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Date:  Jul 12, 2024
Company:  Wizz Air Hungary Légiközlekedési Korlátolt Felelős
Location: 

Budapest, HU, H-1103

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY!

Wizz Air is a leading European low-cost airline. Our mission is to provide affordable and reliable air travel to everyone, everywhere, while minimizing our environmental impact. We are proud to foster a diverse and inclusive team of over 8,000 employees from more than 100 nationalities, who share our values of inclusivity, positivity, dedication, integrity, and sustainability.

 

As a rapidly expanding airline, we offer exciting career opportunities across a range of functions, from flight operations to engineering, customer experience, finance, and more. We provide extensive training and development opportunities to help our employees grow and succeed in their roles. Joining Wizz Air means joining a team that is passionate about aviation, dedicated to excellence, and committed to making air travel accessible and sustainable for all. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the aviation industry, we welcome you to explore our job opportunities and become a part of our success story.

 

Junior Airport Development Manager 

Based in Budapest 

 

 

Purpose of the position:

The Junior Airport Development Manager reports to the Senior Airport Development Manager 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 Junior 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
  • 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

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Identify new low cost airports across Europe and liaise with the Network Development Team to identify and assess attractive opportunities for Wizz Air.
  • Develop and manage relationship 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 on route conferences and other forums to meet airports.
  • Manage the contracting of all deals concluded with the support of Legal Department.
  • Providing ad-hoc reports on airport cost related issues to the Senior Airport Development Manager, 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.
  • 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 Head of 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.
  • Regularly review and update training materials for managers and the back office.
  • Develop and improve intra- and interdepartmental processes.

 

 

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
  • Strong business English in speaking and writing
  • 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 modeling and analysis
  • Advanced computer skills
  • A self-motivated individual with demonstrated capacity for ownership, and responsibility
  • Ability to work independently with strong drive towards exceeding the set goals

 

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When applying, please only provide valid information regarding your educational background and certificates, as the original documents will be requested during the hiring process.

 

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your skills and experience. Join the Wizz Air team and discover the world of opportunities. 

 

 


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