Managing Director

Sussex, UK
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Aviation Services
Sussex, UK

About Us

Horizon Executive Search International is a leading global executive search firm focused on the Aviation industry.

Experienced in all sectors of Aviation we primarily focus on Aviation Leasing companies and Aviation Financiers although we also carry assignments for Airlines, Airports, MRO organisations and other Service Providers.

We are currently mandated to find an experienced Managing Director by a leading Aircraft Services company.

The Company

Our dynamic client provides technical management, aircraft remarketing and advisory services to airlines, aircraft operators and owners, aircraft financiers, aircraft lessors and original equipment manufacturers.

The Headquarters are in the Southeast England but provides its services worldwide to an international client base in the commercial transport, corporate jet sectors

The Role

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage a well-established company and to grow the business using his or her skills, knowledge and expertise.

The Managing Director’s key responsibilities will include:

  •  Delivering & upgrading the Company’s strategy, business plan & budget, and action plans, working closely with the Owners.
  • Provide leadership, ownership and accountability within the company as well as run the business with a keen focus on operational efficiency and profitability
  • Development of the company’s business activities, including oversight of       existing clients and acquisition of new clients

The Person

Our preferred candidate for the position should meet the following requirements:

  • Ideally degree educated, with minimum 15+ years demonstrable experience in the aviation industry (ideally with both a technical and commercial background).
  • Highly commercial and analytical, with a broad knowledge of the airline industry, aircraft finance, aircraft maintenance and regulatory requirements and applications, with the ability to understand the details, and assess the commercial impact and trends
  • Energetic and tenacious, as a team player, as well as first class project management and communication and leadership skills.

The Package

This position will primarily be based at our clients office in West Sussex, with a “Work from home” option of a couple of days a week and will involve significant international travel.

Our client is offering a competitive package comprising annual salary and an annual bonus based on the profitability of the company.




Important Info

For further information on the role, please apply in confidence to Murrae Ross-Eskell by clicking the button below.
Please include your full career and current salary details, and quote reference MRE/0501/HW.