Fall Co Op Business Analyst
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
Vancouver, BC CA
17d ago

Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics.

As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence.

With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions.

Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world.

Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR.

MDA is a business unit of Maxar Technologies (TSX : MAXR NYSE : MAXR).

MDA is an internationally recognized leader in space robotics, satellite antennas and subsystems, surveillance and intelligence systems, defense and maritime systems, and geospatial radar imagery.

MDA’s extensive space expertise and heritage translates into mission-critical defence and commercial applications that include multi-

platform command, control and surveillance systems, aeronautical information systems, land administration systems and terrestrial robotics.

MDA is also a leading supplier of actionable mission-critical information and insights derived from multiple data sources, both owned and operated within the Maxar group and by customer and third party sources.

Founded in 1969, MDA is recognized as one of Canada’s most successful technology ventures with locations in Richmond, Ottawa, Brampton, Montreal and Halifax.

Job Description

You will join a senior, high-functioning team of experienced business development professionals tasked with business strategy, leadership of research and development, and pursuit and capture of complex major contracts in the Canadian market and select international markets.

As an integrated member of the team, you will perform a range of functions in support of the activities above. In this role, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in all segments of the business development life-

cycle from opportunity identification through contract signature. This represents a great opportunity for a candidate who has career aspirations to be a leader in business.

  • You will perform many different functions including but not limited to : market research and analysis; competitive analysis;
  • pursuit and proposal planning support; proposal writing and editing; and financial and economic analysis.

    While skills and capabilities are important criteria, the following KEY CHARACTERISTICS are more important criteria in the selection of the successful candidate for this position :

  • Initiative and Drive ability to take on assignments defined by goals and outcomes and figure out how to achieve those goals and outcomes.
  • Team Work ability to work as an integrated member of the team with a strong focus on the team success above individual success.
  • Creativity and Imagination ability to look at assignments from a creative, out-of-the-box perspective to help MDA to win new business.
  • Delivery in the fast-paced, highly variable world of business development, we count on our team members to deliver on their commitments both in terms of outcomes and on schedule.
  • Multi-Tasking ability to juggle multiple assignments and tasks concurrently and prioritize appropriately.
  • Capabilities :

    The ideal candidate would have all of the capabilities listed below. However, we encourage candidates who have the KEY CHARACTERISTICS above and a willingness to learn and stretch themselves to apply even if they do not have all of the capabilities and skills below.

    The nature of business development is that there is always a great deal of learning-on-the-job. Note that there is no specific requirement on the faculty or type of degree that a candidate is pursuing the successful candidate could come from any program.

  • Writing - strong ability to write well in a clear, compelling and concise manner
  • Editing strong ability to edit writing from other authors, particularly engineers, to make it clear, compelling and concise.
  • Research ability to independently source information from a range of different sources including on-line, written and human interaction (verbal).
  • Analysis ability to synthesize and draw inferences and conclusions from diverse information
  • Communication ability to communicate in different forms (written, presentation, verbal) the results of research and analysis to other team members and to broader MDA staff.
  • Organization ability to plan and organize activities in a logical manner.
  • MS Office ability to use or invest time to learn to use MS Office products including primarily Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Special Considerations :

    Successful candidate(s) must be able to obtain and hold security clearance at the Secret level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program.

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