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The Emirates Group Jobs in Dubai - Network Optimisation and Schedules Integration Manager

The Emirates Group Jobs in Dubai - Network Optimisation and Schedules Integration Manager

JOB PURPOSE

Design and develop operating procedures, process manuals and initiate new processes to carry out schedule adjustments to effectively match supply and demand across the Emirates route network to achieve higher revenue potential and cost savings. Lead, plan and organise to integrate long-term and short-term schedules in Central Schedule Repository (CSR) as this form the fundamental source for updating Emirates flight schedules in all relevant systems.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES

Generic:

  • Devise procedures, checklists, write and update business process manuals as well as provide professional expertise to NO&CCs to make time-bound critical decisions in order to capitalise revenue making opportunities and achieve significant cost savings through timely implementation of aircraft swaps and extra flights.
  • Independently identify flights with high and low demand, review aircraft re-assignment options and recommend solutions to adjust capacity on a per flight basis, per route basis where seat supply is constrained in order to achieve unbudgeted incremental revenue and enhanced profits. Influence relevant stakeholders and take their input to develop alternatives in order to gain buy-in for changes. Establish the pattern of aircraft swaps and formulate trends to provide strategic decision making processes to senior management on the changing market dynamics so that future Operating Plans can be fine-tuned to take cognizance of such demand.
  • Independently monitor weak performing/loss making flights and lead tactical price changes with commercial operations, where appropriate. Influence and negotiate with Area Managers/Sale Managers, SVP-COs and MCBDs to improve loads, failing which, recommend flight cancellation or downsizing of aircraft thereby mitigating the losses.
  • Effectively seek and negotiate, on behalf of Manager Network Optimisation & Charters, with various aeronautical authorities/airport slot coordinators and ground service providers to obtain landing/handling permissions for operation of extra flights, charter flights and aircraft gauge changes. These ad-hoc operations are vital contributors for incremental revenues/profits.
  • Manage tactically and create spare aircraft time to launch extra-sections during periods of high season and major world events like Haj, Umrah, Nowroz, Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Summer Surprise, Chinese New Year, etc., whilst simultaneously ensuring that schedule integrity is maintained.

Specialized: (NCC/Network Optimisation)

  • Steer the activities of all operational stakeholders, viz. Engineering Planning, Operations/Hub Control, Flight Dispatch, Crew Scheduling, Airport Services, SkyCargo and DNATA, towards realization of incremental revenue/cost saving opportunities arising from aircraft reassignment/extra flights. Effective and timely coordination with these stakeholders will result in capitalisation of market demand and maximum utilisation of spare aircraft time leading to higher profits.
  • Manage, evaluate and address all operational constraints and issues which could impact the commercial objectives of the company and co-ordinate to implement recovery plans assessing the revenue and cost benefits of such decisions. Identify threats and opportunities that may arise during any disruptions or deviations and be able to lead and provide direction to the Area/Airport Managers at the outstations to minimise service failures and customer inconvenience.
  • Represent Commercial Planning at the FDU (Flight Disruption Unit) as and when it is activated for major schedule disruption, diversions etc. and also represent on all contingency response plans in the event of a serious aircraft incident or accident, heading up the Incident Support Units where applicable.

Specialized: (Business Systems)

Plan, develop and coordinate with EGIT (Emirates Group IT) to ensure ENCOM (Emirates Network & Capacity Optimisation Module), CSR (Central Schedule Repository) and other Network Optimisation systems are fully functional, are in line with the latest technological advancements and are capable of meeting Emirates' future business requirements. ENCOM and CSR are critical Tier-1 applications supporting many other departments in efficient management of Emirates' schedules and smooth functioning of the entire Airline.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Commercial/Sales.Research/Analysis : 8+ Years
  • Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent) :
  • Experience in Airline Industry specifically in Network optimisation/flight scheduling.
Knowledge/skills: Sound knowledge of flight scheduling, passenger charter sales, airline operations, aviation regulations. A broad based knowledge of commercial, operational and financial aspects of the airline industry. Excellent knowledge of IT systems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. IATA SSIM chapter 4 - Standard schedules message procedures. IATA SSIM chapter 6 - Airport slot co-ordination procedures. IATA SSIM chapter 7 - Presentation and transfer of schedule data set. Ability/Skills: Computer literate with expertise in flight scheduling systems and thorough knowledge of IATA scheduling guidelines and electronic data transfer mechanisms.

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Salary & Benefits

Join us in a management role and enjoy an attractive tax-free salary. On top of our generous travel benefits, including discounted flights and hotel stays around the world, this managerial role also has an excellent leave and healthcare package. That’s on top of transport benefits, life insurance and more. Find out what it’s like to live and work in our fast-paced, cosmopolitan home city in the Dubai Lifestyle section of our website www.emirates.com/careers

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Closing date: Nov 27, 2021

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