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General Electric Technical Manager in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Role Summary:Works in close cooperation with regional sales, account sales and commercial proposal staff.

Primary technical role involved in DTI (demand to inquiry): aim at increasing market penetration

through technical support during pre-ITO. Complex products and systems requiring technical

knowledge and knowledge of the environment where the products and systems will be used.

Cooperates with technical colleagues to answer customer requests and discuss local conditions

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Act as regional connected aircraft specialist, supporting sales team in a technical pre-sales position

  • Present avionics product plans, technical roadmaps, risks and recommendations to customers and internal business leaders

  • Establish a deep understanding of our customers’ business and technical needs

  • Create a “trusted technical advisor” relationship with customer technologists

  • Engage customers on their needs and alignment of Avionica avionics products

  • Define avionics product roadmap and feature definition aligned to Avionica product vision

  • Collaborate with commercial and technical teams in the development of customer proposal product solutions

  • Interface with regional and global commercial teams to support regional orders and revenue quotas

  • The person is skilled across product management functions and skilled/knowledgeable in technical domains related to the portfolio

  • Will engage customers at executive/technical levels to present strategy/roadmap/feature overview, collect requirements, create/refine strategy and formulate roadmap

Qualifications/Requirements:Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, science, engineering, technology or related discipline or equivalent knowledge and experience

  • Significant experience in aviation avionics and/or systems

  • Travel within EMEA - 50% of role

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in generating and executing customer proposals with a track record of success

  • Experience in the development and execution of avionics product plans

  • Demonstrated experience in a customer facing role

  • Technical acumen to interface with technologists, understand complex concepts and translate in a way that businesses or industry can understand.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and creative skills with ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on market and customer trends

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, strategic agility, manage diversity and drive for results

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