Reporting to the Regional Vice President (RVP) the Americas, the incumbent will act as IATA’s representative in Peru and coordinate similar actions in Bolivia, and will be responsible for the delivery of IATA members' agenda, the achievement of the set objectives for Peru and Bolivia and for the management of the country office.
He / she will represent the interests of all IATA divisions, in particular Member External Relations (MER), Safety and Flight Operations (SFO) & Marketing and Commercial Services (MACS), and be the driving force to maximize organizational synergies.
Lead, motivate and develop a local office team to deliver our members' agenda in Peru / Bolivia;
Build and maintain pro-active, professional and top management level relationships with member airlines (including the local representatives of foreign airlines) and other industry stakeholders, including airports, the local air navigation service provider authority, suppliers and service providers in the assigned countries or region, as well as with non-
member airlines in both the passenger value chain and the cargo supply chain;
Proactively build and maintain effective relationships with politicians and government officials, at both the policy and working levels in all relevant parts of the host government.
Promote commercial aviation's policies, IATA's positions, objectives, activities, services and products amongst airlines, governments, regional organizations and other industry stakeholders;
Monitor and report on aero-political, economic and commercial developments in the region, taking or recommending actions which are consistent with IATA’s policies and objectives;
Coordinate with the Regional Office's relevant member(s) of the Regional Leadership Team (RLT) regarding the local implementation of global projects and programs;
Ensure corporate fiscal, legal and regulatory compliance in Peru and Bolivia;
Coordinate and deliver, in conjunction with the relevant member(s) of the Regional Leadership Team (RLT), commercial and business development activities at the local level to achieve the regional commercial targets;
Gather, and report to the Regional Leadership Team (RLT), and Headquarters, all relevant local information which impact the aviation industry;
maintain good media relationships and develop (in close cooperation with IATA’s Corporate Communications department) a coherent IATA communications strategy at the national level in support of IATA’s objectives, programs and policy positions;
Support the organization of IATA’s events in Peru and Bolivia and represent IATA at local industry events;
Serve as a facilitator and host for visits of IATA senior managers and / or subject matter experts.
Qualifications and Skills
University degree in Business Administration, Political Science, or any other relevant discipline. Advanced University degree would be an asset;
Minimum of ten years of professional experience with at least five years of experience in a similar role. Industry experience is a plus;
Proven experience in leading teams with exceptional talents for building relationships and managing projects;
Well-developed negotiation and lobbying skills, and possessing a high level of cultural intelligence;
Entrepreneurial flair, with a strong sense of commercial acumen. Prior experience in sales and marketing would be an asset;
Sound knowledge of information technology systems and their applications; and
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Fluency in English and local language is essential, knowledge of other languages would be an advantage
At the heart of IATA are our Values and Behaviors. We all have different personalities, styles and areas of expertise, but you’ll recognize us by the consistent way we act and behave in line with our Values and Behaviors.
We are looking for people who bring them to life in everything they do they are :
Act with integrity and uphold our standards
Think strategically in support of the global big picture
Partner and manage to create high performing teams
Putting people first by acting with a simple human touch
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