Strategic Director for Aerospace Electronics & Dynamics Testing


Strategic Director for Aerospace Electronics & Dynamics Testing

Location: Detroit, Michigan


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Chronos Consulting is part of the Coberon Chronos Group, an award winning global leader in permanent and temporary staffing, RPO and business process automation solutions for global multinationals. The Group owns and operates 41 offices worldwide.

Chronos Consulting’s client is a global leader in automotive and aerospace Electronics & Dynamics testing.

We are seeking an experienced leader in Electronics & Dynamics Testing to guide strategic growth of this business unit. In this newly created role, you will initiate greenfield business development and strategic acquisitions within the USA market. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues at testing laboratories located in France, Germany, and China to increase service offerings.

The Role

Reporting to the VP of Transportation of Testing Services, you will:

Expand the business unit’s geographic reach and competencies in automotive and aerospace through organic growth and acquisitions

Guide and advise international operations teams, monitor and provide global market intelligence on the for Electronics & Dynamics testing services

Coordinate with global team for strategic planning, budgeting, and laboratory internal quality management systems

Implement new technologies to improve operational efficiency, monitor performance based on established KPIs

Drive relationships with the management of OEM test laboratory accreditation programs to grow amount of relevant accreditations for global testing services network

The Requirements

Engineering degree required (MBA or MSc preferred), coupled with 5-10+ years of management experience in On-Board Electronics and/or Dynamics/Reliability Testing within Automotive or Aerospace

Knowledge of international compliance standards for Electronics & Dynamics testing required; background in testing laboratory operations advantageous

Proven track record in operations, strategic planning, and business development into USA Tier 1; acquisition experience a plus

Established reputation within the Electronics & Dynamics industry; effective at building strong business partnerships

International mindset and ability to collaborate with global teams

Leverage Continuous Improvement and ensure employee Health & Safety

Significant domestic and international travel required for success in this role