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We're on a mission to bring new and uplifting experiences to our guests, transforming flying from simply 'nice', to something wonderful.

Like any good mission, this one starts with our people.

Which is why we encourage our team to embody the fun, laid back, authentic spirit we've become famous for. Because when they're free to be themselves, they're better able to own their personal responsibilities and go the extra mile to help our guests.

Job Overview

  • Work type:

    Full Time

  • Location:

    Brisbane

  • Job type:

    Consulting & Strategy, Customer Experience & Product, IT

  • Applications close:

    E. Australia Standard Time

Program Manager

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. We’re on a mission to make flying better than ‘nice’. And to do that, it takes a team of talented people who are passionate about customer experience, doing the right thing always, with a focus on safety – in the air, on the ground and in our workplaces. A team who values real diversity and inclusion, in a big brand with big ambitions.

What you’ll be doing

The Program Manager role is responsible for the end-to-end management and successful delivery of several projects as part of the overall Transformation Program at Virgin Australia. In addition to leading a team of Project Managers and Project Coordinators, the role is responsible for ensuring that projects are delivered on time to quality, to budget and that the project management capability is uplifted across the PM practice. Using the Portfolio Delivery compliance frameworks, the role will manage planning and delivery phases through to closure and transition to BAU operational teams.

  • Establish, lead, and manage the planning and delivery of the program within an agreed framework. This includes scoping, planning, budgeting, and managing the IT components of the program end-to-end
  • Manage interdependencies and balance competing demands to ensure program objectives are achieved
  • Work collaboratively with the Project Team, Virgin IT teams and implementation partner teams to align all key stakeholders into one team that has a shared vision and path to success
  • Build and maintain accountable, high performing and engaged project teams
  • Implement end-to-end SaaS products within complex process and change management impacts
  • Work with senior program professionals to provide insights and collaborate with others to deliver a high quality solution

You’ll be great for this role if you...

  • At least 10 years' experience in Program Manager or Project Manager role
  • Extensive Leadership experience, with demonstrated experience directly managing large teams of long-term direct reports
  • Experience working in the delivery of major change, particularly within an operational environment
  • Ability to work across different levels of organisational structure (both business and technology) and translate varied requirements into effective deliverables
  • Experience with having budgetary responsibility for projects and/or large complex programs
  • Proven capability of managing large, diverse teams from initiation to go-live, hypercare and transition to BAU
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, especially the credibility to have a positive influence on a range of stakeholders and lead high performing teams
  • High degree of competency with conflict resolution
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with constant changing priorities

Desirable but not essential...

  • Previous Airline experience
  • Business process and leadership certifications
  • Portfolio management or business partnering experience
  • Transformation experience and involvement in complex business functions

What you’ll get from us

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Discounted flights for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • A flexible, hybrid work style. Work from home or the office, adapt your location to suit your style and needs
  • One of Brisbane’s most admired head office locations, with South Bank train station, a supermarket, pharmacy, and lunch options downstairs plus a 5-minute walk to the Busway, a rooftop restaurant and onsite gym (with a low membership fee) and South Bank Parklands just across the road
  • Discounts on travel insurance, lounge membership, car hire, accommodation, and experiences worldwide
  • Cheaper hospitality, retail, technology, beauty and wellness services
  • Free counselling and access to a wellbeing app to support your physical, mental, social and financial health
  • ‘Dress for Your Day’ – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever makes you feel great for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you.

When everyone is included, everyone wins

We’re all individuals. And we love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.

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