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General Manager – Air charter / freight. Gatwick, United Kingdom

We are currently recruiting on behalf of Intradco Global for an experienced and proactive and motivated General Manager to join their team at our head office in Gatwick. The position has become available due to growth and global expansion, and the successful candidate will play a fundamental role in the development and future success of Intradco Global. 

Intradco Global combines over 30 years of animal transport experience with unrivalled global coverage, making it a market leader for equine, livestock and conservation project shipments.
The UK-based company’s bespoke services have seen it become a trusted partner of horse shippers, owners and trainers – with grooms accompanying the animals to ensure their comfort and wellbeing during flights. 

Intradco leases custom-designed air stalls and penning equipment, making it a favourite with many of the world’s leading airlines. The team’s expertise in accommodating unusual species also makes them popular with animal welfare organisations relocating endangered animals. 

Intradco Global has an ambitious growth plan over the following 10 years, which includes developing the existing product offering to other niche cargo segments, geographical growth to 5 new countries, and a focus on digitization of our offering moving forwards. 

Intradco Global is a subsidiary of the Chapman Freeborn Group, who combine over 45 years of experience with unrivalled global coverage to meet the air charter requirements of customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Chapman Freeborn Group is a family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest aerospace business group from Central & Eastern Europe with 83 offices and production stations providing aviation services and solutions worldwide. Avia Solutions Group unites a team of more than 7000 professionals, providing state-of-the-art solutions to aviation industry and beyond.

The successful candidate will bring several years of experience in managing and motivating a team and will be confident in providing hands-on leadership, as they will be responsible for overseeing all commercial aspects of the Intradco team. Previous experience in setting objectives and KPI’s for managers and their teams, as well as previous involvement in an annual appraisal process is essential to bring to this position. Providing guidance and mentoring to the team of our brokers is a core aspect of this role. Commercially driven, it is mandatory for all candidates to have strong operational knowledge from the air charter or air freight industry. One of the key areas of this position is the development and implementation of business strategies to support commercial activities. 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively managing, mentoring and motivating employees within the Intradco team.
  • To communicate and implement commercial & operational strategies, and subsequent tactics to the team.
  • Overseeing of all brokering operations, driving operating efficiencies and supporting service delivery performance levels.
  • Ensuring that all commercial agreements are negotiated, reviewed and documented correctly to mitigate legal risk and in conjunction with our Compliance and Legal departments.
  • Generating of regular reports to highlight business performance and effectively sharing of information to encourage and to pro-actively improve communication across the Chapman Freeborn and Avia Solutions Group.

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package to the right candidate.

Mission Statement
To provide safe, reliable and cost-effective air charter solutions for the movement of cargo and passengers across the world.

Company Values
Committed
Honest
Accountable
Resourceful
Trustworthy
Ethical
Respectful

Recruitment agencies: please note we have an in-house recruiter alongside a preferred agency list, which we review annually. Therefore, we do not accept any CVs or applications sent to us on a speculative basis. We are pro-active in reaching out to agencies if there is a business need so please refrain from calling us.

Intradco Global combines over 30 years of animal transport experience with unrivalled global coverage, making it a market leader for equine, livestock and conservation project shipments. The UK-based company’s bespoke services have seen it become a trusted partner of horse shippers, owners and trainers – with grooms accompanying the animals to ensure their comfort and wellbeing during flights. Intradco leases custom-designed air stalls and penning equipment, making it a favourite with many of the world’s leading airlines. The team’s expertise in accommodating unusual species also makes them popular with animal welfare organisations relocating endangered animals.