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Director of Airport Services At Flair Airlines Ltd.

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Job Description

Flair Airlines is Canada’s only independent low fare airline. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, our mission is to disrupt our industry by making air travel accessible, affordable and desirable for all. As important as our low fares are, we also recognize that our real product is our people – it’s the way we treat our customers on each and every flight that sets us apart from “those other airlines” and keeps them coming back.

Flair is a different kind of airline. And we’re not afraid to admit it. We’re honest. We’re compassionate. We have zero time for puffery. Because for too long, Canadians have been paying too much for too little. It’s time for change. It’s time to change the way Canadians fly. And if we get it right, we’ll change the airline industry for the better. We believe in air travel for all. That’s why we’re on a mission to make it more accessible, more affordable and more desirable. We’re in it for the people. And we need dedicated, creative and impactful leaders to make it happen. We need passion, pride and personality. Because it’s not just a journey we’re embarking on, it’s an adventure.

Based in Edmonton, the Director, Airport Services ensures the smooth functioning of day-to-day airport operations by fulfilling the company’s performance goals. The Director of Airport Services is responsible for consistently driving improvements to reduce costs, overseeing and directing ongoing manpower planning, and ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures in a safe and professional manner.

We are looking for a courageous and adaptable leader who will positively contribute to our dynamic culture. We believe that if our people enjoy doing their jobs, our passengers are much more likely to enjoy their travelling experience.

Primary Job Functions

The Director Airport Services:

  • Ensures outstanding operational performance through effective cross functional leadership during day to day operations for airports and passenger services;
  • Oversees the Customer Coordination functions through the management of the Airport/ Passenger Coordinating Centre (APC) team;
  • Establishes, builds and maintains pertinent relationships with vendors, internal customers, airport officials, Transport Canada and the FAA;
  • Drives financial success by producing a high quality and cost-effective business unit through sound and innovative financial management;
  • Monitors and manages budgets and spending, reviews work schedules and identifies creative solutions to reduce costs and improve efficiencies;
  • Designs effective processes, procedures and practices that eliminate complexity and streamline execution while continuously searching for innovative ways to improve established systems;
  • Establishes contingency plans during irregular operations (IROP);
  • Leads by example, cultivates a team-based work environment offering development opportunities for employees through the creation of performance expectations, mentoring, conducting regular performance evaluations, and encouraging upward movement of top talent;
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates top quality personnel. Recruit, train, appraise, supervise, support, develop, promote and guide qualified personnel;
  • Takes a leading role in managing complex projects while still managing day to day productivity; and
  • Such other duties as assigned by the company from time to time.

Working Conditions

The Director, Airport Services will be based out of Company Headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. Regular travel will be required.

Qualifications and Education Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience;
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ airline management experience required;
  • Demonstrated management ability through a history of progressive leadership roles;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and required Transport Canada, FAA, airport, and/or customs identification, seals, and authorizations;
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC);
  • Strong analytical skills with proven experience in using logic, data, and accurate analysis to solve problems;
  • Ability to assess priorities and problem solve under pressure of competing demands;
  • Ability to provide efficient, cost effective solutions;
  • High tolerance for ambiguity;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Exudes high level of integrity and strong ethics;
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Office Suite; particularly Outlook, Word, and Excel;
  • Ability to travel and work extended and irregular hours;
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

Required Competencies for all Flair Airlines Team Members!

ACHIEVEMENT ORIENTATION

All Flair Airlines team members aim to demonstrate the motivation to work hard, be successful, achieve difficult goals and complete challenging tasks.

FACILITATING TEAMWORK

We are looking for people who promote teamwork, cooperation and identification within the work group., and who can collaborate with other areas within the Company.

INTEGRITY AND TRUST

We need team members who build relationships based on integrity and trust. It’s not just what you say, it’s what you do!

MANAGING UNCERTAINTY

Flair team members will effectively cope with change and be able to make decisions sometimes without all the information. You need to be comfortable with a changing set of circumstances and be able to adjust accordingly.

Flair Airlines offers a competitive compensation package including medical and dental benefits, short and long-term disability, life insurance, dependent life insurance, employee & family assistance program, a defined contribution pension plan (matched contributions), and a staff travel program.

How to Apply:

Please apply online directly to the posting. Applications should clearly demonstrate how your skills meet, or surpass, the requirements of the Director, Airport Services position. Further information about the Company can be found at www.flyflair.com

We wish to thank everyone who applies, however, due to the number of applications received only those shortlisted will be contacted. We cannot accommodate phone inquiries.

We look forward to meeting you at Flair Airlines!