Director of Fleet in Elgin, IL at Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC.

Date Posted: 10/19/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Heritage-Crystal Clean(HCC), strives to build upon our history and experience in the industry to provide effective and environmentally conscious solutions that make a difference to our customers. At the heart of this is a dedication to service, safety and environmental and regulatory excellence. Heritage-Crystal Clean is a leader in the environmental services market, providing the smart alternative. We are clearly focused on our customers and their needs. We’re increasing our service coverage and maintaining the passion for customer service that HCC is renowned for.


Purpose: Deliver high quality and affordable Fleet solutions to internal customers


This critical role in our organization is responsible for leading, facilitating, planning negotiating and managing all forms of fleet services company wide. This includes: defining and leading the company’s fleet strategy, fleet maintenance programs, fleet design enhancements, effective on road fuel programs, healthy supply chains, anticipating the organizations fleet needs and including appropriate key stakeholders in the management of the fleet program. The successful candidate will have fiscal responsibility for all fleet related activities, lead a team that provides outstanding customer service and develop the fleet organization to deliver ever-improving fleet solutions.


Essential Duties:

  • Build and maintain the strategic plan and associated deliverables for the Fleet function, vendor strategy, lease versus buy analysis, maintenance programs, negotiating with key suppliers and fuel management
  • Lead best practices identification with an emphasis on continuous improvement
  • Ensures solid linkages exist between internal functions and partners, including the Logistics group, Sales, Plant Operations, Distribution Centers, EHS, Legal and Finance
  • Accountable for the Fleet procurement process in accordance with our growing requirements
  • Manage vendor relationships and performance over a range of key performance indicators, such as on time delivery performance, maintenance performance and cost. Insure HCC is a Partner of Choice for our providers
  • Be the 'expert' in Fleet regulatory requirements, industry trends and best practices, technology solutions and customer requirements, proactively managing risks and opportunities in each
  • Lead risk mitigation strategy for the department that minimize the impact of potential concentration risk across the supply chain
  • Leads the development of the annual Fleet budget process, monthly budget variance analysis cost reconciliations, partnering with our finance team
  • Management of multiple cost savings projects - scope definition, planning, documentation / vetting, timeline execution, and leadership of cross functional teams
  • This role may require up to 15% travel.


Results / KPI's

  • Service - On time performance on maintenance activities
  • Fleet roadmap defined and ratified
  • Financial – Budget performance
  • Fleet affordability - (cost per mile on maintenance, total cost of ownership, uptime of equipment, average age of fleet, fleet replenishment plans in place, etc)
  • Supply chain management – Vendor performance reviews, quarterly face to face business reviews, semi-annual review of rates and contracts, bid out projects as defined by each type of truck or trailer as needed

Job Requirements

Position Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Core Competencies

  • Strong supply chain and logistics knowledge and familiarity with general manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution operation
  • Ability to develop new vendor relationships
  • Ability to influence members of cross functional teams
  • Self-motivated and results oriented


Work Experience

  • Minimum of 10+ years' experience working in the Fleet industry.
  • Demonstrated understanding of end-to-end supply chain strategy is fundamental to this challenging role.
  • Experience in industry trends and best practices for emerging Fleet solutions. Must have experience in procuring (purchasing) fleet and on road fuel across the United States


Education, Certificates, Licenses, or Designations


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related discipline (Transportation, Operations, etc.)
  • MBA or advanced degree is a plus


Specific Skills

  • Proficient in MS Office Applications (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation skills


Work Environment: While performing essential duties of this position an individual regularly works indoors, and may be required to sit for long periods. Individual will be required to regularly talk, hear, see and often reach with hands, stand, and walk, use a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and other office equipment. Noise level of the environment is generally quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.