Commercial Air Manager - Europe

Recruiter
FLIGHT CENTRE GROUP
Location
New Malden, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Jul 2019
Closes
29 Jul 2019
Ref
1194706383
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Flight Centre Travel Group transacts across 7 European countries (excluding the UK) predominantly trading as FCM Travel solutions. 2019 has seen commercial airline deals on the increase, and as a result, this fast-growing business needs a dedicated resource to bolster its airline relationships and commercial opportunities.

This critical role within the organisation is responsible for ensuring that Flight Centre Travel Group maximises its air income potential through negotiation, prioritisation and directional selling of airlines.

Working within the Commercial Air Product team you will have sole responsibility for a portfolio of airline commercial agreements the Group has in place. You will be accountable for contracting with airlines as well as consultant and customer engagement to ensure our revenue is directed towards our preferred airlines.

We're looking for someone with previous experience specifically in an Air Product or similar role. Additionally we're looking for the ability to:
  • Work under limited supervision
  • Secure commercial deals that maximise the possible returns for Flight Centre UK Group
  • Show a high attention to detail
  • Show experience of negotiation
  • Represent the overall needs of FCTG to maximise Air distribution while still maintaining a co-operative commercial partnership
  • Build relationships and go out of your way to exceed expectations
  • Communicate with team members and work together in close proximity
  • Juggle several responsibilities competently.
  • Work to stringent time management levels
  • Have a high understanding of business acumen in order to understand the complex air deals and be aware of the impact of accruals and debtors.
  • Understand how complex formulas, V-lookup and pivot tables work in Excel

Why Flight Centre?

Flight Centre regards its people as its greatest asset and has consistently been recognised as an employer of choice internationally. We have just been listed in the top 12 at the Great Place to Work® Awards 2019. It is the dedication to our team that keeps the company on top of the industry ladder. That's why we offer some fantastic benefits, including:
  • Dedicated in-house travel team for incredibly discounted trips
  • Charity fundraising and fun social events including summer ball, awards ceremonies
  • Mental Health Awareness programmes
  • Dedicated in-house health and fitness team with free health screenings
  • 'Active Hour' - an hour a week to exercise
  • Free financial consultations
  • Free health cash plan - claim money for dentist, optician etc.
  • Generous share scheme and excellent pension scheme
  • Season ticket loans and cycle-to-work scheme
  • Annual leave entitlement increase after 1 year
  • Opportunity to take 3-month sabbatical

'Flexible working' requests will be considered where possible.

Here at Flight Centre, we have a strong focus on building your career, and we believe in promoting from within. Our training is second-to-none and, as such, we offer a variety of opportunities to progress and management training courses.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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