Managing Director - France

Added: April 4, 2024
About Constellr

We are operating in the NewSpace and Agri-Tech sectors, combining engineering, Earth Observation, and agronomy to address one of the biggest challenges of our time: how to ensure global food security!

With offices in Brussels , Freiburg , Munich and now Toulouse, we are a diverse team, comprised of highly motivated and passionate professionals who share a common vision to revolutionise decision-making in tomorrow’s smart farming industry.

Our Mission

We are at the forefront of temperature monitoring from space. constellr’s technology delivers the market's most precise thermal data with our Land Surface Temperature model excelling in measuring temperature for organizations that depend on highly accurate, frequent insights. Join us in advancing impactful initiatives, particularly in agriculture, where our expertise contributes to transformative projects in global food production.

The Role

Reporting to our leadership team, you will be working closely with both the local team in France (initially space and product engineers) and our Managing Director based in Germany. France represents a huge opportunity for constellr; not only is it home to some of the foremost environmental monitoring and remote sensing specialists, but it also has a significant agrifood sector and network of high relevance for our commercial growth. constellr’s new French subsidiary, based in vibrant Toulouse, will contribute to strengthening our pan-European footprint and will be the base for our strategic agri-analytics hub and associated IP development. Our Managing Director role will be instrumental in ensuring the entity is well-established and accepted in the French ecosystem.

Location: You will be based in France (in or near Toulouse) where we will soon have our central office with expected travel within France and to our European hubs in Germany and Belgium. We offer remote & flexible working for this role, moving towards a more hybrid model once our office is fully operational.

About You

  • Proven experience with fundraising and securing large-ticket public grants; ability to navigate and win, with the assistance of regional and national partners, key French public funds.
  • A strategic commercial and/or policy network in France and the capability to open doors for commercial and governmental sales
  • A track record in sales: proven ability to sell to corporate or governmental entities
  • Deep knowledge and experience working in the agrifood/agribusiness sector in France/Europe

Nice to have:

  • Experience developing and growing a team.
  • Existing network in the space and remote sensing sector.

Why constellr?

  • Join a fast-growing, diverse and motivated team with a strong drive for positive change
  • Autonomy to set and deliver against your own goals, develop new skills and capabilities, and lead others to do the same.
  • Directly influence your contribution to achieving several of the UN's sustainable development goals, including Zero Hunger, Clean Water, No Poverty and Climate Action
  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary, and diverse team with a strong desire to change the world.
  • Be a formative part of the team delivering the world’s first commercial infrared constellation into orbit, enabling an unprecedented understanding of our planet and its resources.

Our Benefits

  • An attractive virtual shares package (Virtual Share Option Program)
  • Flexible working: we support remote or semi-remote working for many of our roles
  • Work-life balance: we value everyone’s time and respect family or personal commitments. We support you to be as productive as you can in the time you have
  • We are based at the heart of Toulouse’s aerospace cluster and the thriving Occitania food and drink scene. Elsewhere, we have lovely offices in Brussels situated between the attractive Etterbeek and Watermael districts; in Freiburg, southwest Germany, bordering the Black Forest, France and Switzerland; a brand-new office in central Munich, a stone’s throw from the beautiful German alps and lakes.

At constellr, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming workplace. We are an equal-opportunity employer and believe that diversity fuels innovation, creativity, and the ability to tackle complex challenges effectively. We encourage individuals from all walks of life to join us on our mission to reduce global food insecurity.