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Business Development Manager

Orbit Fab

Orbit Fab

Sales & Business Development
Lafayette, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023

With a vision for a bustling in-space economy that can support permanent jobs in space, Orbit Fab is building the fundamental infrastructure this entire economy can be built upon: a fuel supply in orbit.

Today, satellites cannot be refueled. A single-use paradigm severely limits satellite mobility and holds back the development of economic activities in space. Orbit Fab is building the first Gas Stations in Space™ refueling infrastructure. We develop the supply chain architecture and technology to deliver propellant in space, allowing satellites to be built for lower cost, to be more flexible and maneuverable, to be more precisely controlled, and to operate longer, enabling operations and business models that have never before been imagined..

Established in 2018, we have already flown three tankers to space; with the first one flown within one year of founding. Working closely with partners and customers across the space industry, we are making the thriving in-space economy a reality.


The Business Development Manager will be an exceptional relationship builder who will work with the Business Development Director to build and execute on the Business Development strategy. You will serve as a point of contact for customers from early capabilities studies through successful contract awards. You will work directly with a small team to quickly iterate on satellite refueling and servicing solutions and ensure they meet all customer needs. You will be a big part of supporting a winning commercial business development organization.

The ideal candidate will bring experience in entrepreneurship ecosystem building and partnership building in the space industry. A background in executing against sales cycles is preferred. This candidate will possess an in-depth understanding of the business needs of satellite operators, spacecraft manufacturers, and the emerging satellite servicing industry. Orbit Fab must understand that the candidate has a demonstrated history of inspiring and driving business and possesses the ability to connect and build strong relationships.


  • Serve as the primary partner with the program management office in the attainment of long range plan objectives, updates, and reporting.

  • Collaborate with domestic and international counterparts to assess and anticipate market shifts, to identify opportunities for strategic partnerships, and to position the organization for future growth.

  • Develop outstanding relationships with external and internal customers across the AAM pipeline of pursuits to include government stakeholders, industry partners, and national labs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Previous sales experience in the space industry is a plus

  • Business acumen including the ability to investigate, comprehend, and interpret complex business challenges for our customers. Create metrics and actions to build effective customer relationships both externally and internally.

  • Advanced relationship building skills with the ability to manage through influence and form creative partnerships to identify issues, drive innovation and obtain consensus in order to achieve business objectives.

  • Ability to work across a geographically customer based with demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and support diversity.

  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) including an ability to prepare and present concise oral and written reports, briefings, updates and other documentation, and represent the organization on significant matters.

The estimated salary range for this position is $80,000-130,000

If you feel you would succeed in the role above, we encourage you to apply regardless of whether or not you meet all of the requirements listed.

Location and Benefits

Orbit Fab is based out of Lafayette, Colorado and all roles are based in Colorado. We offer fully covered benefits, unlimited time off and flexible work hours.


To conform to US Government space technology export regulations, applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US Department of State.

Orbit Fab Inc does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.