• VP, Business Development

    Job Locations US-IL
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
    Position Category
    Business Development/Sales
    Internal Code
    Internal Reference
    Internal Code 3
    Transdev Services
  • Overview

    Transdev is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.


    Develops contract transit business opportunities, form new business contracts, and help grow the transit business through a U.S. region.


    • Develops and implements plans and research projects to improve and expand the organization’s strategic market position and to achieve growth and financial profitability
    • Directs planning, research and analysis of the organization’s business development activities
    • Develops business leads; converts leads into sales
    • Manages and coordinates the Request for Proposal process including but not limited to positioning, proposal management, interview preparation, and pricing/cost structure
    • Contributes to the development and refinement of the company’s vision and strategy; assists in ensuring that the organization maximizes its short-, medium- and long-term profitability
    • Maintains a strong understanding of the competitive market, including private transportation providers; completes competitor market analyses
    • Participates in trade association meetings at the national and state level
    • Responsible for maintaining long term client relationships, both prior to procurement and after

    Other duties as required.


    Education, Licensing, and Certifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Management, Business, Transportation or related field required


    • 5 or more years of experience in sales and/or business development in a public transit environment

    Skills and Knowledge Required:

    • Ability to manage projects across the business
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Ability to interface with all customer management levels 

    Travel requirement (as a percent): >75% of time


    Pre-Employment Requirements:

    • Must submit to a drug test and background check

    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed.
    • 100% of work is accomplished indoors and in air conditioned or well ventilated facilities
    • Work is accomplished in an office or in a cubicle space equipped with a telephone and computer.
    • The employee is generally subjected to long periods spent sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen.


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    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.


    Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.  Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
    EEO is the Law Poster:


    Drug free workplace


    If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check


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