Motorway • Brighton, United Kingdom

Transport Optimisation Analyst

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

About us

Motorway is the UK’s fastest-growing used car marketplace – our award-winning, online-only platform connects private car sellers with thousands of verified dealers nationwide, ensuring everyone gets the best deal. Founded in 2017, our technology-led approach has redefined the experience of selling a car, generating thousands of monthly car sales and helping us to grow to a team of more than 400 people across our London and Brighton offices.

About the role

The Transport Optimisation Analyst at Motorway holds a pivotal role in leveraging transport data insights to enhance network performance, and supporting strategic initiatives for an unparalleled seller and dealer experience.

This position involves deep dives into service levels, hypothesis testing, and implementing scalable operational processes in collaboration with key partners. Reporting to the Head of Transport Partnerships, this role necessitates strategic thinking, operational planning, and close collaboration across diverse teams including transport operations, finance, product/tech, and dealer account management to achieve joint objectives. Key attributes include strong prioritisation skills, adept stakeholder management, a data-centric approach, and a bias for action.

The role involves bridging dealer adoption with provider performance, integrating new tech launches, ad-hoc reporting, and proactive problem-solving abilities, demanding innovation, multitasking, and effective engagement with stakeholders to drive impactful outcomes.

A typical day for the Transport Optimisation Analyst at Motorway will be a dynamic blend of data analysis, strategic planning, and collaborative problem-solving. This will include deep dives into transport data, evaluating the current network performance and identifying key insights. The Analyst will apply a proactive problem-solving mindset to identify and resolve inefficiencies within existing processes. Additionally, this role will address ad-hoc reporting requests and promptly respond to urgent issues, ensuring a seamless and optimised experience for sellers and dealers on the Motorway platform. The role demands a versatile skill set, combining analytical prowess, strategic thinking, and effective communication to drive impactful outcomes.


  • Analytical skills: ability to analyse data, produce reporting, identify trends, and derive insights to influence decision making.
  • Problem-solving: capacity to identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks, or issues within processes and develop effective solutions.
  • Project management: skills to plan, execute, and oversee optimisation projects, including setting goals, timelines, and managing resources.
  • Communication skills: ability to convey complex ideas, present findings, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement changes effectively.
  • Strategic thinking: capacity to align optimisation efforts with broader organisational goals and strategies.
  • Continuous improvement mindset: willingness to learn, adapt, and drive a culture of continuous improvement at Motorway.
  • Change management skills: ability to manage and mitigate resistance to change, and successfully implement new processes or strategies.
  • Automotive, transportation or fulfilment experience is a plus.


  • A competitive salary
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Discounted dental through BUPA
  • Discounted gym membership through BUPA
  • On-Hand volunteering membership + volunteering day
  • Hybrid working - opportunity to work from home one day a week (subject to approval)
  • Pension scheme
  • Motorway car leasing scheme - lease a zero-emissions electric vehicle at a significant discount
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
  • Regular social events
  • Cycle to work scheme

Equal Opportunities Statement

Motorway is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. We believe our workforce should reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Company benefits

Health insurance
Enhanced maternity leave – 6 months fully paid
Enhanced paternity leave – 1 month fully paid
Cycle to work scheme
Volunteer days
Share options
Dog friendly office
Personal development budgets
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Compassionate leave
Enhanced sick pay
Mental health platform access
Teambuilding days
Open to job sharing
Open to part-time employees
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are moderately happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Motorway

Company employees


Office locations

London & Brighton

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023