Aircraft Procurement and Financing Manager

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Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Budapest, HU, H-1103

Company: Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

 

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 role:

 

The Aircraft Procurement and Financing Manager and is responsible for purchasing, financing and managing the fleet of the fastest growing European low-cost airline, with a target to reach 500 aircraft during the coming years. Key responsibilities include identifying, negotiating and contracting the most efficient and best-priced aircraft, engine and aircraft component deals for Wizz Air, through which the position has large influence on the airline’s long-term success and financials. Responsibilities also include fleet financing, aircraft specification and managing relationship with a diverse portfolio of aircraft suppliers, leasing companies and financiers.

 

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 trainings)
  • True international and multi-cultural work environment, passionate, driven and diverse teams

 

 

Key responsibilities:

 

 

 

  • Tendering, negotiating and purchasing aircraft, engines and major aircraft components for the airline group;
  • Lead or participate in aircraft and engine financing tenders to identify best-priced and most effective financing solutions; manage related contracting projects;
  • Manage relationship with a portfolio of aircraft suppliers, OEMs, aircraft lessors and banks; identify and deliver savings and new agreements;
  • Ensure that the airline fulfils its obligations under the existing aircraft, engine and financing agreements;
  • Participate in the delivery process of new aircraft and engines and support redelivery projects by lease expiries;
  • Conduct financial analysis and evaluation related to selection tenders and contracting projects;
  • Coordinate process improvement projects, contract development initiatives and innovations in the Fleet acquisition domain;
  • Maintain relationship with key, innovative stakeholders in the aviation business;
  • Attend supplier events to explore new efficient solutions, business opportunities and products with the aim to improve efficiency and foster the business;
  • Support the financial planning and budgeting process in internal systems
  • Actively cooperate with Corporate Finance developing the most efficient long-term financing methods and solutions for the company.

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Finalized college or university degree
  • Strong business English in speaking and writing
  • Experience in the field of either strategic procurement, business development, consulting or other relevant field is a plus
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Innovative mindset
  • Eager to work in teams and projects
  • Proactivity with a “can-do” attitude
  • A self-motivated individual with demonstrated capacity for ownership and responsibility

 

 

 

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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