Flight Planning Manager

Qatar Airways

About the role:

As a Flight Planning Manager, you will be responsible to support the Head of Terminal Services through the effective management of the flight planning section by providing tactical leadership to short and mid-term capacity optimization initiatives and resource management, in compliance with corporate and regulatory standards. Implementation of best practices to sustain business growth and drive business excellence.
  • Implement and monitor QAS Cargo operational flight planning KPIs and priorities to align with and support business objectives.
  • Assist QAS Cargo Management in the identification and optimization of the flight planning process to improve weight and position load factors on aircrafts.
  • Organize, plan and monitor the flight planning team to ensure optimize interaction between QAS Cargo and QR departments. Manage flight-planning team to ensure build up planning is performed as per airline Flight Booking List (FBL).
  • Plan and implement the current and future operational planning resource allocation and implementation based on the analysis if seasonality, events and macro environmental trends.
  • Plan ULDs in accordance with FBLs priorities to optimize flight utilization.
  • Optimize flight plans with additional uplift to enhance flight weight and position load factors.
  • Recover and efficiently resolve offloaded shipments and communicate effectively to ensure minimal disruption for customers.
  • Ensure that NOTOC’s are accurate and released on time in order for final destination processing and delivery.
  • Address and resolve planning and buildup concerns with various stakeholders to streamline related process.
  • Provide Warehouse and Ramp Offload analysis to QAS Cargo Management to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure special products been segregated in line with aircraft types to minimize ramp offloads and handling.
  • Plan and analyze ULD rotation(s) to minimize the imbalance at destination stations, ensuring shortage or overstock occurs.
  • Produce accurate and timely Estimated Zero Fuel Weight (EZFW), Unit Weight Statements (UWS) and post departure messaging to meet defined KPIs.
  • Report on KPIs Flown as Planned (FAP), UWS performance, FBL compliance and offload recovery to drive operational excellence.

Be part of an extraordinary story

Your skills. Your imagination. Your ambition. Here, there are no boundaries to your potential and the impact you can make. You’ll find infinite opportunities to grow and work on the biggest, most rewarding challenges that will build your skills and experience. You have the chance to be a part of our future, and build the life you want while being part of an international community.

Our best is here and still to come. To us, impossible is only a challenge. Join us as we dare to achieve what’s never been done before.

Together, everything is possible


About you:

An ideal candidate will have:
  • Internal without Degree: High School Qualification / Vocational Qualification /Diploma or Equivalent with Minimum 7 years of job-related experience
  • External & Internal with Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent with Minimum 6 years of job-related experience Worked in Ground Handling/Air Cargo Operations/Warehousing
  • Flight Planning and system experience/skills within the Airline Industry.
  • Relevant and advanced level courses from recognized establishments within the field of Aviation, Cargo and Freight Operations, Warehousing and Cargo Handling.
  • Managing a mid to large planning team within a multi-diverse organization.
  • Excellent in both spoken and written English language.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and defined timescales, with effective decision-making skills.
  • A change agent, results oriented who can deliver innovative execution at pace.
  • Must possess a strong, decisive and collaborative leadership style.
  • Managerial skills – Ability to delegate work, set clear direction and manage workflow. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Ability to train and develop subordinate’s skills. Ability to foster teamwork among team members.

About Qatar Airways Group

Our story started with four aircraft. Today, we deliver excellence across 12 different businesses coming together as one. We’ve grown fast, broken records and set trends that others follow. We don’t slow down by the fear of failure. Instead, we dare to achieve what’s never been done before.

So whether you’re creating a unique experience for our customers or innovating behind the scenes, every person contributes to our proud story. A story of spectacular growth and determination. Now is the time to bring your best ideas and passion to a place where your ambition will know no boundaries, and be part of a truly global community

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