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 Director of Business Development to focus on Tactical Systems for the Army, Navy and Air Force Defense programs. This position will be located at our Defense HQ facility in Huntsville, AL.
In this role, you will lead a team that 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 the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, DARPA and prime contractors. As opportunities materialize, the Director is responsible for establishing win strategies and partnering with Aerojet Rocketdyne Defense business unit and engineering colleagues to capture the opportunities. The Director - Business Development is a recognized leader in the Company and has overall responsibilities for planning, directing and coordinating department-wide marketing activities. The position will be responsible for providing executive leadership and management of department resources to ensure the achievement of the division’s business plans and objectives. The position will also be responsible for the division’s overall plans and policies for assigned areas.
Fosters ethical conduct, practices, and personal integrity throughout Aerojet Rocketdyne to ensure the company’s ability to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive environment.
This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.
40% - Lead a team of business development experts that meet and interface with DOD and prime contractor representatives to garner new programs and keep/expand existing production.
30% - Manage and lead development and implementation of business strategies for new programs, products and technologies.
10% - Manage internally funded discretionary programs, particularly IRAD.
10% - Provides direct leadership and management 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 14 years of progressively responsible experience in Business Development in the Defense market, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated supervisory skills, including the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control the activities of the assigned organization.
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.