United Airlines

Analyst – Fleet Planning & Strategy

United Airlines - Posted 1 month ago
$137k/year  + Equity

Full-time

Chicago, IL

Category
Analyst
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
84k employees

Analyst Job description

There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path toward becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline.

Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space-available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

We believe that inclusion helps us thrive and grow at United across our collaborative Finance teams consisting of Financial Planning & Analysis, Internal Audit, Treasury, Global Sourcing, Controllership, Investor Relations and more. These teams provide the financial fuel that keeps our operation running from providing detailed analyses of financial planning, performance, and forecasts to managing our investments and financial strategies. Our Finance team plays an integral role in making our airline profitable and successful by meeting our financial goals.

Key Responsibilities:

The Analyst – Fleet Planning & Strategy is responsible for performing economic analysis and cost modeling to develop long-term fleet plans, aircraft acquisition/exit strategy, fleet mix determination, and providing analytical support during aircraft contract negotiations.

  • Model aircraft costs, NPV analysis, and P&L impact for various fleet plan scenarios using engine and airframe cost data, Flight Profitability System (FPS) data, and revenue data.
  • Perform ad hoc fleet analyses to improve efficiency/performance and support negotiations with various aircraft and engine OEMs.
  • Coordinate fleet plan implementation across functional areas
  • Manage aircraft exits and new aircraft delivery timing with Network, Operations, and Fleet Procurement
  • Internal and external fleet requests/reports such as earnings schedules, IR updates, etc.
  • Summarize findings for recommendations to senior management and cross-collaborate with Network Planning, Finance, and Procurement stakeholders.

United values diverse experiences, and perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table.

Qualifications

What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor's degree (Finance/Economics, Math, or Engineering) or related field
  • 1+ years of professional analytical work experience
  • Able to demonstrate financial analysis knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, preferably in Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Regular attendance and punctuality in accordance with United's policies are required
  • Attendance is required at the work location
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Airline experience in areas such as Network Planning, Finance and Strategy
  • Financial Profitability and Financial Reporting software

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