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Operations Manager- ORD International Airport

Schiller Park, Illinois
Job Type
4 Sep 2022
Operations Manager, ORD International Airport Schiller Park, IL

This position will be primarily in afternoon and evening hours.

Unique business and operational leadership opportunity in Aviation Security

ACTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of ICTS Europe. ACTS specializes in the provision of security solutions and services including catering inspection, aircraft security and cargo screening. With corporate offices in Chicago and Atlanta, and operational centers at more than 30 airports across the United States, ACTS provides nationwide coverage. As an ICTS Europe subsidiary, ACTS offers unmatched experience, expertise, quality and innovation.

Reporting to the Regional Director of Operations, the Operations Manager is fully accountable for the performance within their unit. This includes driving best-in-class security, safety and compliance, delivering on operational metrics, developing and growing customer relationships and exceeding financial targets. This position will suit a leader who thrives on responsibility and accountability, has a track-record of developing high-performing teams and naturally instills a rigorous security and safety culture in their people. The ideal candidate will be energized by overcoming challenges and delivering sustainable results and motivated by the opportunity to contribute to long-term development and growth of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Accountable for P&L performance of unit, ensuring that EBITDA meets budget expectations.
  • Defines staffing schedule, manages labor hours to that schedule, works with HR to ensure that the schedule is fully staffed and manages to overtime targets.
  • Drives year over year productivity improvement in their station.
  • Ensures effective working relationship with local union and minimizes employee relation issues
  • Implements the ACTS-Aviation Security safety program across the different location within the station, meeting SQOR targets and delivering year over year improvement in safety performance
  • Ensures all internal security auditing functions take place effectively (SCOR program, video review, quarterly business audits) and that ACTS-Aviation Security Compliance audits acted upon (watchdog video reviews, physical audits)
  • Captures all potential revenue opportunities across the existing customer base (e.g., capturing of overtime hours)
  • Oversees and continually develops security measures
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with the airline, catering company and airport staff, union representatives, and expands our operations in multiple locations within the airport through sales and relationship building skills.
  • Works with Regional HR Manager to recruit, hire and retain highest quality subordinate Supervisors and Security Agents.
  • Monitors training and ensure that all Supervisors and Agents are up-to-date in their training
  • Coordinates annual training programs
  • Reviews and analyzes daily reports addressing performance gaps to budget
  • Disciplines Supervisors as necessary
  • Maintains all provisions, regulations, procedures and processes in current collective bargaining agreement.
  • Provides coaching, development and performance reviews to subordinate Supervisors.
  • Ensures and maintains all security related records as indicated by the local Airline Customers, TSA, and other Governmental Agencies.
  • First point of contact in addressing compliance issues raised by customers or TSA, preparing incident reports that ensure problems addressed and allow for effective defense of any penalties.
  • Ensures that all Government, Customer, Airlines, and local requirements are met.
  • Reports all daily, weekly, monthly activities to the appropriate member of management.
  • Conducts and ensures that all training and orientation are provided to employees.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by ACTS-Aviation Security Senior and Corporate management.

Salary Range:
  • $50-55,000

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience in business or related field

Work Experience:
  • Strong operational management experience (5-10 years), preferably in airport operations, to include:

- at least 5 years at the management level or equivalent;

- experience managing in a union environment;

- P&L experience

- operational experience building/growing a business or service line
  • Preferred, but not required:

- Federal security experience, i.e. FAA or TSA.

- experience in the airline/airport industry.

- security experience, i.e. law enforcement, military police, corporate security, etc.
  • Job Skills:
  • Excellent leadership and presentation skills.
  • Strong PC computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and familiarity with the Internet.
  • Business acumen
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  • Job Reference: 703995713-2
  • Date Posted: 4 September 2022
  • Recruiter: ACTS Aviation Security
  • Location: Schiller Park, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent