Business Unit Director
Aerospace - Defence & Security - Engineering - Manufacturing

Job Title: 
Business Unit Director
Job Type: 
Job sector: 
Defence & Security
Base Salary: 
Ref: BUD/896/06
About this position: 


Our client is a leading supplier of highly technical products and services to the global Defence industry. Due to promotion, they are looking to appoint a Business Unit Director to their executive leadership team.

The Role: 
  • Reporting directly to the Chief executive you will enjoy complete strategic accountability for a £100m+ business across multiple sites (UK & International).


  • Will regularly engage with customers both UK and abroad managing relationships at a senior level to ensure exceptional service levels and secure future business.


  • A key element to this role will be to lead and mentor a multidisciplined team with 5 direct reports managing multiple (20+) complex programmes at any one time.


  • An element of international travel will be required.


The Person: 
  • With an engineering or relevant degree level qualification you will be a proven general manager (P&L Owner) with the ability to prove you can add significant value in a technical engineering, manufacturing or service environment within the defence sector.


  • Commercially astute you will see the benefits of working in a collaborative approach to business and have a solid technical understanding of defence applications.


  • A hands-on leader with exceptional communication skills you will be keen to join an organisation who give significant autonomy to their management whilst still working closely together to achieve results.