Business Development Leader - Aerospace
Zoltek Corporation - St. Louis, MO

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Job Description Zoltek Companies, Inc. is seeking a Business Development Leader-Aerospace reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This position will develop a business based strategy & plan using the dominating market position the company occupies in aircraft brakes, will put Zoltek in the leadership position for carbon fiber products sales to the aerospace market. This position will define aerospace manufacturers and suppliers strategies & plans for use of carbon in North America, Europe, and Asia; actively interact with these companies to support their applications for carbon fiber. This position will develop and implement a communications / marketing strategy, and develop a global aerospace organizational structure.
  • Develop a business strategy and plan for the aerospace market based on understanding of strategies and plans of Aerospace OEMs and Supply Manufactures. Develop a strong Zoltek market position in near term applications for carbon fiber. Develop and demonstrate Zoltek products for use in aerospace manufacturing processes and distinguish Zoltek for lowest cost, supply availability, and technology development and support.
  • Highly developed leadership skills and evidence of building high performance teams, ensuring training and implementing succession planning. You will need to develop managers so that they can become future leaders within our organization.
  • Highly developed leadership skills and evidence of building high performance teams, ensuring training and implementing succession planning. You will need to develop managers so that they can become future leaders within our organization.
  • Superb communication skills and demonstrated ability to drive and develop an engaged team of professionals and a very strong desire to lead a team through complex change. You will need to overcome challenges to change and drive towards a vision. This will include developing much closer interactions with key decision makers at Aerospace OEMs and Supply Manufacturers to better understanding their strategies and plans for the use of carbon fiber composites. This will also include developing communications & marketing strategy; developing organizational structure; defining & developing technical and sales support needs in North America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Design operational plans and budgets at different levels of the organization, tied to departmental goals and corporate strategy, ensuring that strong performers are recognized.

Qualifications
  • Keen working knowledge of global aerospace manufactures, manufacturing industries with Carbon fiber, and composites. Textile manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Understand global aerospace manufactures and insights into their product development group. Exposure to Europe and Asia manufacturing operations a plus.
  • 5 to 8 years or more technical sales or equivalent.
  • Bachelor of Science in engineering ( preferably chemical or composites ) with business with business administration and or experience.

Additional Information Compensation & Benefits:

Zoltek offers a competitive pay and benefits package. Benefits include:

Medical plan
Dental plan
Prescription drug benefits
Flexible spending accounts
Vacation
Sick time
Holiday pay
Tuition assistance program
Short term and long term disability coverage
Employee assistance program
Optional life insurance
401(k) program.

Application:

For immediate consideration for this position, please submit your resume online. Zoltek is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides a drug free work place.

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Over the past decade and more, Zoltek has enunciated a clear vision and a consistent strategy. We endured our dark years and we have been...