JOB PURPOSE : :
Responsible for providing strategic guidance, direction and management oversight to the Corporate Planning medium and long term goals and implementation of initiatives in support to Corporate Planning Senior Management.
Ensure that QR standards are met on data gathering and analysis; thus, spearheading the delivery of recommendations across business divisions within and outside Corporate Planning Department.
The role will steer decision making in collaboration with the management and will act as Representative for Corporate Planning ensuring synergy and alignment to Corporate Planning overall objectives
ACCOUNTABILITIES : : and Performance
1.1 Network Planning
Use the industry Network Planning tools(s) as base for sound business case.
Develop supporting business cases using comprehensive analysis in order to facilitate the development of QR medium and long term route network e.
g. for new or existing routes.
Based on Network Planning tool runs, supervise and / or provide recommendations to maximise profitability by optimising the allocation of capacity throughout the network e.
g. New destinations, Frequency and Structural changes (aircraft, retime, tags, triangles etc.).
Enhance and / or improve operating results through continuous monitoring of performance.
Improve CP decision making through ongoing usage and development of reports and tools.
Facilitate and chair Critical Routes Meetings with Revenue Management, Sales, and Marketing and jointly work out Network Planning, Pricing, Steering and Sales measures aiming to improve the bottom- line result.
Lead and manage ad-hoc Network Planning Projects supporting the overall Corporate Strategy.
1.2 Network Performance
To establish and implement process and develop structured approaches to the analysis of network performance that consider and ultimately identify new drivers that account for the differences between how the network was planned to perform and how it actually performs in real life.
To apply the understanding of underlying drivers to propose and champion development of the network structure with particular emphasis on the development and management of the Doha hub.
To identify and champion the implementation of new opportunities that will improve connectivity and the overall combination of markets and frequency / capacity at a network level in order to optimize the network profit.
To establish and develop effective working relationships with colleagues in other Commercial departments, particularly Revenue Management and Sales Performance, to ensure holistic analysis.
Accountable for expert input on regional performance into the calibration process with particular emphasis on market-size and characteristics, customer booking preferences including day of week, time of day and airline bias.
Carry out reviews of prior Network Planning analysis in order to make comparisons
Develop the Annual Budget Operating Plan (BOP) and manage updates to the plan.
Contribute information towards the 5 year Network Plan.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS : :
Qualifications : Essential
Relevant College or University qualification to min Bachelor's level or equivalent.
MBA is an advantage
Minimum 8 years relevant experience
Minimum 1 year job-related as a leader / mentor
Ability to work in a multi-cultural team in cooperation with others but also independently
Experience in analytically demanding position in the airline industry