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Senior Manager, Business Development


RUAG Space USA, Inc. (RSU) is a U.S. incorporated company, staffed 100% with U.S. persons.  We are registered with the U.S. Department of State as a manufacturing and exporter of defense articles, as required under ITAR. The RSU Denver Electronics team works in concert with RUAG Space Product Units (PUs) in Europe.

RUAG Space is a leading supplier of products for the institutional and commercial space markets in Europe and the USA. RUAG Space has three product groups:

  • Space Electronics
    • Electronics delivering computers and interface units for satellites and launchers, navigation receivers & signal processing, power & drive electronics, microwave for telecom satellites and space antennas.
  • Spacecraft Hardware
    • Spacecraft delivering structures, mechanisms, slip rings, thermal systems and MGSE.
  • Launch Systems
    • Launchers delivering fairings, structures, adapters, dispensers and sounding rocket guidance systems.


With over 40 years of experience in the development of cutting-edge space technologies, RUAG has more than 1,100 hardware systems on-orbit with 100% operational success including more than 300 launches without failure.



REQUIRED SKILLS: The right candidate will have, demonstrable on the resume, at least ten years' worth of experience selling highly technical solutions to the aerospace and spacecraft industry. You must have a technical understanding, not just a sales pitch, about Navigation Receivers, Signal Processing, Microwave, and Antennas. Finally, you must have at least a BS degree in some form of technical engineering, from an accredited university.


If this sounds like you, please apply directly, and include a cover letter detailing your specific experience with each of the items noted above in the REQUIRED SKILLS paragraph. 



This position reports to the Director of Electronic Systems Group and is responsible for building a portfolio of contracts with U.S customers. While this position will support business development for the entire electronics portfolio, a focus will be placed on support to the RUAG Product Units for Navigation Receivers and Signal Processing, Microwave, and Antennas.

  • Responsible for the sale of company products and/or services.
  • Makes and develops contacts with existing and potential customers.
  • Analyzes existing and anticipated customer requirements and promotes consideration of company products and services to fill such requirements.
  • Participates in the preparation of sales plans and campaigns, business plans, and product development plans. Conducts sales presentations.
  • Maintains up-to-date and accurate sales records. 
  • Maintains technical proficiency and consults with prospective customers regarding use of company products and services. Quotes prices and delivery dates and demonstrates and provides information on the use of products.
  • Keeps informed of new products and other information of interest to customers. Investigates new applications or improvements to existing products. Provides marketing intelligence to sales management.
  • Participate in the development of sales forecasts and strategies. Support the Product Units in their sales forecasting efforts.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a technical engineering field from a credited university.
  • Technical knowledge of Navigation Receivers and Signal Processing, Microwave, and Antennas.
  • Experience with leading and preparing whitepapers/ROMs/proposals.
  • Ability to travel at least 30% of the time, including international travel.
  • Must be able to acquire a Security Clearance.



  • Demonstrated experience developing customer contacts and obtaining contracts for satellite technology.
  • Contacts with commercial and government entities for the potential sale of Navigation Receivers and Signal Processing, Microwave, and Antennas satellite technology.
  • Experience with international business.
  • Experience leading small teams of engineers.
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
  • Comfortable working with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


Did we spark your interest in this exciting position? Then we look forward to receiving your online application.






Centennial, CO, US

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Distribution / Sales

RUAG is a globally acclaimed innovation leader with over 9000 employees. We are constantly setting the benchmark with outstanding products, services and one-stop-shop solutions. Whether on the ground, in the air or in space and for civil and military applications, we work both independently and together with international partners to drive forward technological advancements and help make the world a safer place.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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