Lewis Tree Service, Inc Fleet Director in Rochester, New York
You’re looking for an opportunity to lead a large fleet and make the company better. We’re looking for a Fleet Director to join our Senior Leadership Team and make an impact in our business. At Lewis Tree Service, we provide the stability of a long-standing, employee-owned company with the progressive nature of a growing, improvement-minded future.
As Fleet Director at Lewis Tree Service, you are responsible for leading the overall operations and direction of the fleet department with a focus on strategic direction and long-term financial goals.
Who You Are…
Empowering Leader: supports the team and encourages them to share ideas
Integrity: in business and relationships
Accountable: willing to commit to a goal and see it through
Sound Judgement: stays calm and responds in emergency situations
Business Acumen: experienced professional who understands the full scope of managing a large fleet
What You’ll Do…
Create a strategy and KPI’s for the Fleet function…
Manage the fleet services department goals and strategic direction in support of the operational requirements.
Develop, implement, and maintain Fleet policies, practices and procedures…
Develop and implement a robust and repeatable preventative maintenance program for the entire fleet.
Develop an annual and ongoing strategic fleet budget.
Approve requisitions and purchase orders for fleet assets.
Lead purchasing and decommissioning of fleet assets…
Develop relationships with authorized dealers, contractors and vendors to secure equipment and vehicles.
Develop long-range plans to purchase equipment and vehicles for the fleet including preparing and writing specifications for vehicles and equipment.
Develop retirement and life-cycle processes that include the disposal of obsolete or surplus vehicles and equipment.
Lead and manage a team of employees…
With input from the team, establish annual department goals and objectives
Support direct reports to help them accomplish their goals and develop professionally
Mentor and instruct fleet department employees in proper or preferred repair methods as needed.
Directly supervise the Fleet Manager and the Region Fleet Supervisors.
Responsible for adherence to federal and local laws and regulations regarding commercial DOT fleets.
Promote and set fleet safety standards.
Keys to Success…
Knowledge of GPS products.
Knowledge of the maintenance, operation and repair of motor equipment of all types including automobiles, construction equipment, diesel engines, motors and pumps.
Knowledge of the principles of mechanical design.
Knowledge of repair costs of commercial fleet assets.
Ability to display resourcefulness, reliability, sound technical judgement and initiative.
Ability to grasp the big picture and translate the information into actionable activities
Strong leadership skills, seeking to bring out the best in others
Ability to be a critical and strategic thinker
Demonstrate technical, business and financial acumen
What You’ll Need…
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
Minimum of five years of management experience with large mobile fleets.
Leadership experience directly managing a team
Experience with ERP platforms (JD Edward preferred)
High level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite