Environment: PSA Airlines employs over 3,000 professionals across six states and partners with four unions (ALPA, AFA, IAM and TWU) to meet the expectations of our parent company, American Airlines, and you could be a part of ensuring that PSA remains known in the industry for its outstanding safety
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Vice President, Systems, Operations Control and Planning

PSA Airlines • 
Vandalia, Ohio, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Environment: PSA Airlines employs over 3,000 professionals across six states and partners with four unions (ALPA, AFA, IAM and TWU) to meet the expectations of our parent company, American Airlines, and you could be a part of ensuring that PSA remains known in the industry for its outstanding safety, performance, and training culture. Since 2014, PSA has doubled in size and will continue to expand to support 150 Bombardier CRJ aircraft. As the fastest growing regional airline in the U.S., we have unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development.
 
Culture: At PSA, we are a close-knit, passionate team that values each other’s opinions, and we hold ourselves and others accountable to be our absolute best. We strive to live the PSA Way – exemplifying Passion, Professional Excellence, Safety, Respect, and being Prepared in everything we do. Engaging our employees is extremely important to us, and we seek to hire leaders who can inspire, enable, and encourage others to succeed using the PSA Way as their model.
 
Summary/Objective: Directs and oversees the management of all flight operational resources including Crew Planning, Crew Resources, and Dispatch. Provides a vision of where the airline’s operations are heading and develops the strategic plan while providing the leadership and necessary infrastructure to reach company goals.  Works closely with the Director of IT to identify, plan and execute technology strategies in support of operational performance. On a daily basis, monitors and strives to improve safety, reliability and productivity of dispatch operations, planning and crew resources.
 
Essential Functions:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Provides direction and resources for Dispatch, Crew Planning, and Crew Resources.
  • Leads in the development of innovative changes to current practices and processes, leveraging technology and automation to transform how flight planning, crew resources and dispatch operations work.
  • Creates and inspires an environment of continuous improvement in operational performance as well as the development of standards and best practices for applications and processes.
  • Establishes and maintains a management organization capable of exercising operational control of all PSA Airlines flights.
  • Supports and develops the senior leadership team and nominates responsible managers for openings.
  • Responsible for the compliance with all applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  • Continually monitors and strives to improve safety and quality policy effectiveness by communicating the importance of meeting statutory and regulatory requirements as well as conducting periodic management of safety and quality reviews.
  • Continually completes reviews on the suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of policies and procedures.
  • Provides necessary support for the Company’s Safety Management System, Internal Evaluation and Safety Audit Programs.
  • Ensures that flight planning, resources and dispatch operations meet or exceed the standards required by the FAA, PSA and any additional standards established by other authorities.
  • Ensures that arrangements are available for production and revision of manuals and other documentation for flight operations, as well as flight crew, dispatch, cabin crew, and training.
  • Ensures that the sufficient dispatch and crew resources staff are available for the intended operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department and company
Job Requirements:
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree or coursework preferred.
  • Eight or more years of operations management experience at a high level in the airline industry, preferably with a regional carrier of equal or greater size.
  • Experience leading crew planning and dispatch departments.
  • Extensive knowledge of aviation systems related to operations planning, including proven experience drive the use of technology to maximize efficiency and met KPIs.
  • Experience implementing complex systems across functional units.
  • Experience in a rapid growth environment preferred.
Competencies and Knowledge:  
  • Strategic thinking
  • Planning - long and short term
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to inspire followership and motivate teams
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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