Experience Contract Manager with 15 years’ experience in the rail sector. Extensive experience in bid preparation including building and analysing financial models, reviewing and negotiating contractual terms, writing the bid narrative and ensuring that bid governance is followed diligently.
Director and founding member of Women in Rail – a charity created to encourage more women into the rail sector and to support those women already employed in the sector.
Wabtec Rail Ltd
September 2013 to Present
Managing all of the bids for the vehicles division of the business which accounts for c60% of the annual turnover. Developing relationships with the key stakeholders. Inputting potential sales figures into the budget which determines manpower requirements, profitability, overhead rates etc.
July 2012 – September 2013
Developing business with new and existing customers. Overseeing the bid process and representing the Business Development department at Senior Management level.
Wabtec Rail Limited
Sales Account Manager
January 2005 – July 2012
Preparation of cost models for tenders including risk and profitability analysis.
Input into budget including resource requirements, sales, profitability and overhead provision.
I have been involved with the UTC from pre-bid stage and I have a genuine interest in the success of the UTC.
My experience in tender preparation means I have good financial and business acumen. Key to the preparation of bids is ensuring governance is robustly applied. Managing bids includes managing different stakeholders and their different needs. My role on the board of Women in Rail has given me experience of operating in a board environment and dealing with very senior people.