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  • Senior Manager, Business Development - Advanced Space Programs

    Location US-CA-Canoga Park
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  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Senior Manager, Business Development – Advanced Programs. This position is highly strategic and requires an individual who is technically astute, has working relationships across USG (intel, DoD and civil); prime contractors (Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, etc); and commercial owner operators. This position has responsibility and accountability for developing customer and supplier relationships leading to both sustained world class program execution and top line growth required of our operating plan. This individual will be responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and executing all related business development related activities associated with our Advanced Programs business to include customer engagements, proposal development, budget creation/management/oversight, conferences and local events. This position involves significant customer interface to identify areas of opportunity and develop these opportunities into winning Aerojet Rocketdyne offers. Additionally this individual must be highly collaborative and proactively engage internally both within Advanced Programs and across the other Space Program Sectors to ensure connectivity throughout the Business Unit. In this role, you will also foster 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.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

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    • Serve as the primary Advanced Programs focal point for Space Business Development activities. Meet and interface with senior level USG and prime contractor executives. Participate in technical meetings for internal and external representatives concerning organizational projects. Represent Aerojet Rockedyne interests in meetings, conferences, and workshops, as assigned.
    • Provide leadership, oversight, development and execution of business strategies for new products and technologies. Be responsible for marketing new technology or follow-on business acquisition. Responsible for creating strategic plan inputs and managing tasks of strategic importance to the product area. Approve annual business plan and program budget and schedules.
    • Oversee internally funded discretionary programs, particularly IRAD.
    • Direct and manage externally funded advanced programs.
    • Support development of Aerojet Rocketdyne Technology Roadmap and other internal executive level plans.
    • Interface with Aerojet Rocketdyne senior level management as required.


    This is a senior-level position requiring a Bachelor's degree in a related technical or business field and fourteen (14) years of experience in managing a portfolio of successful business development efforts, with an emphasis on emerging/new technologies and demonstrated top line growth achievement or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.


    Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


    Additional Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Ability to direct and control overall organizational resources.
    • Considerable initiative and organizational skills.
    • Ability to drive convergence and resolution to challenges of substantial importance to the Company.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Extensive experience in an Aerospace and Defense manufacturing environment with program diversity ranging from complex development to rate production.


    Work Environment/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. Requires significant travel.


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