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.
Air Canada, proudly our nation’s flag carrier, is recruiting enthusiastic individuals to join our diverse and vibrant team. We are looking for the right individual(s) to join us as Manager, Strategic Initiatives, in either Toronto or Montreal.
The Strategic Initiatives (SI) group is Air Canada’s internal consulting organization. We work with Air Canada’s business units to define and drive strategic, commercial, operational, and organizational improvement. The SI team partners with stakeholders to deliver insights that drive decision-making, execution, and investment for critical initiatives.
For this role, we seek collaborative, driven, and organized problem-solvers with exceptional relationship-building and communication skills. The successful candidate will be given exposure to a broad array of business challenges and will have the opportunity to deliver real impact to the airline.
Reporting to one of four Senior SI Managers, the selected individual will play a role in identifying, scoping, and executing high-value, cross-functional projects. The overarching mandate – creating value for Air Canada – can be delivered in different ways such as identifying incremental revenue and cost reduction opportunities, studying and improving productivity, exploring and evaluating new business models, and so on.
To be successful, we collaborate. SI Team members must enjoy the process of soliciting buy-in and working with colleagues in other parts of the organization. Our role is broad and a Manager can work across ideation, research, analysis, facilitation, process mapping, project management, implementation planning, and delivery. Finally, the selected individual will be looked upon to consistently demonstrate teamwork and leadership qualities to continue raising the bar within SI and strengthening the team’s performance.
The following describes the scope and responsibility of a Manager, SI:
To deliver high-quality, high-impact work, Managers in Strategic Initiatives must be structured, detail-oriented, proactive, and committed to development. Various profiles can succeed in this role, and we welcome applicants who have experience in management consulting, project management, change management, and/or continuous improvement.
As a Manager in SI, you will also need to:
In addition to a University degree in a relevant field of study (e.g., engineering or business) the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional organizational skills. Experience leading cross-functional project teams and managing change is important. An MBA and aviation sector experience are desirable but not required.
Due to the confidential nature of the work, a high degree of professionalism and discretion is required.
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.