Marketing & Business Development Lead

Space Applications Services NV/SA
Brussels, Belgium/Remote
Added: April 23, 2024

The Marketing & Business Development Department is responsible for driving revenue generation initiatives that sustains the Company. It manages the development of the Company mission and strategies and provides Departments, Divisions, and Teams with centralised direction for strategic, business, and market planning.


As Marketing & Business Development Lead in the Member of the Marketing & Business Development Department you will have the opportunity to create, pursue and realise opportunities to help our Company grow and boost revenues.

This will involve As a Member of the Marketing & Business Development Department, responsible for overall Company Strategy and developing business for the Systems and Services Departments, you the successful candidate will helping to establish new strategies, targets and prospects, with the goal of creating short, mid and long-term value for our business and providing guidance to the Technical Departments, Divisions and Teams to actively assess the market and secure opportunities to achieve the company’s goals.

The position reports to the Marketing & Business Development Department Manager.

  • Location : Sint-Stevens-Woluwe (Brussels Area), including occasional business travels abroad (sometimes at short notice)
  • Start date : June May 2024
  • Application Deadline : 29 April 2024

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify and nurture opportunities
  • Maintain awareness of the competitive market landscape and evolution of specific domains
  • Contribute to establishing the Company Strategy
  • Lead the establishment of the business development plan for specific domains/divisions
  • Lead or contribute to bid teams, composed of business and technical stakeholders, to prepare proposals
  • Develop your network creating and maintaining long-standing relationships with space industry partners and professionals
  • Market the Company capabilities at events and on-line.

Skills and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or scientific discipline
  • Ability to work in a Team and share business intelligence
  • Able to cope with schedules and deadlines effectively under healthy pressure
  • Be inquisitive and enjoy learning new things
  • Be accountable, enthusiastic, problem solver, sharp attention to detail
  • Natural ability to build relationships
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Excellent communications and negotiation skills
  • Willingness to travel to meet clients and attend industry and institutional events.

Considered as Assets

  • A Master’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • Technical engineering or scientific experience in a relevant domain (space or defence)
  • Education, qualification or experience with marketing and/or business development
  • Experience with preparing proposals for the European Space Agency, the European Commission and large industries
  • Knowledge of working with European, American and other country’s Institutions and Industries
  • Fluency in other European languages with a preference for Dutch or French.

Our Offer

  • Working within an exceptional sector with Staff located in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands
  • A professional and modern working environment with motivated Administrative Staff, Engineers, Astronaut Training Instructors and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space and their own expertise
  • Mentoring and training to build the necessary competences and knowledge
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions
  • Working from home in part can be a possibility
  • Opportunity to grow personally and drive the company forward.

About Us

Our mission is to “Explore and create solutions to benefit human endeavour in space and on Earth”. The company is at the forefront of technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions as well as specific defence applications. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers such as the European Space Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the European Commission, the major space and defence companies as well as governmental and national space agencies.

We are involved in the International Space Station, Lunar Gateway, lunar infrastructure, in-orbit servicing and Earth Observation programmes. The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology, and products, provides complete ground segment and Earth Observation data processing solutions for mission operations and downstream services. We are EN9100 certified. The company also provides engineering, science, operations and training services, including astronaut training. It provides IceCubes, Europe’s first technology enabled microgravity research commercial service to the International Space Station to worldwide customers.

Our vision is to be “The most rewarding and innovative company for globally recognized space and terrestrial technology solutions.”

How To Apply

Upload your CV and Motivation Letter, both in English and to the attention of Mr Leslie Gale.

The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union.