• Senior Business Consultant - Network Planning/Capacity Planning

    Post Begin Date 5 days ago(11/9/2018 12:55 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    06-Network 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.


    In this role, the SBC will build, account for, and report on changes being recommended to Southwest's routes and frequencies within the annual plan, and make recommendations to improve the network and expand revenue and profit margins.





    • Leads  and owns execution of analyses related to own area.
    • Acts as a representative of area and makes presentations to various internal and external partners and functions.
    • Builds up team’s knowledge of airline industry, Southwest, and area.
    • Represents the role model of a healthy and spirited department and team culture.


    • Lead and present timely and actionable highly visible/complex projects or tasks including the preparation and communication of analytical efforts and proposals.
    • Ensure high quality execution of projects, initiatives, cross functional programs, and tasks.
    • Lead interactions with other teams and departments.
    • Ensure team experiences a healthy and spirited team Culture where all employees receive the training, experience and nurturing they need to pursue successful careers.
    • Guide innovation, business process, and tool development ensuring business needs are met.
    • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.
    • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.



    • 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.


    • High School diploma or equivalency required.
    • Four year bachelor’s degree required.


    • Minimum of five to eight years of experience in relevant field required.
    • Experience in the airline or transportation industry preferred.
    • Proficiency in performing business forecasting preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft products required.


    • Most activities conducted in typical office environment which requires light lifting to overhead files and shelves.



    People & Teams:

    • Serves as a consultant to the Leadership Team
    • Builds a strong network and rapport with peers
    • Initiates timely and focused communications


    • Formulates written material in a precise, and persuasive way
    • Maintains a flexible meeting style, able to control and drive meeting
    • Is a consultative listener

    Think Strategically:

    • Develops and shares comprehensive set of high quality hypotheses
    • Makes realistic and high quality recommendations
    • Owns or provides guidance to strategic techniques, models and tools

    Get Excellent Results:

    • Participates in analytical value-creation process
    • Maintains high standards of analytical thoroughness and quality
    • Provides coaching on the use of frameworks and methodologies

    Business Acumen:

    • Ensures team understands and uses relevant tools
    • Extends expertise beyond team or industry
    • Participates in external professional activities
    • Solid SWA domain expertise


    • Must be able to work under strict time constraints.
    • Must be detail oriented.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Must be self-motivated and be able to perform with minimal direct supervision.
    • Strong skills in formatting and presenting data and information.
    • Must meet confidentiality expectations as to confidential, proprietary and sensitive Company information.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.
    • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

    • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.


    • Working knowledge/experience using Tableau
    • Working knowledge/experience using SQL
    • Airline Network and Route Forecasting experience
    • Strong knowledge of airline KPI's/metrics


    Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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