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Chief Operations Officer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg

About Heart Aerospace

Heart’s mission is to create the fastest, most affordable and sustainable mode of transport for regional travel. Our goal is to serve the market in every corner of the world.

Our first aircraft is the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger airliner with an operating range of 400 km. The ES-19 is a fully electric aircraft, and our goal is to have the aircraft certified for commercial operation by 2026.

Your place of work will be at our main office and hangar facility. This is located at Säve Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden. Relocation assistance can be provided. At Heart you’ll be working at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. We offer stock options to all our employees and a challenging and inspiring work environment.

We seek experienced and skilled professionals to join our small, fast moving team developing a new electric aircraft in Sweden. We’re in a very expansive phase and now is the time to join our team.

Come help us write a new chapter in the history of aviation together.

Role Overview

Heart Aerospace is growing and searching for an experienced Chief Operating Officer to join our team with a focus on operationalizing our mission to commercialize the world’s first all-electric airliner. Our ideal candidate has extensive experience within the aerospace industry, with the right mix of business and management expertise to develop and lead our team to be efficient, productive, and effective. This role reports to our CEO and will be a member of our Senior Leadership Team.

Your key responsibilities would include:

  • Establish, develop, and directly oversee the functional teams of Program Office, Operational Excellence, Quality Assurance, Production Organisation, Supply Chain Management, Customer Support and Maintenance Organisation.

  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team in setting up and driving Heart’s organizational vision, operations strategy, and hiring needs.

  • Develop actionable organization-wide plans, incorporating goal setting and performance management that ensure alignment with short-term and long-term operational objectives, developed in tandem with the leadership team.

  • Ensure effective recruiting, onboarding, professional development, performance management, and retention.

  • Maintain and build trusted relationships with key customers, partners, and other stakeholders.

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Skills & Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, or related field.

  • 5+ years experience in an aerospace industry leadership position, leading a production organisation / manufacturing site or similar.

  • Understanding of advanced business planning and regulatory issues.

  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills

The ideal candidate would have

  • Master’s degree in business or related field.

  • International business experience.

  • Experience in a start-up company.

Great Place to Work

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Relocation support

  • Amazing colleagues

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution!

  • International environment

About the company

Heart Aerospace is a Swedish startup making electric regional airplanes. Heart's mission is to create the fastest, most affordable and sustainable transportation for regional travel to every corner of the world. Our first aircraft is the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger airliner with an operating range of 400 km. Our goal is to have the aircraft certified for commercial operation by 2026.


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GREENAir travel accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions, and that share is expected to rise to 12-27% by 2050. 40% of worldwide emissions are from short-haul flights. Electric aircraft are the solution. These planes have zero operational emissions, and the lowest infrastructural footprint of all modes of regional transport.

ACCESSIBLEWe believe air travel should be integrated into–not seperated from–our towns and communities. Our zero-emissions, low-noise aircraft can operate on 750m runways, making new use of the vast network of small airports close to city centres.

COST-EFFICIENTElectrification changes the equation for regional air travel. Electric aircraft are affordable to buy, operate and maintain. Simple, reliable electric motors reduce maintenance costs by 90% compared to turboprops, and intelligent electronic monitoring reduces inspection needs. Most importantly, fuel costs go down by 50-75%.

Heart Aerospace

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