Airline Director, Research & Development – East Coast USA or UK

The preferred Candidate will provide leadership for the business requirements and input on the technical and business R&D activities required for new business development.


This position requires extensive travel/airline industry knowledge and the ability to identify and analyse trends within the industry.

Must have Fares/Pricing experience within the Air Transport or Travel industry.


Experience required:

  • Demonstrated expertise in the industry processing of ancillary services, airline fares and rules, availability and schedule information.

  • Experience and understanding of the requirements for New Distribution Capability “NDC” 

  • Effective communication with external customers to develop and track key industry trends

  • Deep understanding of Airline Fares Products

  • Provide product solutions for the industry with appropriate analysis


Product Marketing - Develop and implement robust effective product marketing strategies; Provide market analysis for business cases, product strategies, white papers and concept documents.

Project Management - Effective project management in an R&D environment that provides appropriate results; Ability to manage staff and provide leadership as appropriate to achieve project results.


Qualifications & Experience required:

  • Masters Degree preferably in Business, Marketing.

  • 10+ years experience in Airline Pricing engine creation to support pricing or shopping, Revenue Accounting or Revenue Management.

  • Previous experience with technologies and their uses in the Airline pricing market   

  • Marketing

  • Superior analytical skills & decision making abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, capable of motivating and mentoring staff

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills


Duration: 12 months + or permanent

Rate: Please quote your best hour/day rate or expected salary

Client will consider freelance or full time employees for this role.