Director, Fleet

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


Spire is seeking a Director, Fleet to work in St. Louis, Missouri. This position will be responsible for the safety and performance of the overall Spire fleet.  This individual will partner with the senior leadership team on strategic planning to carry out our mission and successfully deliver fleet projects of varying size and complexity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction for the safety and performance of all fleet operations across Spire
  • Oversee all fiscal responsibilities including budgeting and payroll along with directing budgets to ensure financial performance objectives are achieved and quality work.
  • Develop and implement strategy to ensure the corporate fleet is right sized, right typed and modernized including the advancement and administration of the Spire vehicle policy
  • Develop and implement appropriate strategy for all vehicle purchases, maintenance and repair, and fueling
  • Establish, cultivate and retain strong relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Implement and direct project work through utilization of fleet management systems with a focus on optimization and planning.
  • Streamline the reporting and analysis of fleet through core competencies and tools/methods to identify opportunities, create forecast models and measure metrics across targeted areas.
  • Administer the fuel (gasoline and diesel) corporate financial hedging program
  • Provide analysis, recommendation and direction to Treasury for corporate lease versus purchase program for all Spire vehicles
  • Develop and administer the plan for alternative fuel usage (CNG) for regulated distribution operations including CNG vehicle acquisitions and CNG fueling stations
  • Interface across cross-functional teams to establish and boost alignment and synergy, gaining buy-in from stakeholders and leading the implementation of initiatives.
  • Represent company with the state and federal DOT as needed for regulatory issues, annual audits, and accident investigations related to the Company’s fleet.
  • Represent company on internal and industry committees as appropriate, such as National Association of Fleet Administrators.
  • Motivate, mentor, develop, lead and manage fleet team members.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Essential Characteristics and Competencies

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-moving and changing culture
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and establish rapport with a diverse array of people
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in order to meet individual goals and deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and display a positive attitude for this dynamic environment

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Yes

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree required (business, finance, accounting, engineering preferred)

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible fleet experience including leading teams of supervisors, coordinators, technicians and mechanics.
  • Proven experience in leading large process improvement efforts coupled with the ability to effectively direct and lead teams through change.
  • Innovative and collaborative leadership style coupled with strong influential skills.
  • Knowledge of cost management.
  • Keen ability to think strategically to make critical business decisions.
  • Experience in project management and communications needed to drive large scale projects.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with and inspire through leading with passion.
  • Ability to effectively delegate and hold others accountable to achieving results.
  • High level of emotional intelligence with the ability to understand and navigate social situations.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work Environment – Work is normally performed in a shared office environment
  • Hours – generally office hours but subject to nights, weekends and holidays as required
  • Travel requirements- frequent travel to other operating areas and industry meetings


Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at


Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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