VP of Operations and Business Development

Area : Los Angeles, CA

Description :

Our client is a high-tech corporation specializing in electromechanical, electronic, and microelectronic systems and components for the aerospace industry. They are seeking a forward-thinking, innovative VP of Operations and Business Development to lead their Space and Defense business unit. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of technical and business knowledge, an established network, and experience in securing projects in both the government and private sectors.



- Identify and establish relationships with potential clients, outlining the ways in which the business’ products and services can fit customers’ unique needs

- Collaborate with leadership and technical teams to develop proposals for securing contracts and projects

- Remain in close contact with internal groups, keeping stakeholders appraised of any developments throughout the negotiation and proposal process

- Maintain long term relationships with clients, anticipating future issues or needs and participating in site visits as needed

- Define the scope and develop project plans for each project, taking into account input from functional groups, sponsors, project leaders, and other key team members

- Oversee program management for projects, ensuring coordination between stakeholders and successful delivery of finished product



- Master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, business, or similar field, required (PhD or other advanced degree a plus)

- 10+ years’ experience in the aerospace and defense industry in a business development or similar role

- Experience securing contracts in both government and private sectors

- Experience at a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company strongly preferred

- Ability to reconcile complex technical information with overall business needs and vision

- Leadership skills and successful track record of bring complex projects across the finish line

- Strong problem solving, negotiation, and analytical skills

Published : Mar 3, 2021

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