Careers @ Acro
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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.

Acro is also proud to be an equal opportunity employer.




Cheif Financial Officer

Accounting

Accountant - Chartered / CPA

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are recruiting for a Chief Financial Officer to join the business.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Open date: 23rd August 2019
  • Close date: 21st September 2019

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business. ACRO is recruiting for a key leadership role. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) will report to the CEO and is responsible for overseeing all ACRO’s financial activities. The CFO will be a member of the ACRO executive leadership team and is responsible for and accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operation of the business.

Skills and Experience required:

  • The CFO will have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities including the development of financial and operational strategies.
  • The CFO will be an excellent leader as the remit includes direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, deal analysis and negotiations and investor relations.
  • The goal is to protect the company’s revenues and profits to achieve full financial control and sustainable growth.
  • As a key member of the Executive Management team, the CFO will report to the company CEO and assume a strategic business partner role in the overall management of the company.
  • The CFO must hold minimum of degree level education and be a qualified accountant with demonstrable post qualification experience
  • It is essential that the CFO must be fluent in both English and Chinese in order to present to the Board of Directors and shareholders for monthly business review meetings
  • Aerospace, Aircraft seating, Manufacturing Industry experience is essential
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and common business systems is required
  • International experience and willingness to undertake business travel as and when required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail, capable of managing multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Pro-active approach and ability to recognize and drive changes and improvements

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for the Company’s financial planning and business risks
  • Analysis and review of past performance as well as forecasting and budgeting of sales, margins, direct and indirect costs, variances, distribution & warranty cost as well as capital expenditure and general & administration expenditure
  • An excellent leader having responsibility for the Finance and ITS functions
  • Participation and support in the delivery of monthly business performance reviews
  • Develop & Optimise accounting, process and controls
  • Implementation of change management and restructuring
  • Project management of IT & Systems implementation (ERP)
  • Ability to work across functions to effectively sell the reasons for process change, tighter control and accountability
  • Ability to demonstrate commercially improved profitability and business growth
  • Adding to International sales: Setting up International operations, hedging FX
  • Project accounting experience/mind-set (project lifetime profitability) which adds a dimension to management accounts reporting
  • Contract negotiation and service delivery with internal and external stakeholders
  • Refinancing, debt management, large asset sales, purchases and sale/leaseback
  • Consistent with strong analytical skills: must continue to develop/improve reporting across the business
  • Should have experience of managing data needs of multiple stakeholders (be it non-exec founder shareholders, business angels, professional investors, banks)
  • Rapid growth/SME background

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.
  
 

Planning Coordinator

Manufacturing

Planning

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Planning Coordinator to join us and support in the implementation of production plans, accurate BOM management and works orders

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career within manufacturing and production operations. Reporting into the Planning Manager you will support the implementation of the production plan to include accurate Bill of Materials (BOM) creation, management of works orders, data cleansing and change control (permits, concessions and engineering change).
 
Key Responsibilities;

  • Translate approved design data from the design organisation into a Bill of Materials (BOM) for operational procurement.
  • Ensure the quality and integrity of all Bill of Materials (BOM) and part data is maintained and support in the cleansing of demand data.
  • Manage the works order planning and creation process for both production and sub-assemblies.
  • Ensure entries in Smarteam are actioned within agreed lead times.
  • Update permits and concessions where necessary, articulating work required and volume of work managed to date.
  • Review inventory and proactively amend works order with issue changes, ensuring accuracy of works orders and minimising delay to store picking and build.
  • Ensure process and procedures are documented within the BMS and updated on a regular basis.
  • Support on value-add projects and business change initiatives as required by senior management.

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

  • The ability to deliver results within tight time frames in a fast-moving environment
  • Data orientated with an extremely strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to systematically identify and resolve problems.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to develop good cross functional, and collaborative working relationships.
  • Flexible to adapt to changing situations and environments.
  • Process driven and demonstrate a continuous improvement approach.
  • Self-motivated, with effective organisational skills and able to work on your own initiative.  
  • The ability to present information in ways that are appropriate to the differing levels of the organisation

Desirable:

  • MCIPS qualified / part-qualified.

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Master Scheduler

Manufacturing

Planning

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Master Scheduler with a strong understanding of ERP, extensive scheduling and manufacturing / production planning experience.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career within manufacturing and production operations.  Reporting into the Planning Manager and working within the Operations Management team you will produce, manage and communicate plans to ensure product delivery and customer satisfaction.  You will own and manage Acro’s view of supply and demand across all teams, create and maintain capacity plans for production as well as other departments within the business to include existing and planned projects.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Extensive scheduling experience within a Project and/or Production environment.
  • Experience of resource, schedule and planning tools such as MS Project, Primavera, Excel or equivalent
  • Able to simplify and distil data into useful management information
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to propose innovative ideas.
  • Diligent, enthusiastic and driven, with an excellent work ethic, and a “can do” attitude.
  • A strong understanding of ERP
  • The ability to work under pressure, prioritise and manage conflicting demands.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Analytically minded with the ability to collate and clearly present data.
  • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing planning, master production scheduling, inventory control, materials requirements planning, capacity requirements planning.

Desirable:

  • MCIPS qualified / part-qualified.
  • Project management qualification
  • Previous experience within a design & manufacturing environment.

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Lead Engineer NPD - Composites

Engineering

Aeronautics

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Lead Design & Development Engineer to manage a team of engineers, focused on design and validation of composite components

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 
  

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Do you have experience of working within new product development and composite materials?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career in the manufacturing industry. You will report into the NPD Engineering Manager and will be working within the New Product Development team. The main responsibility for the role is to be accountable for the design of safe and reliable aircraft seating systems while providing leadership and direction to a small team of engineers.
  
Within this position you will be;
  

  • Providing leadership, mentoring and coaching to a team of approximately 3 engineers, ensuring that they work collaboratively and that all designs produced by the team meet the technical requirements of the project in hand
  • Utilising project planning and problem-solving skills to ensure that engineering tasks are delivered in line the project plan and that stage gates are met
  • Making yourself, and your knowledge, available to your design team to help them achieve technical sign off any engineering changes or design releases on time and to the correct quality standard
  • Carrying out design in Catia V5 while ensuring that said design meets key criteria, including; customer requirements (aesthetic & technical), EASA, FAA and Airframe specifications
  • Coordinating the production of multiple prototypes, taking them through the design validation process through to achieving full certification

We’re looking for experience in;
  

  • Designing, developing and validation of lightweight structural composite components
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art, high-volume, composite manufacturing techniques and processes
  • Developing and analysing dynamic test data to solve HIC Head Impact criteria challenges as well as other associated design issues.

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Project Certification Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Certification Engineering professional to support our product through the New Product Development process

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 
  

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career in the Engineering industry. In this role you will be reporting into the Lead Certification Engineer and working within the Certification team. The main responsibility of the role is to ensure accurate substantiation and on time delivery of certification activity across a range of projects, in conjunction with external stakeholders, e.g. industry authorities, MROs etc
  
To be successful in this position you will have experience in;
  

  • The compilation and control of certification documents and technical publications while ensuring the project meets its quality and timely delivery of project stage gates are achieved
  • Utilising your experience in certification to verify compliance of any documentation against the specific certification requirements of the project, including test plans and guidance materials
  • Working with various areas of the business, while utilising your knowledge of CAD, to review and discuss design and further support the generation of Component Maintenance Manuals, Service Bulletins, Service Information Letters and Test/Technical Reports in each instance
  • Mitigation of project risk and challenging of relevant stakeholders, e.g. authorities, to drive the most efficient and trouble-free route to certification
  • Building strong internal and external relationships with relevant stakeholders

  
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.
  
 

Dispatch Support - Late Shift

Transport / Logistics / Drivers

Warehouse & Distribution

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are on the look out for a warehouse professional to take on a role in Dispatch Support covering the 2pm to 10pm late shift.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Late Shift – 14:00 to 22:00

Primarily this role will be covering the late shift, however you will be required to be flexible in your working hours to meet operational needs.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career in Production. You will report into the Dispatch Coordinator and work within the Production team.
  
Your main responsibility will be to complete all allocated activities relating to the effective picking, packing and despatch of all spares and main ship set orders, enabling on time and efficient completion.  This will involve picking, booking of shipments, and packing to enable the movement of all orders to meet customer service levels.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • Able to work under pressure without compromising on quality.
  • Working knowledge of shipping & despatch
  • Experience of a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to use PC based software (word, excel etc) and stock control software.
  • Strong organisational skills, where you take initiative and remain focused under pressure.
  • A working knowledge of handling import/export terms and documentation.
  • Be able to communicate and present information effectively and efficiently.
  • Forklift truck licence
  • Aviation knowledge preferred.

  
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.
  
 

Design Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Design Engineer with Catia V5 experience to join our growing business and add value to multiple aircraft seat programmes!

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

The Design Engineer will undertake design, engineering and development tasks related to the aircraft seat programmes utilising the Catia V5 CAD System.  Substantiating and evaluating designs through 3D analysis, engineering calculations and prototyping the Design Engineer will ensure product deliverables are on time and adhere to all customer aesthetic and technical ambitions as well as the relevant Airframe specifications.  When delivering to the customer brief the Design Engineer must consider weight, cost, project budgets and available resources.  This is a team focussed position and so the Design Engineer must be an effective communicator and also liaise direct with OEM’s, Aircraft Manufacturers and selected suppliers.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • A Mechanical Engineering Degree and previous experience within an Application focussed design position, ideally within the aerospace industry.
  • Extensive post graduate experience in a mechanical engineering related field utilising design engineering and experience in using a 3D software package – Catia V5 a distinct advantage.
  • Significant exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques such as composites, injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions and machined from solid.
  • Experience in undertaking fundamental engineering hand calculations including stress analysis.
  • Excellent communication skill both written and verbal with the ability to build and manage relationships both internally and externally.
  • Capable of adapting and managing different projects and changing priorities in a fast paced environment.

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Technical Publications Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro is looking for a focussed, detail orientated individual to own our technical publications function across our product portfolio

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 
  

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business where you can continue to develop your Engineering career. As part of the Aftermarket team your main responsibility would be the specification, compilation, maintenance and delivery of technical publications for the Engineering teams across the business. As well as this, you will ensure effective understanding of the budgetary, resource and availability specifications of each publication/product to deliver improvements in their associated KPIs.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;
  

  • Coordinate with our customers and engineering teams to create and deliver technical publications, including CMM, SB, SL and TR, that meet our company’s quality & compliance standards
  • Ensure that all technical publications conform to any applicable ATA specifications
  • Maintain current CMMs, while ensuring that any revisions made to them are communicated effectively to our customers and maintenance teams
  • Utilize your knowledge of airworthiness, certification and design to understand the limitations inherent in each product so that all technical publications can be considered as true representations of the products in-service capacity
  • As the owner of the technical publications function you must integrate with Project Planning to ensure availability of all applicable documentation when required
  • Lead process improvement activities to deliver measurable improvements in the construction/maintenance of CMMs to better deliver again progressive engineering change

  
We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database. Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details. If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Design and Development Engineer

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for Design and Development Engineers to develop and deliver state of the art aircraft seating products.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support. 

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.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive 

Key Responsibilities;

  • Take technical ownership for the assigned seating modules and scope out requirements and targets for the project.
  • Developing composite products from concept through to certification and production readiness.
  • Creating new ideas and investigating alternative materials and manufacturing processes that will always consider weight, cost, robustness and the assembly process.
  • Verifying designs through calculations and key analysis to validate the product effectively.
  • Determine and manage priorities, timescales and deadlines and suggest solutions when at risk of deviating from original plans.
  • To manage and delegate tasks to junior engineering team members. 

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. 

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database.  Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your details.  If your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Project Engineer (Development and Test)

Engineering

Mechanical

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are looking for a Project Engineer with Development and Test experience to join our team to help drive our seating programmes forward.

Acro Aircraft Seating is more than just a manufacturing business, we have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to fulfil our vision of Perfect Comfort for Passengers, supported by a dedicated team who share our belief – from designers and engineers, through to production, quality, sales and support.  

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive  

EXCELLENT BENEFITS  

  • Regular company events
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension and healthcare schemes
  • Retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!  

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your Engineering career. You will ensure our seating products are optimised for weight, robustness and cost through defining, managing and co-ordinating tests that will determine and develop the performance of the product.
 
Key Responsibilities;  

  • Challenge the Acro Design and Certification team to optimise for weight, product robustness, recurring cost and non-recurring costs
  • Through the management of the DVP (design verification plan), define the means to ensure our seating products, components and materials pass the regulatory requirements and Acro’s own requirements to continually drive towards lightweight and robust products. This will include static, dynamic, HIC, abuse, flammability and cyclic tests
  • Manage the timing and priorities of tests. Organise the tests internally and externally, liaise with procurement and the prototype seat building team to ensure test articles are co-ordinated and delivered on time for testing
  • Determine the test articles required, and work with the development and apps team to ensure the design definition is given on time to support testing
  • Write test setups, plans and reports to ensure the test configuration and outcome are sufficiently captured
  • Develop testing and analysis load cases and criteria that will ensure our products are best in class for lightweight, robust and cost effectiveness
  • Co-ordinate and lead problem solving activities to understand the results from tests and to ensure engineering updates are co-ordinated on time to support subsequent testing.  

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

  • A mechanically based engineering qualification or working towards with a structural mechanics bias
  • Previous experience of working in a mechanical test and development environment
  • Experience of working on Mechanical product development programmes
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work well under own initiative
  • The ability to analyse problems and recommend a course of action.

We really want to hear from you so don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Once you apply, your CV will be held on our central database. Please do let us know if you do not wish for us to retain your detailsIf your application is successful, you will be contacted in due course.

Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.

Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.