About Crown Lift Trucks Ltd

Since its entry into the material handling industry in the 1960s, Crown Equipment Corporation has earned a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing of its award-winning line of electric lift trucks.  From our smallest pallet truck to our highest lifting VNA truck, our goal is to always provide the user with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic forklift truck possible.  Crown supports customers with a wide selection of electric forklift trucks ranging from pallet trucks to very narrow-aisle VNA trucks.

Our brand promise is:

“Crown designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value.”

Quality and performance are the foundation of Crown’s success. Since our inception, our company culture has always been about people performing and working as a team to ensure that quality is built into every forklift truck we make.

Crown’s headquarters, manufacturing facilities and network of branches offer diverse and challenging careers in a broad range of professional and vocational roles.

Job Description


Responsible for strategy, maintenance and efficiency savings of corporate fleet of circa 180 company cars and commercial vehicles.

Budgetary responsibility with a requirement to prepare annual budgets and forecasts establishing unit costs and recovery plans working on a WLC basis.


Build and develop business partnering relationships with lease companies and manufacturers to secure beneficial rates for the company.


Day to day business as usual operational management of the fleet and associated issues including (but not limited to) hire/contract lease of new vehicles; DVRs; fuel cards; toll maintenance; parking fines/intended prosecutions.


HMRC submissions including P46 & P11Ds/P11Dbs.


Development and provision of fleet analytics


Design, develop and Implement a cradle to grave Fleet Management process to include (but not limited to):


  • Fleet utilisation
  • Risk management
  • Fuel efficiencies and savings
  • Telematics
  • Compliance and control
  • Improved motor insurance rates
  • End to end Accident Management
  • Vehicle entitlement
  • Development of fleet profile to incorporate hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Daily rental process
  • End of contract damage
  • Driver audits
  • Driver safety
  • Vehicle checks


Responsible for developing systems, processes and procedures which seek to ensure that the requirements of the “O-Licencing” regime are monitored and complied with.


Responsible for making applications and providing any necessary undertakings and/or declarations on behalf of the Company’s fleet in respect of licencing under the Goods Vehicle (Licencing of Operators) Act 1995 or subsequent legislation. 


Develop the role with a view to expanding it to include all company logistics management within an 18-24-month period.


You will also undertake such other relevant duties as may from time to time be required.




Person Specification

Essential Skills:


  • Can demonstrate at least 3 years’ relevant experience in a leading role in a large and diverse fleet management and maintenance environment.
  • Applicants must also be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Business Planning & Strategic Skills – the ability to forward plan, identify issues, assess options and effectively prioritise work.  Taking into account short and medium term goals, service demands and the availability of resources.
  • Finance & Resource Management Skills – able to monitor and manage expenditure and income against set budgets and to identify and explain variances.  Determine and plan resources required to meet specific objectives. 
  • Analytical & Decision Making Skills – Make effective decision and demonstrate sound operational judgment and ability to analyse complex service issues.
  • Work Planning & Organisational Skills – operationally prioritise and schedule work.
  • Customer Care Skills – respond appropriately to the needs of all customers.
  • Partnership Working Skills – form, maintain and enhance partnerships with a wide range of internal and external partners for the benefit of achieving objectives.
  • Innovation & Creativity – think creatively about methods and service improvements.
  • Performance Management – a good understanding of performance indicators, setting of objectives and targets, performance measures, benchmarking and quality assurance.  The ability to set procedures and operational standards. 

Desirable Skills: 

  • CPC holder

Vacancy Details

Core Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday - 8 hours per day.

Company Car Allowance:

To be discussed during interview


25 days holiday.


Company pension plan.

At Crown, we know that our employees are the driving force behind our success in the material handling industry. We cultivate a culture of passionate people and inspired innovation. In fact, throughout Crown’s history, more than 1,000 employees have reached a 25-year milestone, and we are proud to have travelled their career paths with them.

From employee training and development to competitive compensation packages, we invest in our employees, knowing that people are always at the core of what moves us forward.

In addition to financial remuneration and participation, we our offer our employees various social benefits including but not limited to:

  • Company car allowance.
  • Company pension plan.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Excellent discount scheme with access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands.  This induces (but is not limited to):Childcare voucher scheme
    • Free mobile phone insurance
    • Breakdown cover
    • Up to 8% off at UK supermarkets.
    • Free Tastecard to enjoy 2 for 1 and 50% off your bill in more than 6,500 restaurants nationwide.
    • A free movie a month.
    • Great price cinema tickets at Odeon, Vue, and Cineworld.
    • Nationwide gym discounts.
    • Insurance and health cover including medical, dental and life cover.
    • Salary sacrifice options including childcare, technology, cars and parking, cycling and gyms.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme.

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If you have any further queries regarding this job, please do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment Team at Crown Lift Trucks Ltd on 01256 300211 or via uk.recruitment@crown.com

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