Business Unit Director
Aerospace - Defence & Security - Engineering - Manufacturing
£115K Base

Job Title: 
Business Unit Director
Job Type: 
Senior Executive
Job sector: 
Defence & Security
South East
Base Salary: 
£115K Base
Bonus, Full executive package, Car / Allowance / Shares
About this position: 

Our client is a leading global aerospace manufacturing business, due to continued expansion and some restructuring within the business, they wish to appoint a Business Unit Director to run one of their sites in the South East.

The Role: 
  • You will have full P&L responsibility for the site and have day to day leadership of customer services, aftermarket, production, supply chain materials, quality and continuous improvement.
  • A key element of the role will include improving factory performance through the execution of lean manufacturing initiatives such as Kanban, SIOP, 5s and Kaizen, while maintaining focus on quality improvements.
  • You will be responsible for operating performance including sales, profit, working capital, on-time delivery, planning, scheduling, materials management, financial commitments, providing the resources necessary to grow and where appropriate, actions to cut costs.
The Person: 
  • You will be degree educated in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or some other Technical Engineering discipline. You will have held direct P&L responsibility within an Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing environment.
  • You will have strong operational experience with exposure to best practices, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, JIT, coupled to commercial negotiation skills and experience of customer relations.
  • Familiarity with the manufacturing of low volume, high mix engineered products with experience of reducing costs whilst improving operational performance.