Manage and ensure a safe, efficient, cost effective and timely airport operation so that Emirates image, reputation and passenger service levels are maintained and enhanced, as per the criteria set forth by the Company’s commercial, safety and security policies, standards and procedures. Ensure that appropriate action is taken for providing prompt service to Emirates passengers to maintain, and where required, to restore the goodwill and confidence of passengers facing various adverse situations (flight disruptions, denied boarding, etc.,). Ensure that Service Level Agreements, OTPs and EKAS KPIs are achieved in line with the company standards.
Implement and periodically review strategy to ensure that EK airport staff fulfils all procedures, standards and instructions as laid down by Airport Services Procedures.
Achieve the Ground Handling performance targets set by Airport Services such as flight punctuality, check-in standards and baggage service standards, so that EK remains competitive. This will be achieved through regular liaison with the management of Handling Agents and other service providers in order to identify problem areas and find solutions to them.
Ensure that adequate measures are implemented and maintained in order to protect the safety and security of the whole operation including aircraft, passengers, cargo, baggage and all staff. Monitor all aspects of the operation in order to achieve and maintain acceptable passenger service standards.
Lead, guide and develop staff in order to ensure the maintenance of a disciplined, motivated work force, and adherence to passenger service and other operation standards.
Perform all administrative duties in an accurate and timely manner, e.g. Monthly Reports, Performance Appraisals, Baggage Claim settlements, invoice verification, general correspondence, and complaint investigation and highlight areas of potential problems, reoccurring discrepancies, service failures and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
Prepare and constantly review local procedures or Diversion/Delay Handling/Disruptions and Emergency Procedures for the reference of both EK staff and those of the Ground Handling Agent.
Check on an ongoing basis the competency of both EK and Ground Handling Agent staff in all areas, particularly Load Control where certification is required.
Represent EK at appropriate official forums, i.e. AOC meetings, AOC sub-committees, and Working Group meetings, and liaise with government organisations such as Customs, Immigration, Transport Authorities, and Police.
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with internal/external departments, Airport authorities, GHAs and other service providers and exercise personal influence to achieve the required end results for Emirates.
Accountable for annual budgeting of revenue, expenses and capital expenditure. Within these parameters, provide a cost efficient service that best represents value for money.
Create dynamic measurement and reporting systems, for purposes of providing periodic reports on the operations. Review overall performance of all areas in terms of costs, revenue, productivity, quality, safety and security. Regularly analyse results with a view to pro-actively attend to emerging issues.
Accountable person (Reporting Official) for Emergency Planning which includes maintaining the localised station ERP, training, exercising, and lobbying for change or awareness amongst the airport community or internal stakeholders.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Educated to Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent) level.
Qualified to an advanced level in Passenger Services, Ground Operations, Baggage Claims, Reservations & Ticketing, and Weight and Balance.
Minimum of 8 years experience in Airport Passenger handling/Operations, of which minimum of five years should be at a managerial level.
Should be conversant with Flight Planning and the pertinent aspects of Meteorology.
Must be able to operate and/or be familiar with various computerised systems, e.g. for Reservations, Baggage Tracing, and various software packages used by the Company such as Word, Excel, etc.,
Must be fluent in spoken and written English.
Must be able to work under pressure in an environment which requires a very high degree of initiative.
The job holder is responsible for adhering to the relevant health and safety requirements and safe working practices applicable to their employment.
THe job holder is a senior member of the country management team, and as such, must be flexible in respect of his/her work timings (24 hour call out responsibility) and functions. Must be prepared to work long and extended hours where necessary in times of disruption. Administratively the jobholder reports to Country Manager and functionally to Airport Services Department in Head Office.