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Specialist, Distribution

Iztok Franko

Website Hawaiian Airlines

About the job

At Hawaiian Airlines, we are all about welcoming our guests with Hawaiian hospitality and aloha, and taking care of our people, our home, and the communities we serve. Join our ‘ohana and be a part of an exciting team of professionals dedicated to serving our kama‘āina and introducing our islands to the world!

Position Summary

The Distribution Specialist supports the Distribution team through managing day to day tasks which result through its business with Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), Metasearch Providers (Meta), Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and New Distribution Capability (NDC) partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and enforce Hawaiian’s booking and ticketing policy focusing on meta redistribution and trademark bidding violations, including training remote teams and being a resource for the regional Sales team
  • Monitor and respond to distribution support tickets from travel agency and 3rd
  • Support the Distribution team by providing testing support for distribution platforms (e.g. Farelogix, Sabre, Amadeus, etc…), new products and aircrafts, and on 3rd parties
  • Assist with NDC internal and external sales support and client onboarding
  • Work with 3rd party partners to gather and assist in filing discounted fares with internal HA stakeholders
  • Support processing and preparing contracts for the Distribution team
  • Maintain Salesforce account data for Distribution accounts and NDC partners
  • Help implement, test, and monitor Meta tracking
  • Work with Sales Analytics to prepare and send out reports for Online Travel Agencies, Metasearch and NDC clients
  • Create and work with OTA partners on insertion orders, content design and reporting for OTA marketing campaigns
  • Support and work cross-functionally with the Distribution, GDS, OTA, Meta, and Payment teams
  • Other distribution duties as assigned or directed

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Business, Economics, or related field
  • High proficiency in creating a structured approach to business problems with an aim to problem solve, create new ways about execution
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations based on data and analysis
  • Proficient level knowledge in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience working in a fast paced, highly dynamic environment possessing excellent analytical, quantitative, communication and presentation skills
  • Must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire
  • All applicants are advised that post-offer and/or pre-employment drug testing will be conducted, and they must successfully pass the drug test. Failure to submit to testing or positive indications of drug use will render the applicant ineligible for employment with Hawaiian Airlines and any employment offer will be withdrawn.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in the travel industry and/or sales is an asset
  • Ability to shop, book & ticket in Sabre native environment

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 17 years (2004-2020) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation and was named No. 1 U.S. airline by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards. Consumer surveys by Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawaiʻi.

Now in its 93rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaiʻi’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 130 flights within the Hawaiian Islands, daily nonstop flights between Hawaiʻi and 16 U.S. gateway cities – more than any other airline – as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Japan, South Korea, Sydney, and Tahiti. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian’s Auckland flights remain suspended.

The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook  (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

For media inquiries, please visit Hawaiian Airlines’ online newsroom.

To apply for this job please visit www.linkedin.com.

Iztok Franko

I am passionate about digital marketing and ecommerce, with more than 10 years of experience as a CMO and CIO in travel and multinational companies. I work as a strategic digital marketing and ecommerce consultant for global online travel brands. Constant learning is my main motivation, and this is why I launched Diggintravel.com, a content platform for travel digital marketers to obtain and share knowledge. If you want to learn or work with me check our Academy (learning with me) and Services (working with me) pages in the main menu of our website.