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General Manager Operations

A fixed-wing Charter and Medevac operation based at Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg is recruiting for a General Manager Operations.


  • Customer Management: Build and maintain professional and reliable relationships with customers
  • RPFO Duties (as per SACAA regulations and NAC Operations Manual): Ensure compliance with South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) regulations and the company Operations Manual regarding RPFO duties
  • Quality and Safety Closure: Ensure timely closure of all quality and safety findings within departmental target dates
  • Cost Control: Oversee cost control measures to ensure the operations department operates in the most cost-effective manner
  • Efficiency Improvement: Identify and implement improvements to systems and procedures to maximize operational efficiency
  • Safety and Quality Follow-up: Follow up on safety and quality occurrences, ensuring appropriate actions are taken
  • Profitability Enhancement: Work towards increasing the overall profitability and profit margin of the departments
  • Day-to-Day Operational Management: Manage all day-to-day operational functions of the department
  • Meeting Attendance and Chairing: Attend and, as necessary, chair meetings related to departmental activities
  • Invoice Approval and Cost Allocation: Approve invoices and ensure correct cost allocations in line with departmental budget and financial guidelines
  • Tenders and Proposals: Prepare and submit all RFI’s, RFP’s and Tenders relevant to the company

Minimum Requirements

  • South African Citizen
  • Grade 12 / Matric
  • Commercial Pilot’s Licence would be advantageous
  • At least 8 – 10 years operational management experience
  • Fully computer literate – Excellent Word and Excel
  • Basic financial course advantageous
  • Must be prepared to travel for work purposes

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Excellent energetic team player who is supportive of others and works well under pressure
  • High Staff morale within the operations department must be achieved
  • Mature and well-spoken individual
  • An analytical thinker who pays careful attention to detail
  • Particular and accurate
  • Highly organised and strong in planning and scheduling skills
  • Deadline and performance driven and understands the sense of urgency
  • Ability to turn ideas into manageable and executable tasks
  • Appropriate telephone etiquette


  • Market related basic salary
  • Pension Fund or Provident Fund
  • Medical Aid
  • Group Accident Cover

Apply online or send your CV to nico@aviationlink.co.za

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