Business Development Executive - Europe at Spire Global
Glasgow, GB / Luxembourg

Spire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates the largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites.  Its proprietary data and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation and weather tracking in the world.  In addition to its constellation, Spire’s data infrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operations that provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.

Job Description

The Customer sits at the top of Spire’s technology stack and drives the priorities and focus across our organization.  We are looking for a Business Development Executive to build a pipeline, drive customer engagement, and sell Orbital Services and Earth Information products to civil government agencies and institutions across Europe, including the UK.  

In this position, you will work autonomously to identify and cultivate new opportunities to provide customer value through Spire’s capabilities, infrastructure, and services. With a focus on non-standard and structured deals, this role demands a forward-looking mindset and the ability to synthesize overall Spire strategy and market interests with individual business opportunities. A key expectation will be the creation of a substantial (8-figure), viable, and real pipeline for 2021. In this role, you will have significant direct visibility and engagement with VP and Senior Management level executives.

Responsibilities of your role:

  • Develop a full understanding of Spire’s infrastructure, datasets, and future capabilities through ongoing engagement and relationship building with Spire technical teams
  • Proactively identify potential customers across civil agencies and institutions in Europe, drive interest, structure transactions, and close deals to achieve quota
  • Create appropriate marketing, proposal, and pricing structures for each opportunity in cooperation with Spire internal teams
  • Track opportunities through the meticulous use of the Spire CRM system
  • Undertake autonomous work effort and know when / how to keep Spire management informed
  • Take full responsibility for opportunity life-cycle and marshalling of appropriate Spire resources

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • 5+ years related experience in business development in Europe, with a strong background working with governmental institutions 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of geopolitical environment
  • Extensive experience doing business across multiple countries in the region
  • Knowledge of the space sector and its stakeholders
  • Speak French, German or Spanish
  • Proven ability to deliver deals with government agencies
  • Demonstrated experience with complex bid management
  • Willingness to travel within Europe as needed
  • Ability to order competing priorities and analyze the ROI of an opportunity
  • Skill working independently and within diverse teams to achieve objectives
  • Experience building a customer and industry network that leads to new business opportunities
  • Possess initiative to solicit customer and stakeholder needs