Work with regional fleet manager and the Corporate Fleet Ops group to execute on standardized procurement policies with respect to purchase of vehicles, parts, & fuel
Work with techs and current vendors in evaluating the opportunities to reduce procurement costs associated with parts & fuel for vehicles. Implement standard purchasing programs in shops & MC nation wide
Responsibilities include training of field fleet personnel, review of procurement spend, and managing exceptions through reports & metrics.
Lead efforts to design and implement ways to improve productivity, service and cost performance at the field fleet operations & shops.
Work with Regional Fleet Manager to develop a staffing model for shops and help sustain operations standards. Responsibilities would include managing the training & development of techs through focus on both technical and shop budgeting and management.
Create and publish monthly reporting on fleet performance through the Trip Reports.
Execute on life cycle management program for vehicles and execute on roll-out of national programs in the field.
Review Capital/Lease fleet Requests and work with Regional Fleet Managers and field management to streamline Capital Spend & AFE processes.
Support the DOT compliance teams in training, development and implementing the new compliance tools.
Ensure that vehicle services, maintenance, repairs, and administrative requirements of the fleet are accomplished through outside vendors and company fleet shops to meet Federal and Provincial regulatory requirements and Canadian Linen and Uniform Services / ARAMARK policies for the Region.
Maintain current knowledge of Federal and Provincial regulatory requirements for fleet operations.
Stay abreast of new trends and innovations for commercial vehicles and fleet maintenance. Identify and develop opportunities for improvement.
Maintain and improve fleet KPIs in preventative maintenance, reliability, utilization and CVOR infractions.
Ensure all safety related compliance is complete including, but not limited to employee training, and fleet shop regulations.
Auditing & Reporting
Conduct annual fleet audits at Branch and Service Center assigned as outlined in the Canadian Linen and Uniform Services / ARAMARK. Fleet Management Best Practices manual.
Analyze the cost to replace or repair equipment and recommend appropriate replacement of company owned/leased vehicles.
Upload all information in appropriate software. Ensure and document all employees required training.
Audit and support Inventory Management for parts room
Publish information for non-compliant employees.
Meet with vendors to ensure quality of work, negotiate pricing and resolve disputes.
Ensure compliance with National and Corporate fleet programs.
Help manage the relationship with National Vendors and control operating costs at outsourced maintenance program
This position will supervise and train Fleet Maintenance Technicians
The Fleet Manager will have an assigned workplace and be expected to work in an office environment.
The Fleet Supervisor will be required to travel up to 50% of the time for training and fleet related issues with Service Centers.
Strong organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated history of Safety knowledge
Familiarity with work order software and diagnostic tools
Minimum of three years’ experience in Fleet Operations
Demonstrated experience in a Fleet Shop facility
Minimum three years’ experience in MTO/NSC/DOT regulations
Detail orientated, with ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks
Ability to meet deadlines.