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Head of New Business - Synthetic Environments

Closing date
3 Apr 2023

Job Details

Together. For the future of defence.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting new opportunity for a proactive and passionate system of systems thinker to join our Weapon System Simulation and Experimentation team as the Head of New Business.

The role will be extremely varied, interesting and challenging and you will quickly become a trusted partner to the business and senior stakeholders supporting weapon system design and development.

WSSE (part of Weapon System Design Division) provides a pivotal role for MBDA weapon system development across the full product lifecycle.

The successful candidate will head up new business engagements with key functions and Industry partners, where you will work collaboratively with a range of customers. You will need to demonstrate your influencing and communication skills to improve opportunities to support MBDA weapon system design and development through Synthetic Environments, to accelerate our product development.

What are we looking for?
  • A System of Systems thinker to act as the primary contact in WSSE to support business engagements with key functions and industry partners to identify and lead WSSE opportunities
  • Consistent record of accomplishment interfacing with key partners.
  • Good appreciation of Military domain, ideally with MoD and end user experience.
  • The ability to support the definition of the project scope and objectives involving all relevant partners, whilst ensuring the technical feasibility.
  • Knowledge and experience of Synthetic Environments.
  • Excellent client facing and internal communication skills.

What to expect:

We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances!


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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6 Hills way
United Kingdom

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