Planning & Scheduling Capability Manager at British Airways

As British Airways recovers from the pandemic we are constantly reviewing and refining our approach to planning. This is an opportunity to play a key role in the heart of our Network & Alliances team. Working with our short-term and long-term strategic planners and collaboratively across the business with other stakeholders and experts. We aim to improve the quality and speed of our decision making, generate new insights from our rich data and work together more effectively. You will shape which aircraft we buy and where we fly them, our hub and connectivity planning, the destinations and schedules we offer and the partners we work with.

As Planning Capability Manager you will:

  • Define and implement our capability strategy and hub optimisation initiatives
  • Be the business owner for our suite of capability tools, embedding use and driving best-practice
  • Help us to exploit the decision support tools we have and develop new tools where you identify a gap or critical need.
  • Work alongside the planning teams to support continuous improvement in all we do
  • Ensure our tools and data accurately reflect the key internal and external factors and constraints driving decisions.

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent analytical and problem structuring skills and ability to deal with messy problems and imperfect data.
  • Able to think holistically and creatively to solve multi-dimensional problems.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills, collaborative working to effectively deliver change.
  • Experience in analytical roles with a proven background of delivering analytical developments which improve decision making.
  • Experience of business process change and advocacy
  • Strong understanding of aviation business, airline economics and the commercial, operational and financial drivers
  • Familiarity with complex Airline Planning tools (such as Sabre AirVision) and processes could be advantageous

Our Corporate and Support roles come with big potential to make your mark on our business. The airline industry changes so fast that we’re constantly evolving and finding new ways to impress customers and get ahead of our competitors. If you’re an innovator and brave and bold thinker, you will be in your element at British Airways.
Your impact on British Airways will be rewarded with a competitive rewards package plus the opportunity to develop and progress your career in many directions.
Not only will you have the chance to further your career development within BA, you’ll have access to our competitive reward and benefits package. This includes core company paid benefits such as a Defined Contribution pension scheme, generous Life Assurance cover and a whole host of options to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing. You can also sign up for a range of voluntary benefits such as Private Medical cover, Dental and Critical Illness cover, Technology Scheme, Cycle to Work and Electric Car Scheme. And of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefit of staff travel as soon as you join us
We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity at British Airways. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities

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