Sr Data Analyst- Flight Profitability Systems

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time Regular

City: Calgary, AB (YYC)

Posting Open Date: 02/06/2024

Posting Close Date: 02/20/2024 (Please note the posting will close at 9:59pm MST)

Why WestJet:

Every WestJet journey has the potential to enrich lives; a career with us is no exception.

WestJet arrived on the Canadian airline scene in 1996 and changed the industry for the better. We made air travel more affordable for Canadians and now we're going global.

Join us and love where you’re going.

Hybrid Role:

This is a hybrid position; on occasion, you will be required to work at the WestJet Campus in Calgary approximately 2 days / week. Calgary based candidates required.

Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (“FP&A”), WestJet is seeking a Flight Profitability Systems Analyst to support the WestJet Group with managing the critical Flight Profitability System (“FPS”) supporting Network Planning with strategic and tactical network decisions.

To be successful in this role, the candidate will have to work closely alongside key stakeholders across the Group including Finance, Network Planning, Revenue Management, and Fleet Planning; as well as external system support vendors, and 3rd party consultants for complex issue resolutions.

Key deliverables and accountabilities include:

  • Liaise with IT on all matters related to FPS ensuring data availability and capture;
  • Obtain and process raw source data to ensure efficient running of FPS program;
  • Maintain and update flight profitability logic and allocation methodologies, as required;
  • FPS maintenance, continuous development, and enhancement of the system;
  • Conduct thorough analysis of existing systems and processes to identify areas for improvement;
  • Perform data analysis and identify abnormalities that exceed defined thresholds;
  • Perform thorough quality assurance to ensure continued accuracy of data and information used for FPS
  • Provide analytical support, conduct research, and review data input validity to ensure use of most appropriate data sources
  • Design, test, and implement changes to account structure and hierarchy for financial data and allocations in Flight Profitability;
  • Design and propose innovative and effective system solutions that align with business needs;
  • Work closely with development teams to implement and deploy new systems or enhance existing ones;
  • Create detailed documentation including system specifications, user manuals, and workflow diagrams and ensure such documentation is up-to-date and accessible to relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans to ensure the reliability and performance of systems and address any issues or bugs during the testing phase;
  • Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting for existing systems, addressing issues promptly;
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends to recommend enhancements and upgrades;
  • Evaluate and recommend third-party solutions that align with organizational goals; and
  • Be an active member of the Finance team; willing to mentor and coach peers, brainstorm issues, and be flexible in completing any task

Experience and qualifications:

  • Completion of a postsecondary degree in Commerce or Business Administration. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field would be considered an asset
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in progressively complex financial analysis roles
  • Experience with and ability to distill large data sets down to relevant information
  • Strong communicator who demonstrates ability to focus communication to the needs of the audience, and translate financial information to operational information
  • Proficiency with business intelligence tools such as SQL, Alteryx, Snowflake, Wherescape, Tableau, and Power BI
  • Ability to read and write complex SQL queries to support dashboard visualizations and the FPS pipeline
  • Attention to detail, organized and thorough, with a desire for continuous improvement
  • Ability to analyze business results, identify and clearly summarize key issues
  • Excel proficiency (ability to prepare pivot tables, XLOOKUP formulas, etc.)
  • Experience using Access databases, Oracle EPM (Hyperion), or equivalent systems
  • Experience identifying requirements and testing finance modules for new software system implementation would be considered an asset
  • Experience in implementing new systems, processes, and policies
  • Works independently, displaying an intellectual curiosity that can create process efficiencies and drive improvements for the team
  • Able to handle pressure and meet tight timelines in an environment with a high volume of activity
  • Ability to maintain

The benefits of being a WestJetter:

WestJet provides all WestJetters with a competitive total rewards package. On top of that, we offer:

  • A fun and friendly culture with colleagues who work together to win
  • Travel privileges for you and your family, effective from your start date
  • Savings and Benefit programs that are flexible to meet your specific needs

Think we are a fit? Apply now!

About WestJet Group Of Companies

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships.

Our Safety Promise

At WestJet, the safety and security of our people and our guests is a core value and at the heart of what we do. As safety and security is a shared responsibility, it is expected that you will use safe work practices to ensure your well-being and the safety of others.

WestJet recognizes that the use of Alcohol and Drugs can adversely impact a safe work environment and the well-being of others including guests, suppliers and the public, as well as place WestJet's operations at risk. All roles that are identified as safety sensitive are required to pass a Pre-Employment Alcohol and Drug Test as per WestJet's Alcohol and Drug Policy. 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace what makes us each unique, and what makes us uniquely WestJet. WestJet is committed to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility and if you require accommodation during the selection process, please let our Talent Acquisition team know. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in WestJet; however, only those candidates who are selected will be contacted.

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