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Senior Manager, YTO

Company Description

Porter Airlines is committed to delivering its signature ‘flying refined’ experience to customers across North America. Effortless travel and genuine hospitality are offered in style and comfort while restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. 


Porter is proud to be an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.


Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Details of growth plans to provide North America-wide service are available at flyporter.com.

Job Details

The Senior Manager, YTO is a member of the Airport Operations leadership team that is responsible for Porter’s aircraft turn performance, passenger service experience, and ground handling at the YTZ and YYZ Hubs.


The Senior Manager provides leadership for all aspects of Porter’s YTZ and YYZ hubs, including passenger service, ramp operations, and aircraft catering. Is accountable for achieving consistent service execution to defined standards. Eliminates barriers to reduce airport-controlled delays and works cross-functionally to reduce uncontrollable delays. Works diligently to achieve a safe and accident-free operation. Regularly engages with leaders and team members to foster their commitment to Porter’s success. Meets defined financial performance targets. Constantly seeks ways to drive operational efficiency while supporting team members and passengers. 


Works cross-functionally and with stakeholders outside the Porter organization to ensure Hub leaders and team members have the necessary tools, training, processes and resources to achieve the team’s targets and metrics. 


Is responsible for building and sustaining a high-performance culture of teamwork and commitment to service and operational reliability in both YTZ and YYZ, with significant focus on actively developing the leadership capabilities of the group’s leadership team, from supervisors to managers. 


The Senior Manager is regularly engaged in operations, with a focus on observing procedural compliance and coaching when necessary and developing station leadership skills. They ensure 7-day-per-week, in-station leadership coverage, with management actively engaged in the station operation during peak passenger hours of the day and during irregular operations.



  • Leads and manages the YTZ and YYZ passenger service functions. Works closely with station leaders to ensure team members consistently deliver passenger service to defined standards and achieve aircraft turn performance. Works across the organization to remove barriers so team members are able to achieve these core above the wing functions. 

  • Leads and manages YTZ ramp functions. Works closely with station leaders to ensure team members consistently follow required procedures to achieve aircraft turn performance and baggage service standards while also maintaining a safe and accident-free environment. Works across the organization to remove barriers so team members are able to achieve these core below the wing functions.

  • Manages the ground-handling contract for the provision of YYZ ramp functions. Works closely with the contract ground handler to ensure procedures are consistently followed to achieve aircraft turn performance and baggage service standards while also maintaining a safe and accident-free environment in a cost effective manner.

  • Establishes weekly leadership schedules to ensure 7-day-per-week, in-station management coverage (overseeing operations and passenger interactions at the check-in counter, at departure lounges and gates and on the ramp), with hours focused on peak passenger times; leadership schedules are to meet established expectations of manager operational engagement 65% of their day and supervisors 80% of their day.

  • Actively engages with operations, passenger interactions and team member coaching at the check-in counter, at departure gates and on the ramp 50% of their day; higher if core operational, service, and safety metrics are not being regularly met. 

  • Manages administration team to handle the Hubs’ administrative support needs.

  • Actively works to maintain healthy Team Member Engagement levels.

  • Ensures third party suppliers that support YTZ and YYZ achieve financial, operational and passenger service targets and seeks ways to contain and/or reduce these costs over time while maintaining those targets. 

  • Works closely with department leaders and People & Culture to proactively manage all aspects of team member resources to maintain the trained headcount needed to support operational reliability and service targets while ensuring the most efficient scheduling of resources that achieves budgeted labour costs. 

  • Actively works to maintain healthy and effective labour union relationships. Is actively involved in the negotiation of bargaining agreements, manages grievance procedures and ensures company and workforce compliance with labour agreements.

  • Works with Hub leaders, Porter GSE Maintenance and third party suppliers to ensure ground service equipment (GSE) are properly maintained, safe and reliable to support Airport Operations. Develops near-term and long-term fleet plans, including operational and CAPEX budgets. 

  • Conducts regular (weekly) operational metric and business reviews with Hub leaders to maintain operational performance, identify trends for corrective action and proactively manage human resource issues. Establishes and monitors station audit practices to ensure compliance with safety, reliability, service, commercial, and regulatory standards and guidelines. 

  • Conducts regular (quarterly) reviews of station leadership performance, including objective setting, performance evaluation, and professional development plans. Recognizes successes, builds action plans for opportunities, manages leadership talent pipeline for succession planning. 

  • Establishes business cases for the necessary investments to reach and sustain operational performance.

  • Collaborates with the Learning and Development department to support the training of team members.

  • Oversees Porter’s aircraft catering at YTZ and YYZ, including financial oversight and operations. Provides oversight for the operational performance of the catering function to enable consistent delivery of defined in-flight service standards, proper maintenance of all catering-related equipment and proper inventory management. Ensures all health and safety requirements are met.  

  • Handles special assignments related to business development, long range planning and other strategic opportunities.

  • Develops and maintains a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates top talent; ensures proper succession planning and talent development for the airline's mission critical roles.

  • Actively participates in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understands and promotes the Company’s Safety Policy.


  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.

  • Exemplifying Integrity: Treating others fairly, honestly, and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust with team members and the broader community.

  • Inspiring Others: Energizing and inspiring others to strive for excellence and commit to common goals and purposes, creating a sense of self-efficacy, resilience, and persistence in followers.

  • People Leadership: Assuming a leadership role in helping others achieve excellent results.

  • Leading Change: Recognizing the need for change, being open to new ideas and methods, and championing transformational change within the organization and beyond.




  • University degree.

  • 5 - 10 years operations management experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Able to lead under pressure.

  • Able to effectively plan and manage resources.

  • High standard of personal integrity.

  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in Google office suite.

  • Flexibility with work schedule and ability to work irregular hours.

  • Able to hold all required security clearances.

  • Able to communicate and correspond clearly and precisely in English.

  • Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

LOCATION: Toronto (YTZ and YYZ)

  • August 23, 2022
  • 18-64-01


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