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Head – Forecasting

Dubai, UAE

The Strategy and Development department is responsible for the future of Dubai Airports and its vision of remaining the world's number one. The Capacity Planning Team leads the traffic forecasting, capacity planning and operational research for a range of projects from next season through to the future, including deriving the capacity requirements for the master planning process at both airports. Within the Capacity Planning group, the Forecasting team leads airline industry research and the production of Dubai Airports market development strategy as well as detailed annual forecasts and long-term demand forecasts along with associated scenarios and schedules critical to the masterplan process.

The head of forecasting is responsible for establishing aviation demand for Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports through production of detailed air traffic, passenger and cargo forecasts as well as economic, and industry research and market reports that provide the foundation for Dubai Airports’ development strategy.

The incumbent will be accountable for translating demand forecasts into associated scenario planning and analysis as required by the business as well as ensuring comprehensive design day schedules and other input data essential for the airports’ capacity assessment and facility sizing activities are produced. Lead airline research, market feasibility and potential analysis on behalf of Dubai Airports including analysis of airline airport choice behavior and assessment of competitiveness of market strategy. Where risks or opportunities in the industry and market environment are identified, develop and deliver corresponding recommendations and action plans.

You will be educated to a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a numerical subject and possess at least 8-10 years of experience in an airline and/or airport-forecasting role with a significant amount of this experience at senior level. You must have proven and demonstrable ability in stakeholder management at leadership level, strong influencing skills and in depth research experience as well as an in depth knowledge of all sectors of the aviation market and excellent awareness of the industry.

Skills and qualifications
The jobholder will be educated to degree level (in a subject with significant numerical content) and have at least 8-10 years’ experience in an aviation-forecasting role (in an airport and/or airline forecasting).

This role involves a high degree of co-ordination with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that airport and airline growth aspirations and defined are met. The jobholder will therefore be a clear and competent communicator at many organizational levels including leadership and senior management. Therefore, the jobholder should also have proven and demonstrable stakeholder management experience at leadership level, strong influencing skills and in depth research experience.

If you have all of the above and are looking to take the next step in your career, apply now! Please note: You will need to provide a copy of your passport and a passport size picture when applying. 

How to apply
Please apply online through the Dubai Airports website:
Closing date for applications is Sunday July 31, 2016. If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted.


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