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Ground Operation Manager – Start-up Airline

Salary: Competitive


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19 October 2018



Job Description
Zenon is delighted to be commissioned by one Start up Airline to source a Ground Operation Manager on a permanent basis for their facilities based in Dublin.


• Great Salary
• Performance Bonus
• Company Pension

Main Duties and Responsibilities:-

• Manage and lead the airline's ground handling suppliers and airport companies at the nominated base(s) and satellite airports to deliver targeted performance outcomes in all areas of safety, compliance, cost control and operational performance.
• Ensure that ground handling companies and airport operations comply with safety standards at all times.
• Manage cost in line with budget and deliver lower cost operational solutions and arrangements with the growth of the airline, achieving volume based discounts.
• Identify all new opportunities for operational improvement and/or cost savings in the nominated area of responsibility.
• Oversight the Ground Operations performance in the airline network on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly bases.
• Analyse performance and present them on daily/weekly meetings.
• Ensure scalable growth for the nominated base(s) and satellite airports in all areas including, but not limited to, the start-up of new operational locations, the increasing of base sizes, alternate and diversion arrangements and close management of any disruption.
• Contribution to preparation of standard ground handling agreement SGHA templates
• Execution of full scale supplier (organizational) audits and management of other GOMs in audit planning, reporting and follow-up.
• Management of trainings and training schedule of GOMs
• Participation in internal and external quality/compliance related cross-functional projects,
• Support the Ground Operations Team in activities across the network as required.
• General administration and reporting duties.

Minimum Skills and Experience:-

• Minimum two (2) year´s experience as a Ground Operation Manager.
• College/University degree
• Proven experience in the aviation industry – primarily operational, but also commercial
• Ability to live and work in Dublin with frequent travels
• Advanced analytical and presentation skill
• Advanced negotiation skills
• Leadership skills
• Advanced computer skills
• Time flexibility and ability to travel
• Ability to work in shifts and under pressure
• Experienced with working to deliver company’s KPIs
• Flexible approach and ability to remain diplomatic

Why Choose Zenon Aviation?

In the ever changing and dynamic market place, Zenon Aviation knows that the support and care we provide to candidates is vital in assisting you in achieving your career aspirations. Our team of dedicated consultants will deal with you application efficiently and more importantly confidentially, providing a professional and reliable service.

If the above opportunity is of interest to you please forward your CV to in confidence.

Alternatively, for a confidential call with our Senior Recruiter Antonio Navarro, please phone +441483332000.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and unless you hear from us within 10 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Only candidates with the right to work within the EU will be considered.

Zenon Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.