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Company Description

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Stephenville, N.L,  Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Muskoka, Ont., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Job Description

FUNCTION:  Reporting to the Manager, Commercial Services, the position will be responsible for supporting major contract negotiations and assisting in the analysis of internal business processes for reporting to the senior executive team. The successful applicant must be well spoken, confident in their ability to communicate, a quick thinker, analytical, a problem solver and eager to learn.  This position will teach the successful applicant the art of negotiation, business strategy, and business administration and will provide a solid base for anyone looking to grow within a corporate environment.  Only those individuals willing to work hard and gain real world negotiating experience are encouraged to apply.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Vendor negotiations and relationship management

  • Work with Porter’s internal teams on spending initiatives

  • Identifying cost saving opportunities within existing supplier relationships

  • Create and maintain purchasing tracking models

  • Travel to markets outside of Toronto to visit and assess current or potential vendors

  • Participate in outside of work social engagements – dining, sporting events, etc. with vendors

  • Management of purchasing procedures throughout the company 

  • Execute contract checklist fulfillment

  • Various departmental administrative functions as required

  • Increase amount of spend under management via spend analysis and stakeholder engagement

  • Multiple projects across multiple deadlines can be expected

  • Manage some administrative functions within Porter’s P2P software (Coupa)

    • Requests from departments for assistance with POs and errors 

    • Provide vendor onboarding training for new business leads

    • Redirect inquires as needed to other internal departments

  • Actively participate in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including, reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply and promote the Company Safety Policy

  • Any other duties as requested 

 

 

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

  • 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.

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

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A University degree or college diploma

  • Previous experience in a corporate or customer service environment

  • Strong familiarity with the Porter brand

  • Superior research and cognitive skills

  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Superior written and verbal communications skills, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills

  • Effective analytical and presentation skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel

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