Executive Driver / Chauffeur
Transport & Logistics

£33000.00 - £35000.00 Per Annum
April 12, 2024

The UP story

Beginning with a small spark of success in Oldham, we have grown to become a global success story. We’re the cogs in the retail machine, designing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative branded products at the best prices to a mass market. Our brand portfolio is led by Salter and Beldray, found in major UK stores including Tesco, John Lewis, Morrisons, just to name a few. Our brands have a reputation for high quality and on-trend design, and they’re well-known household names that have stood the test of time – with over 260 years of heritage!

Since 1997, Ultimate Products has provided top-of-the-line kitchen and laundry products to consumers across 38 countries. We have since become a public limited company, achieving an annual turnover that surpasses £165 million each year. UP has strong business connections with internationally renowned retailers and we are dedicated to giving back to the community that helped build us.

Our people are a key driver to our success, and we are proud of creating an environment that enables our colleagues to thrive both professionally and personally, which is why we recently invested £1.6M in a brand-new office at our Oldham headquarters. With thriving employee wellbeing and environmental committees, we are dedicated to empowering our people to have a voice and share their views.

Job description

We are looking for a suitably experienced Driver/Chauffeur to complete varied driving duties for our Board of Directors (our CCO) and our Customers (VIP’s) at varied times throughout the week.

The role will involve driving a high-performance company vehicles to collect our customers, drop off customer items and take our Directors to various meeting venues around the UK.

The role requires the person to be very flexible in their working pattern and happy to complete work duties in the morning, evening, weekdays. They are also required to be very trustworthy, reliable and hardworking.

This position offers different shift patterns. Monday to Friday or Monday to Thursday options available. There will also be additional pay for any overtime completed.

This role is ideal for a person looking for a professional driving position that offers working with high powered vehicles at varied times throughout the week.

Job Duties

Complete varied driving duties at various times in the week, including:

  • Driving our Board Directors to meetings across the UK.
  • Collecting and dropping off our customers from venues around Greater Manchester.
  • Dropping off product samples, packages and other key documents to customers, suppliers and business partners.
  • Adhoc driving duties for the CCO.
  • Management of the vehicles to ensure they are clean, roadworthy and compliant.
  • Completion of timesheets, diary management and expenses.

Person Requirements

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience of an executive driving role, ideally completing a similar role at a similar level of service.
  • Local to the South Manchester area and able to attend site at short notice.
  • Flexible in working pattern and able to work weekdays & nights.
  • Clean driving licence and excellent knowledge of the Manchester area, in particular the City Centre
  • Good communication skills, well presented and with good customer service skills.
  • Reliable, trustworthy, and capable of basic administrational skills.

What is in it for you?

We care about your progression:

  • Ongoing salary reviews with increasing levels of responsibility as you further your career.
  • Employee Save As You Earn share save scheme.
  • Option of a salary sacrifice pension contribution of up to 10% in addition to your standard pension contribution.

We invest in our people:

  • 33 days including bank holidays after your first 12 months.
  • Wellness sessions.
  • 24-hour access to wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Helpline.
  • Babylon GP – 24/7 access to a doctor through video or phone consultation.
  • Community, Environmental and ESG committees, created to encourage positive change within the company and our wider community.
  • One full day paid to take part in charity work.
  • One of the North West’s Top 100 companies to work for.
  • High levels of employee satisfaction - Glassdoor rating of 4* and above.
  • Prayer room and prayer friendly working hours.
  • Company football team.

We celebrate in style:

  • Annual Summer and Christmas parties paid for by the company.
  • £250 towards a wedding cake.
  • Complimentary team lunches.
  • Colleague of the Year awards.
  • Christmas Retail Vouchers.
  • £250 retail credit when you buy your first home.
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