Kendrick Recruitment is now seeking a Fleet Manager for a luxury lodge based in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The Botswana Lodge Fleet Manager covers all general duties involved with managing a large fleet of vehicles and generators at several different lodges in Botswana. Monitoring and controlling fuel usages, service schedules and maintenance programmes. The fleet manager needs to be a hardworking, reliable, motivated person who can function in all circumstances. They must enjoy travelling and working long hours – also being on call at all times. The position requires enthusiasm and dedication and it will be very rewarding.


•    Regular visits to lodges / camps checking fleet requirements and standards
•    Continual monitoring of vehicle and generator maintenance records, updating service records and ensuring correct maintenance procedures are followed
•    Monitoring fuel usage and logging of all fuel records – reviewing and implementing improved systems to improve fuel consumption
•    Continuously strive to improve operational systems and procedures involving vehicles, decrease vehicle down time and improve the standards and condition of the fleet.
•    Work closely with other departments from a logistical point of view
•    Work closely with ranger trainers and implement courses for drivers / rangers in order to improve the guest experience and improved driving skills
•    Communicate regularly with lodge managers regarding fleet upkeep and operation at their lodge
•    Ensuring the lodge workshops are clean, organised, stocked and well looked after
•    Preparing budgets per lodge – current maintenance costs, proposed future costs, fleet replacement etc.
•    Ensure stock controls are implemented, controlled and minimum stocks are adhered to
•    Communicate with all walks of life – from 5 star guest to lodge manager to workshop manager to workshop cleaner
•    Renew and maintain all legal documents per vehicles – insurance, roadworthy inspections
•    Supervise workshop staff at lodges and maintenance crew’s at all different lodges

•    Formal mechanical qualification / training is required, and a mechanical trade test must have been completed
•    Minimum 5 years’ experience in a mechanical workshop
•    Communicate clearly in English – both written and spoken
•    Knowledge of Excel and Word a must
•    Recent employment in workshop / mechanical areas
•    Hands on, energetic, hardworking, enthusiastic and driven to improve and streamline the fleet department
•    Valid un-endorsed driver’s license

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