VP Aerospace and Defence
Aerospace - Defence & Security

Job Title: 
VP Aerospace and Defence
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Job sector: 
Defence & Security
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About this position: 

Our Client is a global manufacturer of a range of high-quality technology products for the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Due to continued success and growth they wish to appoint a business leader with a strong background in programme management, to lead 3 of their business units.

The Role: 
  • To provide leadership and management of 3 business units, 2 in the UK and 1 overseas.
  • You will be responsible for delivering a 5-year business plan, meeting ambitious growth targets by applying effective business leadership, strategy development, business winning, stakeholder management and programme management.
  • To deliver large programmes through the programme teams. Continue to evolve the company’s product offering in line with customer requirements and their technology roadmap.
  • You will be responsible for a business management team consisting of Finance, HR, Commercial, Engineering, Procurement, Programme management and Sales.
The Person: 
  • Degree educated with proven experience as a Business Leader with good experience of programme management or other senior managerial position within the Defence or Aerospace sectors.
  • A detailed understanding of programme and financial controls and experience in a key external customer facing role.
  • The ability to influence both internally and externally at all levels. Proactively manage poor performance and conflict resolution to mitigate detrimental impact to the customer and business objectives.
  • Able to provide effective delegation, management, and coordination of business activities. Excellent problem-solving skills and initiative with the ability to think laterally.