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Business Development Executive - Defense

Advanced Navigation

Advanced Navigation

Sales & Business Development
Washington, USA
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024
Advanced Navigation is the world’s most determined innovator in AI robotics and navigation technologies across land, air, sea and space applications. Founded on a culture of research and discovery, Advanced Navigation's mission is to be the catalyst of the autonomy revolution. Fields of expertise include artificial intelligence, underwater sonar, GNSS, radio frequency systems, inertial sensors, robotics, quantum sensors and photonics.
Today, Advanced Navigation is a supplier to some of the world's largest companies, including Airbus, Boeing, Google, Tesla, NASA, Apple, and General Motors. Discover it for yourself: https://youtu.be/F7uAqs1gtuk
Overview of Position
Join our business to drive Autonomy revolution by growing our presence in The Americas region, focusing on the Defense Industry. As an experienced BDE you will identify new customers/partners, drive sales, develop customer relationships, build the company’s brand awareness and land strategic accounts across the territory.

Role Responsibilities

  • Research and identify key large-scale programs for our our products/solutions portfolio for Defense applications across the region
  • Identify strategic partnerships that will better position the company and accelerate our opportunity for winning Defense programs
  • Establish key relationships and rolodex across the Defense industry with US Military branches and global defense primes, including laying out organizations with influencers and decision makers identified
  • Identify and layout key program deliverables, features/requirements and certifications that are needed to ensure success in the defense market in The Americas region
  • Drive the top-line revenue and orders by expanding growth with existing customers, acquiring new customers and driving upsells by fostering the adoption and use of our products, solutions and services
  • Own the end to end sales process, from lead to prospect to close, bringing Advanced Navigation solutions to new and existing customers
  • Paint the Advanced Navigation vision and opportunity for prospects through a combination of ROI and qualitative value propositions
  • Understand the technical requirements of each customer and work closely with Support and the Products Group to guide the direction of our product offerings and solutions

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • 5-10 years experience in The Americas Defence industry
  • 5+ years experience of business development, sales and account management, experience with high-tech solutions in at least one of the following defence verticals; aerospace, land systems, autonomous vehicles/robotics and maritime/subsea
  • Experience in selling and servicing high-tech solutions
  • Executive presence with the ability to represent and present in front of an audience
  • Be a strong team player that is passionate about being a part of a fast-moving and entrepreneurial company
  • Flexibility to work within multiple time zones within the The Americas region as well as connecting and being accessible with the Global Head Office, based in Australia.
  • Working in a Global collaborative cross-functional environment.
  • Have an understanding that you will be travelling roughly 50% of the time
  • Relevant technical knowledge, such as inertial sensors, acoustics, GNSS, optical sensors, and robotics with an ability to go deep enough on technical aspects to differentiate between varied and comparable navigation products/solutions in the market
  • A sense of being coach-able and invested in your professional growth, development, and career path
  • Strong skills with the CRM solutions Salesforce
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to be both technical and analytical
  • The ability to adapt to a fast-changing environment, international cultures, and distributed teams
  • Languages: English, with the knowledge of other languages would be an advantage
What are some of the benefits you will have access to?
You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.