Driver / Chauffer – South Manchester

Driver / Chauffer – South Manchester

The UP story

From a spark in Oldham to a global success. 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 includes Salter, Beldray, Kleeneze and Progress. Each has a reputation for high quality and on trend design, and they’re faithful household names – some that even your grandparents love.

Ultimate Products has been bringing branded kitchen and laundry products to the market since 1997. Now a public limited company, our annual turnover exceeds £100 million. We’ve established strong working relationships with Internationally recognised retailers, including Tesco, Asda and Primark, filling the shelves of the world’s favourite stores across 38 countries. Despite our continued growth, strong corporate values remain at UP’s core; we are committed to supporting local charities and initiatives to give 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 newly implemented employee mental health and environmental committees, we are dedicated to empowering our people to have a voice and share their views. In a 2021 survey, 86% of our employees said that they would recommend Ultimate Products as a great place to work, a figure that we’re hoping to improve even further in 2022!

Job description

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

The role will involve driving a high performance company car 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 and weekends. They are also required to be very trust worthy, reliable and hardworking.

The role is full time (40 hours per week) and 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 and weekend, 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 hospitality duties as and when required when dealing with customers.
  • Adhoc driving duties for the CEO’s family and friends.
  • Management of the vehicles to ensure they are roadworthy and compliant
  • Completion of timesheets, diary management and expenses.

Person Requirements

  • At least 2-3 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 week days, weekends and out of hours
  • Clean driving licence and excellent knowledge of the Manchester area, in particular the City Centre and South Manchester
  • Good communication skills, well presented and with good customer service skills.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and capable of basic administrational skills

We care about your progression:

  • Salary £28k-£35k including overtime
  • Ongoing salary reviews as you take on more responsibility and progress your career
  • Employee Save As You Earn share save scheme
  • Optional salary sacrifice pension contribution of an additional 10% on top of your standard pension contribution

We invest in our people:

  • New £2M state of the art office in Oldham
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays after your first 12 months
  • Access to wellbeing support, including 24-hour access to Employee Assistance Helpline
  • Charity, Environmental and ESG committees, created to encourage positive change within the company and our wider community
  • Every UP employee is authorised to complete a day of paid charity work volunteering
  • High levels of employee satisfaction- Glassdoor rating of 4* and above

We celebrate in style:

  • Annual Christmas party paid for by the company
  • Flowers or a gift for landmark birthdays, weddings, and births
  • £250 towards a wedding cake
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