Business Unit Manager- Aerospace- Carle Place, NY

International Permanent
  • Are you seeking a hands-on & fast paced opportunity?
  • Potential for growth and ability to "own" your role

About Our Client

The client designs & manufactures in custom-designed, preicision hydraulic and fuel system components for civil and military fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, spacecrafts, turbine engines, and special applications.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Focus on details of value creation, i.e. value based pricing, continual cost improvement, and identifying profitable new business opportunities
  • Guide a team of sales personnel, engineers, and manufacturing personnel to create real intrinsic value
  • Develop relationships with new business accounts while maintaining long standing relationships with distributors, end users, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's)
  • Ensure that terms and conditions of new proposals and contracts conform to Company policy and business-unit-specific plan
  • Provide reports to management team
  • Determine and implement strategic and/or tactical plans to win profitable new business
  • Negotiate sales and marketing contractual commitments with OEM's and end users
  • Serve as company representative at trade shows, conventions/seminars to maintain customer contact, increase brand exposure, and publicize new products and services
  • Manage a small team of direct reports in the office and field
  • Must understand a P&L and take ownership for relaying the critical takeaways to the broader team
  • Provide oversight in cost estimation process to ensure cost accuracy and appropriate pricing
  • Work collaboratively with Operations activities to ensure cost goals are met, customer needs are prioritized, and quality issues are resolved
  • Responsible for training and mentoring staff; motivating them all for effective performance for the general growth of the company
  • Develop and communicate the expectation levels and vision of the company to members of unit
  • Understand and communicate company's corporate vision and goals
  • Proven ability to be effective in a highly matrixed organization
  • Must be able to actively engage with employees, supervisors, and other managers on the floor
  • Participate in and lead business-unit-related training as required
  • Domestic and International Travel up to 35%
  • Perform related work and special projects as assigned
  • To conform with US export regulations and ITAR 120.15 and EAR Part 772, incumbents for this role should be eligible for any required authorizations from the US government.

The Successful Applicant

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree required. Prefer technical disciplines (math, Engineering)
  • An MBA or equivalent is preferred, but not required
  • At least 5 years of professional-level experience driving strategic business growth and leading teams
  • Aerospace experience a plus

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experienced in the use of MS office suite and Manufacturing ERP systems
  • Skilled in verbal communication of work related information using tact and diplomacy
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills including extensive use of excel and similar databases
  • Self-starter, experience driving toward team-based organizational structure and culture preferred
  • Ability to work independently and achieve goals with limited direction
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Solid organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent communications and instruction skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management

What's on Offer

  • Competitive base salary
  • Bonus % initiative
  • Ability to "own" your role
  • Health insurance, 401K, profit sharing

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Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Operations Management
Business Services
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