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Assistant Transport Manager


Silver Swan Recruitment
Location: UK, Europe (non-UK), Austria, France, Switzerland
Job type: Seasonal
Contact: Philippa Smith
Category: Hospitality Jobs, Hotel Jobs, Resorts Jobs, Transport Jobs, Ski Jobs
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Description

A fantastic opportunity to live and work in the French Alps for someone with a keen interest in transport logistics. The successful candidate is expected to develop quickly to take on a more equal management position to work alongside the current manager as a team to develop the business which will in turn open up opportunities for more senior roles as the company expands. This is predominantly a winter and summer administration role with occasional driving duties whilst in the "inter season" annual leave is taken with the remainder of the time then spent on business development, administration, and vehicle management together with some basic building maintenance therefore the successful applicant must have a flexible approach.

Office Admin duties;-

Answering telephone calls and emails and processing customer enquiries.
Creating and managing vehicle fleet and driver control systems (excel/google sheets).

Assisting in building efficient and profitable schedules to execute 70+ journeys a day (on a busy Saturday) across a fleet of 15 full time vehicles and a dozen sub-contractors.

Coordinating daily operations and adapting schedules quickly and efficiently to cater for last minute bookings, flight delays etc.

Ensuring vehicles are maintained and cleaned to a high standard and service schedules are adhered to.

Integration and training of new drivers.

Liaison between the manager, company director and drivers.

Motivating drivers and maintaining discipline and mediating any issues that may arise to the best benefit of the company.

Handling and managing drivers cash floats (excel/google sheets) and general paperwork. Recruitment and HR duties
Fleet management - servicing / repairs / maintenance / expendable stock management Complete overseeing of the company’s social media accounts

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Mountain Express Assistant Transport Manager

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Driving duties (occasional in winter season, more frequent in summer and off season);-

  • ●  Airport runs & local shuttles.

  • ●  Lifting, carrying, loading and unloading luggage including skis, snowboards and other heavy items.

  • ●  Handling cash payments directly from customers (however most customers pay on-line by card).

  • ●  Processing clear, accurate and tidy paperwork logs.

  • ●  Scheduled vehicle checks (oil/water/tyre pressures) and light vehicle maintenance (wheel rotation/parts replacement).

  • ●  Vehicle cleaning (jet wash/vacuum/clean windows etc).

    Winter duties will be split as required between office administration and occasional driving duties. On weekends you will be required to perform a mixture of customer liaison, driver coordinating, anticipating issues and adapting schedules and possibly even jumping in a vehicle if needs be. During the week duties will focus mostly on scheduling, office administration and driver/fleet management. From time to time in the event of driver issues you may be required to carry out a full day's driving duty which could easily total in the region of 500 kms.

    Summer duties will focus on administration and business development worked around transfer driving duties which can involve two or three days driving a week during the peak holiday weeks in July and August. There may also be some light building maintenance duties to bring the driver accommodation owned by the company up to the required standard ready for the next season.

    Requirements

    Applicants must possess the following attributes;-

  • ●  Fluent in English and competent in French . If you do not speak French to a reasonable standard please

    do not apply.

  • ●  Must have held a full European category B (car) driving license for at least 5 years. D1 CPC or D or C categories an advantage.

  • ●  At least two full seasons experience as a transfer driver in the French Alps would be ideal however this is not essential if you have other relevant logistics experience or previous experience within the transport or ski industry .

  • ●  Driving must be smooth and confidence inspiring.

  • ●  The ability to deal with the complex routing and scheduling of multiple vehicles and be able to adapt the

    schedules quickly and calmly to cope with flight delays and other unforeseen circumstances.

  • ●  An ability to work in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.

  • ●  Good customer relations skills.

  • ●  Good team building skills 

Description

A fantastic opportunity to live and work in the French Alps for someone with a keen interest in transport logistics. The successful candidate is expected to develop quickly to take on a more equal management position to work alongside the current manager as a team to develop the business which will in turn open up opportunities for more senior roles as the company expands. This is predominantly a winter and summer administration role with occasional driving duties whilst in the "inter season" annual leave is taken with the remainder of the time then spent on business development, administration, and vehicle management together with some basic building maintenance therefore the successful applicant must have a flexible approach.

Office Admin duties;-

Answering telephone calls and emails and processing customer enquiries.
Creating and managing vehicle fleet and driver control systems (excel/google sheets).

Assisting in building efficient and profitable schedules to execute 70+ journeys a day (on a busy Saturday) across a fleet of 15 full time vehicles and a dozen sub-contractors.

Coordinating daily operations and adapting schedules quickly and efficiently to cater for last minute bookings, flight delays etc.

Ensuring vehicles are maintained and cleaned to a high standard and service schedules are adhered to.

Integration and training of new drivers.

Liaison between the manager, company director and drivers.

Motivating drivers and maintaining discipline and mediating any issues that may arise to the best benefit of the company.

Handling and managing drivers cash floats (excel/google sheets) and general paperwork. Recruitment and HR duties
Fleet management - servicing / repairs / maintenance / expendable stock management Complete overseeing of the company’s social media accounts

● ● ●

● ● ● ●

● ● ● ●

Mountain Express Assistant Transport Manager

Page 1 of 2

Driving duties (occasional in winter season, more frequent in summer and off season);-

  • ●  Airport runs & local shuttles.

  • ●  Lifting, carrying, loading and unloading luggage including skis, snowboards and other heavy items.

  • ●  Handling cash payments directly from customers (however most customers pay on-line by card).

  • ●  Processing clear, accurate and tidy paperwork logs.

  • ●  Scheduled vehicle checks (oil/water/tyre pressures) and light vehicle maintenance (wheel rotation/parts replacement).

  • ●  Vehicle cleaning (jet wash/vacuum/clean windows etc).

    Winter duties will be split as required between office administration and occasional driving duties. On weekends you will be required to perform a mixture of customer liaison, driver coordinating, anticipating issues and adapting schedules and possibly even jumping in a vehicle if needs be. During the week duties will focus mostly on scheduling, office administration and driver/fleet management. From time to time in the event of driver issues you may be required to carry out a full day's driving duty which could easily total in the region of 500 kms.

    Summer duties will focus on administration and business development worked around transfer driving duties which can involve two or three days driving a week during the peak holiday weeks in July and August. There may also be some light building maintenance duties to bring the driver accommodation owned by the company up to the required standard ready for the next season.

    Requirements

    Applicants must possess the following attributes;-

  • ●  Fluent in English and competent in French . If you do not speak French to a reasonable standard please

    do not apply.

  • ●  Must have held a full European category B (car) driving license for at least 5 years. D1 CPC or D or C categories an advantage.

  • ●  At least two full seasons experience as a transfer driver in the French Alps would be ideal however this is not essential if you have other relevant logistics experience or previous experience within the transport or ski industry .

  • ●  Driving must be smooth and confidence inspiring.

  • ●  The ability to deal with the complex routing and scheduling of multiple vehicles and be able to adapt the

    schedules quickly and calmly to cope with flight delays and other unforeseen circumstances.

  • ●  An ability to work in Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.

  • ●  Good customer relations skills.

  • ●  Good team building skills 


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