Xsun

Autonomous drone manufacturer

Who We Are

We’re a group of highly skilled engineers in aerospace technology with groundbreaking ideas that we hope will contribute towards a better tomorrow.

Our experience in aircraft design, aerial navigation systems, radio and satellite communications allow us to build advanced autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles that can go further, quieter and safer for many applications.
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What We Do

We manufacture solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles.

As XSun, we believe that our solutions will soon become one of the industry's largest segments. Energy-independent UAVs, able to make their own decisions, are a key component of XSun's research. We are passionate about science and technology, constantly seeking new and innovative solutions.
A founding principle of XSun is to promote the incredible potential of solar power, an inexhaustible and free source of energy.


New technologies in conjunction with renewable energies (such as solar power) provide a whole range of solutions. A product of this marriage is SolarXOne, the first autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle designed and manufactured by XSun.
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Partners

3d experience lab
maxon
esa
candy group
cermak
sisco composites
airbus group
centrale nantes
nvidia inception program
ireena
institut des matériaux
icam
banque populaire grand ouest
emc2
crédit agricole atlantique vendé
réseau entreprendre
région pays de la loire
safran
s2e2 smart electricity cluster
imn
gem
la french tech et BPI France
XSun is very happy to be amongst the first companies in Europe to receive the highly valuable support from the EIC – European Innovation Council.
european innovation council

Team

Benjamin DAVID

CEO / CTO
Polytech & SUPAERO
15 years in Aerospace

Dr. Waldemar KREBS

Business Development Director
PhD at DLR
20 years of Business Development

Yannick MARTIN

CFO
Kedge Business School
25 years of Financial management

Andréa VITI

Head of Design – Technical Coordinator
Phd at UCL/ONERA
10 years in Aerospace

Patrick RABALLAND

Head of Production
Engineer Arts & Métiers
15 years in Aerospace

Laurent DEFOIS

Head of Operation
Ex-Army helicopter Pilot (18 years)
Ex-Long Range Drone Instructor

Thibaud DE COENE

System Manager
Ecole Centrale Nantes et Lille Engineer
5 years at XSun

Thomas LAME

Test Flight Manager
ENAC engineer, Aircraft Pilot PPLA
5 years at XSun

Anthony

Test Pilot
European Champion 2018 F3K
Vice World Champion 2016 F3K

Mouhanned BRAHIM

GNC Engineer
Phd at Centrale Supelec on Advanced Control Systems

Fabien DEGRE

Structural Optimization Specialis
Doctor of Engineering Science  10 years Team Leader

Clement DENOUAL

System Enginee
ESEO Engineer
5 years in Aerospace

Quentin ROUXEL

Structure engineer

Engineer INSA
Phd on Composites Structures

Josselin PECHER

Thermal and Energy enginee

Mines de Nancy, Cranfield
3 years in Aerospace

Nathan TERRIEN

Regulation and Documentation Coordinator
BTS Aerospace Saint-Nazaire

Jacques GUILLAUME

Agriculture Business Leader

Photographer, 7 years in the Drone industry

Ladislas SEVERAC

Structural Engineer

Engineer ICAM

Mickaël COSSON

Energy Engineer

Nantes university Master Degree
PhD in Physics

Sullivan BRIAND

Electrical Technician & Operator
10 years at SAFRAN Electrical Propulsion

Hamza EL BOUHALI

Test and propulsion Engineer
Ecole Centrale Nantes

Ryad SADOU

Electrical Propulsion Engineer
PhD Electrical Propulsion, IREENA

Francesco GIANI

Aerodynamics Optimisation

Aerodynamics Engineer University of Pisa

Felix WIESER

Aircraft Pilot PPLA & Bsc. Informatics TU München
Referee - Radio Communication in Aviation & Flight Manager

Luc Van Hoorick

Director, XSun Australia

30 years experience in Geospatial

Careers

Join our adventure

France Business Developer

Company Introduction

Founded in Western France in 2016, XSun develops and distributes technology disruptive UAVs and associated data gathering and analysis services. In 2020 XSun is launching a new model which will have best in class payload capacity and endurance whilst being powered by the sun.

Recognized for its technological excellence, XSun has received several awards from French and European Organizations, most recently from the European Union itself in the form of an H2020 Phase 2 SME Instrument and from the EIC, European Innovation Council (part of the first 10 companies in Europe).

XSun is seeking a Business Developer for FRANCE market, ideally located in XSun, Guérande, other locations may be also considered, depending on the profile of the candidate.

To be successful in this role, you need to have strong working knowledge of the professional drone/ aerial surveillance market, civil and/or military as well as an established network in France.

Reporting to the Business Developer Director, this position is key to the commercial development of XSun in France. He will be an autonomous self-starter with a key focus on creating new sales channels and business opportunities as well as guiding XSun developments to maximize opportunities specific to France market.

Role

Responsible for the daily account management and business development of product and services sales for France.
He/She will be on the frontline in driving the development of the France region providing sustainable sales growth, building long term commercial relationships and meeting targets / deadlines.
He/She will be responsible for ensuring emerging opportunities are leveraged and a key long-term focus is respected.
He/She will understand the strategy, the audience of the applicable channels and countries, their requirements and needs ensuring XSun can address, provide solutions and execute.
He/She will create and optimize the distribution network/structure for FRANCE.
He/She will understand the regulations and ideally have an established network of contacts within the regulatory bodies to be in a position to guide XSun on the rules and regulation associated with the operation of UAVs beyond visual line of sight.
He/She will prepare proposals, answers to tenders, have regular overview of all open tenders.

Key Responsibilities

To establish and develop long term commercial relationships with the sector, ascertain customers strategy, requirements and timescales ensuring XSun can tailor solutions and execute quickly. 
- Be a key contributing figure in the development of the zone in line with the company strategy and objectives, optimizing and growing sales revenue.
- Daily account management and business development tasks and requirements applicable to the development of the FRANCE market. 
- Perform sales presentations and coordinate flight demonstrations throughout the zone.
- Become a subject matter expert in regulations on operating a UAV beyond visual line of sight within the region and develop XSun’s network with regulatory bodies.
- Participate in trade-shows, training events or other related events as requested and required. Provide a high standard of market / channel planning, forecasting, feedback and reporting.
- Meet all sales target performance indicators
- Create and maintain Customer Intelligence & Market Intelligence databases.
Champion and support business and process re-engineering.
- Assist in other activities across the business where required.
- Be a positive, motivated XSun advocate at all times.

Requirements

- Proven track record in account management in the professional UAV/ Aerial data management solutions sector, products, competitors and business models.
- Passion for the Aerospace industry is mandatory, pilot or drone operator license would be a plus.
- Communication (written & verbal) skills in German and English are mandatory, French is a plus. 
- Ability to deal at all levels from the general public to senior management in Government or corporate clients.
- Experience working for an international profile company will be useful. 
- Experience in a start-up entrepreneurial environment will be useful.
- Flexible attitude and must have effective time management skills, be autonomous and a self-starter, with energy.
- Ability to travel frequently to visit customers throughout FRANCE
- Fast learner and well structured Tech savviness working with CRM’s and communication tools

Education And Professional Background

A minimum of 10 years of experience in sales in a comparable industry or with comparable products.
Degree in Business or an Engineering fields.
Proven track record of business development in the professional UAV / Aerial data management solutions sector, products, competitors and business models at an international or national level.

Contact : recruit@xsun.fr

Spontaneous Application

We are interested by the best profiles in aerodynamics, structure, systems, flight control, propulsion, renewable energies, communications, IA, informatics, software and hardware.

We are also always keen to have new pilots, operators, maintainers for our operations department.

We are always interested in business related profile – if you have experience in UAV sales, highly tech products sales, aerial operations please contact us.

If you think you are up for the challenge, please contact us.

We are an equal opportunity employer who values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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