Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agencies | Logistics Manager Jobs

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in the recruitment and placement of engineering, sales, manufacturing, logistics and procurement professionals. We are currently recruiting for a Fleet Manager for a growth opportunity at a Fortune 500 client.

JOB SUMMARY

The Fleet Manager is responsible for the optimization of the area’s fleet and for working with other areas to ensure an appropriate exchange of assets as business need fluctuates.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Coordinating and utilize Area fleet.
  • Account for location and status (on rent, in service, available) of all rental fleet in Area at all times.
  • Communicate and coordinate with counterparts in other Areas to fulfill fleet requirements across the business and within their Area. .
  • Effectively interface with and provide support to Logistics Coordinators & Area Fleet Coordinators in Centralized Logistics.
  • Assist in the coordination of major projects outside of their Area.
  • Ensures optimization of fleet inventory levels.
  • Coordinate with Operations Managers to ensure timely fleet maintenance and to schedule major and minor repair.
  • Negotiate cost and operationally effective agreements with freight, fuel and rehire vendors including obtaining adequate insurance coverage
  • Manage Centralized Logistics Team
  • Study trends and proactively position equipment throughout the area based on future needs
  • Coordinate freight vendors transporting equipment and parts to ensure timely cost effective delivery, negotiate pricing as necessary.
  • Locate equipment and supplies from internal and external sources to fulfill orders.
  • Process purchasing transactions for freight, fuel and other items as needed.
  • Provide freight cost estimates for proposals and contracts.
  • Maintain optimum inventory levels of equipment for current and future needs.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent years of experience
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience partnering with colleagues in a matrix organization
  • Successful track record and experience in coordinating asset movement
  • Area ROIC
  • Fleet Utilization
  • Freight recovery
  • Inventory levels

**Ideal candidate will have experience moving large equipment to a desired location **