Business Strategy Dir NECSL - 90296530 - Washington

Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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The Director Business Strategy, Northeast Corridor Service Line (NECSL) is responsible for leading strategic analysis and evaluation and development of initiatives focused on long-term opportunities impacting the NECSL. The Director is the primary leader of cross-organizational efforts addressing NECSL fleet strategy, network initiatives, and investments in product improvements focused on the NEC customer experience. The Director is a direct report to the VP, NECSL and will collaborate internally with the NECSL team, Financial Analysis, Strategic & Fleet Planning, Government Affairs, Pricing & Revenue Management, Real Estate/Facilities, Operations/Mechanical and Schedule & Consist Planning colleagues. External relationships may include rail car manufacturers, government authorities including Federal Railroad Administration (FRA,) and other groups including the Northeast Corridor Commission (NECC).


•    Monitor and evaluate ongoing financial performance of NECSL, and identify opportunities for performance improvement
•    Develop analyses to identify NECSL network optimization opportunities, and work with colleagues in the organization to pursue and implement leveraged and strategic initiatives
•    Support long-term fleet investment and replacement strategies (New Acela and ICT) 
•    Evaluate other NECSL network growth opportunities in collaboration with Planning teams
•    Evaluate and optimize stopping patterns and service frequencies on the NEC  
•    Identify opportunities to leverage and improve NEC customer experience at stations in the network, and prioritize initiatives with Real Estate / Stations team 
•    Develop customer-focused initiatives and product offerings requiring fleet-related or station-related investments


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation, Business, Economics or related fields, or equivalent combination of education and training/experience
•    11 years work experience in rigorous analytical environment including development of financially justified business investment cases
•    Strong financial analysis skill set including understanding of P/L reporting and metrics, and capital investment evaluation
•    Strategic analysis in a network environment and experience with demand forecasting, customer service analytics and competitive analysis
•    Leadership experience in commercial, financial or customer service environment
•    Experience with sourcing and evaluating financial and operational information from diverse corporate and market data repositories


•    MBA or other advanced degree in Transportation Planning, Engineering or Economics
•    13 years leadership experience in analytical and strategic work environment


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:63741
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Marketing 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing.   All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing.  Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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