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Station Manager, Halifax (YHZ)

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 Station Manager, Halifax (YHZ) is a member of the Airport Operations leadership team and is responsible for Porter’s aircraft turn performance, passenger service experience, ground handling, team member experience and oversight of Porter’s business matters and third party relations at the Halifax Station. The Station 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 and commitment to service and operational reliability throughout Halifax, with significant focus on actively developing the leadership capabilities of the group’s Leads and Supervisors.

 

The Station Manager ensures 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.  

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Leads and manages Halifax passenger service functions. Works closely with all station team members to ensure consistent delivery of the passenger experience to defined service standards and to achieve aircraft turn performance to defined safety and operational standards. Works across the organization to remove barriers so team members are able to achieve these core above-the-wing functions.

  • Manages the ground-handling contract for the provision Halifax 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 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 65% of their day; higher if core operational, service, and safety metrics are not being regularly met.

  • Manages local administrative support team members to handle the station’s administrative support needs. Cross-trains administrative support to augment CSR team during extreme irregular operations, during staff shortages and during low season operations. 

  • Works closely with People & Culture and Senior Financial Analyst, Airport Operations 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.

  • Works closely with the Operational Excellence Team to complete team member training, ensure standards are maintained, and engage in continuous process improvement.

  • Actively works to maintain healthy Team Member Engagement levels.

  • Works ground handler to ensure ground service equipment (GSE) are properly maintained, safe and reliable to support Halifax operations.

  • Conducts regular (weekly) operational metric and business reviews with senior Airport Operations leadership 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 performance with senior Airport Operations leadership, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

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.

  • 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Post-secondary education

  • Airline experience an asset

  • 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: Halifax (Halifax Stanfield International Airport - YHZ)

  • September 27, 2022
  • 68-76-74

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