This Program Manager position oversees the Aviation Business Section team in the Business & Properties Division.
This position provides direct daily supervision and leadership to a team of 5 professionals and 2 administrative staff. It is responsible for leading negotiations and managing all leases and business agreements for commercial and general aviation program tenants, managing airport terminal and cargo building space (approx. 2.4M square feet), monitoring tenant contract compliance for insurance, bonds, rental adjustments, and lease amendments, and monitoring tenant business activity and accounts totaling over $150M in annual revenue. Additionally, the position prepares the Section’s annual operational budget reports for the bi-annual Airport Airline Affairs Committee & Quarterly Airport Airline Finance Subcommittee meetings.
This position requires interpersonal skills, business writing, critical thinking and supervisory skills, financial and statistical data interpretation, and contract lease negotiating experience.
Five years of directly related professional experience in managing aviation business transactions; developing and managing commercial airline and general aviation tenant relations, monitoring commercial contracts and/or leases, developing and negotiating airport property/terminal leases, and administering contract compliance.
Three years of this experience must have involved decision making responsibility for projects or programs.
Bachelor's degree in public or business administration, airport/aviation management, finance, economics, business law, management, or a related field.
An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
Only the highest qualified will be posted to the eligible to hire list.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. A well-qualified candidate will possess the job requirements listed above, plus:
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, airport rules and regulations, and policies related to the leasing of Airport property, buildings, and terminal spaces; and airline and airport operations.
Experience developing and implementing creative strategies to maximize revenue.
Experience creating and implementing business processes designed to increase efficiency and compliance.
Knowledge of principles and practices of employee supervision and experience managing, supervising, and motivating employees.
Experience in contract development, negotiation, and compliance in airport business environment.
Familiarity with risk management and insurance principles as they relate to airport facilities leasing and aviation contracts environment.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of Department management and employees, business partners, tenants, customers and representatives of governmental agencies.
Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and diplomacy when handling sensitive and confidential issues and situations; and to analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations.
Demonstrated ability to interpret, apply, and explain laws, ordinances, code, regulations and departmental policies related to aviation business operations environment.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive benefits package includes: 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days, free bus/light rail pass, traditional pension and 457/401 plans, tuition reimbursement upon hire, choice of Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Cigna HMO, PPO. For more details, visit:
The City of Phoenix is a four-time recipient of the "All American City" award, Governing magazine's only "Grade A City" in 2000 and the 1993 winner of the Carl Bertelsmann prize "Best Run City in the World". It has over 15,000 employees and values the diversity of its community and is a equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Some of the benefits include: Medical and Dental Insurance,... Life Insurance, Annual Vacation and Sick Leave, Educational Reimbursement, Deferred Compensation Program, and Retirement Plan.