Managing Director: East Scotland

Location: East Scotland Head Office

Hours: As required

Qualifications:

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Market leading remuneration package

Managing Director: East Scotland

 

2018 is coming to a close – only a few more weeks before the New Year upon us.

 

Back in 2014 when somebody asked you “where do you want to be in 5 years’ time” you most likely didn’t say “I’d do anything to be the Managing Director of a bus company”.

 
You may have said however that you want to be an MD of an incredible business that needs your leadership to drive it forward to even greater successes…or words to that effect!
 
We’re not upset if you didn’t explicitly say the “bus” bit (although thumbs up if you did!), but if you said you wanted to be an MD we’d love you to read on and find out if you could be the next Managing Director of one of our biggest and most successful Operating Companies.
 

Speaking of our business, let’s tell you about it…

 
Stagecoach East Scotland provides 32 million passenger journeys every year, employing over 1,200 colleagues and operating over 460 vehicles across Fife, Dundee, Perthshire and Angus. Not only are we a highly successful business, we’re also an integral part of the communities which we serve, connecting people through the operation over 28 million miles of routes across East Scotland in 2017/18.
 
You’ll be of the ’together from the front’ mentality to succeed in this role, and will want to take this opportunity to make your mark on not only the East Scotland business, but the wider Stagecoach UK Bus business - a £1.25 billion turnover, 25,000 employee business backed by the FTSE250 Stagecoach Group.
 
And you’ll definitely not be locked away in an office every day.  Visible leadership is crucial to the success of this role - plus it will give you an incredible exposure to a business set to deliver on a performance improvement agenda. If you’re looking for CV building / career making opportunities, you’d be hard-pushed to find anything better!  And if you’ve already made it and want nothing more than a long-term senior leadership role within a leading business in Scotland, look no further.
 

So “what will I have the opportunity to do” we hear you ask!

 
Ultimately the business wants to provide real customer-centric services that deliver a safe, reliable, high standard travel experience at a fair and reasonable price.  To do this you’ll be given the autonomy to:
 
  • Develop the medium and long-term strategy for Stagecoach East Scotland, improving commercial viability and profit through customer propositions
  • Establish the business’s position as a recognised market leader in both change and innovation
  • Take the initiative in developing new business opportunities
    Work with the Stagecoach Bus executive leadership team to develop key measures to deliver an exceptional performance
  • Foster a developmental culture, encouraging colleagues to take ownership for enhancing knowledge and capability
  • Network, lobby and manage key stakeholder groups


If you are interested in this role, it’s fair to say we need some specific experience:

 
For us, it’s not important what career background you come from - we recruit for behaviours, not for whether you’ve worked for a competitor bus operator or not (although we’re not putting off if you have I hasten to add!).  And no...you don’t have to be able to drive a bus (although we will teach you if you’d like)!
 
You could be working in any sector or industry, and you’ll either be an existing MD who is open to a new opportunity in 2019, or a Director / Senior Manager looking for your first step into this kind of role.
 
Either way you’ll have a passion and ability to provide trusted and inclusive leadership to deliver profitable growth to our business. The “must haves” are as you’d expect for a role of this magnitude:
 
  • You’ll need to be able to evidence strong collaborative leadership of a large business or operating function, managing complex multi-million budgets
  • You’ll need to be very comfortable operating at executive level, utilising your exceptional interpersonal abilities for develop key stakeholder relationships
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate evidence of managing change, developing stakeholder relationships, and seeking commercial opportunity
  • You’ll be focussed equally on the people agenda and on customer centricity – we want to be an Employer of Choice and an Operator of Choice

And that’s about it!

 
So if 2019 is your year for a change, and you’re equipped and committed to step into this incredible role within our fantastic business, please email your CV by 18th December 2018 to David Gawthorpe, Head of Resourcing at UK Bus at david.gawthorpe@stagecoachbus.com
 
Likewise, if you’d like to have an informal and confidential conversation with David before sending over your CV, please drop him an email to arrange a good time for you both to pencil in a call.
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