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Manager, Intermediate Scheduling - Montreal - 22738

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Apr 3, 2019
Posting End Date: Apr 17, 2019


Job Description


Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.

This role within the Scheduling team of the Network Planning branch is responsible for Air Canada’s medium-term horizon flying schedules and network. Main objective is the continued development of the schedule along commercial and operational lines in accordance with corporate objectives for profitability, growth, competitive market position and customer experience.

Other Significant Interactions:


  • Network Planning

  • Network Optimization

  • Revenue Management

  • Financial Evaluations 

  • Operational branches (Maintenance, Airports, System Operation Control, Flight Crewing etc.)


This is a critical leadership role within the Network Planning organization that is responsible for balancing commercial requirements and operational constraints in the medium planned schedule which covers the 3 to 12 months out horizon.


  • Responsible to optimize the deployment of the over 400 aircraft fleet at  Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express to maximize asset utilization, revenues and profits in the intermediate medium-term network schedule time in a dynamic commercial, competitive and operational environment

  • Work in partnership with Network Planning in developing schedules and support Network Planning and Network Optimization in identifying market-based schedule requirements

  • Responsible for the integration of both commercial and operational requirements in the intermediate schedule and  final decisions for any required trade-offs, including those as a result of unplanned changes while maintaining or exceeding the planned network profitability

  • Work with Air Canada’s operating groups to understand cost levers and manage the schedule plan in cost effective manner while maximizing profitability

  • Identify under-utilized assets and implement utilization improvement opportunities to generate incremental profitability in the schedule

  • Identify high cost drivers in the schedule and resolve through schedule re-work or adjustments

  • Develop schedules that ensure usage and deployment of assets such as aircraft, facilities and slots are optimized 

  • Adjust planned capacity to leverage demand and cost objectives on an on-going basis

  • Communicate back to Network Planning implemented schedule changes affecting future planned schedules

  • Scope of intermediate scheduling role includes functions such as Air Canada’s Slot Portfolio and Block management




  • High degree of creativity, innovation and resourcefulness in the context of airline planning and scheduling function
  • In-depth airline industry operational and commercial knowledge and experience
  • Excellent understanding of aircraft scheduling and network concepts with the ability to rapidly grasp impacts of schedule modifications on overall network 
  • Initiative in identifying schedule opportunities and threats and implementing solutions
  • Strong and collaborative leader 
  • Enthusiastic team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, both written and verbal
  • A degree in Business or Mathematics, Statistics or Economics, an asset




Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates.

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.


As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.


Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.




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