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Horizon Air Crew Resource & Finance Manager in SeaTac, Washington

Company Horizon Air

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our managerial teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Crew Resource & Finance Manager is a subject matter expert performing a broad range of financial and analytical work supporting Horizon Air (QX). This individual contributor role defines long-term strategy for complex financial planning and analysis activities for the Flight Operations division and exercises considerable latitude and initiative to make or support decisions regarding crew staffing levels which have a direct operational impact.

The Crew Resource & Finance Manager will lead efforts to identify and implement opportunities to reduce costs and drive efficiency. This is an exciting, fast-paced role that is exposed to multiple areas within the organization and has frequent exposure to senior company leadership (including the C-Suite).

Key Duties

  • Establish strategic goals and direction to a cross functional team to ensure Horizon’s pilots have a long‐term staffing plan and a pool of talent available to fill it.

  • Develop, lead, and execute the division's strategic long‐term and short‐term staffing plans.

  • Create and execute strategy to identify talent pipeline program funding levels, both into QX and within Alaska Airlines, and partners with recruiting, labor relations, and operational leader stakeholders to ensure pipelines are funded and effectively metered.

  • Develop and update a total compensation model that benchmarks Horizon front‐line employee compensation against other regional airlines.

  • Drive efficient utilization of front-line employees including partnering with Planning, Recruiting, Training, and Flight Ops divisions to properly predict staffing needs and provide hiring and training targets.

  • Keep current on emerging trends in the industry that could affect future staffing levels, and design and implement innovative solutions to ensure Horizon remains competitive.

  • Facilitate the budgeting and forecasting process of both operating and capital spend, ensuring rigorous financial discipline tied to achieving key division and company objectives.

  • Assist the organization in identifying and prioritizing projects via the business case process, considering available resources and strategic priorities.

  • Manage the monthly close process and variance reporting for Flight Operations.

  • Support the Director, Divisional FP&A in providing guidance, critical thinking and strategic business making aid to Flight Operations leadership through assistance in:

  • Communicating industry, company, and divisional financial performance/key drivers.

  • Creating ad-hoc financial analysis and Business Case development and providing strategic and tactical advice/feedback to division leadership.

  • Providing ongoing and ad-hoc analysis for several areas including support to the Labor Relations team during contract negotiations, quarterly reporting, investor relations, competitive analysis, etc.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • Minimum of 7 years of finance/accounting, business management, financial analysis, planning or related experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence change and initiate actions that have strategic impact and drive a high‐performance culture.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Excellent communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening). Must be a self-starter, take the initiative and accept responsibility; able to analyze complex data and summarize in a concise manner to provide meaningful business recommendations in a timely fashion.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A minimum of 4 years of experience working in the airline industry or a related field.

  • A minimum of 2 years of financial planning & analysis experience.

  • CPA, CFA, or master’s degree, with a focus in business, finance, economics, math, or statistics.

  • Deep working knowledge of/experience with key financial tools such as NPV, ROIC, cash flow, activity-based costing, accounting fundamentals, etc.

  • Experience with IBM Cognos TM1, PeopleSoft financial systems, Alteryx, Tableau or related financial planning and query tools.

  • Experience comfortably working well at all levels of the organization, from senior executives to frontline contributors.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

  • Ability to proactively influence operational outcomes, to set strategy, and to develop and monitor action plans to execute that strategy.

  • Innovative, apolitical, resilient, fact-based, and creative solutions-focused mindset, with ability to thrive in a rapidly-changing, collaborative environment and to manage conflict.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 7/8/2022
Location Seattle, WA - Corporate Office
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
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Requisition Type Management
Job Locations USA-WA-SeaTac
Requisition ID 2022-8422
Category Corporate & Operations