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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.




Design & Development Engineers

Engineering

Mechanical

Northamptonshire

Permanent / Full Time

Due to exciting new product development projects, Acro are looking for experienced Design & Development Engineers to join us!

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. 
 
Due to exciting new product development projects here at Acro we are on the hunt for experienced Design & Development Engineers to join us.  We currently have vacancies for two Design & Development Engineers and two Senior Design and Development Engineers……………don’t miss your chance to apply!!

  • Location: Crick, Northampton (NN6)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

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

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your engineering career.  Our Design and Development Engineers are responsible for owning and delivering work packages within the value engineering function, achieving on time product delivery and compliance to specifications and customer requirements.  As a Design and Development Engineer at Acro, you will work cross functionally with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure effective & efficient design and development of our aircraft seating products, always considering design for Manufacture & Assembly, cost, weight, reliability & performance.
 

Skills and Experience Required.
  • A mechanical engineering degree (or equivalent) achieved at 2:1 or above.
  • Experience of working on mechanical product development programmes in a design, manufacturing, and test environment.
  • Sufficient exposure to the latest manufacturing techniques such as composites, injection mouldings, vacuum forming, castings, forgings, extrusions, and machining from solid.
  • Demonstrable experience in planning and executing complex activities.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing products to high-quality specifications.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to propose innovative ideas.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Diligent, enthusiastic, and driven, with an excellent work ethic, and a “can do” attitude.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and manage conflicting demands.
  • Good personal time management and comfortable working to deadlines.
  • Highly adaptable and capable of making decisions in a fast and pressured environment.
  • Committed, flexible and able to multi-task.
  • Proficient user of Catia V5, with experience of producing high quality models & engineering drawings.
  • Proficient in MS Office (including MS Project).
  • Resilient and determined to overcome obstacles to project completion.
  • Ability to undertake worldwide travel as required by business needs.

Highly Desirable.

  • Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership
  • Experience of developing and implementing best practice methodologies
  • Experience in an aerospace seating environment
  • Experience of project management/project engineering
  • Experience of robustness and reliability testing

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.
 
Please note: This advert may close early if sufficient applications are received.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Sales Support Coordinator

Sales & Account Management

Sales Assistant / Coordinator

Northamptonshire

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a Sales Support Coordinator with excellent organisation skills 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. 
 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your commercial career.

  • Location: Crick, Northampton (NN6)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

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

Reporting into the General Manager, International Sales, as the Sales Support Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the Sales team with a variety of administrative and coordination support tasks. You will have excellent organisational skills, be a strong team player with great interpersonal communication skills and be able to demonstrate initiative.  Adopting a diplomatic and discreet approach, you will be able to manage a demanding workload with multiple priorities and differing deadlines.
 

Key Responsibilities.
  • Write structured, measured, and successful responses to proposal requests, often to tight deadlines.
  • Maintain and update customer and sales funnel records.
  • Coordinate internal stakeholders to ensure timely submittal of bid work.
  • Process PO’s received by the sales team.
  • Provide support with weekly dashboard and monthly board reports.
  • Manage demo seats and transport arrangements.
  • Attend sales meetings, document, and manage actions and outcomes of the meetings.
  • Manage and update the sales team contacts database.
Skills and experience required.
  • Previous experience in a sales support / coordination position with a strong commercial acumen.
  • Excellent organisation and coordination skill with a strict attention to detail.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strong IT skills: Intermediate in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with a team focused work ethic.

 
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.
 
Please note: This advert may close early if sufficient applications are received.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.

Finance Business Partner - Procurement & Material Planning

Accounting

Purchasing / Inventory

Northamptonshire

Permanent / Full Time

Acro are looking for a part qualified or qualified accountant with previous experience in the manufacturing industry to join us

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. 
 
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative, award winning and high growth business and continue to develop your career in Finance Business Partnering.

  • Location: Crick, Northampton (NN6)
  • Salary: Competitive

EXCELLENT BENEFITS

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

Reporting into the Financial Controller and working closely with senior leadership and cross functionally with Finance and other key departments, you will provide analytical and reporting support to procurement, planning and logistics with regards to purchasing, product costing and stock management.  Your key focus will be to assist the understanding of costs, cost out initiatives, purchasing and stick holdings, explaining results and comparing them against set targets and be a driving force for change to improve future results.  You will drive best use of our current systems and assist with improvements to drive our understanding of procurement performance.
 
Key responsibilities;
 
Business Partnering

  • Working with your key stakeholders, establish and enhance world class metrics to monitor and understand performance of the business against our plans in your areas, including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow and non-financial measures as appropriate.
  • Produce your areas budget, weekly, monthly and quarterly re-forecasts, analysis and other reports as necessary that are understood and owned by your stakeholders, developing methods of forecasting to ensure timely delivery of all budgetary/ reforecast information and analysis.
  • Develop drumbeat of weekly, monthly etc reporting packs and information to strict deadlines, including high quality insight and attention directing reports, with clear establishment of initiatives and measurement of them alongside development of the appropriate KPIs for that reporting period, to ensure the business understands yesterday and has all the relevant information to deliver tomorrow.
  • Ensure that the information brings the story to life in an accessible and easily digestible way so that lessons and observations can be quickly learnt from and made 
  • Support or Run all weekly updates meetings across functions that support your areas of focus, suggesting changes and improvements as appropriate.
  • Support the Weekly and Monthly Cashflow Forecast, liaising with the finance team to ensure it reflects the latest information.

Procurement

  • Analyse, understand and explain Material Variances.
  • Support Procurement in the reporting and understanding of major price increases as well as material cost down initiatives, working with Procurement team to drive cost reduction and realize the targets.
  • Assist the preparation of pricing proposals for parts to support new Supplier Agreements
  • Review contracts and keep record of contract terms with financial impact, to support the business in the execution of contracts and to aid Financial Modelling
  • Ensure the link between new product development and procurement of said parts is timely and supports maximises returns on the new products, including supporting the production of commercially viable and technically feasible bill of material targets for products in development

Costing

  • Manage the Standard Product Costing of all inventory items.
  • Oversee the running of the Standard Costing System and liaise with Operations to ensure completeness and accuracy of input data.
  • Oversee the costing of any new BOMs released, ensuring they are set up in the system correctly, and all data is accurate and up to date.
  • Work closely with Procurement to ensure that material costs are accurately recorded for standard costing purposes, and significant price increases are monitored and explained.
  • Approve standard costs for any new parts set up.
  • Review and monitor Works Orders and liaise with Production to ensure they are updated and closed correctly.
  • Manage the Standard Cost Roll process, and co-ordinate the review and update of all Standards.
  • Update and maintain the Standard Costing Company Procedures.
  • Be responsible for regular and irregular costing accounting and costing analysis, including but not limited to material, labour and production costs.
  • Prepare monthly design contract accounting and spending reports.

Stock

  • Perform month end stock reconciliations and create journals to adjust stock.
  • Be the Finance Lead in the various Stock Committee meetings, follow up on actions, and report on results.
  • Analyse and explain changes in Slow Moving and Obsolete Stock, create appropriate reporting for the management pack, and calculate provisions required. Working with material planning and buyers to assist with reducing SEO inventory and realising targets. 
  • Assist in the planning and co-ordination of physical inventory counts and improve methods for inventory control.
  • Periodically attend stock counts to ensure they represent what is physically held and that the adjusting journals are correctly transacted.
  • Monitor Third Party Stock, and ensure provisions are on the right levels.

Other

  • Contribute to the continuing development and motivation of the whole Finance and Operations Team and to contribute to the cultural development of the team.
  • Focus on customer satisfaction, by promoting a business partnering way of working.
  • Seek out, develop and implement opportunities for continuous improvement and subscribe to the notion that in that regard the job is never done.
  • Identify areas of risk and recommend new procedures and policies to mitigate them and improve Company efficiency.
  • Identify non-value-added activities and find costs effective ways of reducing them to a minimum.
  • Ad-hoc reporting and duties to support CFO and the business as required.

Skills and experience required;

  • Part qualified or qualified Accountant.
  • Experience of standard costing within a manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Must be comfortable with using ERP systems.
  • Advanced Excel Skills, including Financial Modelling.
  • Positive can-do attitude, with strong inter-personal skills.
  • Must be an excellent communicator with both verbal and written skills.
  • Forward thinker, with the ability to understand detail without losing view of the bigger picture.
  • Diligent, with excellent planning and organisation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise, and manage conflicting demands.
  • Good personal time management and comfortable working to deadlines.
  • Must be capable of adapting and decision making in a fast and pressured environment.
  • Committed, flexible and ability to multitask.

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.
 
Please note: This advert may close early if sufficient applications are received.
 
Acro Aircraft Seating are an equal opportunities employer.
 
Please view our website for access to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.