Global Commercial Launch Services Manager - International Markets

Global Commercial Launch Services Manager - International Markets

companyRocket Lab
locationLong Beach, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/26/2024
Full Time


Rocket Lab is a global leader in launch and space systems. The rockets and satellites we build and launch enable some of the most ambitious and vital space missions globally, supporting scientific exploration, Earth observation and missions to combat climate change, national security, and exciting new technology demonstrations. Our Electron rocket has provided reliable access to orbit since 2018, becoming one of the most frequently launched rockets in the world. Neutron will be our next rocket on the launch pad, an advanced 13-tonne payload class, reusable rocket to launch the mega constellations of the future. Our space systems business includes our extensive line of satellites and components that have enabled more than 1,700 missions including the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Psyche Mission, Artemis I, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, and more.  

Join our pioneering team and launch your career to new heights!


Rocket Lab’s Business Development team is responsible for connecting customers across government and commercial sectors with our industry leading mission solutions spanning launch and space systems. They work closely with new and existing customers to understand their needs and develop tailored solutions to deliver their missions. Building and maintaining relationships with customers and internally with engineering and operations teams is at the core of our Business Development team. They have their fingers on the pulse of the space industry and are driven to deliver results for our customers and our business.


Based out of Rocket Lab's global headquarters in Long Beach, CA, the Global Commercial Launch Services Manager is responsible for capturing commercial revenue (business development and sales) to enable Rocket Lab’s sustained operations and growth across international markets (outside USA). Working closely with the Director, Global Launch Services, you will oversee key commercial customer accounts, including Electron and Neutron launch vehicles; and Dedicated, Primary Rideshare, and Rideshare launch services.


  • Develop and execute the Global Commercial Launch Services strategy, business development, and sales
  • Support Global Launch Services commercial quote and proposal development
  • Execute winning strategies to rapidly grow new commercial business worldwide
  • Utilize professional network, business development techniques, and product knowledge to market launch services on the Electron and Neutron launch vehicles/mission services
  • Collaborate with marketing team to formulate strategy for aerospace industry conferences and networking events
  • Develop marketing materials such as presentations, user guides, and website content
  • Identify and capture new customer accounts
  • Convert leads to quotes by leveraging industry-leading tools (i.e. Salesforce CRM), and draft Launch Service Agreements (LSAs)
  • Coordinate mission performance requirements with technical teams
  • Maintain updated satellite launch market analysis, and inform senior leadership and technical teams of any relevant trends or changes
  • Host important customers during strategic company events, launches, and press announcements


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business discipline
  • 8+ years of experience in the aerospace industry
  • Experience with proposal development and business capture


  • Master’s degree in engineering or business discipline
  • Experience with sales and engineering in international aerospace markets
  • Thorough understanding of global space markets
  • Experience with strategic business planning, business development, and sales in aerospace or other highly technical industry


  • Position requires 50% international travel
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus   
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, operate computer keyboard and controls, and communicate verbally and in writing
  • Must be physically able to commute to buildings 
  • Occasional exposure to dust, fumes and moderate levels of noise

Level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one component of our total rewards package at Rocket Lab.  Employees may also receive company equity and access to a robust benefits package including: top tier medical HMO, PPO & a 100% company-sponsored medical HSA plan option, dental and vision coverage, 3 weeks paid vacation and 5 days sick leave per year, 11 paid holidays per year, flexible spending and dependent care savings accounts, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and access to a 401(k) retirement plan with company match. Other perks include: Discounted employee stock purchase program, subsidized EV charging stations, onsite gym, food and drinks, childcare concierge, and other discounts.

Eligibility for benefits may vary based on employment status, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role. Benefit programs are subject to change at the company’s discretion.

Base Pay Range (CA Only)$90,000—$160,000 USD


We’re on a mission to unlock the potential of space to improve life on Earth, but that’s not an easy task. It takes hard work, determination, relentless innovation, teamwork, grit, and an unwavering commitment to achieving what others often deem impossible. Our people out-think, out-work and out-pace. We pride ourselves on having each other’s backs, checking our egos at the door, and rolling up our sleeves on all tasks big and small. We thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines, and our focus is always on how we can deliver, rather than dwelling on the challenges that stand in the way.   

Important information:


To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Rocket Lab Employees must be a U.S. citizen, lawful U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Department of Commerce, as applicable. Learn more about ITAR here.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.


For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.