Minimize Manager of Future Programmes in Radar Earth Observation

Date added: 17 November 2016

Organisation: Airbus Defence and Space

Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany

Starting date: ASAP

Airbus Defence and Space in Friedrichshafen (Germany) seeks a Future Programmes Manager for its Future SAR Programmes Team in the Intelligence Business Cluster.

They are looking for a candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit and an understanding of the global Earth Observation market and technologies/applications. The scope of the work is to develop new investment programs and business models for a next generation of radar-driven geo-information and imaging services.

The activity is conducted together with the Future SAR Programme team, and experts of all business functions and relevant departments in the company. The business models are developed jointly with international partners.


Your main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Development of combined service and satellite export business concepts
  • Preparation and implementation of future SAR Earth Observation business cases in close collaboration with national and international stakeholders, including. the Asia-Pacific region
  • Preparation and implementation of collaboration agreements
  • Management of transverse project teams
  • Participation to international meetings

Qualifications and Skills:

  • MSc or PhD (or equivalent degree) studies in Earth Sciences or Space Engineering; additional MBA-type qualification welcome (e.g. International Management, Business Administration)
  • Several years of experience in the field of Corporate Development, Strategy, Marketing, Product Development, preferably in Earth Observation services or satellites
  • Several years of experience in managing project teams
  • Excellent skills in internal and external stakeholder management
  • Experience in international communications and negotiations; experience with Asian business culture a plus
  • Proficiency in English; German language skills a plus

Learn more about the role and how to apply.

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