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Edmonton Airports is actively seeking the ideal candidate to join our team as Vice President, Air Service & Business Development.
More than three years of the COVID pandemic hit the industry hard. However, through strong leadership and thoughtful management, Edmonton Airports has seen a strong recovery and is well positioned to advance a thriving hub of economic activity, grow our airlines business, attract new carriers, and new routes, leveraging what we’ve already built.
We are looking for a business developer who can inspire and attract new business and investment opportunities. Someone who seeks challenges. A team leader who works with an incredible group of diverse people and respects and builds a positive, inclusive and engaged culture of belonging. A driver who thrives on building relationships with people and organizations.
The Edmonton Airports Opportunity
Edmonton Airports is unlike other, more traditional airports across Canada. It is an economic driver, a community builder, an inspiring environmental leader, a port of call for diverse people, businesses, cultures and industries … all of that centered on the largest land base of any major airport in Canada.
Edmonton Airports operates two airports – Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and Villeneuve Airport (ZVL), a general aviation, recreational flying and training centre located north of Edmonton. Edmonton YEG is a buzzing hive of daily passenger flights, connecting people and businesses in the Edmonton region and Canada’s north with destinations across Canada and around the world. With 24/7/365 uncongested operations, no curfews or operating restrictions, we can fly anytime, anywhere. Our location provides direct access to the CANAMEX corridor to the US and Mexico and two intermodal rail yards. We’re not only the gateway to Canada’s North, we are a gateway to almost anywhere.
We call it Airport City, because it’s more than just an airport.
We’re the fifth largest airport in Canada when it comes to passengers, serving 8.5 million passengers per year (pre-pandemic) with non-stop connections to more than 50 destinations around the world. But we’re bigger than any of the major airports in Canada when it comes to our land base, with over 7,000 acres of land.
The Edmonton International Airport terminal is the hub of an airport ecosystem that includes hotels, a casino and racetrack, an outlet mall shopping centre, a Costco centre and even a golf course. In the past eight years, we’ve attracted more than $1.3 billion in private investment. Major business and innovation developments in our Airport City Sustainability Campus include technology and agriculture accelerators connecting local and international businesses to new markets. Logistics capacity and transportation infrastructure add to our capacity to support businesses in the region. We’ve experienced record growth in cargo capacity in the past two years and a $36 million cargo expansion is underway.
Edmonton Airports is also home to the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre, an aerospace training hub dedicated to improving flight safety through synthetic flight training, research and innovation. Think drones, flight simulators, and remote operated vehicles.
Our commitment to ESG (environment, social and governance policies and practices) drives every aspect of our strategies. Edmonton Airports was the first airport in the world to sign on to the Amazon Climate Pledge to have net zero emissions by 2040 and in the near future we’ll be home to the Airport City Solar, the largest solar farm at an airport in the world.
Our Future Plans
Edmonton Airport’s strategic plan charts an exciting path to the future guided by:
Looking ahead, our core strategies will continue to drive innovation in order to retain and grow passenger demand, grow non-aeronautical revenue and development, create an exceptional customer experience, provide a positive impact through sustainability, and accelerate employee culture, growth and development.
For more information about Edmonton Airports and its strategic plan, check out our website at flyeia.com.
People – the heart of everything we do
Edmonton is known for its spirit and determination, driven by the people who call this home. Not surprisingly, Edmonton Airports prides itself on an outstanding team of people with the same drive to win. We’re led by a 15-member board of directors appointed by various municipalities in the Edmonton Metro region along with the Government of Canada and members at large appointed by the board.
People who work at Edmonton Airports take enormous pride in their work and the culture of belonging they’ve built together. Even though they’ve been through a difficult time because of the pandemic, they continue to be optimistic about what lies ahead. It’s a team of close to 1,000 people of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. The larger airport community consists of almost 25,000 direct and indirect jobs. From the executive team to the dedicated front-line employees, Edmonton Airports is known as one of the best places to work – a place of respect, pride and teamwork.
The Community – Uniquely Edmonton
Young, vibrant, and energetic, Edmonton is Alberta’s capital city and home to 1.4 million people. With $105 billion in GDP, the Edmonton metropolitan region is Canada’s fifth largest economy, one of the youngest regions and the fastest growing region in Canada. Edmonton is a brilliant place to live, to work, to raise a family, to start and grow a business. Think about what Edmonton has to offer:
Combine all of that with a diversity of wonderful, livable communities, easy commuting, hiking and biking trails and an average of over 2,300 hours of sunshine per year!
For more information about the Edmonton region and what it has to offer, check out Explore Edmonton | Alberta, Canada.
|Reports to:||President & Chief Executive Officer|
|Direct Reports:||3; Director of Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG); Director of Air Service; Director of E-commerce, Cargo and Aviation Real Estate|
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President, Air Service & Business Development is a member of the Executive Management Team (EMT), and in that role participates in the development and delivery of the strategic planning for the corporation including a 5-year strategic plan, annual plans, and capital programs.
The Vice President is accountable to the CEO to develop and execute strategic plans to expand air service routes, establish profitable partnerships and drive revenue growth for Edmonton International Airport (YEG). A key focus will be strengthening our existing air service offerings and forging new partnerships to enhance YEG’s competitiveness on a global scale. The Vice President & Business Development will cultivate relationships with our partners and identify business opportunities that align with our strategic goals focused on our Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) strategy.
This role is focused on building the future of YEG while simultaneously elevating YEG as a global leader in climate change, developing the future of hydrogen fuel and clean energy. Working cross-functionally to build one of the first Hydrogen hubs in Canada.
Effective communication and collaboration with key stakeholders, Executive Management and the Board of Directors is essential.
Nature of Work and Contribution
The Vice President, Air Service & Business Development is accountable to the President & CEO and operates within the context and prescribed limits established by the President & CEO.
The Position has the following accountabilities:
Position Specific Requirements
The position has the following requirements
Has acquired the following knowledge:
Technical & Personal Skills
Has demonstrated the following technical and personal skills:
The successful candidate will have the following:
Information Processing Capability:
Skilled Knowledge and Experience:
Candidate has acquired the following knowledge
Executive Leadership Competencies:
Drives Vision and Purpose
First Year Deliverables
Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
The Edmonton Airports is committed to upholding the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the workplace at all levels of the organization, as well as in the delivery of our services. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Indigenous peoples, racialized groups, people with disabilities, and people from the 2SLGBTQ+ community. In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher and the Edmonton Airports throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.