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Project Leader Business Development (m/f/d)

Project Leader Business Development (m/f/d)


  • Support Key Account Managers in the communication with the customer's technical experts in different project phases
  • Build up and maintain good network with the technical experts of Automotive OEMs and tier one suppliers in the field of tribology and coating solutions
  • Interact and cooperate with the internal R&D, sales, marketing and other key functional departments
  • Identify market opportunities and provide expertise during the realization processes
  • Lead pre-development projects with the customer to validate new applications for coating solutions

We expect

  • University degree (MSc) in Engineering or natural sciences
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in industrial company or professional services (consulting, advisory)
  • Experience in tribology and / or material sciences
  • Understanding of the main functions of Automotive components
  • Self-driven, open and positive mind-set
  • Experience in cross-culture business environment is beneficial
  • Flexible to substantial travel internationally
  • Good negotiation and communication skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, other languages will be a plus

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.