Head of Support
Head of Support
Our client is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.
This is a growing business unit within the Group and provides its customers, UK based and international, with a variety of support solutions to complement new products design, development and production of Deployable Infrastructure, Medical, C2ISR and Vehicle Systems.
ABOUT THE ROLE
*To be accountable for all support programmes and projects within the BU, formulating and implementing strategic objectives and providing leadership, direction and governance for the In Service Support Business Stream, also overseeing the development of new business opportunities and approving / guiding bids.
Duties and Accountabilities:
*Review and implement the mission and strategy of the Business Stream as part of the Land Systems Business Unit strategy.
*Participate in the Business Unit strategy development and business planning processes.
*Provide focus for, facilitate and enable business development activity associated with the Business Stream.
*Oversee, guide, enable and direct relevant bids, approving in line with appropriate level.
*Undertake business development and marketing activities within and outside the company when self- or team-determined and / or in association with Marketing Executives.
*Participate in company-wide business development activity as and when appropriate.
*With Senior Finance Staff, develop the budgets for the Business Stream and contribute to the setting of the Business Unit budgets.
*Assess and provide financial forecasts for orders, sales, profit and cash for the Business Stream, feeding in to the Business Unit forecasts.
Qualifications and Skills required for the role:
*Degree or Masters level technical qualification
*Degree or Masters level business qualification
*Well developed leadership skills
*Able to interact effectively with all levels of company staff, and with customers, end users, suppliers and other organisations
*Excellent written and verbal communication to clearly express views and ideas.
*Desire to improve (knowledge, further qualifications and contribution.)
Experience required for the role:
*Many years' experience stemming from General and /or Project / Programme Management in Defence related industry or equivalent time in military / MOD with minimum of 5 years in industry.
*Experienced in running high value / strategic multi-functional projects in a matrix organisation, also with Senior Management Team plus operational and/ or business development and bid management experience.
*Well developed knowledge of business management systems, management accounts and strategic thinking.
ABOUT THE REWARDS
An attractive reward package. This comprises:
*Competitive base salary
*Discretionary bonus scheme
*25 days' holiday plus bank holidays
*Generous company pension scheme
*Access to a healthcare plan
*An excellent flexible benefit scheme
*Access to a discount scheme which offers substantial savings with arrange of retailers, hotel chains, holiday companies etc.
Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check.
- £ 0 - 0 Per year
- Full time
Posted 1 Nov 2017
Closes 1 Dec 2017
This job was posted to: Project manager