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Date:  Jan 23, 2023
Company:  Wizz Air Hungary Légiközlekedési Korlátolt Felelős
Location: 

Budapest, HU, H-1103

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY!

We are committed to making sure that everyone, everywhere can benefit from travelling at the lowest prices, while keeping the social, economic and environmental impact of our operations in mind. Our strategy is built on low fares and a diverse network, supported by efficient and sustainable operations and high-quality customer service

  • WIZZ is a fresh, vibrant & contemporary brand, we are confident & not shy
  • We always strive to break out of category & think outside the box
  • Our 5 brand values lead the way:
    • Inclusivity – We collaborate together to achieve our goals
    • Positivity – We are an optimistic, happy, inspired and inspiring team
    • Dedication – We have an entrepreneurial ‘can do’ attitude: we take individual & collective ownership and are accountable for everything we do
    • Integrity – We hold ourselves to the highest possible standards of business ethics in everything we do
    • Sustainability – We strive to be the greenest choice of air travel and work hard on continuously decreasing our environmental footprint

 

 

 

Purpose of the position:

 

The Airport Development Manager reports to the Head of Airport Development and is primarily responsible for negotiating and contracting attractive airport, ground handling deals and marketing programs for Wizz Air, as well as managing the business and contractual relationships with his/her portfolio of airports, regions, tourism bodies and other organizations involved in the development. Furthermore, the Airport Development Manager is responsible for identifying, negotiating and presenting new airport opportunities to Commercial Management, by close coordination with the Network Development and Scheduling Department.

 

 

What we offer: 

 

  • Base salary and employee bonus scheme  
  • Unlimited number of significantly discounted and confirmed seating tickets, giving access to a continuously growing network of destinations 
  • Relocation package (if applicable) – expense budget, Temporary accommodation, Administration support  
  • Life insurance 
  • AYCM sport pass contracting possibility 
  • Instant impact, from any level of the organisation, exposure to C-suite management 
  • Fast career progression, internal mobility and talent management supported by training opportunities (Wizz Academy and bespoke training) 
  • True international and multi-cultural work environment, passionate, driven and diverse teams 

   

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Identify new low-cost airports across Europe and liaise with the Network Development Team to identify and assess attractive opportunities for Wizz Air. Working with the network management and revenue management teams to determine new routes and bases to add to the network.
  • Develop and manage relationships with the airports, ground handling partners and other organizations in the countries and regions under her/his responsibility.
  • Maintain relationships across the industry and participate in route conferences and other forums to meet airports.
  • Manage the contracting of all deals concluded with the support of the Legal Department.
  • Developing forecasts and proposals to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Providing ad-hoc reports on airport cost-related issues to the Head of Airport Development and to Finance, Controlling. Introducing any airport or ground handling-related changes in charges and fees into the relevant airport data sheet immediately.
  • Act as a key contact person for airport and ground handling partners throughout the duration of the contract with respect to commercial matters. Aligning and managing the communication process between the airport development and operational departments.
  • Develop relationships to Ministries of Transportation and Tourism and other regional or governmental bodies in the countries Wizz Air operates to support the airport development efforts.
  • Be ready to present or represent Wizz Air as needed on different forums (press conferences, media events, official meetings, or similar) in the countries and regions under the responsibility.
  • Feedback the information and market intelligence from the field to the rest of the commercial organization: passenger traffic, competitive entries/exits, market news, etc.
  • Participate in the preparation of the yearly airport and ground handling budget and follow up with the Head of the function and Controlling on the monthly cost development and progress of cost-saving projects.
  • Participate in the new base opening projects, by pro-actively supporting the other deals needed for a new base (crew room, fuel supply, parking, transfers, etc.).
  • Organizing and managing airport/Ground Handling Agency selection tenders.
  • Set up action plans airport by airport on the basis of the yearly plan to achieve the agreed and approved targets and to meet the budget with the respective airports and ground handlers.
  • Supervise checking of airport invoices and reports, liaise with Ap-s to handle discrepancies.

 

Key Performance Indicators: 

 

  • Conclude signed contracts according to the planned deadlines
  • Achieve and contract the best available deal, price or cost level per AP
  • Achieve the budgeted unit cost levels by service provider/market
  • YoY unit cost decrease by airport/market and by service provider/market

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Completed college or university degree
  • Experience in aviation is an advantage
  • Strong business English in speaking and writing
  • A second language is an advantage
  • Advanced/proven negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills
  • Experience/knowledge related to purchasing or sales; airports related experience is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Experience in financial modelling and analysis
  • Advanced computer skills
  • A self-motivated individual with demonstrated capacity for ownership, and responsibility
  • Ability to work independently with a strong drive towards exceeding the set goals

 

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback to you at this stage, should your application not meet the requirements. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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