Truly Canadian Training
SkyAlyne is a partnership between Canadian aviation and defence leaders CAE and KF Aerospace, formed to provide a truly Canadian solution for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program.
Today, CAE and KF Aerospace deliver all phases of contracted training and in-service support for the Royal Canadian Air Force through two separate programs. By combining and adding a team of highly qualified Canadian-based subcontractors, SkyAlyne offers unmatched experience and expertise for FAcT— Canada’s next-generation military aircrew training program.
SkyAlyne is one of three pre-qualified bidders for this multi-billion-dollar training program, working the last two years in preparation for the formal RFP expected to be released this fall. When selected as the successful bidder for FAcT in 2024, Canadian-based SkyAlyne will maximize the long-term economic benefits for Canada’s workers, communities and Indigenous communities and preserve our long-standing reputation for Canadian military aviation excellence.
Due to the pending retirement of Mike Sliva, SkyAlyne has this exciting leadership position available starting June 1st, 2021
The General Manager (GM) is appointed by the SkyAlyne Board of Directors to manage the affairs of SkyAlyne Canada and lead the management and capture team. Reporting to the SkyAlyne Board of Directors, the General Manager will provide the leadership necessary to achieve SkyAlyne’s objectives during: (A) the FAcT Capture Pursuit and Proposal Development Phase; and (B) the implementation of FAcT and C) the Post Steady State period of the FACT program.
The GM will provide the strategy for all phases of the program, which includes all essential elements of military aircrew training across three sites in Canada. Based in Ottawa, Kelowna, Moose Jaw or Winnipeg, the GM will build strategic networks with Government stakeholders, including the FAcT Project Office, strategic subcontractors, and suppliers.
The management and capture team includes Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from CAE, KF, the Strategic Subcontractors (including ATCO, Bluedrop Training & Simulation, Canadian Base Operators, Canadian Helicopters, PAL Aerospace, and SERCO) and various consultants.
The GM is responsible for stakeholder relationship management (internal and external), project management, commercial management, communications, and final solutions; and is supported by a Deputy General Manager, and the management and capture team.
This role is responsible for setting the culture, identifying resource constraints, resolving issues, and reducing or eliminating barriers to reach the desired outcomes. The GM needs to be a strategic thinker, outstanding communicator, excellent tactician, and driven for execution and outcomes well versed in leading a diverse team towards a common objective.
The ideal candidate will bring extensive leadership and complex proposal experience with a demonstrated track record and will be responsible for all SkyAlyne operations, including:
- Leading the management and capture team to develop, document, and submit the winning response to the FAcT Request For proposal (RFP);
- Leading the transition program to reach Steady State; and
- Steady State operations
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10th, 2021!