Business Unit Manager

CAMARILLO, CA

Our aerospace client is growing and expanding rapidly: they are hunting for management talent to support the high demand of their unique product offering.   They are a lean organization and the successful candidate will work through all levels of the team: from the floor to the executive suite.

The Business Unit Manager position will drive the success of a business segment- a successful candidate will have an ‘owner’ mentality.

You will need to communicate effectively across all skill sets:  sales, quality, engineering and production staff to drive projects to satisfactory and timely completion for our customers.

You must combine creative/data-driven solutions to manage risk while having the emotional intelligence necessary for terrific leadership.

Summary:

Responsible for leading and coordinating all business activities related to our custom engineered products through an integrated multifunction team with ultimate P&L responsibility.

This position will actively participate in sustaining our unique culture and focus on our three value drivers: profitable new business, value driven pricing and productivity.

 

Position Duties:

  • Leading a matrixed product line team.
  • Prioritize activities for the product line team.
  • Drive new and sustaining business through the proposal, onboarding and production processes.
  • Know/Own the Business: customers, competitors, short and long-term risk. You will assess the value of products to our customers and play an active role in pricing. Your knowledge will drive win-win outcomes in negotiations and position our products for future demand.
  • Along with the sales team, you will develop the long-range sales strategy and forecasts for the product line, including our annual business plan.
  • Review/approval of all contracts and T&C’s.
  • Preparation of monthly, mid-quarter, and quarterly product segment and new business reports for sales and bookings.
  • Presenting quarterly and annual reports on product line performance to senior corporate management.
  • Learning the technical specifics and usage applications of the product line. Having some technical acumen and mechanical aptitude is an absolute must.
  • Training support for sales, representatives and distributors on products, new technology, and capabilities for respective product line.
  • Coordinate preparation of marketing literature, brochures, and catalogs with Sales Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors’ Degree (technical preferred/or technical experience) with a track history of growth and promotion.
  • Preference given to MBA/MS degreed candidates
  • 10+ Years of Engineering Operations, Product Management/NPI, Engineering Sales, Sales Operations and or Business Unit Management. P&L Responsibility a must.
  • Preference for Aviation/Aerospace experience, but similar industrial manufacturing experience is appreciated. AS9100 Environments preferred.
  • Experience managing teams of 50 or more

 

This is a full-time/direct hire role.

 

Application

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