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JOB ID:: BHJOB8536_10151


Aerospace Business Development Manager


CEO Inc’s Advanced Composite Group is actively looking for an Aerospace Business Development Manager for a client based in the Greater Charlotte North Carolina area.  The company is gaining significant momentum in the industry and has a ton of upward potential in terms of professional and personal growth.  The company has invested a significant amount of capital into the most innovative technology and equipment in the industry and are focused on making complex aerospace parts and components for a variety of Tier 1 and OEM suppliers.  They are offering a strong long-term vision, management team and continued capital investments making them a prime choice for future growth.  They are offering competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and variable compensation based on performance. 


The Business Development Manager will report to the Vice President and will be responsible for driving all aerospace new business development and sales activity.  They will work within a matrix environment that includes, engineering, product development, research and development and operations.  This role will be in a hands-on sales role actively seeking and uncovering possible new applications, components and product opportunities in the aerospace industry.  This person will have a hand in developing prospects, cultivating existing clients, developing technical case studies, RFP/RFI estimates, quotes for proposals, market strategy, forecasting and execution of the plan.  As the organization grows the Business Development role will have opportunity to hire a team of individuals as the growth dictates. Travel is estimated at 25-50%.


In order to qualify for this role, you must have a 4-Year Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field; a technical degree would be preferred in an Engineering discipline, but is not required.  You need to have a solid and active network within both commercial and defense aerospace organizations; ideally, a mix of Tier 1 and OEM companies.   At least 5 years of successful, and demonstrated sales and business development in the aerospace market is required and experience in creating proposals, building a sales pipeline attending industry trade shows, etc..  In addition, you must demonstrate a strong business sense of pursing high value prospects and applications by being able to discern and understand those applications that will turn profit and help increase EBITA. 


This role will be located in the growing technical center of North Carolina.  The Greater Metro-Charlotte, NC market; one of the fastest growing cities and economies in the Southeast US.  Charlotte is currently ranked #14 in US News and World Report Annual “Best Places to Live”.   US News and World Report described Charlotte as “equal parts of old-fashioned Southern charm and the high-energy cosmopolitan bustle”.  With close proximity to the Smokey Mountains and Atlantic Ocean beaches, this area offers excellent weather [sunshine 215 days a year!] and great blend of small-town living and big-city culture.  The area offers a great place to raise a family due to its low crime rate, low cost of living and excellent schools. 


CEO Inc. is an award-winning, full-service recruitment firm, that for over 23 years has specialized in direct hire placement for sales, engineering, operational and management positions for plastics, composites, textiles and specialty chemical companies nationwide.  

As a CEO Company, CEO Inc., was named to the Inc.5000 “Fastest Growing Private Companies” List for 2016 and 2017, along with the Charlotte Business Journal’s “50 Fastest Growing Companies” for 2015 – 2016. For more information, please visit  Eric Murphy is our National Practice Leader in the Advanced Composite area and has actively consulted with the top firms in the industry for the past 8 years.

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