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Date:  Jul 17, 2024
Company:  WIZZ Air UK Limited
Location: 

Luton, GB, LU2 9LY

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.

 

Network and Scheduling Manager 

Based in Luton 

 

 

Purpose of the position:

The Network & Scheduling Manager will report to the Head of Commercial Wizz Air UK. The role’s primary responsibility will be to manage the route network recommendations for Wizz Air UK, including managing capacity on existing markets and driving expansion of the network with new routes, new bases, strategic planning and reacting to the competitive environment changes. To deliver on this the Network & Scheduling Manager will design optimal flight schedules that blend low cost, profitability, and strategic market positioning – directly contributing to the growth and success of WIZZ AIR.

 

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
  • 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:

 

Route Planning:

  • Assessing new markets based on strategic fit, financial performance and growth potential
  • Recommending new routes and bases to add to the network
  • Developing financial forecasts for potential new routes and bases
  • Building and maintaining financial evaluation tools as required
  • Working with the Revenue Management team and Airport Development team to determine amendments to existing routes, frequencies and airports
  • Assessing competition in terms of strategic plans, capacity changes, strengths / weaknesses and recommending actions based on the risks and opportunities
  • Assessing and interpreting market, economic and industry trends and the impact on route choice
  • Managing the airport mix to ensure it does not exceed budgeted costs
  • Managing regulatory affairs of the network. Securing seasonal route permits and new route designations.
  • Building relationships with airports and third parties (regions, tourism bodies, Civil Aviation Authorities etc.)
  • Maximize profitability by optimizing capacity and weekly frequencies, ensuring the right product is offered to the market
  • Managing capacity on a portfolio of routes comprising several countries and bases
  • Deliver monthly capacity plan updates to management

Scheduling:

  • Work cross functionally with Revenue Management and Trading teams to enhance each schedule’s revenue potential, and asses the feasibility of network or capacity changes.
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  • Liaise with Ground Operations, Flight Operations, Operations Control, Maintenance and Crew Planning teams to ensure the feasibility of the schedules and minimise the cost of the operation.
  • Load and manage flight capacity into the operational and reservation systems, collaborating with Customer Experience team in the management of schedule changes.
  • Secure airport slots for each season schedule.
  • Manage the current slot historic rights and secure new ones, protecting WIZZ future positions in congested airports.
  • Provide analysis on airport capacity and strategies to maximise growth opportunities in congested airports.

 

Requirements:

  • University degree in business, economics, engineering, sciences or other analytical field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role (Network, strategy, Scheduling, etc.) and working with and interpreting data and analytics.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel/PowerPoint.  Additional technical skills a plus: PowerBI, SQL, etc.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Fluent spoken / written English
  • Team player, able to work in cross-functional projects efficiently
  • Ability to work under pressure and comfortable with uncertain and rapidly changing business environment
  • Proactive, willing to take initiative and shoulder responsibility
  • Passionate for optimisation and data. You can draw data driven conclusions through analysis and modelling
  • Ability to live and work in Luton, United Kingdom
  • Limited travel required (approximately 10% of working time)

 

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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