Date Posted
14 May 2019

Cobham Mission Systems are recruiting for a Senior Business Development Manager who will be responsible for driving revenue growth by leading front-end pursuits and campaigns for both new technology for existing customers (Business Development) and new technology for new customers (Market Development).  This role is for our Weapons Carriage & Release products. The position is based in Wimborne, Dorset but will require frequent international travel.


As a Senior Business Development Manager, your skills and experience will include: -

  • Extensive experience as a business developer working autonomously on high-value campaigns, preferably within a military aerospace environment.

  • Experience of air-domain weapon carriage & release products.

  • Experience of engaging with senior-level customer stakeholders within the global market place.

  • Experience as a Capture Manager using LCM, Shipley or similar life-cycle management processes.

  • Knowledge of the weapons carriage and release market, the customer community and their operational requirements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Commercial acumen and negotiation competencies.

As a Senior Business Development Manager, your main responsibilities will involve: -

  • Establishing long-term relationships with key decision makers of customers and end-users.

  • Use of Cobham Business Development and Capture processes to identify, qualify and execute new opportunities.

  • Accountability for the delivery of Order Intake, in accordance with the budget.

  • Developing robust solutions to customer requirements and production of compelling business cases for Private Venture funding.

  • Acting as 'voice of the customer' encouraging team behaviours that focus on adding value and delivering customer benefits.

  • Preparation and submission of proposal documents to customers.

  • Capture Team Manager for high-value/complex bids.

  • Use of Customer Relationship Management database.

  • Contributing to internal business strategy development including market analysis, product and technology roadmaps, and other marketing activities.

About Cobham Mission Systems

The most capable critical control solutions for extreme environments.


As the world’s leading supplier of critical control solutions, we help our customers to increase the safety and mission capabilities of their personnel and equipment in extreme environments.


Our proven and trusted solutions in air-to-air refuelling, life support, weapons carriage and unmanned systems, deliver assured performance and class-leading through-life costs that enable our customers to bring complex projects to market quickly, and with minimal risk.

About Cobham plc

Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.  


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Cobham Mission Systems
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