Market Development Manager (APAC)

Number of employees

250

Singapore, Singapore

Posted on: 2024-05-14

Category: transportation

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel

Overview of the Market Development Manager (APAC) role:

  • Position will report directly into the Head of Commercial (APAC) and will be based full time in Singapore.
  • Lead our customer engagement for key accounts in Vertical’s $6bn pre-order book.
  • Develop new customers and launch ecosystems and lead development of one or more of the key aircraft in-service support programmes and partnerships.
  • Enjoy working with a world class team comprised of leading aerospace and technology innovators as well as some of the finest engineering talent.

What will you be doing?

The role will be part of Vertical’s Commercial team. It will support key account management for Vertical’s customers in the APAC region. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Business model, operational and strategic support for each customer as well as ongoing relationship management.
  • Conducting market studies and business analysis, as well as providing support to our customer’s go-to-market strategies in preparation for the launch and implementation of commercial operations of the VX4 Aircraft.
  • Identify key ecosystem stakeholders, and work closely with our customers/operators, both public and private stakeholders, regulators and ecosystems partners to develop a safe and reliable service in each market.
  • Generate market insights and provide guidance for ‘product’ development internally, while identifying new market and business opportunities externally.
  • Lead our global development of a commercial in-service offer for customers on MRO, battery services, pilot training or other support packages – where you will bring existing industry knowledge or experience on the topic to all our customers worldwide.

Please note, given the nature of the role, although the primary work location will be Singapore, travel will be required for up to 20-30% of the time.

What skills and experience would we like you to bring?

Essential Qualifications/Experience required:

  • Proven experience in aerospace, airlines or aviation, consulting, mobility and/or business development with responsibility for strategic project execution
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Business/Economics or other relevant fields
  • Experience working with emerging technology and/or market launch, ideally in in a highly regulated environment
  • Familiarity and business experience in the Asia-Pacific market, especially in Japan and relevant Asian languages
  • Strong ability in market analysis, financial modelling, strategic planning and execution, project management, and preparation of commercial offerings;
  • Aptitude and experience in complex stakeholder management, account management and building customer or other relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to be entrepreneurial to convert new market opportunities in business potential
  • Self-driven, with experience operating autonomously across multiple teams, with demonstrated critical thinking and on-time project delivery
  • Good team player, strong people skills

Desirable Qualifications/Experience would be:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent working experience
  • Experience, knowledge and network in aircraft MRO, battery supply chains, or aircraft in service support for either fixed wing or helicopters
  • Experience in the AAM/ UAM Commercial eVTOL or UAS market launch
  • Experience in regulatory and ecosystem development
  • Japanese language (business proficiency) preferred; or other Asian languages will be considered

What can you expect from us?

We're on a mission. Where others see limits, we see opportunity, and we work at pace. Working at Vertical isn't your average role but for those seeking a challenge, a flexible, supportive organisation and an incredible team; working here is an opportunity to do the best work of your career.

Our approach promotes ingenuity and courage, while our environment builds success through diligence in safety and being open in the way we work. The only way we're going to assure the next chapter of aviation history is by working as a team, relentlessly, towards our goal.  


Our benefits

Our people matter - we're not going anywhere without them. Which is why our company benefits go beyond the essentials.

  • 26 days holiday, plus bank holiday
  • 5 extra days per year to buy (or sell)
  • 5 extra days holiday when you get married or enter a civil partnership
  • Additional 4% of your salary to spend on extra benefits
  • Award-winning digital health and wellbeing service (Help@Hand)
  • Company Share Scheme - open to every Vertical employee
  • Company Pension Scheme - 5% and we match it
  • Breakfast on us, every day

We may just be the hardest job you've ever had, but we're confident it will be the most rewarding. Join the team today and help us shape the future of Advanced Air Mobility.


Disclaimer Statement

We encourage you to apply even if you may not have all the experience listed in the advert. We recognise that talent comes in various forms and we are committed to providing opportunities that create an environment of growth, diversity, and inclusion for everyone. As part of our desire to review and make our processes fair, we may ask you questions related to these aspects during the application process. For more information on how we will use your data, see our Legal section.

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