Job Purpose and Primary Objectives:
Benchmark is looking for a Business Development Manager. The Business Development Manager will lead inside sales, support proposal development, perform customer prospecting for the external sales team, and lead select sales pursuits. Applicants should have the ability to find opportunities where they are not clearly defined, experience in internal process improvement, excellent communication skills and be able to support conferences/tradeshows. This is a high-impact, customer-facing role that will contribute significantly to the growth of Benchmark, the success of our customers’ and partners’ missions, and the development of the new space economy.
As part of the Business Development team at Benchmark, this role will work closely with the leadership, engineering, and product development teams to build Benchmark’s business that serves commercial and government end-users. This is a role for an individual with strong business acumen and a proven track record developing new relationships and supporting proposal development, supporting identification and capture of new and follow-on opportunities. This is an exciting time in the development of the new space economy and a great time to join Benchmark in a pivotal role as the company continues to grow and deliver industry leading in-space mobility products and services.
For qualified applicants, this role can be based out of either Burlington, VT or Pleasanton, CA. Other remote locations may also be considered if they are advantageous to developing customer and industry relationships.
Benchmark Space Systems is a leader in small satellite propulsion systems and in-space mobility services. We are focused on providing the most cost-effective propulsion solution for our clients/partner’s Small Satellite mission needs, from simple orbit adjustments to high-agility maneuvers. Our patented and proprietary innovations have been specifically designed to improve safety and capability for spacecraft ranging from 3U through ESPA class. Specifically, our mission is to improve our client’s/partner’s missions through collaborative partnership and creative in-space mobility product solutions that are responsive to the safety, reliability, and cost-of-performance requirements of fundamental or advanced SmallSat and Rideshare missions.
Measurements of Success/Primary Job Responsibilities:
At its core, Benchmark is an entrepreneurial, fast paced organization. In this environment, we need all employees to solve problems, not be afraid to ask questions and be able to work with and help colleagues in different departments and positions by digging in and working on other tasks as needed/assigned depending on business needs. With that said, there are primary job responsibilities and measurements of success for this position, which are:
Education and/or Experience:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
What you bring to the position, or have the ability to swiftly learn and be successful in:
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Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
While performing duties of this job, the employee is predominately functioning in a sedentary light office position with high frequency of telephone communication, keyboarding, and computer. Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times. Must be able to travel frequently.