Rockwell Collins General Manager - ACCEL JV in TIANJIN, China

Job Summary

ACCEL Flight Simulation Co., Ltd. (ACCEL) is a Joint Venture (JV) between Rockwell Collins and Haite Technologies of China. The business purpose of the JV is to profitably build and deliver Level D Full Flight Simulators to the commercial flight training market. Initial addressable market is China expanding to the full Asia-Pacific region. Longer term growth to a world-wide footprint is planned.

The GM will have full managerial responsibility over the operations of ACCEL and report into the Simulation and Training Solutions portfolio. The General Manager will lead and coordinate with other key ACCEL leaders including the Deputy GM, the Chief Technology Officer and the Chief Financial Officer.

Responsibilities include day to day operations of the business, profit & loss management, financial forecasting, business strategy development and execution to ensure growth as approved by the Board of Directors. The GM will report business status to and take guidance from the Board of Directors quarterly.

The GM will coordinate with Rockwell Collins STS leadership and with Rockwell Collins leadership in the Asia-Pacific region to ensure that interests of Rockwell Collins are being addressed and to leverage the global footprint and influence to the benefit of the ACCEL business goals.

Position Location:

Tianjin, China

Job Responsibilities

1.1 Reporting Structure and Duty

The position shall report directly to the ACCEL (Company) Board of Directors. The GM is subject to the sole direction and control of the Companγ, and will comply with the rules, policies, procedures and working practices of, and take instructions from, the Company. The Company will have the sole discretion in determining the GM standards and in evaluating the GM performance. All business conducted bγ the GM shall be on behalf of the Company.

1.2 Function and Power of General Manager

Except as otherwise approved by the Board, the General Manager shall be responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the Joint Venture as follows:

1.2.1 to sign any documents as authorized hereunder, or by the Joint Venture's Legal Representative or the Board;

1.2.2 to formulate a comprehensive organizational structure and management system for consideration and approval by the Board;

1.2.3 to exercise management powers in relation to the operation, finance and human resources of the Joint Venture, and to organize and handle the daily operations and management of the Joint Venture;

1.2.4 to formulate the Joint Venture's policies, rules and regulations, departmental job responsibilities and submit to the Board for approval. To implement the Joint Venture's policies, rules and regulations, define and designate departmental job responsibilities, and direct and supervise department activities as approved by the Board;

1.2.5 to formulate the organization, allocation of work, assessment and remuneration and benefits of all the staff members of the Joint Venture and submit to the Board for approval. To implement the organization, allocation of work, assessment and remuneration and benefits of all the staff members of the Joint Venture as approved by the Board;

1.2.6 to commence and terminate cooperation between the Joint Venture and other economic entities as approved by the Board;

1.2.7 to formulate Joint Venture's annual budget plan, business plans, financial budgets, insurance plans, profits distribution plans and pricing policies and submit to the Board for approval. To implement the Joint Venture's annual budget plan, business plans, financial budgets, insurance plans, profits distribution plans and pricing policies as approved by the Board;

1.2.8 to manage external relations and amend or terminate any legal document involving expenditure of an amount not exceeding RMB 500,000 or its equivalent in other currencies (such amount may be varied by the Board from time to time. If there is consecutive purchase or sale on one or relevant asset within 12 months, the relevant amount shall be calculated based on the aggregated amount), except such capped amount shall not apply to the purchase of data licenses, simulator components or any expenditures within the annual operating plan and budget;

1.2.9 to formulate important management system of the Joint Venture and the operational procedures, rules and systems of each department of the Joint Venture and submit to the board for approval. To implement important management system of the Joint Venture and the operational procedures, rules and systems of each department of the Joint Venture as approved by the Board ;

1.2.10 to employ and dismiss department managers and staff members;

Job Responsibilities

1.2.11 based on the Annual NRE Budget approved by the Board, to make decisions to implement the utilisation of the Annual NRE Budget by the Joint Venture;

1.2.12 the General Manager shall discuss with Deputy GM when dealing with important matters;

1.2.13 to perform other duties conferred on him/her by this Contract, the Articles of Association and the Board.

1.2.14 The General Manager shall also be responsible for the preparation of the annual operating plans and budgets of the Joint Venture. The operating plans and budgets for the next Financial Year shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for examination and approval prior to 1 December of each year and shall include detailed plans and projections regarding:

1.2.15 procurement of machinery, equipment and other capital expenditures of the Joint Venture;

1.2.16 plans and policies with respect to the businesses and operation of the Joint Venture;

1.2.17 estimated revenues, expenditures and profits of the Joint Venture;

1.2.18 staffing levels and plans for training personnel of the Joint Venture; and

1.2.19 marketing and promotion plans for the services provided by the Joint Venture and service price proposals.

1.2.20 The General Manager shall be responsible for the implementation of the annual operating plans and budgets as approved by the Board.

1.3 Cost Control

1.3.1 The General Manager shall formulate accounting systems and procedures of the Joint Venture in accordance with both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("US GAAP") and the PRC Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("PRC GAAP") (US GAAP and PRC GAAP are jointly referred to as GAAPs) and the provisions of applicable PRC Law and submit to the Board for approval.

1.3.2 The General Manager shall also formulate procedures to identify, quantify, and reconcile any material differences between PRC GAAP and US GAAP.

1.3.3 Except as other approved by the Board, subject to the terms of this Contract, the Joint Venture's costs and expenses shall be controlled in the following manners:

(a) an annual and/or a semi-annual budget plan shall be formulated by the General Manager and submitted to the Board for approval in accordance with this Contract;

(b) the General Manager must operate the Joint Venture based on the annual and semi-annual budget plans approved by the Board.

(c) the General Manager, shall be responsible for the Joint Venture's costs and expenditures based on (i) the direction and guidance of the Board and (ii) reporting line as specified in Section 16.

Job Responsibilities

1.4 Personal Liability of General Manager

1.4.1 The General Manager shall not have personal liability for action he undertakes on behalf of the Joint Venture within the scope of authority of this Contract, the Articles of Association or the Board resolutions unless his or her action:

(a) is outside the scope of the approval or authorization given to him by this Contract, the Articles of Association or the Board of Directors' resolution; or

(b) is in breach of Articles 147 to 153 of the Company Law of PRC; or

(c) is in breach of the laws and regulations of the PRC and any other applicable laws and/or the terms of this Contract at the time.

1.4.2 The General Manager acting in violation of this Contract, the Articles of Association or Board of Director's resolutions shall indemnify and hold harmless the Joint Venture against all losses caused to or liabilities and expenses incurred by the Joint Venture.

1.4.3 The Joint Venture shall, to the extent permitted by law, indemnify the General Manager for damages or losses incurred in good faith by the General Manager in the performance of his or her obligations.

Requirements:

  • Master Degree, MBA preferred with a total of no less than 15 years’ experience; 10 years in high level management positions running a P&L of at least $30M; 5 years in a general operational management role with global experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated success in business strategy and sales, in international business (preferably in Asia), and as a leader of people.

  • Experience in commercial airline flight simulation and training is preferred.