BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (US) - Leanspace
  • Business
  • USA

Website leanspace_io Leanspace

Make Your Mark in the Space Industry!

At Leanspace, a pioneering European space company, we are not just building a software platform, we are crafting the future of space missions. With our groundbreaking cloud services, aerospace engineers are revolutionising the way we integrate, test and operate space missions.

Our client base ranges from cutting-edge NewSpace ventures to established players, running space programs to monitor Earth, provide internet or IoT connectivity from space, bring satellites to orbit, remove space debris… and many other exciting use cases.

Our team of 40+ members representing 20 nationalities is the driving force behind our success. Backed by top-tier investors, the French government and European instituations, we are on an ambitious journey to reshape the global space market. Weare expanding our business rapidly, and we need your expertise to further innovate our platform.

We are expanding our business rapidly, and we need your expertise to further innovate our platform. Our headquarter is based in Strasbourg, France. We are now looking for top talent to fuel our US expansion.


Be Part of something Bigger

In a nutshell, your purpose is to create, pursue and materialize opportunities to help our company grow and boost revenues. You will ideate and establish new strategies, targets and prospects, with the goal of creating short, mid and long-term value for our business. 

You are a self-starter, who exudes confidence and enthusiasm, with an adaptable approach to the international market we operate in. You will be subtle but resilient, a dedicated listener but strong negotiator. You make things happen, not because it’s expected, but because that’s what makes you tick.

You will identify, qualify and nurture opportunities, until they become happy customers. You will lead bid teams, composed of business and technical stakeholders, to prepare proposals as responses to RFPs.

You will use a consultative-selling approach, bringing together technical experts and partners to shape solutions to customer requirements, and will structure and negotiate agreements end-to-end.

You will stay up-to-date on competition and market trends, and detect new threats and opportunities. You will create and maintain long-standing relationships with space industry professionals.

You will contribute to the product roadmap by providing insights through your deep understanding of the market. You will support the Customer Success team to deliver extraordinary service to our customers, and the Marketing team to create and design campaigns, find leads and turn prospects into customers.

Your experience matters

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or other engineering discipline
  • At least 3 years of experience in the space industry
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with both technical and business stakeholders
  • Strategic thinking and you think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly
  • Accountable, energetic, hands-on problem solver, sharp attention to detail and can operate effectively under healthy pressure
  • Natural ability to build relationships inside and outside the team
  • Willingness to travel to meet clients and attend industry events
  • Based in, or willing to relocate to Washington DC area
  • US Citizen or green card holder

Extra awesome

  • Experience in a customer-facing role, ideally in sales or business development
  • Experience in cloud-based enterprise software
  • Start-up or scale-up experience, comfortable operating in a fast changing environment
  • Proven top-notch negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Exposure to both established and NewSpace organisations
  • You like to play strategy games 🙂

Why You Will Love Working With Us

Your work will shape the future space economy, and you’ll do that surrounded by a team of incredibly curious and passionate people.

We can promise:

  • Be part of a fast-growing startup and accelerate your career
  • Influence space exploration directly through your work on satellites, rockets, and lunar missions
  • Benefits as per industry standard
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