Group Head of Training BU - France and Africa

companySAF/Starlite Group
locationSouth Africa
PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago
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Position: Group Head of Training BU - France & Africa

Location: Durban, South Africa (High-Frequency Travel as Required)

Reporting to: CEO


  • Professional Business Degree (Masters degree preferable).
  • Aviation qualification/s (advantageous).

Position Overview:

Responsible for the overall commercial and strategic direction of the X-Aero Training Schools to successfully achieve the Groups vision, growth, cash flow and profit targets through the provision of all training services delivered within scope, budget and timelines. Training services include, but not limited to, pilot training (fixed-wing and rotor-wing), RPAS, VR and aircraft engineering (mechanical and avionic).


  • Proven business leader with a successful +- Ten years in a senior management role, managing teams and being responsible for business development, project management, commercial and strategic direction, and financial performance management.
  • International business development experience.
  • Military background and knowledge (advantageous).
  • Aviation background and knowledge (advantageous).


Excellent commercial and strategic ability.

Strong discipline to uphold performance standards, organizational objectives, and goals.

Excellent interpersonal skills with strong leadership and motivational ability.

Excellent customer service skills.

Excellent communications skills.

Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Financial management/reporting analysis skills.
  • Strong administration skills.

Proficient in MS Office Suite.


High level of English proficiency (read, speak and write)

High level of French proficiency (read, speak and write)

Other (advantageous)


  • Leadership: Develop, motivate, and lead the training team towards achieving the business objectives and goals.
  • Corporate Strategies and Objectives: Implement the plans, projects, systems, and controls to assure successful delivery.
  • Financial Budgets, Targets and Projects: Financial budgets and targets are planned, tracked, and achieved. Project management of assigned special projects and continued new business development is achieved.
  • Communications and Reporting:Real performance of the business is understood, and issues are addressed.

We appreciate your interest in SAF Aerogroup.

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of the application cut-off date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Applicants must submit their CV on our Career Page.

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