Business Development Manager (20-2-025)

Job Description

We are looking for a full-time Business Development Manager to join our Business Development Team in Darmstadt, Germany.

Solenix is an independent and international group of companies providing engineering and consulting services in the space market. Among our customers are international space agencies, as well as small and large space companies. Our key capabilities include software engineering and machine learning.

The responsibility of the Business Development Manager is to develop and acquire new business according to the group’s strategy. Activities include market research, identification and monitoring of opportunities, and bid preparation in collaboration with other people in the company.

The business development team consists of full-time and part-time members with different areas of responsibility. The team reports directly to the Managing Director.

The Business Development Manager’s role is very diverse and the holder of the position will get involved in many aspects of Solenix’s activities. The position requires creativity, autonomy, an eye for details, very good organizational skills, and initiative.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop Solenix business opportunities according to the company’s strategy and in coordination with the Managing Director, the Head of Engineering and the technical teams.
  • Analyse markets and identify market opportunities through monitoring platforms, news channels and networking with customers and partners.
  • Plan, organise and execute business development activities, including following up on tender documentation and executing the end-to-end lifecycle of the proposal preparation.
  • Review and support the handling of contracts, financial budgets and legal documentation during a bid.
  • Support recruitment and the evaluation of suitable candidates.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Masters degree (or more than 3 years of experience) in a relevant field
  • Solid understanding of European and international space industry
  • Excellent English skills, spoken and written
  • Experience in project management or business development
  • Broad technical understanding of various domains, including software engineering, data analytics, space industry topics and innovative technologies.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to make people work together; team player
  • Very good ability and sensitivity to interact with customers and partners
  • Professional and diligent attitude with a good eye for details
  • Used to working autonomously and to drive projects independently
  • Robustness, determination and ability to work under pressure
  • Innovative and passionate personality


Desirable Skills and Experience


  • German skills


Work Location

The normal place of work is in Darmstadt, Germany. There is the possibility for partial remote working.


Application Deadline: 28 February 2021

Start of Work: As soon as possible 

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit for the above-mentioned work location.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 28 February 2021.