Cabin Interiors Operations Manager

  • Reference: Line Up Aviation
  • Recruiter: Aviation Job Search
  • Location: Middlesex, UK
  • Salary: £45k - 50k per year
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Full time

We are seeking an Operations Manager to join our client based near London Heathrow Airport, as they expand the range of their services.

The Heathrow facility offers bespoke cabin interior kitting solutions for aircraft including: soft and hard trim re-kitting, design, modification and certifications.

Role overview:

  • You will organise and manage the day to day operations in the engineering department.
  • Working with internal & external stakeholders to ensure customer service levels are met and maintained to the highest standards
  • Ensuring adherence to all necessary legal compliance.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the technical schedule within the department, including planning offsite requirements
  • Define and maintain department KPI's in conjunction with senior management
  • Implement continuous improvement teams, ensuring they are given the resource required to make changes
  • Work closely with senior management to ensure customer service levels are maintained to the highest standard
  • Manage logistics activities and ensure legal compliance
  • Manage key customer relationships, including regular offsite visits and meetings
  • Create department budgets for both sales and costs, and ensure that expenditure is monitored closely
  • Work closely with the project manager and key accounts managers and sales team to ensure customer requirements are met. Building new business relationships.
  • Develop and manage sub-contractors, ensuring compliance and cost requirements are achieved
  • Ensure all regulatory requirements are met, in line with Quality requirements
  • Manage staff, including performance management and training/development planning
  • Responsibility for the facility at site, including utilities
  • Continuously review storage requirements, delivering suitable and cost-effective solutions
  • Maintain technical knowledge through attending workshops, reviewing professional publications and networking
  • EASA form 4 holder and CRS approval Part 145
  • Management of company vehicles
  • Enforce company Health & Safety policy

Ideal candidate profile:


  • Recognised qualification in a technical discipline
  • Proven experience of EASA Part 21G and Part 145
  • Management of teams, both locally and remotely, including performance management
  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Knowledge of Continuous improvement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Recognised business management qualification
  • Experience of commercial Aviation / Cabin Interiors
  • Aircraft seat maintenance
  • Lean manufacturing principles

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately.

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