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Commercial Director

First Essex, operating over 16m miles and carrying 27m passengers a year is looking for an outstanding candidate for the newly created role of Commercial Director.

Throughout the COVID pandemic First Essex, supported by its excellent team of around one thousand people, has continued to provide essential services and will continue to play a vital role supporting the wider social and economic recovery across Essex. The role represents a great opportunity to use your leadership skills to put bus at the forefront of that recovery as we attract new and returning customers to our services.

As a key member of the senior team the successful candidate will develop an innovative commercial strategy focussed on delivering a transformational customer experience and culture change to maximise revenue opportunities. You will also champion the use of data and insight led approach to develop efficient and reliable bus networks in line with passenger demand.

By working collaboratively with other commercial leaders, you will also play a key role influencing and contributing to the success of the wider First Bus division.

Based in Chelmsford the role will report to the Managing Director, and will lead the teams that deliver Marketing, Commercial Development, Pricing and Network Planning across First Bus's business in Essex.

We're looking for an experienced, customer-focused leader with a collaborative style, a strong commercial acumen and someone who's not afraid to challenge the status quo. But we also need someone who can quickly get to the root of a problem and who's not afraid to get stuck into the detail. Experience of the bus industry is not essential.

Interested? Click on apply and complete an application form!


Applications close Friday 4th December 2020


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UK Bus - Chelmsford
Westway, Chelmsford, Essex, England, CM1 3AR
  • Ref:
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Chelmsford
  • Closing Date:
    4 December 2020
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