Jason Marshall, Commercial Manager joined Day’s Fleet in April 2017.
1. What is your role within Day’s Fleet?
My role is Commercial Manager, which forms part of the senior management team and oversees most of the in-life aspects of our customer’s vehicles.
I work on our pricing, setting our forecasted future values for vehicles and get involved with tenders and supporting the sales team, through every aspect of the company. I have a great team of managers and team leaders that offer a wealth of experience in their respective areas.
2. What do you enjoy most about your role?
It may seem like a cliché but every day is different due to the diverse elements of my role. I really enjoy helping our customers find solutions to issues, which allows us to work closely with each other in a true partnership.
3. What would you like to achieve in 2022?
From a professional perspective 2022 has thrown up a different set of challenges compared to what we experienced during the pandemic and shutdowns.
Personally, I am currently working on my next UEFA coaching exam, I would like to continue to work through this and achieve this for my own development as a football coach, but more importantly to help the various teams I coach each week to further develop themselves. I see football and sport in general as a great way for children to learn and develop a wide range of skills that they can use in the future.
4. What’s your biggest achievement?
Thinking about this was harder than I thought it would be, not that I have had an exciting life. I have been fortunate to achieve most of the things I have wanted to do. I have ran two London Marathons, completed an Olympic distance triathlon and a few others in between.
In all honestly, being a parent is my greatest achievement. Life has thrown a few curve balls my way down the years and to be able to work full time, raise two children; one with ADHA and my youngest with autism has proven challenging and stressful but also so rewarding when I look at the people they are becoming.
5. What was your first job?
My first job was through the YTS scheme (giving my age away) at a contract hire company called Interleasing, which was based on Broad Street in Birmingham.
I worked there for four days a week and went to college on the other day. I started as the junior, which consisted of sending fax after fax, running to the shops for ice creams on hot days and photocopying duties for the sales team. I worked my way up to a position in new business sales which was a great achievement and I have been pretty much in the industry ever since
6. Which 3 famous people would you invite to a dinner party?
Sport is a big part of my life so I guess it’s no huge surprise that two sporting people fill up two of the places at my dinner table.
My first selection would be Lance Armstrong, which may be a controversial choice with some. I would love to ask him about his career, everything which had happened within the sport, and if he never made his comeback perhaps, we would never know the truth.
My next guest would be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. As Manchester United supporter and the person, I named my eldest son after, it would be amazing talk about the great night in Barcelona in 1999. I was lucky enough to be in Camp Nou that night, front row on the third tier (that’s high) in that stadium when he scored that goal to win the Champions League and to later go on to manage the club. There would be so many questions I would want to ask him.
Finally, and to break with the sporting perspective it would have to be Mod Father himself Mr. Paul Weller. If only I was old enough to have seen The Jam perform live. I’m sure I could get him to bring his guitar and play a few tracks for us at the dinner!