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Job Details

Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Location: Crawley
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 21/06/2021

Many of our staff at Virgin work flexibly and in many different ways, including different core hours or remote working. Please talk to us at your application or interview stage about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we are happy to explore what's possible for the role.

In a nutshell

The role as Manager – Network Optimisation & Analysis is integral to Virgin Atlantic’s success – the post holder will play a key role in optimising revenue and costs through using detailed analysis to optimise, predominantly, mid-term flying programs. You’ll be using state of the art, industry leading software/systems and work with an amazing team of people, for an amazing airline!

Day to day

- Lead holistic midterm optimisation of flying program for Virgin Atlantic for the next 3-9 months, by optimising revenue and costs, track commercial performance, seasonality opportunities and operational optimisation
- Lead changes and recommendation through our cross functional planning forums with monthly handover to short term optimisation
- Develop and manage in-house Optimiser tool, including responsibility for all key inputs and outputs
- Post audit and monthly reporting of network optimisation performance
- Establish schedule quality review and track performance of flying program including planning parameters, inefficiencies and improvements
- Manage out for sale capacity in 3-9 months horizon
- Act as a key focal point between the Short Term Optimisation and long-term slots and scheduling
- Coordinate and communicate with JV Partners
- Communicate changes and recommendations internally and coordinate with key stakeholders across commercial, customer and operations

About you

Are you an experienced aviation networks professional who gets motivated by delivering improvements, highly analytical and passionate about what you do? If so, we think this would be the ideal role for you. In order to perform effectively in this role (and enjoy it), we would require you to have the following skills and experience:

- Experience within the aviation industry, preferably in planning function
- Persuading and influencing others based on facts and evidence
- Excellent analytical and numeracy skills with proven experience in analytical function
- Excellent business understanding, with ability to understand aviation planning holistically
- Great communicating & influencing skills, in particular with internal stakeholders
- Proven ability to solve problems through the application of logical thought
- Exceptional attention to detail and a thorough approach to accurate task completion
- Advanced experience in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in scheduling and slot tools is an advantage
- Excellent team player

Be yourself – Our differences make us stronger

Virgin Atlantic are committed equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity. Diversity brings strength which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated, and we can ignite the potential of our forward-thinking mix of people.

Please be aware as part of our recruitment process we may look to use a variety of resourcing tools to help us understand your skills and experience in relation to the role you have applied for. These may include application questions, video interviews or online testing. Please feel free to contact us at if there are any reasonable adjustments to our process that you would like us to consider, for example use of hearing loops, sign language interpreter etc. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there are any issues preventing you from being at your best during your application or assessment process. Any issues raised after your assessment is completed or once a decision has been made will be too late for us to consider within our process.

You'll be assessed against our values for a selection of your interview process, learn more about them here: Our Values