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Acro is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit which drives us to pursue our vision, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief - from designers and engineers, through to production, sales and support.

Being courageous, helpful and ambitious enables us to take on challenges that other manufacturers simply won’t entertain and it’s those qualities we value and nurture in the people we work with.











Project Manager NPD - New Product Development

New Product Development Technical Projects

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Project Manager with a technical or engineering background to join our fast-growing business and support in our exciting New Product Development projects (NPD).

Reporting into the Lead NPD Project Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for supporting New Product Development (NPD) and the successful delivery of multiple complex projects.  Working closely with the Project Manager and Head of Programmes and collaborating closely with Engineering, Production, Procurement and external suppliers / customers, this full lifecycle project management position will take on a range of tasks and will require a strong technical / engineering understanding.

To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Strong Project Management experience to include management of technical projects.
  • A previous background in Engineering with exposure to New Product Development (NPD).
  • Experience of working within the Aviation industry with knowledge of regulatory bodies such as EASA, CAA and FAA preferred but not essential.
  • Capable of managing high complexity programmes with a high level of governance.
  • Working towards or qualified within Prince2 or similarly recognised project management qualification.
  • A demonstrable track record of successful project delivery with proven project management ability.
  • Dynamic and personable with the ability to be part of and manage matrix teams within an organisation.
  • Strong negotiating and decision-making skills with the ability to challenge and influence.
  • The ability to operate under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • A positive and pragmatic approach to achieving results.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a team approach.
  • The ability to work well under own initiative.

 This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business! Apply now for your chance to be considered.

To apply for this position please click on the “apply now” button below. Your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish us to retain your details please contact us. If your application is successful you will be contacted direct in due course.

Head of Purchasing

Acro has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head of Purchasing to join our fast-growing business!

Reporting into the Operations Director and working closely with Engineering, Accounts, Production and external suppliers, the Head of Purchasing will lead the development of partnerships with suppliers, manage the timely delivery and cost-effective purchasing of all production and consumable materials, introduce and develop new and existing suppliers into the NPD process and lead and develop the Purchasing Team.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL HAVE;

  • Previous purchasing management experience within a progressive manufacturing / engineering environment.
  • Experience within the aerospace industry would be a distinct advantage although not essential.
  • Excellent organisation and coordination skill with a creative approach to problem solving to ensure a key alignment between purchasing, the supply chain, manufacturing and customer services.
  • Strong team management, motivation, nurturing and dynamic leadership skills.
  • First class negotiation skill with a target and results driven approach.
  • Excellent relationship building ability with a partnership in supply chain style.
  • Knowledge of modern manufacturing practices and NPD (New Product Development).
  • Fully conversant in the use and management of ERP / MRP systems and inventory control processes.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Procurement division and wider Business, apply now for your chance to be considered!

Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us at careers@acro.aero

International Sales Manager

Reporting into the Sales Director and working within the Commercial Department, the International Sales Manager will be responsible for generating, developing and closing new sales opportunities from new and existing customers.  This is an exciting opportunity to represent Acro Aircraft Seating and our fantastic products by developing new business opportunities via your network, cold calling and marketing.  You will attend conferences and shows on an international basis and hold a key focus on developing and closing compelling commercial proposals.

To be successful in this position you will have;

  • Proven new business sales experience on an international basis and a strong ability to identify real customer needs.
  • Sales experience within the aviation industry – working with aircraft seating or interiors would be a distinct advantage or experience within airlines and relevant leasing companies.
  • Strong experience of prospecting via existing networks, cold calling, marketing, attending conferences and shows and presenting/pitching to potential clients.
  • Experience of creating compelling commercial proposals and negotiating contracts.
  • Written and spoken language skills would be a distinct advantage although not essential.
  • Confidence in the use of Microsoft Office Programmes to include Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A strong work ethic with a team driven approach and a passion for working towards deadlines.

This is a role that requires regular travel on an international basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award-winning business and add significant value to the Commercial department and wider business, contributing further in a time of exciting growth!

Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us at careers@acro.aero

 

Manufacturing Engineer - Supplier Development

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to work within the Operations Department and closely with the Quality, Design Engineering, New Product Introduction (NPI) and Production Teams.  The Manufacturing Engineer will support in improving multiple disciplines and resolving day-to-day manufacturing issues, ensuring that the manufacturing processes are the most suitable and cost effective in relation to our products and production volumes is a key focus of this position.

This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with and develop our key suppliers in ensuring zero defects upon delivery whilst continuing to drive costs down.  Supporting New Product Introduction (NPI) and Engineering activities to ensure that all changes and new developments meet design for manufacture, design for reliability and design for cost targets whilst managing a timely and effective introduction into the manufacturing process is essential.

To be successful in this position you will have;

  • A Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent.
  • Significant post-graduate experience within a Manufacturing Engineering position and a sound understanding of current and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques.
  • Experienced with Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement approaches.
  • Previous experience in New Product Introduction (NPI) is essential.
  • Demonstrable experience of supplier development.
  • PC skills to include Microsoft Office programmes and ideally some previous exposure to Computer Aided Design (CAD) programmes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strict attention to detail.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills.
  • A “can do” attitude.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Operations division and contribute to the leading edge next generation of aircraft seating design and manufacture.

Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us at careers@acro.aero

 

Certification Engineer

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Certification Engineer to add value to our business by compiling, reviewing and submitting certification and technical publishing documentation for the seating projects, keep up to date with regulatory materials and develop best practice processes and documentations for the business whilst working closely with the external authorities.

Working within the Engineering Department, the Certification Engineer will lead a range of certification activities across multiple seating projects.  This is a great opportunity to work closely with the relevant authorities and air-frame manufacturers to deliver certification documents and activities in line with the programme and business requirements. Key areas of focus will include static, dynamic, flammability, HIC and environmental certification plans and reports.

To be successful in this position you will have;

  • An Engineering degree and significant post-graduate experience within certification.
  • Previous experience of applying certification activities to aircraft seating or aircraft interiors.
  • Demonstrable experience of writing and reviewing test plans, reports and qualification documents.
  • The ability to analyse and recommend a course of action and/or provide innovative solutions.
  • A confidence in making clear and unambiguous decisions in a fast paced and pressured environment.
  • A natural ability to communicate across a business and build relationships internally as well as externally with authorities.
  • Experience of authoring modification paperwork for an Aerospace application.
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with Aerospace authorities and airframe manufacturers.
  • Previous experience as a CVE for a part 21 (A)DOA highly desired.
  • Strong negotiation, project management, structured problem solving and organisation skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Engineering division and contribute to the leading edge next generation of aircraft seating design.

Once you apply for this position your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish for us to retain your details please contact us at careers@acro.aero

 

Mechanical Design Engineer

Working within the New Product Development team, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop and deliver state of the art aircraft seating products and technologies.  Acro deliver robust engineering solutions that are delivered right first time, on time and to budget.  Working closely with the NPD team and wider business this position is accountable for the safe and reliable design of multiple aircraft seating programmes and ensuring regulatory guidelines are met and weight and cost are always considered in the design process.

To be successful in this position you will have;

 A Mechanical Engineering degree and significant post graduate experience.

Previous experience of working within an aerospace or automotive environment desirable.

Strong experience in the use of CAD for product design engineering – Catia V5 preferred but not essential.

The ability to undertake fundamental engineering hand calculations including stress analysis.

Experience of product evaluation and structural testing to validate the product against the targets set.

Experience in design and development of composite structures.

Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques such as composites, injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions and machined from solid.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build relationships cross functionally within the business and when mentoring other team members.

The ability to adapt within a fast and pressured and deadline driven environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and award winning high growth business and add significant value to the Engineering division and contribute to the leading edge next generation of aircraft seating design.

Once you have applied for this position your application will be carefully considered and if selected for the next stage you will receive an update in due course.  Your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish us to retain your details please contact us direct.










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