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Space Forge is a young and fast-growing in-space manufacturing company. We are developing the world’s first returnable and re-launchable satellite platform, the ForgeStar and transforming return from space to enable new techniques to produce products and services for the benefit of all.

The ForgeStar can support a wide array of missions, from in-space manufacturing of new materials and microgravity research, to planetary landing systems and deep space exploration.

We are looking for someone who can lead on key commercial and institutional relationships to catalyse the opportunities Space Forge has with its clients in delivering revolutionary space capabilities. You’ll work closely with our business and engineering leads and have the opportunity to build a team and shape your area of the business.


  • To set and define key sales relationships.
  • To lead business proposal developments for core institutional customers.
  • Establish and implement business development strategy aligned to the Space Forge vision in partnership with clients and funding bodies.

You’ll need

  • To qualify and deliver on Space Forge’s opportunity pipeline, leading on preparatory effort to negotiations.
  • To define and build our capture process working with technology and product leads.
  • To work with commercial customers and research institutes alike to bring their visions and experiments to space with us.

You’ll have

  • Experience in selling complex space hardware solutions in either a product or project based capacity.
  • An ability to work across and engage with multiple research agencies across the UK and internationally.
  • A proven track record in preparing winning business proposals.
  • A demonstrated ability to think strategically and work in campaign settings.


  • Experience in engaging with and working with the European Space Agency, UK Space Agency, and/or Ministry of Defence.
  • Mentoring or people management experience - you’ll have one team member to start.
  • Understanding of the benefits of research conducted in a microgravity environment

Why Space Forge?

We believe in a future where our most polluting industries are moved off planet, built for sustainability, and returned back to Earth for the benefit of all. Space is the next step for our manufacturing needs.

Salary range: £45,000-£70,000 depending on experience

At Space Forge, we believe in creating the best possible workplace that suits every single person that joins us.

  • Flexible working environment, work from where you like in the UK unless you need to be in the office, our remote work equipment is high spec too

  • 33 days holiday including bank holidays

  • Pension scheme at 4% matched

  • Charity or cause you’re passionate about? Up to 5 volunteering days a year to support the things closest to you and make an impact

  • Super cool brand new office and factory - the coffee is on us (and it’s certified carbon neutral too, our snazzy machine does anything from the humble americano to a superb flat white)

  • Pizza pay day - okay, it’s not always pizza, but if you’re at the office on pay day, lunch is on us

  • We’re changing the way humanity builds, we think that’s exciting, and we want you to be excited about it too. That’s why we have an Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP) so you can own part of our journey

  • You’re the master of your own destiny. We offer every person at Space Forge a £1500 annual learning budget so you can choose the training or experiences to help you grow

  • Your mental health is important! You’ll have access to Spill - an all-in-one mental health support platform offering completely anonymous therapy sessions to our whole team

  • Working with a passionate, friendly and highly motivated team

  • Maternity / Paternity benefits beyond statutory

We are committed to building an inclusive workplace and that starts with hiring diversely. However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, we welcome you to apply for a role at Space Forge.

If there are any adjustments that would help improve your experience with Space Forge, please do let us know when you apply.

Our Application Process

We also believe our interview process should be inclusive and transparent and we take it very seriously. We want to give you time to learn about us while we get to know you. As always, if there is anything missing, or you've identified a way we can improve, just let us know!

For this role, we have a two-stage interview process:

  1. 45-minute Culture and Values video call interview with 2 members of our team
  2. 60-minute Skills video call interview related to specific needs of the role with 2 members of the team you'll be most closely working with

Please note:

We are accepting rolling applications for this role, with no fixed close date.

Space Forge
Space Forge

Full Remote

Posted 2 months ago

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