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Strategic Development Manager

We’re currently looking for a Strategic Development Manager to work in our Strategy and Innovation team.

DB Cargo UK (Ltd) is the largest provider of Rail Freight services in the UK and we aim to be the first choice for Rail Freight. Headquartered in Doncaster, South Yorkshire we provide freight, infrastructure and passenger charter trains throughout the UK, and freight services to and from mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. We are proud part of DB Group, the No 2 worldwide in logistic services with 320.000 highly dedicated colleagues.

We’re currently looking for a Strategic Development Manager to work in our Strategy and Innovation team.

Reporting direct to the recently appointed Head of Strategy and Innovation, this role will be responsible for supporting the continued development of the company’s future strategy and helping to align departmental and local priorities into one common strategic approach. Specifically, the role will:

  • Work with the functional departments of DB Cargo UK to implement and further develop the business strategy for the company;
  • Ensure that DB Cargo UK constantly adjusts its strategic focus through proactive horizon scanning to ensure focus remains on the customer and its changing requirements;
  • Ensure the availability of strategic and methodical know how is available to the company in the area of transport and logistics as well as in sales and production related topics;
  • Work with operational managers to ensure the provision of DB Cargo UK’s services is aligned with the company strategy;
  • Drive the innovation process within DB Cargo UK through positive internal and external collaboration in order to align with departmental and DB Cargo AG / DB Group initiatives;
  • Drive business critical projects through a matrix structure to support the implementation of the company strategy and act as a change agent within our organisation;

This is a permanent role, based at company headquarters in Doncaster.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent. A good knowledge of strategic process is key for this role as is experience of developing, implementing and communicating company strategy. You will be well organised with excellent communication, written and presentation skills.

Salary – Circa £40k

If you are interested in joining the UK’s leading rail freight business as a Strategic Development Manager, please email your CV to recruitment.team@deutschebahn.com

Last modified: 06.02.2018

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