Wizz Air, the largest low fare - low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe - is committed to deliver enhanced customer travel experience at affordable prices. Wizz Air operates a young fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft from 17 bases in 9 countries (Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine Czech Republic, Serbia, Lithuania and Macedonia). Wizz Air carried 13.5 million passengers in 2013. At Wizz Air we believe that people make all the difference. We offer many opportunities of carrier development to our team members who share our passion for our business. Currently there are over 1700 employees in the international Wizz Air team. Our continued growth provides an ever increasing number of job opportunities and carrier advancement throughout our network.

Network Planning and Scheduling manager

Location: Geneva
Job Code: NW_201307

Description

Network Planning and Scheduling manager

 

The Network and Scheduling Manager will report to the Head of Network Development and Scheduling. The role’s primary responsibility will be to develop route network related recommendations and high utilization schedules in line with the strategic and financial needs of the business.  This role includes, but is not limited to, market and competitor assessment, route and new base choice, capacity allocation, bilateral designations, licence approvals,  schedule development / maintenance and slot coordination. 

The role is divided into three areas of responsibility:

 

Network responsibilities include:

 

  • Building relationships with airports and third parties (regions, tourism bodies, etc.)
  • Assessing new markets based on strategic fit, financial potential, growth opportunity, risks and possible entry points
  • Determining new routes and bases to add to the network
  • Providing financial forecasts for potential new routes and bases
  • Building and maintaining financial evaluation tools as required
  • Working with the revenue management team to determine amendments to existing routes, frequencies and airports
  • Assessing competition in terms of strategic plans, seasonal developments in capacity and fares, analyzing strengths / weaknesses and recommending actions based on the risks and opportunities
  • Assessing and interpreting market, economic and industry trends and the impact on route choice
  • Managing the base mix cost to ensure it does not exceed budgeted costs

 

Schedule responsibilities include:

 

  • Developing schedules which utilize crew manpower and aircraft efficiently and effectively
  • Loading and managing flight capacity in the scheduling and flight operation systems
  • Building and managing relationships with slot co-coordinators throughout Europe
  • Securing and maintaining airport slots for future schedules
  • Aligning and managing the communication and approval process between the scheduling and operational departments
  • Coordinating data analysis with revenue management to improve revenue generation of different schedule scenarios
  • Developing robust schedule tools to improve efficiency
  • Managing IT system development projects related to scheduling, network & slot management

 

Regulatory responsibilities include:
 

  • Building and maintaining relationships with applicable CAA’s
  • Monitoring and negotiating bilateral agreements in relevant markets
  • Securing route permits in a timely manner

 

Requirements:

 

  • Completed university or college degree is a must
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Business mindset and ability to synthesize information into recommendations
  • Good oral and written presentations skills
  • Team work and strong interpersonal skills
  • Fluent spoken / written English
  • Ability to live and work in Switzerland
  • Flexibility to travel as required away from Head Office


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