Commercial Planning Manager


Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Budapest, HU, H-1103

Company: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.





Wizz Air, the fastest growing European low-cost airline, operates a fleet of 145 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. A team of dedicated aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low fares, making Wizz Air the preferred choice of 10.2 million passengers in the financial year ending 31 March 2021. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ. The company was recently named one of the world's top ten safest airlines by, the world's only safety and product rating agency, and 2020 Airline of the Year by ATW, the most coveted honour an airline or individual can receive, and a most sustainable company in the airline industry in 2021 by World Finance Magazine.


JOB TITLE: Commercial Planning Manager 

BASE: Budapest  



Purpose of the position:

  • Manage and optimize capacity on Wizz Air’s existing route network, deliver revenue forecast updates and capacity related recommendations to management.


Responsibilities & main tasks:

  • The Commercial Planning Manager is responsible for managing capacity on a portfolio of routes assigned to him/her, comprising of several countries and bases.
  • The goal is to maximize profitability by optimizing capacity and weekly frequencies, thereby offering the right products to the market.
  • The Commercial Planning Manager is also responsible for delivering regular revenue forecast updates of the assigned route portfolio by closely following and analyzing market trends, demand and competitive dynamics.
  • Part of the job role is to continuously work together with Network Development and Scheduling and Slots teams on projects related to new aircraft deployments, seasonal loadings, various analyses and business recommendations to management.
  • The manager also needs to deliver monthly capacity plan updates to stakeholder departments, thereby contributing to an efficient business planning cycle.
  • To be successful in the role he/she will need to continuously look for improvements and developments in the current tools and processes of the commercial planning area. Therefore an innovative, process-driven mindset with strong technical skills is essential.


Requirements & competencies:

  • Completed university degree in business, economics or other numerical subject
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in revenue management, pricing, commercial planning strategy function, management consulting, alternatively in an analytically-driven role
  • Excellent analytical, numerical and problem solving skills
  • Good understanding of core economic concepts and principles
  • Business mindset and ability to synthesize information into recommendations
  • Strong sense of business ownership and accountability for own portfolio
  • A highly motivated, proactive individual
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and under pressure
  • Ability to work in team and independently
  • Advanced Excel skills (VBA or database management experience is a plus)
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Openness to live and work in Budapest, Hungary (relevant permit can be obtained for successful applicants)
  • Limited travel required


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