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Alaska Airlines Commercial Strategy Researcher 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 Commercial Strategy Researcher is responsible for developing insights and solutions for commercial strategy research and revenue product design at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. As an individual contributor, this role makes recommendations to inform leveraged commercial strategy decisions.

Key Duties

  • Takes initiative to develop insights and solutions for commercial strategy research and revenue product design.

  • With limited direction from supervisor, works independently to perform projects relating to design, modeling, consumer insights, and optimization to inform long-term commercial strategy.

  • Makes regular recommendations to improve product design and commercial strategy.

  • Formulates ways to improve team best practices for strategy research.

  • Applies cutting-edge research methods to identify opportunities and recommends methods to realize them.

  • Determines an effective approach for communicating insights and findings to a wide variety of commercial stakeholders.

  • Represents the department at meetings and in communications, adhering to the highest standards of precision, accuracy, and integrity.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 2 years of experience in business analytics, consumer insights, economics, mathematics or related area.

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering or related discipline, or an additional 2 years of relevant training/experience in a related role in lieu of this degree.

  • Ability to establish cross-functional, collaborative relationships with other teams, valuing diversity and inclusivity

  • Detail oriented and highly organized, with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Intermediate working knowledge of statistics, machine learning, optimization, consumer insights, and/or demand modeling

  • Strong understanding of revenue products, as well as product merchandising and optimization strategies.

  • Data-driven mindset and a proven history of continuous self-development

  • Proven track record of applying insights to business strategy

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and strong interpersonal skills with the ability to drive outcomes in the best interest of the company

  • Intermediate skills in presenting data-driven strategic insights, including use of visualization tools (Tableau)

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and relational databases and large datasets (SQL, R, python, Alteryx).

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Graduate degree with a focus in economics, mathematics, statistics, engineering or related discipline.

  • 1 year of experience in the airline industry

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

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
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.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2021-6027
Category Corporate & Operations