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Tue, 22 May 2018 00:18:43 +0000
The UN certified Iridium Communications to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally required service for ships, Iridium said May 21. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:42:48 +0000
The USSOCOM can now take advantage of commercial innovations by procuring satellite connectivity as a managed service SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:08:04 +0000
Israeli fleet operator Spacecom on May 21 announced a contract worth up to $55 million for satellite capacity on its upcoming Amos-17 satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:30:45 +0000
Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite prototyping and engineering development. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:04:36 +0000
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station May 21 on a mission that may be the swan song for the company as an independent entity. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 19:53:04 +0000
The utility of space sensors has been studied for decades so the Pentagon has plenty of data to draw from. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:45:56 +0000
Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:18:02 +0000
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:48:14 +0000
Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as “load-and-go” could be used for future commercial crew missions. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:02:18 +0000
As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator said he was “90 percent” confident that the mission will continue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:25:08 +0000
Planet hopes to grab market share by offering “guaranteed collection” twice a day. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:42:51 +0000
NASA is dealing with a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System vehicle, an issue that could contribute to further delays for its launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 20:27:37 +0000
Nine satellite companies agreed May 17 to donate satellite capacity and equipment to the United Nations, seeking to coordinate their responses to natural disasters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 19:45:38 +0000
Nearly 600 members of a union that has been on strike against United Launch Alliance for almost two weeks will vote on a new contract May 19 that would end the labor dispute. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:10:18 +0000
SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:43:28 +0000
The new Pentagon-based vice commander of Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, made his first public appearance May 15, 2018, at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:34:13 +0000
Testimony by NASA’s Inspector General at a May 16 hearing provided new support to efforts by two senators to block plans to end funding of the International Space Station in 2025. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:33:57 +0000
A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed for cancellation, but not necessarily enough to keep the mission on schedule. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:13:26 +0000
A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to support commercial missions beyond Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 21:52:44 +0000
Todd Harrison, CSIS senior fellow: “With hosted payloads, there are a lot of great opportunities to increase resiliency and capacity.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-12-2014
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     Current job:Manager - Flight Test
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsCommercial Manager, Program Controller, Cost Estimator, Pricing, Program Coordinator, Project Management, Logistics, Negotiation, Flight Test, Aerospace, PMP
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    PERSONAL STATEMENT
    I am a positive, proactive and results-driven professional with 10 years’ experience in Programme/Commercial related roles within defence and civil aeronautics sector. I have extensive experience working within cross-functional, multinational teams, leading high value projects with a significant level of technological content.

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    06/2012 – Today    Eurofighter GmbH
    Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH is a multinational company that co-ordinates the design, production, upgrade and support of the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. The company is made up of the major aerospace companies of the four Eurofighter partner nations. My positions in Eurofighter are on a secondment basis from Finmeccanica Aircraft Division (formerly Alenia Aermacchi).

    01/2015 – Today     Flight Test Manager
    Eurofighter Typhoon Programme    Munich, Germany
        Management of four-nation Flight Test campaigns for new development and in-service requirements for existing (UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Oman, Saudi Arabia) and potential future customers, including:
    o    assessing feasibility
    o    establishing a programme and defining priorities against overall business strategy
    o    allocating tasks to the Flight Test Centres
    o    monitoring and controlling execution of the campaigns
    o    communications and reporting, both externally to Eurofighter Partner Companies (EPCs) and System Design Responsibilities and internally to Eurofighter management
    o    verifying compliance of outcomes against requirements
    o    ensuring effective closure of the campaigns
        Definition, development and implementation across EPCs of programme and risk management toolsets for the functional Flight Test team

    06/2012 – 12/2014     Pricing Senior Project Leader - Development
    Eurofighter Typhoon Programme    Munich, Germany
        Commercial management of future business proposals, from Customer Requests for Information (RfIs) through to contract signature, including:
    o    Preparation and submission of Industrial Requests for Quotation (RfQs) to EPCs, based on Customer requirements
    o    Harmonisation/co-ordination of EPCs’ RfQ responses in accordance with Commercial and Quality processes
    o    Chairing international meetings, such as bid launch/bid progress sessions
    o    Generation of bid documentation, including contract articles/annexes/payment plans
    o    Presentation of final proposals to Eurofighter and Industry shareholders in order to obtain approval for submission to the Customer
    o    Supporting discussions and negotiations with Customer representatives (NETMA: NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency)
    o    Submission of the final contract issue to the Eurofighter and NETMA CEOs for signature
        Performance of Commercial activities in support of Contract Amendments for existing contracts
        Definition of "Should Cost" estimations to enable comparison with EPC proposals
        Definition of economic/financial reports (e.g. Workshare Report, Operational Budget) and support to the Finance Department for contract financial controls
        Support to the Marketing/Export departments for the definition of market surveys/life cycle costs and presentation to potential export customers
        Definition of engineering judgment estimates for Business Cases and presentation to the Customer

    11/2005 – 05/2012    Finmeccanica Aircraft Division (formerly Alenia Aermacchi)
    Finmeccanica is the leading industrial group in the high-technology sector in Italy and one of the main global players in aerospace, defence and security. The Aircraft Division is engaged in the design, development, production, logistic support and crew training for trainer aircraft, military aircraft, unmanned systems and aircraft for special missions

    12/2010 – 05/2012     Contracts and Pricing Specialist
    Eurofighter Typhoon Programme    Turin, Italy
        Launch of internal cost estimates in accordance with the Customer RfQ and monitoring of the cost estimation activity
        Pricing determination and contract definition
        Participation in international meetings with EPCs, in order to harmonise Contract contributions, and with the customer, in support of contractual requirements and pricing negotiations

    11/2005 – 12/2010    Programme Controller, Cost Estimator (Logistic Support)
    Alenia Aermacchi Headquarters        Turin, Italy
        WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) and Gantt development for Logistic Support Offers/Tenders
        Determination of the logic of cost allocations and development of cost estimates
        Milestones and financial indicators monitoring
        Support to national and international Commercial departments during contract negotiation
    EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL COURSES
    10/2015            Emerge UK                Munich, Germany
    International Leadership Excellence

    08/2015            Project Management Institute        Munich, Germany
    PMP (Project Management Professional) credential award

    2005                Politecnico di Torino            Turin, Italy
    BSc in Aerospace Engineering
    Graduation thesis: “ISO 9000:2000 – Quality Management System. Project Planning, Customer Management”

    IT SKILLS
    Microsoft Project and Excel advanced skills, SAP Logistics, MS Word and PowerPoint

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES
    Italian (native) – English (fluent) – German (beginner)

    HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
    Guitar (folk, electric, classic), sports and outdoor activities (basketball, football, squash, skiing)

     


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