Senior Manager Commercial Planning – Etihad Airways , UAE

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has an exciting opportunity for a commercial strategy expert to join the Commercial airline organisation in a senior management capacity. As Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy you will lead on a number of key strategic projects feeding into EAGs business transformation and 5 year commercial strategy.
You will be responsible for aligning stakeholder requirements, expectations and implementation of the commercial strategy and transformation roadmap in line with the Etihad strategic plan across the Commercial division and beyond.

Lead and participate in Commercial Strategy definition, cascading and implementation by leading external and internal analysis to develop insights and recommendations supporting strategic decisions to contribute to Company strategy success and positioning improvement
Lead projects across the commercial strategy and enabling with strong partnership across key stakeholders in the different business units on all levels.
Lead, guide and support the commercial organization to articulate business and technical requirements in commercial and/or technology projects. Create project plans and take lead or supervise their execution
Strategy: Provide strategic, technical and commercial lead for Commercial based on key issues, risks and opportunities identified in Commercial strategy and through BAU operations
Project and Change Management: Lead and co-ordinate the direction, planning and enabling and delivery of the projects and refinements of the commercial components in line with the strategy
Influencing: Plays an active role in improving the interface between the strategic direction, various businesses and analyses and establish requirements for the implementation of significant changes in the organization, business functions and processes.
Provide on-going management, control, and planning of the governance portfolio by working closely with the stakeholders to ensure compliance with the strategy and applicable policies, processes and standards.

Education & Experience
Bachelor or Master degree in the field of Strategy, Design Thinking, Process improvements, Business transformation and/or change management
A minimum of 8 years experience in the consultancy field with airline specific experience managing long term strategic projects and road maps for 5+ year future organisational programmes
Experience in business & commercial transformation across the full airline operating model is essential
Feeding into digital transformation programmes would be a distinct advantage
Experience in change management and leading teams to deliver positive project outcomes is essential

About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 to bring “Abu Dhabi to the World”. Over the years, we have grown into Etihad Aviation Group, a diversified global aviation and travel company, which is one of the world’s most acclaimed industry brands.
Our airline flies to over 84 destinations with a fleet of over 100 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, serving 18.6 million passengers a year and carrying 682,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018.

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