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As the military sometimes must operate in contested environments, they will need more resilient communications system to overcome any intentional interference. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:39:33 +0000
Satellite operators Yahsat of the United Arab Emirates, Brazil's Star One and Bermuda-based ABS are moving into new markets in Latin America and around the world, according to speakers at the World Satellite Business Week conference here Sept. 10. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:09:14 +0000
The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:16:26 +0000
Wilson: “This proposal establishes a clear mission, directly related to the strategic problem we are trying to solve." SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:20:04 +0000
As it completes a lunar lander scheduled for launch late this year, an Israeli company says it’s looking for opportunities to do similar future spacecraft to tap into the growing demand for lunar missions. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 20:38:07 +0000
One of the two commercial GEO satellite contracts Space Systems Loral announced this year now appears in doubt following Israel's announcement that Amos-8 will be built domestically. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:54:55 +0000
A Delta 2 rocket lifted off Sept. 15 carrying a NASA Earth science satellite on the final flight of a vehicle whose heritage dates back to the beginning of the Space Age. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:00:58 +0000
The first GPS 3F satellite is expected to be available for launch in 2026. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:52:34 +0000
As satellite manufacturers grapple with what increasingly looks like a permanent decline in the number of commercial geostationary communications satellites purchased worldwide, one offered hope that a partial rebound will ensue in the coming years. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:23:57 +0000
Emirati satellite fleet operator Yahsat and Echostar’s Hughes Network Systems are seeking regulatory approval for a joint venture to offer ka-band broadband service in Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:22:07 +0000
Satellite communications providers are forming partnerships, making acquisitions and developing new business models in anticipation of new satellite constellations and surging demand for data links. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:40:53 +0000
The French space agency CNES plans to raise 100 million Euros ($1.16 million) by the first quarter of 2019 for CosmiCapital, a venture fund to support 50 European space-related startups. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:53:25 +0000
SpaceX plans to announce the identity of the first person it intends to send around the moon next week as its on-again, off-again lunar ambitions appear to be back on. 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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