Manager Network Planning

Saudi Arabia Permanent
  • Opportunity to join a prestigious aviation leader in the heart of the MEA.
  • Progression Opportunities.

About Our Client

A growing aviation company based in Riyadh is currently seeking a highly qualified and experienced Network Planning Manager to join their dynamic team, and contribute to the continued success of the business during an exciting and rapid-growth period.

Job Description

  • Guide a team of Network Planning Analysts in the preparation of business cases, and analysis for all network changes.
  • Prepare seasonal and budget schedules, including frequency grids and fleet deployments, considering past and forecast operational and financial performance.
  • Maintain a shortlist of future markets for Riyadh Air, prioritized by forecast profitability.
  • Engage with Aeropolitical on markets which require additional traffic rights, prioritized to meet business requirements.
  • Collaborate with Airline Partnerships team and other airlines on cooperation initiatives, including joint planning activities where permitted.
  • Manage relations with a portfolio of airports, negotiating financial and non-financial support under long-term, win-win commercial arrangements.
  • Present analyses and recommendations to audiences up to and including C-level.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for business processes improvement, to simplify our ways of working, and quality or timeliness of results.

The Successful Applicant

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Network Planning, Network Strategy or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as manager, with or without direct headcount responsibility.
  • Previous experience in Scheduling, Revenue Management, Operations Planning or a related field would be an advantage.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills, with a particular focus on data analysis.
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities and wide variety of data into logical recommendations.
  • Microsoft Office skills, especially in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in data analysis (e.g. Python, R, SAS or SQL) or data visualization (e.g. Power BI or Tableau) tools would be a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Sabre Network Planning & Optimization suite would be an advantage.

What's on Offer

Opportunity to join one of the most exciting organisations in the Kingdom, with huge potential to progress in your career within a PIF organisation.

Rawda Boodhoo
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Engineering & Manufacturing
Operations Management
Business Services
Saudi Arabia
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Rawda Boodhoo
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