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Network Development Manager UK in Manchester

Job description

Over 175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'

Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today.

Thomas Cook is now one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, supported by around 22,000 colleagues and operating from 15 countries.

Our vision today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world’s most loved holiday company.

Role: Network Development Manager


Location: Manchester


Working Hours: 37.5


Job Purpose: Manage network development process for TC UK (MT) with dedicated focus on SMH network


Key Responsibilities:


  • Development of strategic positioning of TC Airlines UK from a network point of view including establishing a network strategy process which incorporates all stakeholders (Sales, Revenue Management, airports, tourism boards)
  • Identification of growth opportunities based on analysis of markets, competition, sales channels, input from Tour Operators
  • Development of concepts and analysis to optimize market position of TC Airlines UK at its origin airports as well in destinations.
  • Development of business cases, communication plans, presentations, approval papers
  • Establish profound network to airports and tourism boards with the aim of developing (new) routes and securing marketing incentive
  • Lead and/or support in strategic projects  related to business development


Key Performance Indicators


  • Successful preparation and  steering of network development process in UK
  • Establishment of network with airports / tourism boards to generate marketing support, incentives as part of route development


Capabilities Profile – technical skills/knowledge, experience & track record.


Must have:


  • Substantial knowledge of planning in the airline industry in general and UK specifically, ideally with a background in the leisure air transport market
  • Experience in network development, network planning or similar such as revenue management
  • Strong analytical skills and conceptual thinking
  • Strong skills in Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, entrepreneurial thinking
  • Able to develop projects self-driven/independently while being able to work in a team




  • Foreign language skills preferably German, Spanish
  • Proven track record in project management


Qualifications, Training, Professional Memberships or Accreditations


  • University degree in Economics, Business Administration, Transport management, Aviation Management or similarly obtained knowledge through equivalent job experience


Direct reports: N/A


Closing date: Wednesday 25th April 2018 (may close earlier depending on applications recieved).


Life at Thomas Cook is fast-paced and full of opportunities. We’re a leading international travel company that believes in empowering our people, so when you join us, you’ll be given the chance to create, learn and innovate. You’ll also be given the support and training you need to develop your career in the direction you choose.

As you might expect, our holiday benefits are something special. We’ll give you an allowance towards your holiday every year, depending on how long you’ve been with us.  There are also special last minute employee deals, which give you the opportunity to pick up a holiday at an outstanding price. Working for Thomas Cook, you can travel the world for less.

We also offer a flexible benefits package that gives you a range of options to ensure your benefits match your lifestyle.

Extra information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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