Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com.
We are seeking a Business Development Specialist to focus on our Army, Air Force and Navy Defense research and development programs. This position will be located at our facility in Huntsville, AL.
In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to capture opportunities for Aerojet Rocketdyne in the Defense market. This involves significant customer and stakeholder interface to identify and create areas of opportunities and develop Aerojet Rocketdyne’s positions. Key customers/stakeholders include: AMRDEC, AFRL (Eglin AFB and Edwards AFB), NAWC WD (China Lake), ONR, JIMTP, DARPA, and prime contractors. As opportunities materialize, the Senior Specialist is responsible for establishing win strategies and partnering with Aerojet Rocketdyne business unit and engineering colleagues to capture the opportunities. The Senior Business Development Specialist - Defense Advanced Programs is a recognized leader in the company and has overall responsibilities for planning, directing and coordinating business development activities.
Typical responsibilities include:
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
35% - Meet and interface with DOD and prime contractor representatives.
30% - Oversee development and implementation of business strategies for new programs, products and technologies.
15% - Oversee internally funded discretionary programs, particularly IRAD.
10% - Support development of Aerojet Rocketdyne Technology Roadmap and other internal executive level plans.
10% - Interface with Aerojet Rocketdyne senior-level management as required.
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics or Chemistry and minimum of 9 years of progressively responsible experience in Business Development, Program Management and/or Engineering in the Defense market, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.