Program Manager, Air Operations
The EU Air Ground Operations Team is seeking a highly skilled and motivated candidate to manage our 3PL Air ground operations, contributing to delivery experience and speed.
The Program Manager, Air Operations will be responsible to manage third party Ground handling agents, to identify, design, develop, and execute new processes, goals and solutions that increase delivery efficiency, reduce errors, decrease costs, and improve the Air ground operations.
This position will require strong communication with managers, peers and team members, both within their immediate department, as well as with other departments and business partners to drive effective solutions to complex challenges.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
· Ensure the 3PL management, in terms of operation performance, quality, security and customer satisfaction
· Optimize capacity in a consistent way looking for innovative solutions
· Monitor the ground handling process performance
· Proactively monitor all operational activity in order to identify, address, and prevent potential disruptions
· Collaborate with internal process improvement and quality teams to develop, manage and grow the Air operations quality management and continuous improvement programs.
· Generate and understand performance metrics to drive business results
· Partner with internal business partners including air carrier management, safety, security, technology, legal and training
· Communicate effectively with both external (Service Providers) and internal (Safety, Finance, Technology, Legal, HR) customers
· Navigating through ambiguity, managing and coordinating multiple project assignments simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, accepting ownership and accountability of the process and delivering on commitments
· Travel up to 15% of the time across European sites
Successful candidates will have the following skills/experience:
· Problem solving skills and ability to use analytical tools is required, while analytic experience in the areas of transportation, flight and ground operations,
· Must be highly proficient in written and oral communications and be able to produce concise, relevant, strategically driven documents and presentations to leaders
· Must have an ability to manage and execute multiple priorities in a timely manner across multiple projects
· Must demonstrate the ability to influence internal and external organizations to achieve corporate goals, including the ability to influence and manage upward as necessary
· Bachelor’s degree in business, operations management, engineering, aviation or related field
· Professional experience in operations management,, transportation, or related experience
· Master's degree or foreign equivalency in Business Administration, Engineering, or Operations Management or related field
· Experience in the airline ground or flight operations, or air freight industry is a plus
· Developing or managing complex logistical processes. Fluent written and verbal communication in Italian
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