Senior Manager, Customer Loyalty & CRM in Lagos, Nigeria

at Arik Air

Airline / Aviation
Customer Service
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Division: Commercial
Department: Marketing
Reporting to: AVP Marketing


  • To lead and manage the team responsible for revamping and developing the FFP program.
  • The candidate will be responsible for defining the operational model for the FFP scheme including but not limited to how customers “Earn and Spend” Miles.
  • Additionally, the candidate will work with relevant teams to develop Arik’s CRM procedures to ensure customer relations.

Key Responsibilities
FFP Development and Delivery:

  • Review, revamp and develop the operational blueprint for Arik’s FFP scheme.
  • Manage the development of the FFP scheme’s benefits, features and rules, and continually improve these as required.
  • Plan the integration of all departmental operations to ensure an optimal return on resources.
  • Formulate the FFP scheme’s strategic plans for the short term and long term to fit in with the overall Commercial Strategy of Arik Air.
  • Set business objectives for the program, determine departmental processes and resource application for activities, with accountability for achieving these objectives:
    • Contribute to the selection process of a suitable and effective service providers and partners that will deliver project objectives of the FFP scheme.
    • Manage the project to ensure that all partnership are in the interest of Arik Air.
    • Ensure all projects are delivered on time and within budget.
    • Significantly grow member base and develop new partnerships.
    • Ensure all customer feedback/complaints are promptly addressed and service recovery done in a timely manner.

Customer Loyalty Management:

  • Accountable for the day-to-day management of the Customer Loyalty team as a business unit.
  • Oversee and manage the relationship with all relevant external service providers with regards  to the FFP scheme.
  • Ensure that the FFP scheme operates effectively across Arik by working closely with colleagues in:
  • Revenue management to develop targeted redemption seat supply plans which appropriately manage customer demands and revenue targets.
  • E-Commerce and IT to ensure that the membership product, database and its features are appropriately supported and promoted online.
  • Finance to ensure that the revenues and costs of operating the scheme are accurately forecast, tracked and reported.
  • Ground and in-flight services to ensure that members see the benefits of being a loyal customer.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports on the FFP scheme for review by Arik Executives.

Communication and CRM:

  • Coordinate all communication initiatives (both online and print) to FFP members globally
  • Design, develop, print and ensure effective implementation of communication capabilities of the FFP.
  • Develop new communication channels.
  • Communicate partnerships and attractive offers to members:
    • Initiate and establish beneficial partnerships with airlines, banks/credit cards, hotels, car rentals, and retailers etc. which enhance benefits to the customer and create revenue to offset operating costs.
    • Organize frequent flyer events for customers.

Person Specifications

  • University Graduate in a Marketing or Business-related field, studies in Loyalty/CRM desirable.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role with an airline.
  • Extensive experience in building/revamping and managing an airline’s frequent flyer program or a travel-related loyalty program (or a credit card/ financial service loyalty card).
  • Hands on experience developing and implementing targeted offer strategies like a deep understanding of customer segmentations and life cycle marketing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to present results and concepts to senior management
  • Able to derive insights to construct offers, campaigns and communications that drive profitable customer behaviors.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office and knowledge of database management and online CRM.  
  • Ability to work independently with a flexible, innovative and creative approach.



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