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Manager, Ramp - YYZ

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 Manager, Ramp Toronto is a member of the Airport Operations leadership team and is responsible for Porter’s aircraft turn performance, passenger service experience, ground handling, and team member experience at the Toronto Hub. 


The Manager is accountable for the station’s consistent execution to defined safety, commercial, operational, passenger service and employment standards. Identifies and eliminates barriers to reduce station-controllable delays and works cross-functionally to reduce system controllable and 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 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, commitment to service and operational reliability throughout the Hub, with significant focus on actively developing the leadership capabilities of the Hub’s Leads and Supervisors, and action-oriented teamwork among Team Members. 


As a member of the Station’s leadership team, the Manager participates to provide 7-day-per-week, in-station leadership coverage, and is actively engaged in the station operation during peak passenger hours of the day and during irregular operations.  



  • 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.

  • As a member of the Station leadership team, participate in 7-day-per-week, in-station management coverage (overseeing operations and passenger interactions at the check-in counter, at departure gates and on the ramp), with hours focused on peak passenger times. The expectation is that the Manager is to spend 65% of their day engaged with the team and the operation.

  • Actively engages with operations, passenger interactions and team member coaching at the check-in counter, at departure gates and on the ramp 65% of their day; higher during peak travel periods or if core operational, service, and safety metrics are not being regularly met.

  • Oversee local administrative support team to handle the station’s administrative support needs.   

  • Works closely with Manager, Learning and Development; 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 Team Member Engagement levels.

  • Works with Porter GSE Maintenance and third party suppliers to ensure ground service equipment (GSE) are properly maintained, safe and reliable to support Hub operations. 

  • Assists in business case development for the necessary investments to reach and sustain operational performance.

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

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

  • As part of the regular course of daily operations, engages with station leaders (leads/supervisors), in the operation, to develop talent skills, including operational decision-making, leadership effectiveness, critical thinking, adherence to standards, and problem solving.  

  • 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 or college diploma or equivalent industry experience

  • Minimum 5 years of ramp experience

  • Minimum 2 years of leadership/management experience

  • Superior oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Proficient in Google office suite

  • Flexibility with work schedule 

  • Self-starter with proven personal integrity

  • Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination 

LOCATION: Toronto (Toronto Pearson International Airport - YYZ)

  • October 7, 2022
  • 24-52-69


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