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about 1 year ago
AJW Aviation
Salary: Competitive
Location: West Sussex, Crawley, Horsham
Job type: Permanent
Contact: HR
Sector: Maintenance, Aircraft
Category: Office Jobs, Middle Managers Jobs, Senior Manager Jobs

Job title: Head of MRO

  • Overall accountability for the AJWA MRO Operations
  • Providing strategic direction for all MRO Operational activity, complex operational issues and customer requirements
  • Delivering the AJWA strategic plan in the context of MRO Operations 
  • Leading continuous improvement in MRO Operations 
  • Accountable for the delivery of MRO Operations against budget

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Is current on important trends for aircraft component MRO Operations (economic, political, environmental, regulatory, competitive, etc.) and integrates knowledge into plans/actions. Champion bold and innovative ideas intended to create breakthrough solutions.
  • Use scenario planning and other contemporary methods to drive market leadership and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Partner with external stakeholders to shape future outcomes and create mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Responsible for achieving business profit, productivity, safety, and quality goals
  • Communicate with customers to ensure that all commitments are met or exceeded, working with them as well as functional leaders, and internal staff to meet production and product support requirements
  • Drive the financial performance of MRO Operations to maximize cost reduction and productivity opportunities. 
  • Develop and track the MRO Operations budget
  • Champion continuous improvement throughout MRO Operations to maximize improvement activities and opportunities. Direct process / product improvement programs and provide process method excellence 
  • Provide overall MRO Operations leadership in the achievement of goals with respect to Quality, Production, Manpower and Compliance
  • Provide leadership in the areas of staff selection, training and development, process, and procedure implementation
  • Lead and coach MRO Managers and Team Leaders, guiding them in current positions and assisting with career development and training
  • Work across organisational boundaries and development of strong internal stakeholder relationships to deliver best in class MRO Operations 
  • Partner with all Internal Stakeholders to achieve implementation of all contracted business
  • Development and business leadership of MRO Operations IT requirements and future developments

Person Specification

  • Demonstrable and proven operations leadership in a fast paced high volume transaction business
  • Hold an aeronautical engineering degree level qualification
  • Excellent management & interpersonal skills
  • Sound business system IT knowledge
  • Excellent commercial knowledge
  • Sound negotiation skills 
  • Strong Team focus and a passion for developing team members
  • Strong focus on the development of internal and external relationships
  • A tenacious drive for cost reduction A process and change management champion
Criteria of Assessment:Perform all tasks to agreed standards and deadlines. Assess impact of improvements made by referring to the change in KPI’s.

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