How to write a Fleet Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Fleet Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Fleet Manager job titles

    Fleet Manager
    Senior Fleet Manager
    Director of Transportation Operations
    Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

Fleet Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Fleet Manager job summary

Our company is interested in hiring a Fleet Manager who can work closely with our contract and employee drivers to maximise expenditures and deliver the highest possible level of service to our customers. The successful candidate will streamline routes with drivers to keep costs down, but still deliver the level of service customers are expecting. Our Fleet Manager will also be responsible for meeting regularly with drivers, dispatchers and maintenance team members to discuss ways to meet or exceed corporate revenue goals.

Fleet Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Fleet Manager responsibilities

    Offer guidance to contracted drivers on the best ways to maximise their earnings, while delivering a high level of customer service
    Ensure that all drivers understand and procure the licenses and permits they need to legally carry loads to customer destinations
    Collaborate with human resources and marketing to add quality employee drivers and contracted drivers to the fleet
    Work closely with the maintenance team to find ways to reduce downtime due to repairs or lack of routine maintenance
    Ensure that all load paperwork associated with each run is accurate and submitted to the proper people

Fleet Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Fleet Manager skills

    Tertiary qualification in logistics required (bachelor’s degree preferred)
    1+ years’ logistics or general transportation experience
    2+ years’ management or supervisory experience
    Must be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays
    Strong computer skills required

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