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Job Ref:  95177795
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Georgia
City:  Duluth
01/10/2016 05:22
ID 2016-20674
Job Location USA - GA-Duluth
USA - TX-Kilgore

Required Clearance No clearance
Posted Date 8/25/2016
Category Business Development/Sales/Marketing

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Application Engineer - Antennas located in Duluth, Georgia. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's core defense services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out critical national security missions supporting intelligence collection, processing and dissemination. The Applications Engineer - Antennas position is responsible for directly supporting the efforts of the Sales team and RF Electronics Group to meet annual operating plan objectives for new orders and profitability.

The Application Engineer - Antennas position is responsible for directly supporting the efforts of the Sales team and Large Antenna Group to meet annual operating plan objectives for new orders and profitability.

In this role the selected candidate will:

  • Serve as sales champion for the Large Antennas product line
  • Primary interface between the Sales and Business Management teams
  • Represent product line to the customer and translate the needs of the customer to the product line team
  • Support Account Mangers with customer meetings/discussions specific to Application Engineer's (AE) product line. Coordinate all customer interface with Account Manager
  • Support Inside Sales on items related to AE's product line
  • Assist with quotes and custom product requests as necessary
  • Assist with BD Capture if needed and designated part of the Capture Team
  • Provide competitive and market intelligence to Sales Intel team
  • Maintain CRM up to date (opportunities, quotes, emails, customer contacts, trip reports)
  • Champion mini-campaigns as assigned to support targeted/ strategic efforts or products
  • Survey the market for new product development needs
  • Provide customer oriented inputs and collaborate with to Business Managers / Tech Directors to drive product line road-maps
  • Contribute to the development of product marketing collateral materials
  • Prepare business plans and sales strategies for new product development
  • Coordinate sales efforts with other departments to ensure qualified responses to customer requests

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related technical field or the equivalent experience is required. In addition, a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • SATCOM experience or other RF system level experience
  • SATCOM antenna and control systems knowledge / experience required
  • Ability to expound product and company values to customer
  • Customer negotiation skills, ability to close orders
  • Excellent oral communication skills for customer presentations
  • Excellent written skills for customer communications and proposal document creation
  • Must be able to travel a minimum 40% of the time

Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Company Overview:

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.
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