Vacancies Market Segment Manager (m/f) for High End Deco
Surface Solutions Segment | negotiable, at one of our Oerlikon sites


Market Segment Manager (m/f) for High End Deco

We are looking for a Market Segment Manager (m/f) for High End Deco. You will be a member of the Industry Segement Manager Team (ISM) Precision Components and report to the Head of Global Sales & Market Marketing. In this position you will be responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy and product portfolio for the High End Deco (HED) market. You will identify the market trends and accumulate and evaluate all market intelligence information necessary to expand our customer base and product portfolio. Overall objective is to establish Oerlikon Surface Solutions as the market leader in the industry segment.



  • Implement the segment strategy for our product portfolio to establish a sustainable competitive advantage in the market
  • Lead specific Global / Key Accounts within High End Deco market
  • Identify Market Opportunities including organic growth and acquisitions. Ensure entire organization is coordinated in the approach
  • Understand market needs and transfer them to the organization (monitor industry technology trends and needs; define corresponding development initiatives). Lead product innovation teams
  • Pro-actively recommend changes in our product portfolio based on industry segment needs
  • Monitor industry segment sales and profitability on a frequent basis and quickly react to plan deviations
  • Identify key opinion leaders in the industry segment for coating solutions and ensure appropriate and regular communication
  • Drive Market communications (Develop value stories, lead promotional activities like technical papers, conferences, articles, events, seminars, newsletter, etc.)
  • Work together with internal R&D, sales, marketing and key functional departments and support Oerlikon Service Solutions long term technology vision by identifying key technologies and products


We expect

  • University degree in natural science, engineering or economics
  • At least 7 years of experiences in business and marketing strategy development in a multinational company in a technical environment
  • Strong knowledge and existing network in the High End Deco related industries
  • Very strong project management competence in managing complex projects in different locations and cultures
  • Very strong negotiation skills and excellent communication skills
  • Strategic, analytical and conceptual strengths
  • Self-driven, open and positive mind-set with experience in cross-culture business environment
  • Flexible to substantial travel internationally
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and German, other languages will be a plus


We offer

  • A place among a workforce of motivated, creative, and well-trained people with a high degree of initiative
  • Challenging position with potential for future development
  • A competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package
  • The professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements


The location of this role is negotiable, at one of our Oerlikon sites.


About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13,500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R&D in 2015 and has over 1,350 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

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