Lead Executive Driver

Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details

Reporting to the Manager, Special Services the Lead Executive Driver manages the executive transportation program to maximize the effectiveness, safety and security of all executive ground transportation. This includes the coordination of all responsibilities associated with Special Services including planning, scheduling, fleet management, logistics and transportation requests.

You Will

  • Transport company executives to and from their destination in a safe/secure and orderly manner and provide on-site security.
  • Represent Grainger in an appropriate manner.
  • Perform tasks with utmost confidentially with information heard or observed during the performance of their responsibilities.
  • Provide executive protection services and security coverage for Leadership Team, Board Meetings and external special corporate events. 
  • Manage expenditures within agreed budget while at the same time identifying opportunities to reduce cost and gain efficiencies.
  • Manage a fleet program, addressing procurement, preventive maintenance, and replacement of vehicles, designed to maximize resources while ensuring reliable performance.
  • Perform all administrative activities associated with the role.
  • The ability to pass protective driving training courses, use GPS and have knowledge of Chicago and the metropolitan area.
  • Keep assigned vehicle(s) clean and in excellent condition.

You Have

  • Minimum 5 years executive protection or professional driving experience.
  • Prior Civil Service, Military, or Law Enforcement experience
  • Ability to pass pre-hire drug testing and submit to random testing throughout employment.
  • Have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Be able to perform all tasks encountered in emergency situations.
  • Basic technology skills and familiarity with the Windows operating system.
  • Certification in First-Aid, AED and CPR training or willingness to complete training.

Rewards and Benefits

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Benefits starting on day one, including medical, dental vision and life insurance
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period with no personal contribution required
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, student loan refinancing, free access to financial counseling, education and more.

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.