Whisper Aero, a leader in air propulsion technology, focuses on delivering cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions. Our team, with over a decade of experience in electric propulsion, includes experts from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and other industry giants. We pride ourselves on a culture of ambition, creativity, and teamwork, constantly seeking innovative minds ready to challenge norms and drive progress in our field.
The Head of Business Development role at Whisper Aero plays a pivotal role in identifying, shaping, and capturing new opportunities in the defense sector, while also expanding our current capabilities. This role requires a profound understanding of our customers' challenges and requirements, recognizing where existing solutions fall short, and articulating how Whisper Aero’s innovative products can redefine mission effectiveness. As a key ambassador of Whisper Aero, you will communicate our technological edge to a diverse external audience, including customers, end users, PEOs, and partners, while your insights will directly influence business strategies and product development. Your responsibilities encompass crafting strategic business development roadmaps, identifying and deepening trusted relationships with key defense stakeholders, and leading initiatives that enhance Whisper Aero’s market position and financial performance, ensuring our products meet the evolving needs of the defense sector.
Business Opportunity Development and Revenue Growth: You will actively seek out and identify new business prospects, using your deep understanding of the aerospace and defense market to strategically position Whisper Aero. Your role will focus on increasing revenue by engaging with both existing and potential clients, crafting strategies tailored to defense cycles and specific customer requirements.
Product Collaboration and Client-Driven Innovation: In collaboration with the product and engineering teams, you'll work on expanding our existing contracts and exploring new project avenues. Your insights from client interactions will directly inform and shape Whisper Aero’s product roadmap, ensuring that our offerings align with market demands and client requirements.
Brand Advocacy and Market Communication: As the face of Whisper Aero to external government and defense stakeholders, your responsibility includes articulating our technological edge and company values. You'll engage in discussions and presentations that highlight our competitive advantages in the defense technology sector, reinforcing our position as an industry leader.
Government Contract Acquisition and Management: Your role will be pivotal in identifying and managing government contract opportunities. This includes creating compelling proposals, ensuring compliance with contract regulations, and establishing strong, ongoing relationships with key figures in military and civilian sectors. You'll be tasked with steering these contracts towards successful outcomes, aligning them with Whisper Aero's business goals and financial targets.
Whisper Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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