We are looking for an inspirational and entrepreneurial leader to drive our European business forward. This is a unique and varied opportunity for a senior leader to define strategy for the region and lead an experienced and established team to execute your strategic plan. Candidates will be bi-lingual (French & English) and have extensive operations management experience from within the aviation industry.
Area Director, Europe - Global VIP / Luxury Aviation FBO
Regional & European Travel
Competitive Salary Package + Benefits
Reporting to the Managing Director - Signature Flight Support EMEA, the role will be responsible for Signature's European Operations, including France, Italy and Germany. Through your teams you will be responsible for delivering exceptional operational results, financial performance safety, customer service, and an engaged and high performing team.
The kind of activities you will be working on will include:
+ Lead your direct reports in all aspects of operational, and personal performance and development, including their own management of teams and individuals.
+ To develop a detailed understanding of the markets and determine growth opportunities.
+ Work with the Managing Director to formulate a strategic plan for the region.
+ Develop and maintain strong relations with Airport Authorities, key industry contacts and trade union/works council members
+ Embed a culture of safety across your region.
+ Establish a culture that promotes customer loyalty.
+ Foster an environment of increased employee engagement
+ Educated to degree standard/equivalent or significant related experience, with experience in aviation management
+ Proven track record in successfully leading and growing a business or operation.
+ Experience of using detailed market knowledge and reacting to anticipated changes to maximise opportunity or minimise negative effect.
+ Established leader with proven team leadership and development experience. Experience working with works councils or trade unions would be beneficial.
+ Understand and interpret technical and financial data.
+ English, French (essential), Italian(preferred).
+ Established competencies in negotiation, customer orientation, influencing, building relationships, decision making and leading through change
The role requires the ability to work regionally and be flexible in terms of working time and travel. Occasional travel to the US will also be required.
Who we are:
We provide VIP services to business and private aircraft customers. They land their aircraft with us and we do everything we can to deliver a truly exceptional service ?we don't just aim to please, we aim to exceed all expectations and offer a truly 5-star experience.
We are a global Company and part of a FTSE 250 listed PLC. In our EMEA region we have multiple locations - London, Milan, Paris, Luton, Manchester, Cape Town and Athens to name a few. Our local culture is focused on amazing delivery to the customer, business and personal growth - whilst having fun of course!
We have a diverse customer base and see the upmost benefits of a diverse workforce; therefore, we are committed to continuing to be an equal opportunities employer.
If you have any questions regarding the role or your application then we would love to hear from you.
Whether you are successful or not we thank you for your interest in our Company! Due to the considerable number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.
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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.