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Fleet Manager

Fleet Manager_Cardiff
  • £40-£45k
  • Cardiff
  • Full Time
  • Temp to Perm

Due to continued growth, THOMAS Recruitment are recruiting Experienced Fleet Manager to join the team with an IMMEDIATE START - TEMP TO PERM AFTER 12 WEEKS!

The Client is a Distribution Centre for top bread brands Kingsmill, Allinson’s and Sunblest. Across our bakeries we make white, wholemeal and seeded market-leading loaves, as well as Kingsmill 50/50, the nation’s favourite Healthier White, delicious pancakes, crumpets, hot cross buns and more.

We take massive pride in our brands and all that we do, including our bakeries having one of the best safety performance records in the industry. We know that the success of our business depends on us having the right people on the team, so if you’re looking to join a business that values its people, encourages everyone to get involved and be the best they can be, we’d love to hear from you.

We encourage candidates to request any reasonable adjustments they may require throughout the recruitment process.

Overview of role
We have an excellent opportunity for a VMU professional to join our Management Team at Cardiff. You are tasked with overseeing the VMU team to sustain our vehicle fleet's upkeep, adhering strictly to legislative and company standards. It is critical to this role that internal and external customer needs are achieved.

Key Accountabilities

  • Effective leadership, development and motivation of the VMU team to ensure that all VMU KPIs are met.
  • Ensure that the vehicle fleet is maintained in accordance with the operator license, legal and statutory requirements and company standards.
  • Improving and maintaining a safe working environment within the VMU and vehicle safety standards, ensuring all team members are aware and complying with all legal and company health and safety standards.
  • Employing comprehensive internal management systems to support well-informed choices concerning repairs, workforce assignment, and the organisation of schedules and staff oversight, to achieve cost-effective departmental operations in line with the allocated budget.
  • To work closely with the transport and logistics departments to ensure that the delivery operation's needs are met daily.
  • Build and maintain key customer relationships with external suppliers, agencies and statutory bodies to maximise the performance and cost-effectiveness of the VMU team.
  • Build and develop effective relationships with the site management teams to ensure cross-functional working and the central teams and wider AMB business to ensure best practice is shared and the optimal performance of the VMU.

Skills/ Experience

  • Previous VMU management experience
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office – Word and Excel and a Fleet management system.
  • City and Guilds qualification or equivalent in Vehicle Crafts.
  • Holder of CPC qualification in National/International Road Haulage Operations.
  • Good communication and influencing skills at all levels of the business.
  • A skilled people manager capable of enhancing team performance.
  • High level of organisational skills, ensuring optimal efficiency in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly numerate with the ability to analyse and communicate clear, concise information.
  • Results and customer-focused with the expertise and resilience to deliver.


There are plenty of reasons why this is a great place to work, and here are just a few of the benefits for you:

  • £1,000 Sign-on Bonus
  • Attractive salary and benefits, including private healthcare
  • Comprehensive training as part of induction.
  • Pension: Matching employer pension contributions of up to 10% (inclusive of Life Assurance).
  • Employee Assistance Programme:
  • A 24/7, 365 helpline, with calls answered by experienced in-house counsellors, legal and financial specialists.
  • My Healthy Advantage smartphone app and online personalised wellbeing content.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Extra Slice - company discount scheme that saves our employee money at more than 500 businesses/outlets.

If you're interested in this role, please apply below or contact Richard on 02920 393444.

Richard Allsopp Senior Recruitment Consultant

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