Sales and Marketing Director

Acro Aircraft Seating

Acro are looking for an experienced Sales and Marketing Director with a strong track record operating at a senior level within cabin interiors sales!

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
  • 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 commercial career!
At Acro we have ambitious growth plans. As the Sales and Marketing Director, you will lead and drive the Sales and Marketing function to deliver the outputs required to achieve overall business objectives.  As a key member of the executive Leadership Team and reporting into the CEO, you will have a critical role in driving positive and sustainable cultural change to focus on Sales, Marketing and Key Account Management.
To apply you will have strong sales leadership experience, commercialism, strategic vision, clear communication and a commitment to developing your team. You will have a track record that speaks for itself. If you do, then please tell us why you would like to join us and how you would drive results for ACRO.
Key Responsibilities;
  • Define and deliver the Sales Forecast to meet growth plans and company objectives on an annual and Rolling 3-year basis.
  • Define the Bid and Pricing Strategy to ensure the Sales Forecast and Business Objectives are achieved.
  • Budget holder for Sales, Marketing and Airbus Account overheads.
  • Define and deliver the after sales strategy to meet growth plans, driving and meeting after sales revenue targets.
  • Monitor competitors’ products, including relevant sales and marketing data to enable agile response if required.
  • Use available data to accurately forecast sales and set appropriate performance goals.
  • Complete market research and analyse results to adjust sales and marketing strategy for maximum success.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with key clients, including negotiating and closing on major contracts.
  • Lead, manage and develop a high performing Global Sales & Marketing team, via coaching, mentoring and training.
  • Define, monitor and measure Sales Targets for all members of the sales team.
  • Act as Project Sponsor for execution of the Marketing Plan, with significant emphasis on delivery of a successful Aircraft Interiors event ‘Hamburg’.
  • Be the face of Acro in front of the customer and at industry events.
  • Be a key influence in Acro’s Product Development Strategy.
  • Responsibility for ensuring all departmental activity is compliant to defined BMS Process / AS9100 requirements
To be successful in this position you will have/be;
  • A strong track record operating at a senior level within cabin interiors sales.
  • A result driven deal closer.
  • Business degree achieved at 2:1 or above (or equivalent).
  • Self-motivated and hands on, with a strong ability to influence upwards while managing and leading a team to ensure deliverable s and objectives are met.
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), with the ability to influence at senior management level.
  • A dynamic and confident individual, with exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to propose innovative ideas and a clear way forward.
  • Diligent, enthusiastic and driven with an excellent work ethic and a “can do” attitude.
  • Highly motivated and collaborative with a real focus on delivery and a proven track record of reaching challenging goals and proactively overcoming all obstacles.
  • A good eye for detail, highly adaptable, flexible and capable of making decisions in a fast paced and pressured environment.
  • Experience in managing multiple demanding requirements and resources efficiently.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access and the ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Ability to undertake frequent 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.
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