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South African Airways (SAA) Country Manager (Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi & Namibia) Job Opportunities

South African Airways (SAA) are presenting a unique opportunity to contribute to Africa’s leading air carrier.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to work for one of the most prestigious airlines on the African Continent.

The Company

SAA is one of the leading Airline carriers on the African continent, consistently receiving the accolade for Best African Airline. SAA is also a proud member of the Star Alliance network.

The Position

Country Manager (for Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi & Namibia)

Job Purpose

The Country Manager is accountable for managing the SAA country specific stations in their entirety.

To maximize revenue and profit generation in the specified Countries via all distribution channels, through the most effective and innovative sales and marketing campaigns, within agreed timescales and budgets, through dynamic and effective leadership.

The incumbents is responsible for ensuring that SAA is positioned as a professional airline with highest levels of customer service to our passengers and will be required to make certain that the stations within their responsibility meet all legal, Governmental and other requirements and regulations.

The job holder will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Company in the specified countries, ensuring that strategic and tactical plans are in place to facilitate the achievement of revenue and profit targets and growth in market share.

Accountabilities will include developing the business operationally, achieving financial targets, and delivering a customer focused service in accordance with the industry requirements and corporate, local and international standards.

Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • Grade 12
  • Relevant degree or diploma (in a business related field);
  • Advanced Computer literacy (MS Office);
  • Systems knowledge namely: SAP, Amadeus, Galileo etc.
  • Minimum 6 years relevant experience out of which at least 3 years should include functional management experience in an airline;
  • Tourism and/or hospitality experience is critical.
Salary & Benefits

We offer our employees competitive remuneration packages, attractive travel benefits and career development opportunities for those seeking a long - term future in the Company.

To Apply

Please send your detailed resume before 19th of April 2010 to KimFlockemann @

No late applications will be entertained.

South African Airways reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications either in whole or part and is not bound to give reasons thereof.

All appointments are filled according to SAA’s Employment Equity Plan.

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