Life at
Dublin Aerospace

Adam Trotter, Planning, Logistics and Stores Manager

Can you tell us about your journey to date and how you ended up working at Exeter Aerospace? 


I started with Exeter Aerospace in September 2021 as a Senior Planner and was responsible for a small team of Planners and an Invoicing/Estimator.


As the business was growing quickly, the Planning/Commercial function was established with a number of new roles. The function had grown to support the demand from the business, I was then promoted to Planning Manager in December 2021. I had responsibility for all Part 145 Planning activities including Planning, Technical Services, Document Control and also Commercial quoting/estimating/invoicing throughout Exeter Aerospace.


In December 2022 I was then promoted to Planning, Logistics and Stores Manager and now hold responsibility for various areas of the business, including, Planning, Technical Services, Document Control, Material Purchasing, Stores and all Commercial activity throughout the business, from initial contract negotiation to final invoicing approval/agreement.


What does a typical working day look like for you?

Very varied! It generally starts with a daily review with my direct teams to identify key tasks and challenges for the day. I will also be actively involved with customer relationship management and key decisions for the business on a day-to-day basis.


I work on commercial contract negotiations for future business opportunities and develop future budgets. I work with a number of suppliers for current contracts and ensure the Supplies and Stores teams are able to fulfil their roles for the Business.


I ensure the Planning team are performing effective planning and supporting production to enable heavy maintenance checks to be completed on time. I am also involved in recruitment, performance management, appraisals etc, for my direct teams.


What is the most interesting part of your job? 

I really like the variety of my job, no day is the same and there are various challenges I like to deal with and overcome each day. I also enjoy the fast-paced and ever-changing requirements of working for an MRO.



What skills are required to do your job?

Business Management, Team Management, Negotiation, Teamwork, Planning and organising, Communication, Effective Leadership, Organisation.


What is your favourite thing about working at Dublin/Exeter Aerospace?

The people I work with - my direct teams! The ability to be involved in decisions that drive the business forward and map out our future business plans knowing that my decisions and input directly drive the future growth of the business.


How would your team mates best describe you?

Passionate, Professional, Honest and not afraid to get stuck in and take on the challenges to support them all.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?  What advice would you give to someone starting their career?

Best piece of advice I’ve been given is – Always focus on yourself and the direction you want to go, don’t listen to those that say things aren’t possible as anything is possible with the right people around you.


Best piece of advice id give someone else is – Take any opportunity offered to you, say “yes” and worry about how to make it happen afterwards, you never know what doors will open by taking every opportunity you can!


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