31 Jul 2023



Fast-growing data and analytics company, WINGX, is seeking a Program Director to consolidate, coordinate and lead its technology, operational and product workstreams. The position is based in Hamburg, Germany. WINGX is a boutique SaaS company which provides market intelligence to the global aviation sector through its proprietary cloud-hosted dashboards. We provide interactive cloud-hosted dashboards which give our customers invaluable insights into flight activity, operational metrics and performance insights. WINGX has recently been acquired by JETNET, a world-leading market research firm based in the US, which specialises in recording and monitoring information and data relating to the global aircraft fleet, including transactions, pricing, life-cycle management and deployment. JETNET is a private equity backed group which has achieved rapid growth through organic expansion and acquisitions.

The position of Program Director should appeal to any candidate with a keen interest and solid skill set to address the various opportunities inherent to this role:

  • Entrepreneurial outlook, to take on a critical initiative to equip WINGX for scalable growth.
  • Passion for data, and in particular the actionable commercial applications of data analysis.
  • Ambition to work in fast-moving and multi-dimensional team roles across several companies.
  • Interest in the aviation industry, especially the challenges and opportunities for business jets.
  • Great project management skills including excellent communication & people management.
  • The ideal candidate will have a sharp business mind and proven ability to strategize and implement high-level program initiatives. As a natural leader, this person should have strong talent for project coordination and delegation. Ultimately, the program manager should be motivated by a desire to optimize productivity and nurture program success from inception to completion.


Do you have a passion for data? Are you interested in using statistical research to solve problems? Do you get excited by see how analytics can unlock actionable intelligence? Are you a critical thinker who wants to use facts and data to create an analysis which brings clarity? Are you animated by the way in which technology is unlocking new data tools for saving costs and enables better decision-making?

Are you a people-person with demonstrable leadership skills? Do you have the ability to multi-task, between technical, commercial and management roles? Do you have the empathy to help a team unblock problems, and the interpersonal skills to encourage productivity? Are you a very good organiser with excellent written and verbal communication skills? Can you keep senior managers concisely informed on the status of key project plans?

If you think you can combine these skill sets, and you have the added-extra of being intrigued by the aviation sector, and by the insights which can be mined by flight operations in particular, then you could be the right candidate for this role.

Objectives of this role:

• Provide discipline, direction and objectives to the program initiatives that adhere to our organizational objectives.

• Develop program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement.

• Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance.

• Oversee multiple project teams, ensuring program goals are reached.

• Manage budget and funding channels for maximum productivity.


• Work closely with managing directors, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to develop the scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives.

• Manage program and project teams for optimal return on investment, and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives.

• Identify key requirements for cross-functional teams and external vendors.

• Develop and manage budget for projects and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives.

• Work with other program managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple projects within the department.

• Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for managers and stakeholders.

Required skills and qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business administration or related field

• Five or more years of experience in an upper-management role, preferably in program management, preferably in top tier company.

• Exceptional skills in leadership, time management, budget management, task facilitation, and organization.

• Working knowledge of data platforms, tools and software, especially any visualisation software (EG Tableau).

• Good working knowledge of project disciplines, tools and software such as Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Jira, Sales Force.

• Demonstrably very strong skills in proposal writing, project reporting, budget management and business plan presentations

Other points:

• Fluent communication skills in English required.

• German language skills beneficial but not required.

• On-site presence with the team in WINGX office in Hamburg is essential.


• Competitive market salary

• Incentive-based bonus

• Opportunity to recruit additional team members

• Direct collaboration with senior management

• Direct interface with group company leadership


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