Manager, Crew Schedule Planning

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Dallas, TX

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 65949


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

**Why you’ll love this job**

+ This job is a member of the Crew Planning team within the Integrated Operations Division. You will work closely with our crewmembers and their respective Union organizations.

**What you’ll do**

+ You will be responsible for managing a team of planners to develop, implement and manage preferential bidding systems and other crew schedule management software. This job plays an important role in delivering an operationally effective and financially efficient monthly crew plan.

+ Ensures that the Preferential Bidding System (PBS) settings are within the guidelines of the contract, MOU and other governing authorities

+ Responsible for the publication of Flight Attendant schedules in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations, Flight Attendant Working Agreements and company policy

+ Maintains rapport with Flight Attendant groups by examining individual schedule complaints and providing justifications of the schedule awarded and system logic

+ Coordinates with a variety of departments to increase the efficiency of our crewmembers’ schedules, reduce crew costs and improve the operational reliability of the crew plan

+ Coordinates with Crew Manpower Planning to ensure all operations needs are met with the award of flight schedules and daily crew member availability

+ Collaborates with the PBS vendor and Flight Attendant unions to continuously develop, test, and improve current logic for the bidding systems

+ Creates and modifies desktop software to validate new logic, analyzes crew member schedules, and provides reports to union and business

+ Creates what-if scenarios to evaluate the impact of future business changes Compiles, coordinates and posts monthly Flight Attendant bid packets

+ Must be willing to work varied hours including weekends and holidays to meet all departmental and contractual deadlines

**All you’ll need for success**

**Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience**

+ Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience/training

+ 5 years of industry experience specific to the area of work

+ Experience implementing or administering a PBS system

**Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience**

+ Masters degree in a computer related discipline

+ Experience managing a technical team

**Skills, Licenses & Certifications**

+ Ability to work under pressure, perform independently and work well with other members of the team

+ Demonstrated abstract reasoning and critical thinking skills, ability to effectively analyze detailed information, must enjoy solving complex puzzles

+ Must be computer literate, proficient in desktop computer skills and capable of learning new systems Strong attention to detail, organization and time management skills

+ Self-starter must have a positive attitude and strong desire for success

+ Complete projects on time with minimal supervision, willingness and ability to work varied hours when necessary to meet deadlines

+ Knowledge of Flight Crew Federal Aviation Regulation and Crew Working Agreements

**What you’ll get**

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer:

+ Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.

+ Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more.

+ Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.

+ 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.

+ Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

**Feel free to be yourself at American**

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 65949

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. American Airlines, Inc fully considers all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.

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