As part of the Leadership team, you will take responsibility for one of the largest automotive region sales, operations and supply chain teams. In this role, you will work directly with the Head, Logistics to achieve Carsome’s vision, mission, and strategic goals which play a critical role in the success of the brand. You will also be working closely with counterparts to optimize and implement processes; leading cross-functional initiatives along with regional and local teams. We are seeking a proactive and detail-oriented Vendor and Fleet Manager to oversee our relationships with external suppliers and manage the operations and maintenance of our company's fleet. This role requires strong leadership, negotiation skills, and the ability to ensure both vendor relationships and fleet operations align with our company's goals.
- Identify, evaluate, and select vendors, ensuring alignment with company requirements and standards.
- Negotiate contracts, pricing, and terms with vendors to achieve cost-efficiency without compromising quality.
- Maintain strong vendor relationships, regularly evaluating performance and addressing concerns to drive continuous improvement.
- Ensure vendor compliance with contractual obligations and company policies.
Fleet Operations and Management
- Plan, organize, and oversee day-to-day operations of the company's fleet, including vehicles and equipment.
- Coordinate vehicle maintenance, repairs, and inspections to comply with safety regulations and optimize performance.
- Develop and manage the fleet budget, identifying cost-saving opportunities while maintaining quality standards.
- Recruit, train, and supervise fleet personnel, ensuring a high level of performance and safety.
Asset and Resource Optimization
- Maintain accurate records of fleet assets, including vehicles, equipment, and their maintenance histories.
- Implement strategies to maximize the lifespan and value of fleet assets, minimizing downtime and unnecessary expenses.
- Analyze data to identify inefficiencies and implement improvements in both vendor and fleet operations.
Compliance and Risk Management
- Ensure compliance with transportation regulations, permits, and licensing for fleet vehicles.
- Assess and mitigate risks associated with vendor relationships and fleet operations.
- Develop and implement safety protocols and procedures to minimize accidents and liabilities.
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or related field.
- Proven experience in vendor management and fleet operations.
- Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in vendor management and fleet tracking software/tools is advantageous.
- Comprehensive understanding of transportation regulations and fleet maintenance best practices.
- Experience in dealing with PUSPAKOM is an added advantage.
- Exceptional organizational and multitasking abilities.
- Analytical mindset with a focus on data-driven decision-making.
- Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.