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     Date Submitted:17-08-2015
     Last Modified:01-08-2019 (01:44)
    Job information
     Current job:Business Developer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpace sales, recruitment, management, procurement monitoring

    Professional Experience

    Nov 15 – Nov 16           Business Developer

    HE Space Operations GmbH, Bremen, Germany     

    HE Space provide recruitment consultancy services and administrative personnel management, employing 200 space professionals

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, I serviced engineering staffing requests in all areas of space engineering and held de-facto responsibility for new customers. I completed my sales target (15 positions) three months ahead of schedule. Key customer: Airbus.

    o Coordination of a team of recruiters

    o Candidate selection and coaching

    o Proposal generation

    o Customer acquisition

    o Support for employee performance reviews

    o Revision of company recruitment procedures

    o Industry representation at conferences, etc.

    Mar 11 – Oct 15            Manager: Marketing and Sales

    Terma GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany

    Terma GmbH is a provider of consultancy services and bespoke software systems to European space and similar organisations.

    Reporting to the Managing Director, I helped extend Terma services into new areas, increasing engineer count from 57 to 75. Key customers: ESOC and ESO.

    o Candidate selection, coaching and recruitment

    o Maintenance and upgrading recruitment channels

    o Proposal generation

    o Contract negotiation and administration

    o Off-site staff management

    o Alignment of customer, employee and senior management

    o Recurrent renegotiation of service level agreements

    Jul 97 - Feb 11              Self-employed

    Mayer Consultancy, Ober-Ramstadt, Germany

    o Recruitment services to space and technology companies

    o Acquisition and leadership of space engineering projects

    o Investigation/initial mediation of company acquisitions

    o Coaching services for individuals interested in career change

    Jul 90 - Sep 96              Aerospace Sales Manager

    mbp GmbH/EDS GmbH, Dortmund/Frankfurt, Germany        

    mbp/EDS was a heterogeneous system and software house with circa 500 employees.

    o Establishment of relations with potential customers

    o Personnel recruitment and staff evaluation

    o Servicing on-site consultants

    o Leadership of an internal research project for a spacecraft procedure assistant. Presentation to operations organisations

    o Production of proposals, including organisation and leadership of ad-hoc consortia

    o Negotiations with customer and partner firms

    Jan 89 - Jun 90             Business Development Manager

    Satellite Operational Services GmbH, Gilching, Germany

    SOS was a provider of technician services consultancy to the German Space Operations Centre. Reporting to the company founder/owner, I contributed to an increase the staff complement from 70 to 105.

    o Advised the company owner organisational and process changes

    o Established procedures for competitive bidding

    o Led proposal campaigns

    o Established contact with potential new customers and partners

    o Revised the recruitment procedures

    o Organised and led international recruitment campaigns

    o Engineering team management

    Nov 83 – Dec 88           Mission Analyst

    International Maritime Satellite Organisation, London, England

    INMARSAT was an international organisation providing satellite communication on the high seas. In 1985 they purchased their first satellite constellation. I was responsible for multiple subsystems.

    o Spacecraft proposal evaluation and contractor selection

    o Negotiated system level technical specifications

    o Monitored compliance with technical specifications

    o Coordinated the activities of senior consultants

    o Supported procurement of spacecraft simulator, launch vehicles, launch and early orbit operations and operational software

    Mar 81 - Nov 83            Associate Engineer

    Ford Aerospace, Palo Alto/Sunnyvale, CA USA

    Ford Aerospace was a large spacecraft manufacturer.

    o Analysis of requirements and capabilities

    o Development of orbital dynamics application software

    o Software presentations to customers

    o Supported spacecraft proposal generation

    o Designed and delivered orbital dynamics courses to US Air Force personnel



    Sep 79 – Aug 80           PhD programme in physics (not completed)

    Cornell University, USA and Nordic Institute for Theoretical Atomic Physics, Copenhagen

    Sep 75 – Jun 79            AB degree in physics

    Princeton University, New Jersey, USA., with thesis in theoretical solid-state physics


    Ancillary Information

    Date of birth:                9. January 1957

    Nationality:                   USA (unrestricted visa to reside/work in Germany and certain other EU countries)

    Languages:                  English (native),

                                       German (fluent),

                                       basic reading knowledge in multiple European languages

    Family status:              married, with one grown daughter

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