VP, General Manager – Aviation – Safety Standard Job at Nationwide – 3.8 in Columbus, OH

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Job Description Summary

Would you thrive in a business aviation career as a member of a highly engaged team focused on safety, standard operating procedures, and quality of life? If you would love to work in an industry-leading department for a company that provides you with the tools and opportunities to grow as a professional pilot, we want to know more about you!

For more than 65 years, Nationwide Insurance has operated business aircraft to support the needs of associates, business partners, and members. As a part of our crew, you will be on exceptionally maintained aircraft and will be a crucial partner to ensure each trip is seamlessly operated.

The Nationwide Aviation Business Center provides safe, reliable, critical, time-sensitive travel, for Nationwide Insurance professionals. Here, you’ll feel welcomed and valued. As Vice President & General Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to direct a team on safety, process improvements, and projects that will help them learn and grow with the operation. As a Pilot in Command (PIC), you’ll assume command control of the aircraft and be responsible for the operation, safety and security of crew, passengers, and cargo.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:
Leads all aspects of the Nationwide Aviation Business Center (NABC) on administrative, operational, and maintenance strategies and plans including the Nationwide Aviation hangar and aircraft.

Develops vision and strategic direction for the aviation operations. Prepares and implements short and long-term plans, initiatives, and projects (i.e., Fuel Farm, replacement aircraft, aircraft and hangar maintenance).

Develops and implements aviation travel policies, safety regulations and standards. Prepares and adheres to annual operating budget.

Responsible for aviation department interface and oversight of subsidiaries’ flight needs.

Establishes and maintains relationships with key business aviation stakeholders such as, but not limited to, the Columbus Airport Authority, airport management, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Oversees the scheduling of all company charters including staffing, auditing charter companies, request for proposals and ground transportation.

Acts as PIC for both domestic and international operations, operating the aircraft efficiently, safely, and securely while delivering excellent customer service. Commands any aircraft owned or operated by Nationwide as needed and in accordance with company operating procedures.

Oversees associate management including: performance management, salary planning and administration, training and development, workflow and organizational planning, hiring and placement, and disciplinary actions.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to EVP, Chief Customer Officer. Leads a team consisting of pilots, maintenance professionals, and two operational support staff.

Typical Skills and Experiences:
Education: Degree in Aviation; Masters Degree preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: Airplane Multi-Engine Land Rating required; Airline Transport Pilot certificate required; Airframe and Powerplant rating preferred: hold a First-Class Medical Certificate (required annually); hold appropriate aircraft type rating for company aircraft required to fly; have a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator permit. Associates must obtain the required Federal and/or state licenses/ registrations within the time period designated by the business unit. Additional licenses/ registrations may be required when new products and services are implemented. If an associate fails or is unable to obtain required licenses/registrations within the time period designated by the business unit, the associate will be ineligible to continue in the position. Valid driver’s license and passport.

All selected candidates for the job will be required to submit to a post-offer, pre-employment psychological and cognitive assessment to confirm fitness for duty.

Experience: Typically, ten years or more experience in the corporate aviation industry field; including at least five years or more of leadership experience. Must have logged and documented hours commensurate with the level of experience of at least 5,000 hours of total flight time and 1,500 hours of multiengine turbine time. Financial management experience. Cross-aviation experience preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills: Proven knowledge of FAA, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Air Traffic Control (ATC), and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) policies, practices, and procedures. English proficiency. Ability to think strategically and demonstrate management agility in support of challenging business unit requirements. Must possess excellent decision-making and multi-tasking abilities as well as managerial, administrative, and analytical skills. Must have a bias for action and a strong customer focus. Must be able to maintain a team and be effective at coaching and feedback. Must be able to plan, manage and support complex aviation projects as well as building operations. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates Nationwide Values.

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the CEO and Chief Human Resources Officer. No exceptions can be made to the Airline Transport Pilot certificate (ATP), Airplane Multi-Engine Rating, and First Class Medical Certificate requirements.

Job Conditions:
Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt).

Working Conditions: Normal office environment in the completion of administrative duties and assignments. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project or travel needs. Extended periods in the aircraft serving as the PIC. May experience adverse weather conditions in the performance of assigned pilot duties. May need to lift baggage weighing up to 50 pounds to a height of five feet.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Safety Sensitive (SS): This job has been identified as a Safety Sensitive (SS) position and in accordance with our substance free work-place program may be subject to random alcohol and other drug testing.


We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental, paid time off plus nine paid holidays, 401(k) with company match, company-paid pension plan, business casual attire, and more. To learn more about the benefits we offer, click here.

Nationwide is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged. Nationwide prohibits discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any characteristic (or classification) protected by applicable law.

About the Company

Company: Nationwide – 3.8

Company Location:  Columbus, OH

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