Business Operations

The staff that ensures orders get fulfilled on time and on budget, supply chains function efficiently and new business gets won.​  Project profesionals, procurement staff and business development support are crucial to any aerospace and defence organisation.

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  • Recruitment Consultant

    Is your job boring, unrewarding and with no chance of progression?

    Are you competitive, smart, and love communicating?

    Do you fancy an opportunity to realistically earn £40kpa OTE?


    If the answer is yes and you are a dive on in kind of person then click "Apply" !


    If you think you would like to learn a little bit more, then please keep on reading, you'll have the same options at the bottom of the page


    At KDC Resource we source the best candidates for the best Engineering and Technology companies in the world, period! So we need the best people to work for us. If this sounds like you please read on.


    The Job:


    As a Recruitment Consultant at KDC you will be responsible for finding exceptional Talent for our clients. In return they pay us money, fairly simple. When they have done that we will pay you a lot of commission (plus a great base salary all in a fun & flexible working environment). Sound good so far?


    No catches really! We do expect you to work as hard as the rest of us, be positive, smile, wash daily and contribute to making our office a great place to work.


    Some bits below about the job, us and what you will be doing:


    There is a shortage of Engineers and Technology professionals, but our clients require more and more of them. This is why we exist! You will be expected to find new candidates for our clients by using your initiative to call, message, email, send smoke signals, stalk, or even plain old meet potential candidates to tell them all the brilliant opportunities we have on offer. You may have guessed that we rate the good old telephone pretty highly. If you have telephobia please save your time and stop reading here!


    If not then read on, we will give you extensive training in the latest recruitment techniques. All we ask of you is that you have bundles of charm, persistence and general brilliance. If you have then seducing candidates and wowing our clients will be child's play.


    Your job will be based at our offices at Bournemouth Airport. We have a monthly lunch club, and beer on a Friday afternoon (dressed up loosely as Training). Our clients also like to meet us regularly, so there is plenty of opportunity for days out.


    You will be joining an ever expanding team of recruitment consultants success is completely in your hands. Leading your own team is the real objective, shortly before world domination.


    The Fit:

    We have a very informal working environment, great banter, and we are a fairly close bunch. Which all means that to fit with us, you'll be sound, someone we're happy to have a drink with, basically at your core you are a good egg.


    The Experience:

    We can train you in the ways of recruitment, but we can’t change your personality.

    So no previous experience is required but you will be a great communicator, who can think innovatively, with the drive to succeed, whilst remaining a team player at the same time.


    The Salary:

    Starting salary is £20kpa, and you will be paid commission for every success you have. Within two years you will be taking home around £40kpa, and commission is un-capped so it could be significantly more than this. Earn as much as you can! Your benefits will include, 25 days holiday, quarterly sales prizes, plus all the normal pensions stuff.


    The start date:

    As soon as possible, we are growing and the current team need your help!


    To apply:

    We really want to hear from you, even if it's just to ask some questions about this job or have a chat.


    So, if it sounds of interest click "Apply" below. A CV would be great, but don't sweat it if you don't have one handy!

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  • Project Manager – Building & Construction

    KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM who are seeking an Project manager to take full & direct responsibility of projects being delivered on time, on cost & on quality and the supervision and spot checks of construction projects. This role is based in Broughton.

    General Responsibilities
    ·Project management of suitable projects through application of the Project Management Procedures and tools
    ·Co-ordinating the detailed design of Buildings and infrastructure for a range of projects including but not limited to major plant construction, replacement and refurbishment works
    ·Be conversant with the associated maintenance and operation of engineering services
    ·Application of industry standards of design and software to develop specifications for tender
    ·Liaising with clients, architects and other design team members to gain the optimum solution for the client's needs and best value
    ·Develop and maintain excellent client and inter MFT relationships
    ·Monitoring of installation works on site and observance of technical compliance and Health and Safety team matters
    ·Audits on process and procedures within the Building and Construction work environment
    ·Takes responsibilities for overall progress of projects and use the necessary resources to prepare reports and initiates corrective actions where necessary to assure the overall direction and integrity of the projects is achieved
    ·Full communication of relevant projects to ensure topicality to all project stakeholders and site Communications teams
    ·Ensure Multi-Functional Teams operate effectively, with regular reviews, and that minutes and actions communicated appropriately
    ·Prepare the End of Project Report (Project Operation Readiness Review) using all required information and data for this obligation
    ·Advise the team leader of any deviations from plan and recommend corrective action and help prepare any appropriate customer protection as required
    ·Identify all project risks and manage the development and delivery of any mitigation plans to protect the customer and other stakeholders through Risk Register management
    ·Identify and request any support and advice that is required for the management, planning and control of a project
    ·Maintain effective records and control of documentation using the relevant processes and tools. Ensure the ongoing topicality and relevance of team files or folders in the local community area

    Specific Responsibilities
    ·Liaise with the project team members to ensure compliance to SQCDP (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, People) Target Conditions
    ·Ensure all project issues are properly reported via escalations to the Team Leader and reported back through the SQCDP (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, People) start of shift
    ·Engage in the undertaking of building condition and service delivery surveys to support future investment planning that maintains site development and life cycle forecasting
    ·Be responsible for change / variation process control and liaise with QS and team members to ensure compliance to the approved budget and specification to secure and optimize the commercial position of Airbus
    ·Develop business cases with full cost benefit analysis to enable an unambiguous request for funding
    ·Undertake a Lessons Learnt workshop with the team when the project fails to meet the agreed standards or target conditions or when specific needs arise

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  • Interiors Group Lead

    Do you have a wealth of knowledge in Aircraft Interiors? Are you looking to gain international experience? Then this could be for you!

    KDC are currently looking for experienced Interiors Group Lead to lead the Interiors team in Seattle.
    Scope of Work:
    • Lead a team of 50+ Interiors Engineers and Certification specialist to navigate through the Design, Test and Certification process for aircraft.
    • Promote and ensure personnel performance from the Seattle Office, while influencing the Nagoya Team performance where practical.
    • Manage team objectives and Goal setting, and adopt and support company Performance Measurement tools when available.
    • Promote and ensure team integration in Seattle office and with other IPT's.
    • Drive and promote Integration activities between Nagoya and Seattle teams.
    • Remove roadblocks and provide solutions to both technical and managerial challenges.
    • Ensure company processes are followed. Champion tool and process improvements to increase team efficiency where necessary.
    • Support task prioritization and achieving deliverables. Provide adequate distribution of workload to ensure projects are completed timely.
    • Communicate and Escalate to Seattle/Nagoya Leadership as appropriate.
    • Balance and Identify Resource gaps to enable on time delivery of aircraft Deliverable's. Support and drive resource gap closure.
    • Support reporting key metrics to management and Program Managers to ensure correct visibility is given to key issues

    Provide Technical direction to the Team to enable development and finalize design, compliant to all applicable requirements. This activity includes, but not limited to:
    • Evaluating the current aircraft design, with respect to compliance to the Interiors commodities and related airworthiness regulations of JCAB, FAA and EASA.
    • Conduct design review of interior components,
    • Coordinate with system suppliers for the design, certification, and development schedule.
    • Create and/or review Qualification test plans for Interiors Commodities.
    • Review Certification plan for Interiors Commodities,
    • Managing schedule of design and certification activities for Interior Commodities, with related personnel.

    Min 15 years Engineering Experience with at least 10years in the Aerospace/Aircraft industry, with high preference for Commercial Aircraft Cabin Interiors.
    Equipment Qualification and Cabin Certification experience mandatory.
    Demonstrated people leadership experience, managing teams of 50+. Ability for focus on key deliverables and find solutions to problems, and while guiding the team forward.
    Must be culturally sensitive, with preference of previous working experience within a Japanese working environment.
    Experience managing Aerospace Supply Chains under pressure and hitting tight deadlines, with exposure to commercial negotiations and contracts preferred.
    Must be flexible with working hours to support Japanese working time zone.
    Ability to work and reside full time in Seattle, USA mandatory.

    If you would like to find out more information, please get in touch or click apply!

    EASA, Certification, Aircraft, Structures, Cabin Interiors, Cabin Safety, DOA, Part 21 J, Design, DO160

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