To manage design projects within the airline, extending across the whole range of Virgin Atlantic's facilities on the ground and in the air. To set and deliver products to the agreed specifications within time, cost and quality constraints and location of product.
Some of the duties include:
To discover new ideas in appropriate designs that could be of benefit to VAA passengers.
To manage idea generating projects providing full concept presentations to Senior Management.
To investigate new construction/manufacturing processes, innovations and technical advancements, then analyse and bring benefits into VAA.
To attend fairs, conferences and meet agencies to ensure full understanding of future trends.
To actively find and have a choice of known agencies to brief on a variety of design projects
There is a very thorough job description on the VS website, but more interestingly, I noticed that the job was being offered on a fixed term 18 month contract. This would suggest VS are looking for a designer to dedicate a fixed amount of his/her time to produce new interiors / cabins for the airline.
This all seems very interesting, but considering Upper Class and Premium Economy have been given upgrades recently, could this job ad be related to Economy Class? Or could this be related to VS trying to compete against BA's New Club World? Or perhaps this is related to VS' plan for mainland EU-US flights?
Does anyone have any details of what VS are planning?