POST: Air Service Development Manager

REPORTING TO: Commercial Director

HOURS: 37.5 per week

TENURE: Permanent

Cardiff Airport is the most significant commercial airport in Wales with operators making use of the facilities for Passenger, Freight, MRO, Pilot training, General Aviation and Corporate Jet operations. We have ambitious growth plans and as part of the next phase of development, are seeking to bolster our air service development functions. We are recruiting for a potential future senior manager of the business and looking for a talented and ambitious team member to join us, who will be able to take forward and effectively deliver on our strategic air service development plans.

The role of Air Service Development Manager will have responsibility for the planning, development and implementation of route development and airline relationship strategies. S/he will develop and execute plans and strategies for retention and expansion of passenger and cargo air services whilst maintaining effective relationships with airline executives, other airports, and the business community.

S/he will have a previous successful track record in air service development and route planning, with at least 5 years’ experience working for an airline or airport authority in a similar role. We are looking for a motivated self-starter who has a clear understanding of how airline decision making takes place and is able to use this insight to develop opportunities. The candidate will be required to interact with many stakeholders, and must be proficient at public speaking. There is a requirement to make use of their relevant industry contacts within the air service development community as a significant part of the role. The management of contracts along with effective negotiating and influencing will be prerequisites for the role. S/he will also have excellent communication skills with a proven track record in developing robust internal and external working relationships.

Applicants for this role should send a CV and detailed covering letter, clearly stating how they meet the criteria on the person specification to  Please click here to view the job description.

Applications need to be submitted by 28th February 2017.