Vice President Operations

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The Role

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), the Vice President of Operations will play a pivotal role in managing and maintaining the safety and efficiency of our client’s facility.

You will be responsible for leading a team of professionals, managing day-to-day operations, and ensuring the successful execution of disassembly projects.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction for the aircraft disassembly business unit.
  • Oversee all operational activities, including project planning, resource allocation, and execution.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, suppliers, local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Lead and develop a high-performing team, providing coaching, mentoring, and performance feedback as needed.
  • Drive business growth and profitability through effective resource management and business development initiatives.
  • Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of financial and operational performance metrics.
  • Monitor industry trends and developments, identifying opportunities for innovation and expansion.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a track record of operational safety, revenue efficiency and leadership in an MRO environment. The person should also possess excellent project management and communication skills.

  • Strong background and expertise in the aviation industry, with specific knowledge of aircraft disassembly, maintenance, and storage processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of aviation regulations and compliance requirements, including environmental and safety regulations. Ensure that all operations meet regulatory standards and requirements.
  • Proficiency in managing complex projects and programs, from planning and resource allocation to execution and monitoring. Experience with large-scale disassembly projects and facility management is beneficial.
  • Commitment to delivering exceptional service to customers and maintaining strong relationships.
  • A strategic and critical thinker, able to identify root causes and remedy appropriately
  • Resilient with the ability to work well under pressure and with strong organizational and time management skills.


  • Undergraduate/Graduate level Business, Operations Management, Finance, Economics, or other related area
  • Valid A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) license.
  • Relevant OSHA certification/standards
  • Strong MS Office skillset

The Company

Our client is the world’s leading aircraft end-of-life service provider and asset custodian providing a wide range of parking, care, maintenance, and disassembly programs, trusted to deliver flexible solutions for a global customer base. Customers are key to their success, and they have long-term relationships with the lessors, airlines, and parts trading companies.

The Package

This position will be based in the US. Our client is offering a competitive compensation benefits package.

Our client has engaged Horizon Executive Search International (“Horizon”) to conduct this search on an exclusive basis. Interested candidates should email a resume in Word format to Lori Fabian at about this position as soon as possible. Please do not contact the client or its affiliates directly as resumes directed to the company will be forwarded to Horizon Executive Search for consideration.


Important Info

For further information on the role, please apply in confidence to Lori Fabian by clicking the button below.
Please include your full career and current salary details, and quote reference LF/600/HW.

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