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Business Development Manager Metal Forming Tools (m/f)

Business Development Manager Metal Forming Tools (m/f)

We are looking for an Business Development Manager Metal Forming Tools (m/f) for Oerlikon Balzers Coating based in Schopfheim (Germany) or in any other of our global branches. You will be responsible for driving the implementation of global strategy. You identify new opportunities, promote our Materials & Equipment products and support sales force in metal forming applications. You will report to the Segment Portfolio Manager.


  • Manage the growth strategy of Metal Forming Tools through expert support to sales activites worldwide
  • Demonstrate expert level of understanding of the line of metal forming tools, being aware of changes within the business
  • Acting as a subject matter expert for areas of driving innovation processes as well as leading management processes and projects including optimization of internal processes
  • Managing strategic initiatives, sales coaching and support relevant countries by introducing new products and services
  • Build and manage customer relationships by providing technical training, application support and customer visits for global accounts
  • Identify industry trends and needs for innovation to support the development of the global strategy
  • Responsible for controlling sales development and the support of budget process with strategic focus
  • Market intelligence and competitor watch

We expect

  • Experience of 5 years + in metal forming or toolmaking company segment
  • Sales / Marketing experience is a plus but is not necessary
  • Delivers both, strategies and concepts, but also implementation and hands-on execution approach
  • Knows and applies tools, platforms etc. with confidence and in an effective way
  • Enthusiasm for global travelling and working with diverse cultures
  • Excellent communication skills in English

We offer

  • Become a leader in an industry that is revolutionizing manufacturing
  • Experience a startup environment within a leading global technology group
  • Be part of an innovative and passionate team
  • Accelerate your career in a growing business unit
  • Join a global cross-cultural and collaborative workplace

Martin Huber

Executive Recruiter

Phone: +49 6142 6033 103

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.