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February

Manager Network Strategy

Qantas - Collingwood, VIC

IT
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Jetstar thrives on innovation! We are always looking to employ ambitious and proactive professionals to help our business work smarter and more efficiently. You will be encouraged to think innovatively whilst developing and maintaining best practice.

As the Manager of Network Strategy, you will be responsible for developing Jetstar Airways’ mid/long term network footprint in Australia and Asia Pacific regions, recommending routes, frequencies and aircraft type allocation. You will be required to drive the Jetstar network strategy in complex markets and optimising for the best Qantas Group outcome in conjunction with Qantas’ networks team, by performing and commissioning detailed analyses and by working together and influencing various stakeholders.

The core accountabilities include developing and executing a long term fleet requirement strategy, identifying opportunities within the Jetstar mid/long term network to ensure that the profitability is optimised and that the network proposition remains competitive. Key to your success in this role will be your ability to negotiate a balance between commercial and customer outcomes.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Lead the optimisation of fleet allocation and strategic planning on a rolling 1 to 5 year timeframe
  • Develop long term network strategy underpinning a fleet requirement case balancing the various financial and customer targets
  • Support fleet related capital requirements for Jetstar with growth & fleet renewal
  • Engage commercial and operational areas to provide inputs and influence stakeholders to facilitate successful outcomes
  • Deliver effective and profit maximising dual brand strategies with Qantas
  • Proactively identify network optimisation opportunities, manage the seasonal variation profile and structural changes across all regions with an aim of maximising profit, increasing operational reliability and customer outcome.
  • Engage with network Line of Business owners to gather insights that could serve longer term optimisation.
  • Lead role representing Jetstar at Qantas Group cross functional network strategy & planning forums
  • Collaborate with the Scheduling team to drive improved utilisation, maximise returns and model various scenarios to determine optimal network/schedule.
  • Conduct and enable long term analytical and network modelling solutions that facilitate faster, leaner and with enhanced business and data insights (improving the way we work)

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate the following skills & experience:

  • Broad knowledge of airline industry and the Asia Pacific market
  • Talented leader, capable of delivering business targets, while also motivating & developing people
  • Highly influential and articulate
  • Proven ability to consider analytical inputs and diverse qualitative inputs to make top quality decisions
  • Demonstrated decision making ability
  • Balanced risk appetite with willingness to take carefully measured risks and apply learnings to future decision making
  • Resilient, capable of effective leadership in a dynamic business with evolving challenges and priorities
  • Ability to work diplomatically across cultures with international based stakeholders

Finally, the development of strategic planning and long term Network development requires substantial partner and stakeholder management outreach and activities. You will be working closely with other Qantas Group Network teams, partner Airline’s Network teams, collaborate closely with Revenue Management and other Commercial functions, and consider and work with Operational areas.

About Us
The Jetstar Group has airlines in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan. Since launch in 2004, we have grown from a team of 700 to 7,600 and have flown more than 250 million passengers. Collectively we now offer more than 5000 flights a week to more than 85 destinations in 17 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region, with a fleet of more than 130 aircraft.

Our Culture
Jetstar is alive with a sense of adventure. Day in and day out, our teams search for new places to fly, new ways to add value and new ideas to improve performance. If you love the road less travelled, you’ll love working here because ours is a team who innovate every day, thrive on delivery, support each other and celebrate our successes. You’ll be supported to challenge, anticipate and explore while you work will connect people and enrich lives. We encourage diversity and aim to create an environment where our employees feel valued, respected and enabled.

Our Benefits
Team members have access to heavily discounted fares to destinations all over the world – not only for team members, but for their favourite travel companions too. Our staff travel benefit includes discounts on airfares, accommodation, car hire and travel insurance for both domestic and international travel. Discounts can be used within the Jetstar Group airlines, Qantas and other partner airlines.

Applications close 25th February 2021