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Global Operator of Full Flight Simulator Training Centers Ansett Aviation Training Seeks General Manager for Australia and New Zealand

Australia headquartered Ansett Aviation Training which operates full flight simulator training center’s across Australia, Asia (Taiwan), the Middle East (Dubai) and Europe (Italy) has announced that it is seeking to hire a General Manager Australia and New Zealand. Please see an extract of the job post below.

About the opportunity

Ansett Aviation Training (AAT) is an expanding global provider of flight simulator operations and maintenance and aviation training services, with centres in Melbourne, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Taipei, Milan and Dubai. There is an opportunity to join Ansett Aviation Training (AAT) as the General Manager for Australia and NZ, based at its Tullamarine centre.

General Manager Australia & NZ (GM)

Are you ready to take the helm of a thriving business in the Australia and new to New Zealand region? We are seeking an exceptional General Manager (GM) to lead and drive the performance of our Australian/NZ businesses in this newly created position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is an exciting opportunity to continue to shape the future of our company, focusing on culture, customers, delivering all AU/NZ requirements as per the strategic plan, and achieving financial success through continues growth

Key Responsibilities:

  • AU & NZ Business Management: Accountable for the financial performance and reporting of the Aust/NZ business.  This includes P&L Management with strict cost controls whilst ensuring the business has the resources required to ensure compliance with all safety, regulatory and operational requirements
  • Cultural Leadership: Ensure the business culture aligns with our Values and Behavioural Frameworks.
  • Customer Management: Build and maintain strong customer relationships, handle issue resolution, and manage contracts and communications.
  • Revenue Growth: Identify and secure new revenue opportunities while defending core business.
  • Safety:. Responsible for the safety performance of the business
  • Team Leadership: Provide effective leadership to all direct reports, managing performance and development.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the Simulator Operations team to meet quality and serviceability metrics.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure all activities comply with company policies and support QA initiatives.
  • Facility Management: : Accountable for all facility management activities and issue resolution.
  • Sales & Marketing: Drive new business development and support digital marketing efforts.

This is a 24/7 operation so out of hours contact is an inherent requirement of the role, as appropriate.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Executive-level commercial and customer management experience.
  • Proven contract negotiation and execution skills.
  • Strong team management and leadership experience.
  • Essential aviation industry knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop teams.
  • Proven P&L management and project coordination skills.
  • Excellent decision-making, communication, collaboration, and delegation skills.
  • Ability to develop and achieve financial plans.
  • Commitment to safety and adherence to safety management frameworks.
  • Interest in strategic direction and growth agenda of the company.