Responsible for the implementation of new airline alliance and interline agreements; manage project timelines, identify system requirements and possible constraints, and coordinating with internal/external teams to ensure successful launch.
Manage on-going maintenance of existing airline partnerships and relationship management through codeshare expansion and optimization, technology and customer experience enhancements.
Act as primary operational owner of all airline alliance relationships; work independently with other commercial teams to manage and steer the alliance relationship.
Manage the consistent delivery of alliance customer initiatives including IT systems communication and customer delivery in collaboration with internal and external teams.
Maintain a constant proactive approach to solving all potential issues with airline relationships, and maintain an up to date view of contractual obligations and status.
Serve as the primary business owner of large-scale initiatives and projects which primarily impact the company’s airline partnerships.
Maintain open communication and develop good working relationships with counterparts in Sales, Marketing, Network, Pricing, Revenue Management, Schedule Planning, Airport Customer Service, Reservations, In-flight Service, Revenue Accounting, PMO, IT, Brand, Corporate Communications and Legal.
Ability to perform analysis using Excel and other reporting tools to solve business problems and develop strategic plans
Obtain and employ a high level knowledge of airline alliance related subject matters.
Work at both senior and operational levels with each airline to deliver against the plan and identify value-ads and tools required from the airline partners to support alliance and codeshare growth initiatives.
3-5 years work experience in airline partnership management, marketing, network, customer experience delivery, planning or operations, revenue management, project management or sales.
International work experience in a multi-cultural cross-functional environment
Strong communication and presentation skills, including written and verbal communication experience with senior management; ability to articulate the airline partnership and alliance goals to a diverse audience both internal and external
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools (Word, Excel and Power Point)
Strong analytical skills including aptitude for problem solving and constructing logical analytical arguments.
Ability to work effectively with multiple projects in a fast changing environment
Attentive to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work in a team environment
Able to travel both domestically and internationally
Masters degree in business or international relations preferred
Ability to speak a second language desirable (Chinese, Japanese or Korean preferred)
Knowledge of Sabre or other airline systems
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