Current Jobs Vacancy in Liberia, AIRLINE STATION MANAGER

Current Jobs Vacancy in Liberia, AIRLINE STATION MANAGER

AIRLINE STATION MANAGER — Africa World Airlines

COMPANY PROFILE/OVERVIEW: Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA) is a Ghanaian registered private-sector company formed with the sole vision of making air travel an option for majority of travelers within the markets in which we operate.

Africa World Airlines was incorporated on November 15, 2010 and received its Air Carrier Licence (ACL) from Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in March 2011.

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Shareholders of AWA include SAS Finance Group (Ghana), SSNIT (Ghana), HNA Aviation Holding in (China) and China-Africa Development Fund (China).

Africa World Airlines has 5 ERJ 145LR for both its domestic and regional operations. The route network is structured to create a hub-and-spoke model centered upon Accra. This will allow a seamless one-change connection between multiple city pairs including Monrovia.

Africa World Airlines currently fly from Accra to Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi(All in Ghana), Lagos and Abuja(Also in Nigeria)

As part of our expansion process, we will commence flying the Accra-Monrovia and Accra-Freetown routes effective from October, 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION: Commercial, Sales & Marketing
  • Supervise and report the activities of the GDS to the Head Office Monthly.
  • Ensure local revenue and yield targets are achieved
  • Ensure company-wide initiatives are adapted appropriately for local implementation
  • Responsible for the planning, organising and effective measurement of promotional activities in the region.
  • Ensure personal involvement in maintaining a close relationship with key corporate, global accounts & VIP marketing and Sales
  • Maintain a close working relationship with revenue management in Head Office to ensure a sales strategy for the regional route which will maximise yield for the company.
  • Represent the relevant region at route forums and other related commercial activities.

Airport Operations

  • Represent the Company at the Station to ensure the effective introduction and adaptation of company-wide standards set by Head Office are met
  • Maintain a cordial relationship with the SCAA and Ground Handling Service providers , air traffic control and related aeronautical units
  • Submit weekly/monthly reports on operations to Head of Operations Control- Head Office
  • Supervise the activities of Ground handling company and other related agencies

Budgets & Cost Control

  • Work with Head of Commercial, agree & set budgets for the station
  •  Ensure costs remain within budget by working with Head Office Finance Manager to regularly review actual against budget and take any necessary action to meet targets.

Community, Industry and Government Relations

  • Uphold the public image of the company
  • Ensure a progressive development of the business in the station by meeting, where necessary, with the appropriate Government Officials and Corporate Executives
  • Speak on behalf of the company at lectures & conferences with the aim of promoting the activities of Africa World Airlines and our brand values
  • Attend Industry and related functions representing the company

Public Relations

  • Work in harmony with local press office and the appropriate Head office directors and senior managers to ensure the company position on all current industry issues are well represented
  • Be available for interviews with all media in the station and deliver company message clearly and concisely on all current industry issues
  • Ensure senior local staff are kept up to date with both internal and external current industry issues
  • Deliver business briefings to GDS staff as soon as possible after the briefings takes place in Accra.

Product & Service Development

  • Through local & customer feedback, ensure relevant head office functions are advised of any potential developments of Africa World Airline  products or service standards
  • Ensure that company wide initiatives on product or service standards are appropriately adapted & implemented in accordance with our brand values
  • Provide feedback on new competitor product & service innovations to the head office marketing Manager

Business Development

  • Actively seek and promote our Charter Flight Operations and other sources of revenue
  • Identify potential opportunities for additional revenue streams
  • Work with Commercial department, identify and champion additional destinations/frequencies where the demand exists and is financially viable

Customer Relations

  • Through GDS Staff  & customer feedback ensure company standards of service are maintained at all times
  • Work with the local GDS Management to ensure that all staff are able to handle our customers effectively and in line with company standards

Contingency Planning

  •  Ensure that all GDS staff are trained to manage any incidents or emergencies that may impact on our business in the station
  • During and following an incident or emergency to act as the Key local contact for Africa World, Head Office for the media and those handling the friends and relatives of those involved
JOB REQUIREMENT: QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of five (5) years airline experience in ground handling and sales; two (2) of which should be at a managerial level
  • University graduate
  • Have proven leadership skills in a multi-skilled environment
  • Have proven experience managing  people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Have a good working knowledge of setting and monitoring budgets
  • Have a proven negotiating ability
  • Have a proven ability in planning and prioritisation of tasks
  • Have the ability to understand and work within different cultures/environments
  • Have excellent people skills with the ability to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Have a valid Liberian passport & driver’s license
APPLICATION SHOULD BE ADDRESS TO: Applicants should send their CVs, Certificates and cover letters to hr.admin@flyafricaworld.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Other Job Details

Job Category: Travel/Tourism
Job Type: Permenent
Job Location: Monrovia and frequent travel to other counties
Job Posted: Aug 09, 2017
Job Expires: Aug 31, 2017

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