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Aerospace Business Development Manager (m/f/d) for Europe

Aerospace Business Development Manager (m/f/d) for Europe

We are looking for an Aerospace Business Development Manager (m/f/d) for Europe. You will be responsible to implement the aerospace strategy and develop the aerospace market with the large OEMs and supply chain key players in Europe. You will report to the Aerospace Segment Manager.

Location: home office within Europe possible


  • Implement the Aerospace segment strategy for our product portfolio to establish a sustainable competitive advantage and develop new opportunities
  • Manage and grow specific Key Accounts within Aerospace Industry
  • Identify Market Opportunities - define and take ownership of key market opportunities to progress to production
  • Analyses market needs and support the segment manager to develop the Oerlikon Balzers portfolio.
  • Use established network to develop key opinion leaders in the industry segment for coating solutions and implement state-of-the-art market communications
  • Track of sales development and definition of mitigation actions; ensure close cooperation with Sales management on the basis of shared annual objectives
  • Develop effective promotional strategies to optimize market share and profitability
  • Work in close cooperation with R&D community to define corresponding development initiatives, monitoring of product innovation teams

We expect

  • University degree (natural science, materials, engineering, economics)
  • 10+ years of experience working as Key Account Manager or BD Manager in the Aerospace industry
  • Strong knowledge and existing Network in the Aerospace Industry
  • Proven track record in Marketing in a multinational company in a technical environment
  • Business, Marketing strategy development experience on international level
  • Very strong project management competence with a proven track record in managing complex projects in different locations and cultures
  • Very strong negotiation and communication skills, integrator with the ability to engage others
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, open and positive mind-set with experience in international and cross-cultural business environment
  • Flexible to substantial travel internationally
  • English language compulsory, German or French desired (other languages beneficial)

We offer

  • Accelerate your career in a growing business unit which enables a fast identification of disruptive material solutions
  • Be part of an innovative and passionate team
  • Join a global cross-cultural and collaborative workplace with modern technology

Carol Ann Miles

Recruitment Manager EMEA

Phone: +49 6142-60 33 280

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.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. The Segment operates more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centres in 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people.
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.