Applied Satellite Technology (AST) is an international communications business leading the way through innovation and being the first to market on numerous occasions with new products and services. With over 25 years of experience in delivering satellite communications services, AST is a trusted global satellite communications equipment supplier of end-to-end remote communication solutions generating over £60m t/o.
The industry continues to evolve and with the investment in Low Earth Orbit Satellites, this creates exciting opportunities for AST to evolve and remain thought leaders and innovators who continually provide their customers the very best service and solutions.
They are thrilled to announce a partnership with OneWeb which will provide fast, flexible, next-generation connectivity solutions. With global coverage, users will be able to access seamless connectivity in even the most remote locations on land and at sea.
OneWeb’s innovative constellation will provide ground-breaking fibre-like connectivity and AST’s experience and expertise will provide on-site installation, access to the satellite network, and the terrestrial internet – a fully managed service.
Led by an inspirational CEO, AST has created a robust and financially secure business. They enter the next exciting growth phase, as such, they are looking to strengthen their leadership team with the appointment of a Managing Director who will report to the CEO responsible for delivering organisational efficiency, growth in EBITDA, and creating a culture of performance through engagement and professionally development.
You will be formulating and implementing the company’s three year strategy to drive profitable growth as well as ensuring the operational goals are understood by the senior management team and employees. A passion for developing culture and behaviors will be at your core, whilst keeping one eye on the market for future business opportunities and new projects.
Ideally, we are looking for candidates with an engineering, R&D, project led background with a passion for delivering outstanding service to their customer. Alternatively, you will have a background in communications, telecoms, or new technologies.
We are looking for a values driven, inspirational leader who has strategic experience and vision. Organisational design experience and the experience of leading and structuring an international business will be critical. You will have worked previously as a CEO or MD of a small to medium size business or autonomous division or a larger group company.
Experience of managing cultural change as well as having a drive for improvement and innovation and a positive attitude are key. People management will be high on your agenda demonstrating success in managing and motivating a skilled team to achieve their goals.
In return for your commitment to the business, you will have the opportunity to work with a great bunch of people, who are highly motivated and passionate, aligned to the core values of the business.
A competitive salary, bonus, benefits and potential for equity are all on offer for the successful candidate.
This is position is being managed by Scott Woodrow, supported by Tom Earl of Pure Executive who are retained to deliver this assignment. Please apply, or contact Scott or Tom for more details.