Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Aircraft Acquisition & Leasing Specialist (or Engagement & Closing Specialist)

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Title of position:  Aircraft Acquisition & Leasing Specialist (or ‘Engagement and Closing Specialist’)

Employer is an established global company offering comprehensive, concierge-level service for aircraft acquisitions and sales. Since its founding, the employer has been recognized by colleagues and competitors alike for its integrity and its client-first attitude. This legacy remains a guiding principle that is evidenced in all we do and experienced by every employer’s client.

The selected candidate will own the closing process and ensure clients are supported for employer clients.

Qualified candidates will:

  • Be results-oriented
  • Be dependable and accountable
  • Be able to resolve issues quickly and objectively
  • Quickly bounce back from challenges
  • Work with others to accomplish goals
  • Create motivation to get things done
  • Get stuff done!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Internal review and management of contracts
  • Manage the closing process from start to finish
  • Client engagement and support
  • Post-closing process


  • Candidate must have some level of aircraft acquisition and/or leasing experience
  • 3 + years of project management or relevant experience
  • Aviation transaction experience
  • Business degree or relevant field preferred

Additional job duties:

  • Coordinate with Technical team for inspections
  • Finalize closing preparations
  • Coordinate with counsel to ensure closings
  • Notify FAA of closings
  • Ensure invoices are paid before closing
  • Coordinate with Technical to ensure inspection issues are resolved
  • Ensure funding summaries are complete
  • Ensure documents required by banks are signed
  • Coordinate delivery locations
  • Coordinate moving of airplanes for delivery
  • Conduct and coordinate closing calls
  • Ensure escrow companies have necessary documents
  • Coordinate liens &Trusts
  • Coordinate with import/export brokers as required
  • Update and document project trackers
  • Coordinate preparations of aircrafts for sale
  • Support Sales team in drafting counter offers
  • Coordinate aircraft sale agreements
  • Ensure aircrafts are delivery condition per terms of agreements
  • Communicate with all parties
  • Update templates and forms
  • Update checklists and processes
  • Present new ideas and efficiencies
  • Back up team members (OTO)
  • Pursue personal and professional development
  • Stay up to date with industry trends
  • Coordinate with vendor programs
  • Attend select annual industry conferences
  • Conduct bi-weekly project meetings
  • Attend sales support L10 meetings
  • Participate in quarterly team meetings
  • Attend team functions
  • Live core values
  • Log data
  • Update clients on status of projects
  • Ensure projects run smoothly
  • Recognize partners
  • Coordinate client communications
  • Ensure client updates are sent
  • Remove obstacles to complete deals
  • Answer client questions
  • Coordinate with client third parties
  • Anticipate client needs
  • Draft client engagement agreements
  • Coordinate proposals for clients
  • Set up projects (Zoho projects)
  • Request retainer invoices and send to clients
  • Setup and conduct client launch calls (internal & external)
  • Conduct launch meeting follow up
  • Draft LOIs for purchases
  • Create purchase agreements
  • Incorporate feedback from LOI to purchase agreement
  • Summarize changes from draft to draft (purchase agreement)
  • Create checklists from agreements
  • Ensure audits of aircrafts go out
  • Review preliminary specs for accuracy
  • Prepare history of aircrafts from FFA (pulling documents)
  • Ensure FAA has bills of sale
  • Register sales or purchases with IR
  • Support clients with transfer programs
  • Coordinate post-close client support
  • Finalize retainers and expenses (accounting)
  • Create condensed closing files
  • Offload transfers and remove programs (insurance, maintenance)
  • Ensure registration (N) numbers are reserved for clients


  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Categories: Operations / Management
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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