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CV, UK Based Bus Operations Manager Targeting US

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 33489
(07/28/1967, male)
List top 5 skills: bus transport, customer service, financial, health and safety, human resources, logistics
Short Bio:

I have 15 years experience within the bus industry from driving to operational management. I am also a qualified trainer for CPC and hold a PTLLS Level 3 certificate. I enjoy working hard and achieving results and working to financial budgets and KPIs. I also have knowledge of working in a fast paced environments. have delievered driver courses in Customer Services. Health and Safety and DDA. Member of CILT.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

BRITISH

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Transport and Logistics, other

Spoken languages: 

english punjabi

Locations I am interested in working:

United States



Work Experience

Post Office
October 2104 to present

Position : Franchisee

Responsibilities: Ensuring staff receive complaint training in aspects such as Customer Service. Product Training for Savings Accounts, Life Cover Insurance. Travel Insurance. Travel Money. Ensure that all staff are familiar with the handling of customer information and adhere to the Data Protection Act. All staff must complete compliance tests, all of which are scored and placed on their respective personnel files.

As the Post Office is part of the Go Local retail group. I am the personal licence holder for items such as alcohol and tobacco. This is to ensure that the store is aware and asks for ID where children under age try to purchase items which are age restricted. To avoid any unnecessary issues customers are asked to provide ID for such items.

We also handle large volume of mails and ensure all items are recorded with the correct revenue.

The office is classed as a main post office and therefore most services are provided.

I am familiar with the Company’s check and send screening for passports and the verification of ID.

 

Consultant
For Centrebus South Bus Transport

Responsibilities included re locating the depot from Dunstable to Luton. My role was to ensure that the move went smoothly. This involved engaging contractors for items such as electrical and plumbing work. Obtaining estimates from suppliers and reporting on a weekly and yet daily, my progress to the directors. I have been asked to consult for the Company on 2 occasions. My second role was to clear the backlog of complaints. This was done by investigating the nature of the complaint and identifying when a member of staff was responsible for generating the complaint. As well as seeing staff formally if the nature of the complaint was serious enough to warrant formal action. All complaints were logged on a register with details of the complaint, the staff and what action was taken.

 

Centrebus Holdings Ltd / Yorkshire Tiger
Operations Manager
September 9th 2013 to Aug 2014

PROFILE

Having been a successful Operations Manager working in the passenger transport industry, I have a great wealth of experience. I have a keen eye for detail and an understanding of what our customers want and expect from a public transport provider.

I work well alone or as part of a team, having managed supervisory staff and driving staff. As well as attending many training courses and gaining qualifications relative to the field I am in.

This year marks 13 years in the industry. I have an excellent working relationship with all staff not just at Elland but through the business in the area.

 

Key Achievements

• Elland Depot is successful due to its mix of staff from all walks of life and backgrounds.

• Staff are treated equally and fairly. Our motto has always been diplomacy before discipline. The depot runs smoothly and has office staff who are fully competent in ensuring that it stays that way. An open door policy has always been in operation and staff are encouraged to talk to Management. The atmosphere is a happy and professional one.

• As I am in the main office I always give my input where needed. And cover for office staff if they need to change a vehicle or go out to recover service.

Ellands lost mileage due to no driver is minimal steps are made to ensure the smooth running and reliability of services. We have managed to control expenditure especially where spare drivers are concerned. We have a team of Driver / Cleaners we found this The cleaners are expected to pick up service if a member of staff fails to show

 

Key Competencies

Adaptablilty

Conflict management

Communication Skills

Diplomacy

Influencing and Leading

Delegation

Team work

Problem solving & decision making

Integrity

 

Main Responsibilities

Financial – Conversant in reviewing financial statements and business data. Use financial data to improve profitability and to use the data in compiling financial budgets. Monitoring KPIs to help implement improvements.

Staff Liaison – can communicate with people at all levels including top management. Implement and manage operational plans.

Sales and Customer Service – the ability to manage customer service and look for marketing initiatives. Keeping legible and accurate records of all complaints and comments received.

Communication – manage , monitor and improve efficiency and using support services such as accounts and finance.

Best Practices – Improve processes and policies in support of improving the business.

Monitoring adherence and procedures.

Human Resources – Organise recruitment and placement of staff delegate tasks and accountabilities. Supervise staff and evaluate their performance.

Training – qualified to deliver driver CPC. Teaching given in 3 main areas.

Customer Service

Disability Discrimination Act & Health and Safety

I have trained drivers on the GreenRoad system which reduces accidents and enables drivers to drive more efficiently and reduce fuel consumption.

 

Stagecoach UK
2003 to 2005
Operations Manager

Task & Responsibilities as above

 

Yorkshire Traction
2000 to 2003
Operations Manager/Depot Manager/Depot Supervisor/Depot Clerk/PCV Driver

 

Dixons Stores Group Plc
1987 to 2000
Senior Salesperson

Awarded Top Salesperson for the Company 1997 to 1998

• answer customer queries regarding the store and the merchandise provide information about warranties, manufacturing specifications, care and maintenance of merchandise and delivery options

• provide information about financing available

• receive and process cash, check and charge/credit payments

• provide change and receipts

• bag or package purchases

• count money, sort charge slips and balance monies

• maintain sales records

• place special orders

• process repair or alteration of merchandise

• stay current with sales prices and compile a weekly competitor report

• recognise and monitor security issues

• arrange and display merchandise

• keep merchandise area tidy

• take stock inventory

• requisition new stock

• train new starters

• recruit seasonal staff

 

Education & Training

Huddersfield Technical College
College – Certificate of Electronic Servicing Industrial and Domestic
City and Guilds Parts 1 2 & 3

General Communication Skills

Hold a PCV licence and a blue CPC card

Certificate of Retail Excellence – August 1992

Nebs Certificate in Management – October 2002

Assertiveness in the Workplace – August 2005

Appraisal Workshop – May 2006

Attendance Management – October 2006

Health & Safety Management – October 2006

Age Discrimination – January 2007

Employment Law – April 2007

Driver Walkround and Pre Service Checks – June 2007

Domestic PCV Hours – October 2007

Disciplinary Skills – October 2007

Equal Opportunities – October 2007

Recruitment & Selection – November 2007

Union Learning Rep Part 1 & 2 – June 2009

EDI Ptlls Certificate Level 3

First Aid Appointed Person

 

Please note – I had to give up my space on the National Operators CPC course for 2 members of staff as per instructions of the previous General Manager. Still wanting to acquire the qualification.

 

Interests

Enjoy meeting people . Big Fan of Will Hay movies – actually did my teaching presentation on his work  in films.

I sometimes do stand up comedy to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

And did audition for Britains Got Talent in 2010

 

References

Available on request