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Fleet Operations Manager


Adelaide, SA, Australia



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Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services

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  • Competitive salary + opportunity for annual incentive
  • Being able to work and learn amongst some of the best experts in the industry
  • Flexibility + access to professional development + uniform allowance


An Elders Fleet Operations Manager is a "hands on" role that provides direction and leadership of the Elders Fleet function. This is a key customer facing role that manages the relationship between Elders and the Fleet Management Organisation (FMO), supports the negotiation of Fleet supplier agreements and manages the contracts, relationships and daily enquiries from Fleet suppliers and the drivers of fleet vehicles nationally. This is a fast-paced role that balances strategic and operational work, problem solving, data governance and customer service.


As a Fleet Operations Manager you will:

  • Develop and implement strategies for Elders' Fleet
  • Develop, maintain and advise on Fleet related policies
  • Build and maintain sound relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the relationship with the appointed FMO
  • Support the negotiation of supplier agreements
  • Manage contracts and relationships with Fleet suppliers
  • Manage due diligence and integration of vehicles from acquisitions
  • Drive forecasting and enhance operational service and reporting including sustainability
  • Govern and lead high quality master data and document management, maintaining a single source of truth
  • Work closely with the Safety team to ensure our fleet maintains a high safety standard
  • Continuously improve operational systems, processes and policies to achieve efficiencies and enhance the customer experience
  • Reconcile and approve monthly invoices and develop processes to automate these, liaising with the Finance Team
  • Conduct simple cost-benefit analysis and routine checks of data accuracy using Excel, to ensure cost decisions are made robustly and data is reliable.
  • Manage a small team that provide administrative assistance.


To succeed at Elders, you have:

  • 3 years + experience in fleet management or other relevant experience, such as production, operations or transport management
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective and maintain sound working relationships with key stakeholders, including diverse teams, backgrounds, roles and levels of management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • An ability to deal with many competing priorities at a time
  • Have a customer focused mindset whilst ensuring policies and processes are adhered to
  • A high level of proficiency in MS Office tools including Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Have proven ability to demonstrate sound judgement and initiative, including pro-actively driving continuous improvement initiatives
  • Are well organised with attention to detail
  • Are comfortable having robust conversations, to drive outcomes for all stakeholders
  • A solid understanding of supplier relationships and supply contracts is well regarded
  • An appreciation for the importance of data and document management is well regarded
  • Experience in basic finance, invoicing, accounts reconciliation or cost-benefit analysis is well regarded - support is available from the Finance Team


We will provide you with:

  • Training and professional development
  • Flexible working arrangements that promote a positive and healthy work-life balance
  • Access to discounts and offers from our partners and suppliers
  • Leave for all of life's reasons (annual, volunteering, paid parental, personal leave)
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and wellbeing support
  • Access to an expansive network of agribusiness specialists to draw upon - there will always be someone in a pink shirt ready to lend a hand

We invest in our staff to ensure everyone who joins Elders is set up to succeed, from training and conferences to industry experts well within your reach offering support and guidance. We want you to thrive and be proud to put on the pink shirt. When you join the Elders team, you have the backing of an iconic Australian agricultural brand and a team of passionate individuals supporting and challenging you on your journey.

For a greater insight into the Elders family, be sure to check out our website at

For more information, please contact Gemma West via email or phone 0439 511 646.

Please note applications may be short-listed and progressed prior to the closing date.

At Elders, we want our people to reflect the communities we operate in, and encourage applications from a diverse range of people, backgrounds and experiences.


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Job Post Date: 08/23/22
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