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United Airlines Senior Analyst - Resource Planning (FP&A) in Gurgaon, India

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The Finance department, which manages the company's budgets, forecasts and investments, and provides analysis of our financial performance and strategies

Job overview and responsibilities

The Senior Analyst role is responsible for long-term labor planning for Airport Operations through intermediate-level analysis. The role requires generating monthly forecasts and a yearly budget in order to make recommendations related to staffing levels at specific stations. The position requires utilizing and creating staffing models to forecast & analyze labor requirements based on passenger volumes, flight schedules, flight peak changes, and anticipated changes in technology and business processes. The role requires presenting financial analyses and reports to department and station leadership. Additional responsibilities include utilizing variance reports, identifying the financial impact of potential changes to employee labor contracts, labor productivity, and operational performance metrics as well as providing ad-hoc scenario analysis.

  • As member of the Hub or Line / International Resource Planning team, you will be assigned a geographic region of stations to support. Utilize resource planning tool, staffing standards, volume forecast and labor constraints to develop optimal staffing recommendations for future flight schedules for assigned stations. Reviews recommendations with assigned stations and works with Station GM or their designate to finalize manpower authorization levels for each month.

  • May also gather best practice data and may make program/process recommendations to support corporate/division programs and policy updates. May support ongoing or special analyses related to future flight schedules, potential staffing standards changes, strategic initiatives and potential changes to labor agreements. May be responsible for overseeing medium to high visibility projects within division. Interfaces with all levels of employee groups.

  • Proactively seeks out opportunities on process improvement for department and field organizations. Proactively identifies opportunities to reduce service defects and cost to serve.

This position is offered on local terms and conditions. Expatriate assignments and sponsorship for employment visas, even on a time-limited visa status, will not be awarded.


  • Bachelor’s degree; Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office.

  • Communication/interpersonal skills

  • Passion for data, analysis, and getting to the right answer

  • Strong background and comfort with building financial/staffing models

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

  • An aptitude in measurement, assessment, and evaluation.


  • MBA or master’s degree in finance, Accounting, Economics, or operations related field (Ex: Industrial Engineering, operations management, engineering, statistics, math, business, economics

  • FP&A or capacity/staffing modeling experience. Minimum 1-2 years of post MBA experience in a finance/operational staffing role

  • Bachelors in a quantative or operations related field (Ex: operations management, engineering, statistics, math, business, economics).

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 40 Finance

Function: Finance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled