The VP Business Development & Marketing (MBD), based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, is a member of the company’s Executive Board.
He / She manages a diverse and passionate team developing the company’s business and promoting it through creative marketing and communication initiatives.
He / She collaborates closely with CSEM’s internal divisions, implementing the marketing & business development strategy defined as a team.
While ownership for signing projects and managing client relationships lies within the Divisions, the VP MBD provides strategic and tactical contributions to stakeholders on how to maximize CSEM's position and opportunity conversion.
This leader has a proven ability to inspire his team and to boost CSEM’s marketing and communication.
Contribute to the Executive Board and other committees, such as CSEM’s Research Committee.
Prepare and implement the corporate business development, marketing & communication strategies.
Drive and develop the transition to Digital marketing.
Manage and strengthen CSEM’s start-up creation process.
Develop & maintain strong relations with CSEM’s industrial partners, Swiss research and technology organizations and foreign Research Centers.
Coordinate the acquisition of public projects.
Develop the MBD team and manage the MBD budget.
MSc or PhD in technical topics related to CSEM activities, followed by a minimum of 10 years of successful professional experience in managing R&D business development, marketing and communication. MBA is an asset.
Proven experience in managing diverse teams.
Strong capabilities in strategic marketing and project management.
Deep knowledge in national and international R&D and start-up funding mechanisms.
Wide personnal network within the Swiss industry and Swiss & European R&D organizations.
Excellent knowledge in digital marketing tools and digital / social media communication tools
Experience with CRM processes and tools.
Fluent in English and French, ideally with good command of German.
Excellent negotiation skills.
Proven network building capabilities.
Team player, able to collaborate with various internal partners across the organization.
Natural curiosity and ability to deal with multidisciplinary activities.
Analytical skills combined with structured and critical thinking.
Customer and results orientation.
Strong communication skills (including presentation skills) and ability to influence and negotiate.
CSEM mission and values
Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to the Swiss industry. We love to make an impact on our customers and on society at large in the fields of precision manufacturing, digital technologies and sustainable energy.
Our strength is the excellence of our people, about 550 passionate specialists dedicated to innovation and technology transfer.
We believe that strong values support the successful development of our organization as well as the harmonious and balanced development of all our employees.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.