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Alaska Airlines Alliances Principal in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Alliances Principal is a subject matter expert in airline partnerships at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. As an individual contributor, this role contributes to the long-term strategy for alliances and exercises considerable latitude and initiative to broaden the breadth and depth of Alaska’s global reach.

Key Duties

  • Lead subject matter expert on American Airlines/WCIA with responsibility for all aspects of the partnership including operational, financial and commercial requirements related to the alliance.

  • Builds strategic relationships with key individuals internally and externally with a focus on operating at all levels of the Alaska and American organizations.

  • Drives strategy related to the development of AA/WCIA partnership including regular development and delivery of senior executive briefings in a manner that builds trust and drives strategic alignment.

  • Negotiates interline, codeshare, prorate and marketing agreements that meet Alaska’s strategic objectives and financial goals. Ensures AA/WCIA partnership is sustainable and mutually beneficial.

  • Analyzes and makes recommendations to address the financial performance of AA/WCIA relationship. Ensures reporting dashboards accurately distill key alliance insights with clear and concise executive reporting.

  • Collaborates with marketing to extend the efficacy of Alaska’s Global Partner marketing efforts including development of joint campaigns with oneworld and individual partner airlines.

  • Advocates both internally and externally for seamless guest experiences that support Alaska’s desire to offer hassle-free global connectivity.

  • Leads projects that extend the relevance of Alaska’s oneworld alliance relationships.

  • Applies deep knowledge of the competitive environment both domestically and globally, and remains cognizant of second-order effects from shifting allegiances that could impact Alaska.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


Where permitted by applicable law, candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.


  • 7 years of experience in marketing, sales, finance, business development or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Robust knowledge of alliance and partnership structures.

  • Awareness of global development trends.

  • Exceptional analytical background with proven ability to navigate complex datasets.

  • Strong communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening) with an ability to communicate clearly and concisely to both internal and external constituencies.

  • Detail oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task and work independently.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Airline industry experience.

  • Experience developing strategic plans.

  • Passion for aviation, guest experience and platform development.

  • Experience using Excel, Alteryx and/or Tableau.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

  • Demonstrated track record of effectively leading/working with cross-functional teams, driving meaningful changes, and developing and mentoring others.

  • Influences with a high-performance culture mindset, a focus on practical solutions and efficiency, and a predisposition toward managing outcomes versus explaining variances.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Total Rewards

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 10/7/2021
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.
People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
L: #LI-JM1 Note: any salary range estimates not listed under Starting Rate in the job posting are provided solely by LinkedIn and are not official and have not been verified by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2021-6006
Category Corporate & Operations