Managing Director, Stagecoach London

Like the idea of being at the forefront of public transport in London – operating our iconic red buses in a city with the reputation of having one of the best transport networks in the world? So how about taking on one of the most challenging roles you’re likely to come across? This is one of the biggest jobs in our business.

There is no doubt about it – this job is going to be challenging and everything you’d expect from a role of this magnitude. That also means it’s going to be hugely rewarding, and will continually give you a sense of achievement – after all, this is a high profile role within the overall Stagecoach business.

Speaking of the Stagecoach business, let’s tell you about it… Operating contracts on behalf of Transport for London, Stagecoach London provides millions of passenger journeys every year, employs over 4,000 colleagues and operates over 1,300 vehicles across east and south east London. Performance driven by the demanding TfL contracting and tendering partnership model means that the focus in our business is remaining competitive in a challenging operating market, as well as exploring opportunities in relation to business growth.

We also have a commercial element to our business, including running a London sightseeing joint venture. Not only are we a highly successful business, we’re also an integral part of the communities we serve, connecting people through our operations to each other, and all the activities they do.

What we need from you:

  • To develop the medium to long-term strategy for Stagecoach London, focusing on improving commercial viability through the London tendering market, creating new business opportunities by taking the initiative, setting stretching targets, and providing support, financial expertise and challenge to your leadership team;
  • Drive the cultural change and performance improvement agenda across the business with the goal of improving the quality of support delivered in terms of strategic development, business plan delivery and cost efficiency;
  • Proactively network, lobby and manage key stakeholders in the public transport sector, in the bus industry, in Transport for London and the local authorities, in government and elsewhere to ensure that our interests are heard and that we lead the way on setting the future transport agenda.

For further information, please contact Lewis Schrier, Resourcing Lead on, or to apply now, please visit

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