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Technical Sales Manager, Launcher Sub-Systems

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RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.


RUAG Space USA is seeking candidates for the Technical Sales Manager for Launcher Sub-Systems.  This position will be directly responsible for RUAG Space Launcher Sub-System products: adapters, separation systems, dispensers and sounding rocket guidance systems.  The candidate must be successful at converting the proposal pipeline into contracts which will create a profitable business over time.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create profitable business including long term price strategy by creating and executing Capture Plans
  • Establish and manage efficiently in a cooperative manner Capture Teams (with Key Account Managers, Project, and Product)
  • Responsible for Bid/No bid Decision Gate and Bid Submission Gate
  • Establish customer proposals, including pricing, cover letter, terms & conditions etc.
  • Coordinate negotiations
  • Build customer network and keep updated on customer need
  • Report prospect funnel development
  • Predict Sales New Order
  • Work with Business Development teams to secure business pipeline and bid management
  • Proposal management all the way to contract



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10 + years of relevant experience
  • Leadership skills in an international environment
  • Skilled strategic negotiator
  • Networking skills with ability to create long term customer relations
  • Strong Team Player with a cooperative leadership style
  • Entrepreneurial thinking, solution driven, willing to make a difference

Key Skills:

  • Outstanding knowledge of the space market and competitive landscape
  • Knowledge of the RUAG portfolio, and insight into RUAG competitors
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Good business sense


  • Business driven with a commercial mindset
  • Open-minded, adaptable to change, willingly involves others and shares information
  • Ability to prioritize under high workload
  • Strong motivator with high energy level, finds motivation in winning profitable contracts


RUAG Space USA must comply with federal vaccine mandates, therefore all employees must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation approved prior to starting work.


Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

RUAG Space USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

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Centennial, CO, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Marketing / Communication

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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