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Title:  Director Divisional Controller


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  25742

Position Summary

The Director Divisional Controller is responsible for owning Runway36, JetBlue’s financial planning tool, supporting enterprise level strategy, priorities, and governance. The Director will oversee other FP&A responsibilities including supporting the executive leadership in forecasting, business case development, long term financial management, and strategic initiatives. 


This position reports directly to the Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis (dotted lines into Chief People Officer and Head of Marketing & Loyalty) and must excel in a matrixed environment and maintain influential relationships across the executive team and serve as a key collaborator with the workgroup Officers and Directors.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Support and provide strategic guidance and sound business decision support to executive leaders through the proper financial analysis, collaboration, strategy development, prioritization, and good thinking (critical thinker)
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of the department operating and capital forecasts (short and long term)
  • Ensure all department forecasts are accurately represented within the enterprise forecast and associated processes
  • Provide oversight on departmental RFPs and business case development (strong financial acumen)
  • Promote communication and collaboration between workgroups
  • Instill ownership and ensure accountability amongst leadership
  • Assist with contract review and negotiations with focus on financial & commercial terms and risk mitigation
  • Identify and implement structural and tactical cost saving opportunities
  • Analyze productivity trends and partner with Operational Planning leadership to drive continuous improvement (as applicable)
  • Collaborate with workforce staffing stakeholders to ensure proper staffing levels are maintained (as applicable)
  • Perform ad hoc analysis requested by senior management
  • Take a significant role in the development of crewmembers to support the engagement, growth, goal achievement 
  • Work directly with the operation, including regular travel to Blue Cities and business partner sites (as applicable)
  • Create education/awareness and facilitate the utilization of our Corporate policies and procedures including business cases, contract review, disclosure controls/accounting, procurement/strategic sourcing, related party transactions, signature authorization
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Seven (7) years of budgeting and/or analytical experience
  • Five (5) years leadership experience
  • Financial analysis skills, including ability to conduct ROIC, NPV and ROE analyses
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (20%)
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located


Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Masters of Business Administration (MBA)


Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Well groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  • Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities



  • Computer and other office equipment


Work Environment:                                                                                                                                              

  • Traditional office environment


Physical Effort:  

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)




Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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