HGV Driver/Demonstrator - Wakefield

Job Title: HGV Driver/Demonstrator

Department: Drivers

Reporting to: Driver Team Leader

Location: Wakefield

Hours: 45 per week


The Company

At Horizon Platforms Ltd we are proud to be a leading provider of Powered Access equipment hire, sales and training in the North of England. Established in 2008, we’ve continued to grow year on year despite challenging economic times. We genuinely value our employees in the same way that we value our customers. We want you to feel challenged, fulfilled, encouraged, trained and mentored so that you can reach your full potential as quickly as possible.

This job description is structured around our employee values; Teamwork, Positivity, Ownership and Outstanding Service.


Job Purpose

In this key role within the Company, as Driver/Demonstrator you will provide the main point of face to face contact with our customers when delivering and collecting Powered Access Platforms throughout the North of England. Providing outstanding service at all times, you will also demonstrate the safe and effective use of our equipment where our customers require it.


Responsibilities

Teamwork:

  • Work closely with the Logistics Controller, Hire Desk and Service teams to ensure an efficient and professional delivery service 
  • Provide holiday cover for colleagues as needed, on both Class I and Class II vehicles
  • Work flexibly to support colleagues as requested by the Logistics Controller

Positivity:

  • Demonstrate the company values in everything you do
  • Respect all colleagues and customers, being polite and courteous at all times

Ownership:

  • Deliver and collect Powered Access Platforms throughout the North of England
  • Take responsibility for your own delivery schedule
  • Ensure you work to Company health and safety guidelines at all time
  • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of own vehicle, always notifying an appropriate manager where any issue is identified
  • Consider both the environmental and financial impact of fuel consumption by always driving as efficiently as possible
  • Complete all work required in accordance with the applicable regulations and directives - UK Driving Hours and Working Time Directive

Outstanding Service:

  • Provide the main point of face to face contact with our customers
  • Deliver a quality service, always striving to exceed expectations
  • Maintain good communication with the Hire Desk, advising of any delays to ensure the customer is kept updated
  • Demonstrate the use of equipment to customers on delivery, ensuring all questions are answered clearly and knowledgably


Skills Required

  • Clean Class I Driving Licence is essential
  • Previous experience of loading, unloading and securing heavy plant would be an advantage
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work autonomously and take responsibility
  • Passionate and willing to provide exceptional levels of customer service
  • Willing and able to overcome challenging situations
  • An excellent communicator with people at any level within an organisation
  • A flexible approach, with a willingness and ability to react positively to changing business demands

Apply Now

If the above sounds exciting and you know that you can meet our expectations, simply show us why we should consider you for this role by sending your covering letter and CV to lucy.normanton@horizonplatforms.co.uk


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Application Process

Most vacancies include a first stage competency based interview: online assessment and a final interview.