Business Development Manager

Space
Oxfordshire
Posted 1 month ago
Job CategoryBusiness Development

  • Support the Head of Business Development in managing the company’s pipeline of opportunities with duties that include:
    • market research and scoping
    • meeting with prospective & existing customers and collaborative partners
    • preparation of detailed technical bid documents & presentations
    • negotiation of contracts
    • relationship management
    • presentation and promotion of the company to senior level key stakeholders
  • The successful candidate will play a supporting role in securing complex opportunities
  • He/she will take the lead in managing some of the smaller, less demanding opportunities
  • Manage the company’s marketing collateral on a day-to-day basis: this covers written and visual content, including the company’s website and social media activity; also drafting appropriate press releases and monitoring the trade and wider media for coverage of competitors and potential collaborators
  • Develop company product factsheets and other appropriate marketing material
  • Maintain a database of competitor products and activities
  • Support/lead meetings and maintain relationship with the company’s syndicate of investors, as required
  • Support the Head of Business Development in developing company’s growth and expansion strategy
  • Build and maintain robust working relationships with the company’s Technology & Operations teams
  • The company is a dynamic, rapidly-growing venture capital backed enterprise. From time-to time the Business Development team may be required to engage in other activities, such as Project Management on smaller projects and/or in a support of larger projects
  • The position will require attendance/presentation at conferences and customer engagement, both in the UK and overseas, and thus both domestic and international travel should be anticipated

Essential Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor or Masters Degree in Engineering or Science subject is desired but not essential. An MBA or similar commercial qualification is also applicable
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness and a strong business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills – listening and adapting communication strategy to suit the audience
  • A flair for presentation: in person, on screen or on paper, able to engage the audience whilst maintaining the company’s high standards of integrity
  • Space industry experience desired but not essential
  • An ability to demonstrate performance in a demanding environment where adaptability has been a key attribute

Personal

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technical English written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated to meet objectives
  • Good sense of humour to work in a high-pressure team environment
  • A common sense ‘can do’ attitude that seeks to pro-actively support colleagues
  • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task
  • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team

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