Business Development Manager - Electrical Engineering

BAE Systems
Rochester, England, Kent
06 Dec 2018
20 Dec 2018
Natalie Humphrey
Business Development Manager - Electrical Engineering

Would you like the opportunity to lead a business into new sectors? We currently have a vacancy for a Business Development Manager - Electrical Engineering at our site in Rochester, Kent. The BAE Systems Power & Propulsion Solutions (PPS) business unit seeks an experienced, technically savvy heavy duty electric propulsion veteran, with experience in the bus and/or truck sectors.

As a Business Development Manager - Electrical Engineering, you will be will be responsible for delivering the profitable sales growth we need to help us meet our long term business aspirations in the rapidly growing heavy duty vehicle electrification sector. As our face in the European market you will have a crucial role in driving the creation of the strategy that will enable this growth. The successful applicant will be responsible for the early identification of emerging market trends and technologies, as well as establishing the routes to market that will be required if we are to be successful. Underpinning this will be your proven track record of communicating complex solutions in a timely and effective manner.

This role will provide you with the scope to take existing and new products to not only current markets, but also allow you to identify new markets to grow the business area into.

Your main responsibilities as a Business Development Manager - Electrical Engineering will involve:

* Deliver on our long-range business commitment for profitable sales growth in Europe through the identification and qualification of new business opportunities, within both existing and new adjacent Heavy Duty markets
* Establish the relationships we need to enable the planned sales growth - to include platform manufacturers, systems and component suppliers, and operators
* Ensure that BAE Systems has a clear and respected brand presence in all relevant market sectors
* Provide product and capability requirements to the PPS Design Centre in a coherent and timely manner, ensuring we have the right products available at the right time and price
* Produce competitive proposals containing compelling procurement rationale, technical solutions and pricing quotations

Your skills and qualifications:

* A strong track record of driving business growth in the European Heavy Duty on-road propulsion sector
* Demonstrated understanding of Heavy Duty vehicle electric propulsion solutions
* The ability to establish and maintain strong, board- and senior-level relationships
* Experience working within a large, multi-national market environment
* Demonstrated ability to work globally within different sectors and cultures
* Proven ability to motivate, influence, and manage people effectively

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be highly self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction.

Location: Rochester, Kent however Extensive travel will be required, potentially greater than 50% of the time, based on business requirements

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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