Business Development Manager - Printing

ebeam Technologies - Member of Comet Group

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Business Development Manager - Printing

Business Development Manager - Printing
The COMET Group is a globally leading Swiss technology firm. For more than 65 years, we have been developing and producing innovative high-tech components and systems based on x-ray, radio frequency and ebeam technology. Consistently able to take advantage of global trends and developments, we grow continually.
ebeam is a game-changing technology which will be a key tool to solve the greatest challenge of our generation:
By 2050, there will be 9 billion humans inhabiting the planet.
66% of the population will live in cities. Thus, the majority of our food will be produced far away from where it is consumed. How do we feed and provide energy to these 9 billion humans without destroying the planet? How do we transport all this food without wasting it?
How to we package it without further trashing the planet?
It will require massive innovations in food-packaging. It will require behavior change, new policies & legislation, and new technologies. ebeam will be one of these new technologies.

ebeam Technologies, a brand of the COMET Group, has grown 10x in the past 3 years.
To help us implement "Vision 2020", the continuation of our ambitious growth plan, we are searching for a:
Business Development Manager - Printing
ebeam will play a key role in securing and expanding the Earth's food supply. Furthermore, ebeam has a strong role to play in the innovations needed to move food packaging into the circular economy. One of the many applications in this world is EB-curing of inks. As Business Development Manager, your mission is to help drive the profitable growth of the market segment "Printing".
 Your Mission:

  • Grow the market for ebeam in the world of food packaging and printing.
  • Travel globally to build new partnerships and acquire new customers.
  • Support negotiations and closing of contracts with customers and partners.
  • Develop and maintain long-term customer relationships.
  • Collaborate with R&D in the definition of new products to serve the market segment.
  • Provide technical steering on the customer application as member of various customer project teams.
  • Support the development of accurate forecasts and relevant reports.
Your Profile
  • You are a hunter (or perhaps an angler?).
    You enjoy playing offense and scoring points, thus you enjoy pitching new ideas and the thrill of the chase that follows.
  • You not only enjoy the art of "the pitch", you are good at it.
    As in you have successfully landed orders and/or have secured funding.
  • You are open-minded, flexible, and curious.
    You are a citizen of the world.
  • You are comfortable in a fast-moving, start-up environment.
  • You are skilled in the ways of the virtual office and have mastered the modern gadgetry.
  • You are a natural networker and have proven that you have the ability to build strong relationships.
    Thus, you know the value of trust and how to build it.
  • As you are skilled at understanding customers' requirements and implementing them in solutions, you have an innate sense of empathy and are at home in two worlds, both strategic and tactical.
  • ebeam technology is moving into new applications and markets.
    Thus, you will need to have an intrinsic interest and flair for frontiers: i.e. new technologies, people, countries, markets.
  • You have a technical background in polymer chemistry, packaging, and/or printing. (BS, MS, FH, or ETH)
  • You are fluent English.
  • You are passionate about your work and your hobbies. Thus, you have a perseverant and patient personality that allows you to pursue business opportunities over the long-term.

In the dream-scenario, you would also have one or more of the following:

  • knowledge of inkjet technology.
  • knowledge of packaging materials and the manufacturing processes thereof.
  • an active contact network in one or more of the following industries: digital printing, converting, and/or food packaging.
  • knowledge of the norms of Food Contact Materials.
  • an MBA or advanced marketing degree.
  • fluency in another language.
    Particularly useful would be: Italian, German, Spanish, or Mandarin.
ebeam Technologies - Member of Comet Group