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Fleet Acquisition Manager

Fleet Acquisition Manager

companyWizz Air
locationBudapest, Hungary
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
ExpiresExpires: Expiring in 1 month
Office, Operations
Permanent

Purpose of the role:

The Fleet Acquisition Manager is responsible for purchasing, financing and managing the fleet of the fastest growing European low-cost airline, with a target to reach 500 aircraft during the coming years. Key responsibilities include identifying, negotiating and contracting the most efficient and best-priced aircraft, engine and aircraft component deals for Wizz Air, through which the position has large influence on the airline’s long-term success and financials. Responsibilities also include fleet financing, aircraft specification and managing relationship with a diverse portfolio of aircraft suppliers, leasing companies and financiers.

What we offer: 

  • Base salary and employee bonus scheme
  • Unlimited number of significantly discounted and confirmed seating tickets, giving access to a continuously growing network of destinations’
  • Relocation package (if applicable) – expense budget, Temporary accommodation, Administration support
  • Life insurance
  • AYCM sport pass contracting possibility
  • Instant impact, from any level of the organisation, exposure to C-suite management
  • Fast career progression, internal mobility and talent management supported by training opportunities (Wizz Academy and bespoke trainings)
  • True international and multi-cultural work environment, passionate, driven and diverse teams

Key responsibilities:

  • Tendering, negotiating and purchasing aircraft, engines and major aircraft components for the airline group;
  • Lead or participate in aircraft and engine financing tenders to identify best-priced and most effective financing solutions; manage related contracting projects;
  • Manage relationship with a portfolio of aircraft suppliers, OEMs, aircraft lessors and banks; identify and deliver savings and new agreements;
  • Ensure that the airline fulfils its obligations under the existing aircraft, engine and financing agreements;
  • Participate in the delivery process of new aircraft and engines and support redelivery projects by lease expiries;
  • Conduct financial analysis and evaluation related to selection tenders and contracting projects;
  • Coordinate process improvement projects, contract development initiatives and innovations in the Fleet acquisition domain;
  • Maintain relationship with key, innovative stakeholders in the aviation business;
  • Attend supplier events to explore new efficient solutions, business opportunities and products with the aim to improve efficiency and foster the business;
  • Support the financial planning and budgeting process in internal systems
  • Actively cooperate with Corporate Finance developing the most efficient long-term financing methods and solutions for the company.

Requirements:

  • Finalized college or university degree
  • Strong business English in speaking and writing
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Innovative mindset
  • Eager to work in teams and projects
  • Proactivity with a “can-do” attitude
  • Experience in the field of either strategic procurement, business development, consulting or other relevant field is a plus
  • A self-motivated individual with demonstrated capacity for ownership and responsibility

When applying, please only provide valid information regarding your educational background and certificates, as the original documents will be requested during the hiring process.

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your skills and experience. Join the Wizz Air team and discover the world of opportunities. 

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