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Area Manager: Hamburg

  • Location

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Sector:

    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    €70000.00 - €80000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Brokenshire

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:



  • Manage a team of about 10 composed of Fleet Managers (FM) and Fleet Assistants (FA).
  • technically qualified in freight wagon and an expert in rail regulations.
  • ensures the lease contracts are serviced properly to satisfy customer while meeting the profitability targets of the company.

The tasks of the Area Manager (AM) are:

  • To allocate fleets to FM and FA in collaboration with the second AM under the supervision of the Head of Fleet Management;
  • To participate to the priorities definition with Head of Fleet Management (HFM) along with Maintenance Organization Manager (MOM) and Off Hire Manager;
  • To edit team KPI and review it monthly with HFM

Team Management

  • To support, train and control his team to ensure its outmost performance;
  • To communicate to his team objectives and priorities decided by the management and to monitor their deployment;
  • To ensure an efficient delegation process in case of FM absences to serve the customer/contract without fault anyway;
  • To ensure a pleasant and efficient collaboration between FMs and FAs within his team
  • To ensure a pleasant and efficient collaboration between his team and the 2nd team of FMs, his dedicated Area Manager, the MOM and the Off-Hire Manager.
  • To keep his team aware about new rail regulations (GCU) and relevant internal information advising about any consequences for contract application;
  • To ensure the processes are followed and notably record and saving of data is performed properly to achieve ECM safety targets;

To supervise team notably by:

  • organising a Monthly review per customer with his Fleet Managers based on performance of the month;
  • checking monthly that Monthly Proforma complies with Lease conditions agreed;
  • checking if rebilling is complete, i.e. invoicing to RU, customer rebilling and workshop rebilling (with support of Maintenance Organization Manager)
  • checking proper preventive maintenance plans are carry out with the support of the Technical Department and by the customer himself in case of Mix lease
  • checking the communication and contracts with other actors such of RUs are rail service (RU notably) impacting wagons availability
  • Implementing integration program for each new team member;
  • Implementing planning program for the team
  • Managing the planning of absences and holidays
  • Managing the business trips planning

Reporting Management and representation role

  • To meet customers quickly along with FM should the need arise;
  • To support FM in the reporting of ECM contracts;
  • To participate in GCU working group discussions


  • To participate to the working session on spare stock definition with Logistic and Technical department
  • To provide feedback on workshop performances to MOM,
  • To edit improvement request related to tools or methodology and cooperate with DSI to define the needs.

Skills and experience required

  • Railway engineer having experience in maintenance or in fleet management.
  • Experience of team management. Proven capacity as team leader.

General skills

  • Organized, accurate and meticulous
  • Good capacity of synthesis
  • High communication
  • Team management
  • Team worker
  • English + German or another language

Technical skills

  • General mechanics
  • Experience in freight wagons would be a plus but not mandatory