Commercial Analysis Manager

Grade L £41,216.00 - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Permanent Full Time 37 Hours per Week - Closing Date – Sunday 24 January 2021

Commercial Analysis Manager

Grade L  - £41,216.00 pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Permanent Full Time 37 Hours per Week
Closing Date 24 January 2021

We are looking to appoint an Commercial Analysis Manager in our Transport Operations Directorate within our Customer Services Team. You will contribute to the development of a commercial analysis capability within the Combined Authority, supporting future policy decisions as well as existing pricing and contractual arrangements.

At the West Yorkshire Combined Authority we bring together local councils and businesses through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), that ensures that our work meets the needs of employers and residents so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The Role

Reporting into the Head of Customer Service, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing commercial expertise and advice to inform the Combined Authority’s strategic options for public transport
  • Supporting key decisions including the setting of service levels, products, prices and revenues
  • Assessing the use and effectiveness of concessionary fares and ticketing policies
  • Analysing the operating costs and commercial performance of transport services commissioned by the Combined Authority and advise the Authority on the performance of commercial transport provision
  • Supporting the Combined Authority’s relationships with the public transport industry through contracts, partnerships and wider engagement
  • Supporting the Combined Authority’s input into regional and national transport policies and programmes

Review the Role profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

You will have the following key skills, attributes and experience but not be limited to:

  • Experience of developing commercial strategies and managing their delivery
  • Experience of shaping a team to deliver high standards in commercial analysis
  • Strong analytical skills and strong data analysis skills and fluency in communicating the insights derived
  • Demonstratable experience of developing successful pricing and retail strategies and providing commercial analysis to support future decisions quantifying financial risks
  • Demonstratable experience of analysing and modelling operating costs
  • Extensive experience of finding innovative solutions to complex economic challenges
  • Extensive experience of managing complex commercial relationships in the transport or similar service or retail sector.


Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card zones 1-5
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role; please upload your CV to our online application tool. Then complete the supporting information tab linking your relevant work experience back to the role profile, bringing you CV to life.

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on 24 January 2021.

Further Information

For further information about the role, please contact Andrew Bradley on or Helen Ellerton on

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.