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Manager, Fleet Strategy and Development

Requisition Number:  17374
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU

The Manager for Fleet Strategy and Development will be supporting the Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite Programme (IRIS2), in all fleet development related aspects and ensuring alignment with related SES infrastructure investments and will work closely with the Product Owners in defining and maintaining relevant product overviews as key inputs for optimized future satellite and ground infrastructure design.

In order to support the IRIS2 programme you will be responsible for contributing to the multi-year planning and development of the global SES satellite fleet including the supporting ground infrastructure, while playing an active role in ensuring the roll-out of the global fleet in accordance with company strategy, determine and prioritize future satellite procurements especially relating to IRIS2 and support the VP and Senior Managers Fleet Strategy and Development in coordinating cross-functional teams to develop the design and corresponding business case for individually assigned future satellite procurements.


You will be responsible for (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Contribute to the definition of SES’ future integrated fleet architecture strategy in accordance with company strategy and the imperatives of the IRIS2 Programme
  • Support the IRIS2 Programme in defining and maintaining relevant product overviews as key inputs for optimized future LEO/MEO satellite and ground infrastructure design
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop innovation concepts to support IRIS2 requirements and to ensure the SES fleet remains relevant and meets the commercial / product objectives
  • Coordinate and exploit synergies between the IRIS2 programme and the SES business & strategy
  • Play a part in the development of the SES Global Fleet Plan taking into account IRIS2 dependencies and deliver maximum enterprise value and return of asset investment in case of redeployment for GEO and replacement options
  • Support the VP and Senior Managers Fleet Strategy Development in developing all future satellite and ground infrastructure procurement plans, including managing a cross-functional team for each individual satellite procurement (Spectrum, Sales, Sales Engineering, Corporate Strategy, Technology, Finance, Legal and Regulatory) and developing a business plan for a satellite investment proposal that includes revenue projections, IRR, design parameters, market research, spectrum and regulatory analysis, market strategy, risk assessment etc.





1. Must Have

  • Educated to at least degree level in Engineering or Business Management 
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in the satellite industry 
  • Background in satellite architecture and configuration, satellite development, NGSOs
  • Experience in international portfolio management, business development, product development or sales/marketing, ideally with pricing and satellite business cases
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills
  • Willingness to travel some of the time


2. Nice to Have

  • Expertise managing projects and cross-functional teams
  • Analytical skills, innovative spirit, business mind, result orientation, ability to provide practical conclusions
  • Self-organize, prioritize and handle multiple time-sensitive tasks in a demanding environment
  • Compile comprehensive and synthetic reports




  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs 
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.

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