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Global Distribution Systems Specialist

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
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Salary: Competitive per annum plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: The VHQ, Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: Friday 22 June 2018

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In a nutshell

As a Global Distribution Systems Specialist you will monitor and analyse GDS costs globally to identify and advise where we can cost save. You will research, analyse and implement system and process enhancements in order to ensure Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA) can improve efficiency, speed to market, accuracy and customer service to internal and external clients.
In this role you will ensure that VAA's operational and codeshare schedules are accurately displayed in our host system and all GDSs worldwide.

Day to day

Monitor and analyse GDS costs globally to ensure we are not over charged.
Reconcile and code cost for budgeting - Identifying wastage and highlighting improvements.
Publish VAA's operational and codeshare schedule worldwide ensuring schedule changes are introduced to the schedule publication process smoothly. This will minimise disruption to passengers and VAA business processes, whilst maximising selling opportunities.
Co-ordinate the codeshare schedules to ensure the best connection and synchronisation with codeshare partners.
Take care of day to day issues that arise from internal and external customers concerning GDS connectivity, functionality and schedules.
Implement, test and support business requirements that need GDS functionality and operational changes.

About you

Are you educated to A level standard (or equivalent) in Maths and English? Do you have excellent attention to detail, good numerical and analytical skills? Then you could be who we're looking for.
You will be an effective communicator at all levels, who has the ability to work on your own initiative without supervision. As a standout colleague you'll have experience of analysing complex problems and identifying causes as well as analysing proposals to ensure the best commercial outcome. It would be an advantage to have knowledge of a Global Distribution System or Central Reservation System as well as knowledge of IATA Reservations Interline Message Procedures and scheduling processes.
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

Be you - our differences make us stronger 
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Our aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.
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