Business Developer (Junior)

Castellon de la Plana, Spain

About Arkadia Space🪐

Arkadia, established in 2020, is a pioneering force in the space industry. We have a clear vision: to make space exploration sustainable, accessible, and innovative. We are an in-space propulsion company, developing and commercializing the most performing chemical systems using green propellants, the real alternative to traditional storable propulsion.

Our headquarters are located in Castellon de la Plana on the Costa Azahar. We operate a 100% privately managed orbital engine Test Center at Castellón Airport, the first of its kind in Europe. This facility provides agility, flexibility and speed for tailored, rapid propulsion developments and for testing of engine prototypes and products.

At Arkadia, we trust in every member of our team as we specialize in developing cutting-edge propulsion systems. Our company culture is built on collaboration, innovation, and personal growth. We offer a friendly and stimulating work environment where you can thrive. We value work-life balance, which is reflected in flexible schedules and ongoing professional development opportunities. If you are seeking an opportunity to contribute to the future of space exploration, apply now and join us on this exciting journey!

👨‍🚀About the Position🛰️

 This person will be responsible for developing business opportunities for Arkadia Space, both at commercial and institutional level. This role will include attendance to events and conferences, as well as business trips in order to stablish strategic partnerships and projects as well as develop to key business relationships. 

What you'll be doing 

  • Attendance to events and conferences to present and promote Arkadia’s progress and activities. 
  • Support the development of proposals and tenders for projects related to public institutions (ESA, Spanish Space Agency, CDTI, etc.) 
  • Support of the development of company’s business plan 
  • Continuous evaluation of market trends and benchmarking of competition to support business strategy definition and develop market and business intelligence.  
  • Liaison with Sales to support the preparation of bids and the negotiation of contracts.  

What you'll need 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in aerospace; other STEM disciplines may be considered based on experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience in roles where communication and interpersonal skills are key for their execution. 
  • Basic understanding of orbital propulsion and its applications. 
  • Basic understanding of the space sector ecosystem: key stakeholders, institutions and companies. 
  • Proficiency in the English language, both spoken and written, to effectively communicate in an international environment. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Willing to travel frequently. 

Nice to have 

  • Participation in events and conferences related to the space sector: IAC, SGAC events, etc.  
  • Industry experience in business development activities / sales 
  • Hands-on experience on hardware projects (i.e. at university), especially when related to chemical propulsion and satellites. 
  • Experience working in a Public Institution in the space sector, preferably ESA. 
  • Knowledge in other languages. 

What we Offer

🏢HQ: Castellon de la Plana

🚀 Test facilities: Airport of Castellon, Benlloch

🏠Hybrid working with the possiblity to work remote 8 days per month.

💰Attractive Salary based on experience

💙 The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects for the development of future propulsion systems, in a multidisciplinary and highly skilled environment.  

🌴23 days of holidays + 14 regional and public holidays

🏋️‍♂️Access to UJI (Universidad Jaume I)  sports facilities as part of the offering to companies in Espaitec (Gym, sports courts, swimming pool etc) at a small yearly fee.

🚚 Relocation support and the option to stay in one of our apartments (subject to availability) during your first month of employment, to help you get settled in a new town

📅 Start date as soon as possible