Southwest Airlines - Dallas, TX

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Leads and owns execution of analyses related to own area, as well as thought leadership to support business and strategic decisions.

Directs Teams that provide analysis, expertise, and decision support to internal and external partners and functions.

Ensures Team prepares and presents analytical results and facts in a format that is clear understandable and actionable.

Acts as a representative of area and makes presentations to various internal and external partners and functions.

Mentors, coaches, and develops financial, analytical, and leadership acumen in direct reports to ensure depth and strength of organization.

Builds up Team's knowledge of airline industry, Southwest, and area.

Represents the role model of a healthy and spirited department and Team culture.


Leads Team(s) that are responsible for providing business support and guidance in area of expertise and related to company strategic and business decisions and projects.

Provides technical guidance on principles and topics within area of expertise.

Oversees, leads, and presents timely and actionable highly visible/complex projects or tasks including the preparation and communication of analytical efforts and proposals.

Ensures high quality execution of projects, initiatives, cross functional programs, and tasks.

Leads interactions with other Teams and departments.

Ensures Team experiences a healthy and spirited Team Culture where all employees receive the training, experience and nurturing they need to pursue successful careers.

Guides 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.

Oversee industry and competitive research analysis.

Support and deliver strategy presentations to the CEO and executive team and senior level members of Labor groups representing Southwest Airlines Employees.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.

Minimum Requirements BASIC QUALIFICATIONS :

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.

EDUCATION (Level, and degree if applicable)

Bacherlor degree required, MBA preferred.

Finance major preferred.


Must have a minimum of five to ten years of people leadership.

Minimum of 5 years managing people or leading/influencing Teams required.

Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience developing and executing economic analysis.

Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in the transportation industry.

Experience in the airline or transportation industry preferred.

Proficiency in performing business forecasting preferred.

Prefer minimum 2 years experience working with union workforce groups.

Demonstrated experience with Microsoft products required.

Proven expertise in cost comparisons and driver-based models with a deep understanding of how to assess productivity impacts on overall costs.

In-depth understanding and expertise with accepted industry standard data and tools (e.g., Form 41. etc.).

Scenario and future modelling capabilities required.

Counterpart to external financial experts and economists.

Ability to "see the big picture" and impacts to other areas.

Be able to prove/disprove economic theories coming from other areas.


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

People and Teams:

Utilizes a strong network and rapport with peers, teaming with and leveraging Senior Leaders.

Initiates timely and focused communications.

Develops Teams and contributes to knowledge sharing across Teams.

Drives Culture and values.


Formulates written material in a precise, and persuasive way.

Convincingly communicates analytic results to Senior Leaders.

aintains a flexible meeting style, able to control and drive meeting optimally.

Is a consultative listener.

Think Strategically:

Quickly and consistently identifies all critical issues on most complex areas.

Consistently leads development of hypothesis.

Makes realistic and high quality recommendations.

Owns or provides guidance to strategic techniques, models and tools.

Get Excellent Results:

Supervises and participates in analytical value-creation process.

Maintains Team's high standards of analytical thoroughness and quality.

Generates powerful insights in broad range of situations.

Uses extensive business judgment to develop realistic, value-add, implementable solutions.

Provides coaching on the use of frameworks and methodologies.

Business Acumen:

Ensures Team understands and uses relevant tools.

Extends expertise beyond Team or industry.

Executes training sessions on framing issues and hypotheses building.

Holds experience to impact company strategy.

Quickly and consistently identifies all larger industry issues potentially relevant to area.

Participates in external professional activities.


Ability to collaborate with and achieve actionable results through others, build strong and sustainable relationships and interact within all levels of the organization.

Ability to assume a high level of responsibility and to provide direction in a cross functional, team oriented environment.

Ability to establish credibility with senior management.

Ability to influence other organizational areas to alleviate roadblocks with CBA contract negotiations.

Ability to clearly set priorities and follow through to completion.

Must possess excellent verbal and non verbal communication skills and communicate for buy-in.

Must be an effective developer of People. Experienced at coaching and mentoring.

Must be capable of representing Southwest Airlines and the Labor Relations function in a wide variety of community and business settings, both internal and external.


Sound judgement, integrity and commitment to ethical behavior.

Inspires confidence among peers, Company leadership, direct reports and throughout internal and external organizations.

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

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 maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

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Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) is a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States. As of December...