Head of Commercial


Arriva plc

Head of Commercial
Wakefield Head Office

Arriva, part of the Deutsche Bahn group, is one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing some 60,000 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries every year. We operate an extensive range of services including buses, trains, health and social transport services, airport related transport services, commuter coaches and water buses. We also engage in bus and coach distribution.

Arriva Yorkshire employs some 933 staff and operates a fleet of 324 buses from 5 operating depots serving West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and the East Riding.

Reporting directly to the Regional Head of Commercial and as a key member of the senior management team you will have responsibility for maximising business growth, developing an innovative network of services and fares structures as well as network planning, route costing and scheduling efficiency.

Managing a team of network planners, schedules officers and a revenue analysis function, you will utilise the skills and experience available to you in order to drive the progress and work streams that are necessary in ensuring the targets of a busy and vibrant office are met.

You must be able to demonstrate a good track record in strategic commercial decision making, local authority and stakeholder relations and team management. You will also need good analytical skills as you will be required to produce credible data for the purpose of proposing commercially sound initiatives and monitoring their impact.

Your interpersonal and communication skills will be essential in ensuring important stakeholder relationships are managed effectively as they will be crucial to the success of your department and the business. Due to the responsibilities of the role you must hold a current Traffic Managers Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) or be willing to work towards one.

If you are interested in applying for this role then please forward your CV to Emily Bainbridge, HR Business Partner, 24 Barnsley Road, Wakefield, WF1 5X or e-mail to mailto:[email protected]

Closing date 30th January 2018

Arriva is committed to diversity. If you’re good you’re welcome


  • Location: Wakefield
  • Job Title: Head of Commercial
  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • Closed: 30 Jan 2018

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