• Strategy Consultant

    Post Begin Date 4 days ago(10/15/2018 5:19 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-25207
    Category
    Corporate
    Location
    US-TX-Dallas
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    28-Corporate Strategy & Planning
  • Overview

    We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    A Strategy Consultant in Southwest Airline’s Corporate Strategy department is focused on supporting the Strategy team and business partners in the ongoing development and execution of the Company’s strategy.

     

    WORK ACTIVITIES/CONTEXT:

    • Utilizes the Company’s strategic planning methodology to provide thought leadership in the development of functional strategies.
    • Analyze data, gathering insights and modeling various futures quantitatively.
    • Interacts with SMEs and functional Leaders in support of Southwest’s vision “To be the World’s Most Flown, Most Loved, and Most Profitable Airline”.
    • Provides research & impact analysis on important strategic topics including competitive strategy (including M&A and Partnership Relationships) and disruptive trends. 
    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.

     

    Qualifications

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

    EDUCATION:

    • Bachelor’s Degree required  

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • Minimum 2 years of experience at a top tier consulting firm required
    • Airline experience preferred 

    LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: N/A

    PHYSICAL ABILITIES: N/A

    SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE:

    Communication & Influence

    • Must have strong communication and influencing skills, capable of interacting directly with the executive leadership team
    • Must have strong ability ‘to think on their feet’
    • Must have experience in developing and delivering presentations

    Problem Solving & Analytics

    • Must have strong problem solving skills, including the ability to gather facts, conduct analysis, and translate data into meaningful insights
    • Must have experience with quantitative modeling tools
    • Must have strong comfort with ambiguity and imperfect information

    Strategic Thinking

    • Must have the ability to think across multiple time horizons, connecting the “big picture” and the “now”
    • Must have ability to identify and resolve issues quickly
    • Must have the ability to quickly learn new business areas and become an effective problem solver in that space

    Leadership & Trust

    • Must have the ability to assume a high level of responsibility and, at times, independence
    • Must have the ability to be a strong partner
    • Must have the ability to work and problem solve with cross-functional teams
    • Must have the ability to properly manage highly sensitive and confidential information
    • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

     

    Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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