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VP, Airport Services

Miramar, FL

The Vice President, Airports is an officer of Spirit Airlines who operates as a core member of the executive team ensuring alignment and execution of strategic corporative objectives and initiatives.

The Vice President is responsible for delivery of safe, reliable, efficient, guest-focused, and increasingly cost-effective airport guest service and ground operations.  The individual will lead the development of the Airport Services divisions vision, strategic plans, and tactical initiative execution.   



Safe Operations and Environment:  

  • Foster a “safety always” culture that results in safe workplace behavior and lowers safety incidents. 

Regulatory Compliance: 

  • Ensure that all Spirit and regulatory standards and procedures are followed. 
  • Achieve compliance with all FAA, DOT, TSA, CBP and Airport Regulations.  

Operational Performance:  

  • Develop and execute strategies that improve operational reliability, productivity and efficiency.  

Deliver Superior Guest Service:  

  • Laser focus on a Guest-centric culture through hiring the best talent, continuous training, rewards, recognition, and coaching. 

Build and Manage an Aggressive Budget, Lowering Unit Cost and Growing Productivity: 

  • Achieve and maintain an in-depth understanding of all division cost drivers and lead the division in the build and management of operating and capital budgets. 
  • Lead cost containment initiatives and ensure daily focus of Team Members on cost reductions. 
  • Sponsor, analyze and champion capital initiatives with clear financial pay back. 

Innovation to enhance Guest experience: 

  • Deliver continuous innovation through product and technological change management to provide increased guest satisfaction with a consistent Airport Experience. 
  • Ensure clear Guest communication of company policies throughout all channels. 
  • Explore, innovate, and implement technology that improves operational performance, increases guest satisfaction, reduces costs, and drives revenue up. (high importance) 

Lead and Grow Cross-Departmental Teamwork:  

  • Develop and communicate vision for the division, with clear expectations for strategic and tactical execution.  
  • Develop productive relationships with peer division heads to remove barriers to cross-functional initiatives. 

Create and Instill a Culture of Team Member Trust and Commitment:  

  • Grow team buy-in to company objectives and continue to build Spirit as an employer of choice. 
  • May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Responsibilities and duties may change when circumstances dictate (e.g., emergencies change in workload, rush jobs or technical developments). 


  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • 7+ years’ experience leading a large Team. 
  • Cost-focused operational leadership experience. 
  • Experience with collective bargaining agreement administration preferred. 
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, lead, coach, and develop a large team. 
  • Domestic & International travel approximately 25% of time 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills 

At Spirit, our mission is to deliver the best value in the sky and be the most successful airline on Earth! We are leaders in providing customizable travel options and make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before by serving destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean! Imagine making your mark on an organization introducing 100’s of new aircraft that will double our fleet!  

  • Fly With A Winner: We are proud to be recognized by LinkedIn as a Top Company in the Travel & Hospitality industry. Our constant growth and improvement mean boundless career opportunities. Team Members develop their careers rapidly while building key skills that drive long-term success. 
  • The Giving Spirit: We are committed to inspiring positive change in the cities where we work and live. That starts with giving back through Corporate Social Responsibility and The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation.
  • Be Yourself: We want Team Members to feel empowered to bring their whole self to work and contribute to our success – that’s why we’re committed to building progress in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Our Spirit Family is strong, not despite our differences, but because of them.
  • Travel The World: We offer competitive base salaries with robust health & welfare benefits, including travel & flight benefits for you and your family.

EEOC Statement

Spirit Airlines is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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