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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.




Project Manager

Engineering

Project Management

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are currently looking for an experienced project manager to join us and support on customer, technical and in-house projects on a 12 month FTC!

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
  • 12 Month Fixed term contract 

We are currently looking for an experienced project manager to join us and support on customer, technical and in-house projects! If you are a team player with plenty of self-motivation and a desire to make a positive impact in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!
 
EXCELLENT BENEFITS

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

As a Project Manager at Acro you will be at the heart of the business and joining a team driven by a commitment to provide the best value for our customers.  You will have the opportunity to add significant value to a multitude of full life cycle projects and work cross functionally with all departments in our fast paced and dynamic environment.  You will ensure our company reputation for providing high quality products, services and creating perfect comfort for passengers is maintained.
 
 To be successful in this position you will have/be;

  • A demonstrable track record of successful project management and delivery, ideally within a manufacturing, engineering or a technical environment – aerospace industry experience would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable leadership skills and ability to take full ownership of risks and issues from identification to resolution.
  • A hands-on approach to projects with excellent communications skills to enable effective engagement with internal and external stakeholders up to Director Level.
  • A business, management, engineering or technical degree preferred.
  • A Prince2, APM-PMQ or similarly recognised project management qualification preferred.
  • Dynamic and personable with the ability to manage matrix teams within an organisation.
  • Strong negotiating and decision-making skills with the ability to challenge and influence at a senior management level.
  • The ability to operate under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • A positive and proactive approach to achieving results.
  • The ability to work well under your own initiative.

The Parent Company of Acro Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
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.

Chief Financial Officer

Accounting

Accountant - Chartered / CPA

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

We are currently looking for a Chief Financial Officer to be responsible for overseeing Acro's financial activities.

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. 
 
We are currently looking for a Chief Financial Officer to be responsible for overseeing Acro’s financial activities.

  • Location: Crawley (RH11)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Competitive Pension & Healthcare schemes
  • Access to a wide variety of retail discounts
  • 1pm finish on a Friday!

Key Responsibilities;
 
As an experienced business partner, you will;

  • Report to the CEO and assume a strategic business partnering role.
  • Consult functionally with the CFO of Acro’s parent company ZTC and shareholder office representatives to align and develop best practices and with the CEO to drive the value improvement agenda (revenue, costs, capital efficiency) for the investor.
  • Work closely with the CEO to implement short, medium- and long-term transformation plans.
  • Co-partner with the CEO in the delivery of monthly business performance reviews, weekly ELT reviews, weekly shareholder office operating reviews, board meetings and townhalls.

From a Financial Management & Treasury perspective you will;

  • Be accountable for the financial control & accounting, planning & performance management and statutory compliance of Acro to meet UK company law, Acro’s local internal standards and as appropriate with ZTC’s financial expectations
  • Work closely with ZTC in the planning and execution of equity/debt financing and related cash management decisions.
  • Manage local banking relationships pre, deal close and post deal execution.
  • Hold accountability for Acro’s financial planning (strategic, operating budgets and forecasting).
  • Proactively influence and engage key stakeholders to drive the finance agenda.

From a Planning & Performance Management (PPM) you will;

  • Manage and prepare performance MI tracking goals, milestones and deliverables for the business unit’s ELT (Executive Leadership Team) and contribute to build a ‘no surprises’ culture.
  • Deliver quality analytics & generate financial insights for past and future expected profit, cashflow and value performance; forecasting and budgeting of product sales/margins, direct/indirect costs, variances, distribution/warranty cost, capital expenditure, SGA cash costs.
  • Be accountable for fairness, relevance and reliability of the financial MI and responsible to review the reliability of the non-financial MI produced by non-financial sources.

In other core areas you will;

  • Provide support in the governance, preparation and submission to board/shareholder office’s approval of Capex projects and tracking performance post approval for the ELT.
  • Plan and implement evolved/new ERP projects related to finance activities e.g. cost management systems.
  • Be accountable for company financial compliance, secretarial, regulators, audit and tax functions.

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

  • A University Graduate and UK professionally qualified Accountant with extensive and demonstrable PQE experience or financial MBA.
  • Previously operated at CFO level with heavy board level exposure
  • Worked in divisional/business unit finance leadership roles in an international corporate and/or SME private equity portfolio/JV company.
  • Experience of Aerospace, manufacturing industry experience advantageous
  • International experience and willingness to travel with exposure to working with company’s in China an advantage.
  • Exposure to business turnarounds and realignment / change environments.
  • Commercial experience with demonstrable leadership skills.
  • Powerful interpersonal communication skills with the ability to translate complicated financial information and themes.
  • A strong organisational skills and attention to detail, capable of managing multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • A Pro-active approach with the natural ability to recognise and drive changes and improvements.
  • Fluent English with the ability to speak Chinese advantageous.

 
The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
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.

Category Lead

Manufacturing

Purchasing / Procurement

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Are you a Category Lead with strategic procurement / category management experience and a strength in supplier relationship management?

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 and continue to develop your procurement career.  As the Category Lead you will act as an “expert” in your specific categories and will be the able to manage and collaborate with existing suppliers, engage with new suppliers, work cross functionally with engineering / NPD, support production and build positive relationships internally across the business and between ACRO and our supply chain.  You will lead, develop and deliver global category strategies focusing on quality, cost and service through the end to end value chain.

Our categories include – Soft Trim, Fabrics, Packaging, Consumables, Fasteners, Machining, Extrusion, Forming, Composites & Plastics.
 
To be successful in this position you will have/be;
Essential:

  • Strategic procurement / category management experience.
  • Experienced in supplier relationship management.
  • Strong negotiating skills and experience.
  • Previous experience managing expenditure.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience of working to AS/ISO quality standards or equivalent.
  • Experience of writing a category plan, presenting to senior executives and peers.
  • Focused on delivering cost and service deliverables and enhancements.

Desired:

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Engineering background.

The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
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.

Head of Quality

Manufacturing

QA

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are recruiting for an Industry experienced Head of Quality to join the business and lead, drive and develop our Quality Department.

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 our innovative, award winning and high growth business and to lead, drive and develop our quality department.  Reporting directly to the CEO and playing a key role on the Senior Leadership Team, you will have responsibility for both the manufacturing and quality assurance teams.  You will play a critical role in driving positive and sustainable cultural change to focus on quality, compliance and service.
 
Key Responsibilities;

  • Drive a positive and sustainable focus on quality, embedding high levels of compliance and integrity and promoting a culture of quality and customer service excellence.
  • Lead, manage and develop the Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Quality teams, driving a continuous improvement mindset by coaching, mentoring and training the Quality team, and managing processes to meet AS9100 and ISO9001 quality assurance standards.
  • Ensure the business Quality Management Systems meet all necessary requirements and are effective in application.
  • Ensure all relevant and applicable quality certifications and regulatory approvals are being maintained effectively, including but not limited to AS9100 and ISO9001.
  • Provide guidance and support on all matters relating to quality assurance, quality certifications and regulatory approvals.
  • Conduct external audits of existing contract manufacturers and suppliers and conduct vendor assessment/selection for all new manufacturers, suppliers and providers.
  • Host/support Regulatory Authority Inspections.
  • Ensure all quality related activities, processes and procedures are carried out to the highest quality and accuracy standards.
  • Ensure continuous improvement within all Quality operations and that your team can self-audit.
  • Improve business quality and customer performance, demonstrated by KPI improvement.
  • Take a lead role in developing the company culture to that of a full ‘lean’ organisation.
  • Ensure all customer product and service issues are dealt with in a timely and effective manner.
  • Develop and maintain effective business relations with key stakeholders to meet business targets.
  • Provide and present data and metrics as required to the Executive Team and use and interpret data to formulate and robustly implement concrete action plans.

To be successful in your application you will demonstrate;

  • A strong track record operating at a senior level within Quality, with experience of working within the aircraft interiors industry.
  • A technical or quality-related degree achieved at 2:1 or above (or equivalent).
  • EASA Form 4 Post Holder qualification.
  • Comprehensive understanding of aerospace quality standards and requirements (formal ISO9001 and/or AS9100 qualifications).
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant aerospace regulatory standards (EASA part 21G, EASA part 145, EASA part 21O, EASA part 21J).
  • Proven experience in auditing (internal and suppliers) and managing the audit programme.
  • Valid internal / lead auditor certificate for ISO9001 and/or AS9100.
  • In-depth understanding of quality tools, techniques and quality control procedures.
  • Experience in liaison with third parties, including, but not limited to certification bodies, regulatory authorities (i.e. EASA, CAA), customers and suppliers.
  • The ability to review and interpret all elements and aspects of airworthiness regulation.
  • Experience in managing audits in the aerospace OASIS database.
  • A self-motivated and hands on approach with a strong ability to work independently and manage and lead a team to ensure deliverables and objectives are met.
  • Strong experience in working with Quality Management Systems within the aerospace industry.
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills, with the ability to interpret data and statistics.
  • A good understanding of SPC (Statistical Process Control).
  • Robust problem-solving, facilitation, root cause analysis and non-conformance management skills.
  • Knowledge of 8D and cause and effect diagrams.
  • Proven experience of driving root cause corrective / preventive actions with suppliers and internally.
  • Experience in representing the company on quality & regulatory matters.
  • Excellent organisational, reporting, procedure writing, process mapping, planning and project management skills.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Ability to undertake occasional UK and overseas travel.

The Parent Company of ACRO Aircraft seating is Zhejiang Tiancheng Controls Co., Ltd headquartered in China. We therefore welcome mandarin language capability as a desirable requirement.
 
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 - Customer Projects Design

Engineering

Aeronautics

West Sussex

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Design Engineer to join the team in the day to day running of seating programmes to ensure deliverables are on time.

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, high growth business that can help you take your Engineering career to new level. Reporting into the Design Team Leader, the roles main duty is to support the 3D design and development of seat system projects, working with the customer to take products from concept through production and out of the door on time and to specific regulatory standards.
  
To be successful in this position you will have/be;
  

  • Walk through projects from concept to customer delivery while ensuring that all programme deliverables are considered, the highest quality level for the product is achieved and that BOM’s are released to manufacturing in line with the project plan
  • Be responsible for the entire seat system design including structural components, assemblies, trimmed parts and mechanisms
  • Ensure delivery and quality BOM production, utilising Catia V5 & SmarTeam for all associated design work
  • Utilise knowledge of FEA methods to substantiate design from a stress and structural analysis perspective
  • Coordinate with other areas of Engineering, including Manufacturing, Certification and Project Engineering, to ensure airworthiness, elimination of clash detection and design for assembly is delivered effectively

  
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.