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Director, Aerospace, Defence and Infrastructure Consulting


Director, Aerospace, Defence and Infrastructure Consulting

The details

Newton is a high growth and successful management consultancy, employing the brightest and most curious minds in the industry. We are unique in that our fees are guaranteed against delivered and measurable results. Newton has grown to be one of the most effective operational performance improvement consultancies in the UK. Newton boasts an impressive client base of household names and bluechips, delivering impressive tangible benefits in areas including process optimisation and cost reduction. We are small enough that every individual can make a huge impact, both internally and externally.

The Aerospace, Defence and Infrastructure sector cluster has achieved impressive 20% growth year on year, with a healthy new business pipeline. This has been achieved by, not only our infectious energy, but our Advisory Board, which comprises of some of the most influential and heavyweight figures in the sector. There is now a requirement to hire two Director level consultants who will be key players in leading and driving this growth agenda.

Due to the nature of our client's work there are security and export control restrictions in place for this role, all applications are restricted to British citizens who do not hold dual nationality. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth limit the work that can be carried out and therefore unfortunately, if you do not meet these criteria it will not be possible to take your application any further. This does not, however, exclude you from working for other parts of the Newton Europe organisation and further information regarding potential roles can be found on our careers page.

The Role

  • Develop and own the business development strategy for your part of the sector group.
  • Manage and augment one or more client accounts, engaging at CXO level; becoming a trusted advisor.
  • Direct complex and multifaceted transformation programmes, leading disparate teams of consultants, whilst remaining concurrently hands on in delivery.
  • Be a respected part of the Senior Management Team; able to positively influence the scope and direction of any programme through cross-functional collaboration.
  • Be an inspirational leader; manage and motivate your teams, creating individual career plans and driving optimum performance.
  • Become a recognised profile and an authority in the external market; speak at requisite events, leveraging senior advisor relationships.

The Candidate

Successful candidates will have:

  • Proven track record of operating as an effective leader in a consulting firm with a minimum of 10 years' experience.
  • Significant commercial and management consulting experience.
  • Broad capability and experience across business development, delivery and line management.
  • A specialist business transformation expertise, with proven delivery, resulting in cost reduction and/or process optimisation.
  • Domain experience in aerospace, defence, industrial, manufacturing or infrastructure is preferred but not a pre-requisite.
  • Demonstrable CXO level stakeholder engagement experience, having built and sustained key relationships.
  • Owned and managed client accounts and consulting teams of between 20-60 consultants.
  • The passion, resilience and energy to make a difference, both internally and externally.
  • Impressive academics, ideally in engineering, technology, science, or mathematically related subjects.

A word from us:

Everybody likes to say they’re different... Newton was founded to buck the norm in management consultancy - to demand better for its clients. Because, for us, change doesn’t come from behind a laptop. It comes from getting under the skin of an organisation and learning first-hand how it ticks. It’s not about producing reports that gather dust on a boardroom’s top shelf; it’s about delivering results that actually work.

We crack some of the biggest challenges that businesses and public sector organisations face. We’re called upon to bring much-needed change, from redesigning social care to improving build efficiencies on aircraft carriers. The work’s varied and complex - just how we like it. And no one else does it quite like we do. Take our business model. We guarantee our fees against delivering results, and will only leave once our clients see those results stick. Bold - yes. Disruptive? Always.

Blindingly fast career progression means that if you show you’re ready to step up - you’ll be promoted. Because we recognise talent, not tenure. And with all the support, training, and development you need, there’s really no stopping you. No matter the role you join in, you’ll be surrounded by spirited, naturally curious people. People who want to learn from you, and who’ll also teach you a thing or two along the way. It’s how everyone goes further, faster.

Our Privacy Policy

We think that it is important to be transparent about how we collect and use your personal data and are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the information we hold about you. Our candidate privacy notice provides more information about how we do this and provides you with certain information that must be provided under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679). It is available here. If you have any questions about our candidate privacy notice, please contact us at experienced.hire@newtoneurope.com.