Car Leasing / Contract Hire / Fleet Management recruitment agency listing
Employment in the automotive fleet management sector involves managing the process of hiring and leasing cars to a wide range of industries. Administrators, sales staff and account managers all play their part in the process.
Fleet management requires a great deal of organisation. Some roles involve the management of hundreds of cars and dozens of different clients, so all candidates must be able to demonstrate exceptional organisational skills. Account executives are responsible for managing the customer experience of all customers, so they should be excellent communicators. Sales personnel will be directly responsible for winning new business, and administration workers will take care of the necessary paperwork and legal checks. This is an industry where proven experience and results are more important than certification, but some recruitment agencies will be looking for relevant qualifications in marketing, sales and business administration.
Managing a fleet of company cars is a highly complex job. Issues of maintenance, the law surrounding motor vehicles and customer satisfaction need to be managed simultaneously, so all candidates must be professional, self-motivators and highly driven. In many cases, senior account management positions are filled by administrators within the industry who have shown a passion and aptitude for the role. Major employers in the UK include large car leasing and rental companies - may of which are household names.
An account or sales manager can expect to receive a salary of around £30,000 to £40,000, and there are often bonus schemes in place in relation to meeting key business objectives. Administrators can expect to receive around £12,000 to £16,000 per year depending on experience.