Head of Service Development

Last updated 19 days ago
Location:West Yorkshire

A new opportunity for a Head of Service Development has become available within the UK Rail team based at Ferrybridge. Reporting to the Planning and Resourcing Director you will be responsible for the development of the UK Rail train plan. You will proactively contribute to the achievement of the UK business strategy and objectives and be pivotal in ensuring that Freightliners train plans meet both
customer and internal stakeholder objectives. A key initial focus will be taking a leading role in the development and use of planning, execution and optimisation software.

Key responsibilities of the role will include but not be limited to:

  • Lead the service development team.
  • Optimise the UK’s operational rail plan, for improved performance and profitability.
  • Lead on the development and planning of new rail opportunities and integration into the
    current service plan.
  • Analysis and guidance on all planning activity.
  • Lead on developments to maximise resource and staffing utilisation.
  • Review and improve efficiencies with existing plans.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A proven track record of successfully developing and implementing plans in the rail industry.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the rail planning process and requirements as applicable to rail
  • Commercially astute.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with business stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Able to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Proven people management skills and experience.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Final Salary Pension Scheme
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Generous employee benefits package, including attractive corporate discounts
  • Training and development opportunities. We fully support a healthy work/life balance and have a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to promote well-being.

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