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    £80000 per annum, Benefits: TOC Benefits

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    Ben Anderson

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    about 1 month ago

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TXM Recruit are working with a train operating company in London to recruit a Head of Business Planning role, this will be a 1 year FTC – Do you have experience of strategic business planning within a TOC while managing the commercial relationship with the DFT?


About the job

· Reporting to the Finance Director, leading the strategic planning process for the business

· Managing the contractual and commercial relationship with the DfT and other industry stakeholders.

· Leading project management support and the promotion of business excellence throughout the organisation


The job in more detail

  • Lead the relationship with the DfT, ensuring compliance with the Franchise Agreement and leading negotiations of the franchise agreement as necessary to maintain value.
· Lead the business planning process by working with other directorates to devise plans that deliver the company strategy, maximise the Performance Based Fee, and provides key inputs into the Mid Term Financial Plan (MTP).

· Lead the co-ordination of the end of franchise / post franchise programme, incorporating potential direct award workstreams.

· Responsible for developing projects that support the MTP and ERMA delivery / franchise agreement obligations, and managing the project management support function across the business

· Lead Programme Management and project reporting activities

· Lead Business Excellence through promoting systematic process management to facilitate data driven decision making and continuous improvement aligned with strategy.

· Manage commercial interfaces with other industry parties and manage associated regulatory agreements.

· Deputising for FD as appropriate



· Degree

· Transport related Qualification

· Accounting Qualification



· 5+ years of working in the UK Rail industry with a minimum of 3 years experience in planning in or for rail franchises

· Contractual and commercial negotiation experience

· Working with industry stakeholders (Dft/NR)

· Project Management  EFQM submissions (inc RADAR)

Knowledge/ Skills

  • Structure of UK Rail contractual arrangements
  • High level knowledge of railway operations and Understanding of Passenger Revenue planning
  • Excel Modelling
  • Project Management techniques/methodologies
TXM Recruit is an equal opportunities employer. If you have any specific requirements or require assistance or reasonable adjustments to be made for you during the selection process due to disability or long-term health condition, we will do our best to assist you.