Strategy and Planning Associate

Consulting & Strategy
Strategy & Planning
Full time
Posted 3d ago

About Virgin Australia Group

What a great time to join Virgin Australia! With a strong market position and an outstanding leadership team, we are embarking on an exciting new chapter in our journey as we begin to recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Virgin Australia took flight under new ownership last year, with a renewed sense of identity and a focus on our  mid-market heartland. We are more passionate and committed than ever to delivering the uniquely Virgin customer experience Australians know and love.  

Since November, we have been re-designing our business for future success, ramping up flying, simplifying our organisational structure, growing our fleet, and delivering a deeper investment in technology and customer experience.

The Role

The objective of the Strategy and Planning Associate is to develop and embed group strategy, leading major cross functional projects, which are key to building a resilient and highly successful organisation.  

The Strategy & Business Development group is a high calibre team that defines what winning looks like for Virgin Australia, solving important organisational challenges and enabling informed decision making.  Reporting directly to the GM of Strategy & Business Development, you will work closely with the Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer and our commercial and operational business leaders. 

Key Accountabilities

  • (Re)define how Virgin Australia will succeed in competitive and challenging trading conditions
  • Identify, scope and support the delivery of major transformational initiatives
  • Provide decision support in high stakes, high priority business decisions
  • Apply critical strategic thinking to inform important short, medium and long-term decisions
  • Identify and evaluate business cases for new business, scale-up opportunities and strategic alliances
  • Financial analysis, including airline operating economics, to inform strategic opportunities

We’re a winning team and we attract the best: challengers, innovators, and seriously fun individuals with big hearts. At Virgin Australia Group, we pride ourselves on recruiting the right people to join our team and help us rise to the challenges ahead. No matter our role – we are united by our ambition to be the most loved airline in Australia, and always go one step further for our customers, colleagues and our wider community.

What you need to be successful

So, you've been in the corporate world for a few years and you're ready for a challenge.

If this sounds like you....

  • Leadership by example and by innovative thinking
  • Output and results-focussed
  • A desire to deliver meaningful results and be part of a high performing team
  • Flair and capability to analyse financial data and make substantive recommendations
  • Complex financial modelling experience
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Time served as a management consultant or in an airline strategic planning function
  • Knowledge of aviation economics and key success drivers
  • Solid understanding of the competitive aviation landscape is advantageous 

....then we want to hear from you!!

You’re a real team player, quick on the uptake and ready to grab this opportunity with both hands! So………

Ready to spread your wings?

Boarding for this opportunity won’t last long – register your interest by applying via the link.

Virgin Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive culture and supportive environment for our people.

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