear from you. Don’t hang around, our closing date for this vacancy is 6 th March but we reserve the right to bring this forward if we have a high volume of applications.

This role may be subject to a criminal record check, standard or enhanced DBS check or BHA Suitability Check. By applying you confirm that you are happy for these checks to be carried out.

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