Business Development Officer - Explosive Ordnance


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Orchard Hills
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Government & Defence

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Location: Orchard Hills, Australia

About Thales

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

About Your Role

Supporting our Australian Munitions manufacturing and Explosive Ordnance Services storage and logistics business units, this role is focused on delivering solutions to our defence customer within a business-to-government environment.

  • Preparation and submission of formal proposals and request for tender responses

  • Development of relevant documentation to progress business opportunities and develop them to their full potential

  • Analysis of established inventory data and excel tools to provide recommended solutions to our customer

  • Managing and reporting of progress of assigned new business implementation including reporting to internal and external stakeholders/customers of risks, issues and opportunities

  • Engage with assigned customers to identify business opportunities, while both maintaining and developing relationships

How About You?

  • Degree qualifications in Engineering, Science, business or another relevant field

  • Ability to work autonomously and manage your time effectively, with a strong focus on delivery

  • Strong written communication skills are essential and familiarity with Defence writing standards is advantageous

  • An understanding of the defence industry or experience in a Business-to-Government setting

  • Strong stakeholder engagement capability and ability to work within a complex multi stakeholder environment

  • Solid experience in designing and implementing business development strategies, including developing new proposals, negotiating contracts and capturing new business

  • Good MS suite (Word and Excel) capability, plus any knowledge of COMSARM or MILIS (advantageous)  

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants. 

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.  To learn more about clearances please visit –

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

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