CEO

Location : Luxembourg


 

The Company

LuxSpace is active in the space industry and is operational since early 2006. Today it employs 50+ space professionals from 16 different countries and generates around € 18M revenue. It is located in Betzdorf in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in the vicinity of some of the largest Luxembourg space companies.

LuxSpace is a fully owned subsidiary of OHB SE, one of the 3 leading space companies in Europe. The group was founded 35 years ago and its core solutions are low-orbiting and geostationary satellites. It is a key player in some of the major space projects of our times such as the Galileo navigation satellites, the SARah reconnaissance system, the MTG meteorological satellites, the EnMAP environment satellite, the TET-1 technology testing vehicle and the Hispasat H36W-1, ELECTRA and EDRS-C telecommunications satellites. It employs more than 2400 employees in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxemburg and Sweden.

LuxSpace is offering innovative and affordable infrastructure products and solutions for space, as well as space-augmented applications and services. The company’s vision is to become the pre-eminent provider of professional products, smart and affordable solutions for space missions and commercial space-based applications.

LuxSpace combines engineering processes and knowledge gained over several decades by the space sector with innovative NewSpace approaches to offer its customers affordable, quick-to-market and reliable solutions. Its partners and customers are international agencies like ESA and the European Commission, national Governments and Institutions and a variety of commercial customers.

Triton-X, LuxSpace’s next-generation multi-mission microsatellite designed to enable affordable regional and global LEO (Low Earth Orbit) constellations, is the flagship of this new approach.

Position overview

Mission

Together with the Board of Directors and the OHB Group Management, the CEO will define the company’s strategy and execute that strategy by managing the day-to-day business operations. This includes leading the way in defining the future product portfolio of LuxSpace, leading all major commercial efforts, the strategic partnerships and the high-level management of the ongoing R&D and engineering projects.

The Key Performance Indicators will be: strategic market positioning, broadening the solution portfolio, revenue growth, profitability, client satisfaction and employee motivation and retention.

Reporting

The CEO will report to the LuxSpace Board of Directors.

Main Responsibilities

  • Together with the OHB management, define the future company market strategy, product roadmap and the pricing strategy
  • Personally lead all strategic clients and partners relationship at C-level
  • Foster innovation and take initiatives to introduce new products and services that complement the current offering, get the support of the Luxembourg Space Agency or other sponsors and fuel the company's growth thanks to these new offerings
  • Lead the Management Team and make sure that all departments are aware of and work towards the main company goals
  • Further develop the relationship with government institutions in the space business (ESA, European Commission, Luxembourg Space Agency, ...)
  • Business development: prospect potential governmental and private sector clients
  • Steer the R&D and engineering strategy, support new product introduction and lead, at high level, the ongoing projects to ensure profitability, quality and timely delivery
  • Create a motivating work environment and a high-performance company culture for all employees; regularly communicate the company strategy and make sure that all employees contribute to the company goals

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have general management experience with a track record in deploying a business strategy, business development, market strategy and product management and with the ability to create client demand and to direct all aspects of bringing products to international release.  The successful candidate is a leader experienced in leading-edge space technology. He/she can bring out the best in people.

  • A master’s in Engineering, Space Sciences or Business Administration
  • In-depth experience and an active network in the Luxembourg space industry
  • A general manager profile, having led a business unit or a mid-sized enterprise with P&L responsibility
  • Strong operational capabilities
  • Results-oriented, disciplined, detail-driven decision-maker able to work in a fast-paced and energetic environment
  • Experience in an international context
  • Understands the role of government institutions in the space area at European as well as national level
  • Focused on P&L and profitability
  • Strong relationship building skills with global customers at CEO- and C-level
  • Good in motivating and coaching managers and engineers using a balanced management style of empowerment and control
  • In-depth project /program management skills

Personality:

  • Ambitious and entrepreneurial
  • “Can do” attitude, able to make things happen
  • A visionary and charismatic leader
  • Hands-on
  • Passionate about the Space industry
  • Business value, result and fact-driven
  • Takes initiatives, ownership and responsibility

Fluent in English and preferably Luxembourgish and one or more other European languages
The position is based in Betzdorf, 30 km North-East of the city of Luxembourg
Willing to travel from time to time

Offer
This position provides the ideal candidate with the opportunity to advance his/her career in a growing international group in the space business. The company is offering an executive financial and benefits package.
 

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Contact:

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Contact:

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