The situation at airberlin has gotten so bad that the 60+ person e-commerce team at the airline has set up a (clearly not company sanctioned) website in which they’re looking for jobs. As written by airberlin’s VP of e-commerce and online sales:
Leading airberlin e-commerce is not a job, it is a passion.
Working for airberlin e-commerce is special for all of us. We love what we do, we have fun working and we have developed an incredible strong team spirit. The past years have been an awesome time, I love my team, I am proud of our achievements and the development of every single one of us.
airberlin’s e-commerce – my team – is hungry. Hungry to increase revenue, hungry for innovations, thinking out of the box and challenging the status quo. We try out new things, even the crazy stuff. Every single day.
We do not believe – we know our data or test our ideas. We walk the extra mile to increase our KPIs. We innovate to lead. We live flat hierarchies and love high speed.
Our KPIs witness our success: We increased nonbrand revenue by almost 100% in the first year, adding another 25% in the second year.
The past weeks have been a rough time for all of us. But we never give up, our inner spirit dictates: the show must go on!
airberlin has filed for insolvency.
Now we need a new challenge – do you need to boost your e-commerce?
I think it’s fantastic that the VP is looking out for everyone here and trying to find a place for them. I’m not sure how many companies are looking for a 60+ person e-commerce team overnight, but at least he has the resumes of everyone broken down by department, so hopefully this will help in getting them new jobs.
At the same time, I imagine airberlin isn’t all too thrilled about this.
I think when we first heard about airberlin’s insolvency, many of us assumed this was just a restructuring and that eventually things would be back to how they were.
It’s getting clearer by the minute that this isn’t the case. It’s looking more and more like airberlin will just be sold off into parts, and that the airline won’t be a thing in a few months time.
What a mess. In the meantime, if you’re looking for e-commerce people…
(Tip of the hat to YHBU)