Business Development Manager Solid State Batteries

New Business Incubation
Business Development

Posted on 25-04-2023

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About New Business Incubation

Umicore’s commitment to creating a sustainable future relies on innovation in all areas of business. As we keep pushing our boundaries and strive to set new industry standards, embracing advanced technologies has never been more essential. By finding these technologies we can navigate challenges and enhance our capabilities. By sharing different ideas, we can develop new business units or establish new divisions within our organisation. This is where contribution and collaboration are the drivers of real change. Where individual thought is identified, incubated and nurtured for growth in years to come. There is still so much potential waiting to be unearthed. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

Are you ready for an exciting new opportunity? We're looking for a Business Development Manager to join our team and help us expand our Umicore NBI Battery landscape for Solid State Battery technology.

As the Business Development Manager, you'll be responsible for identifying, developing, and rolling out new business opportunities within the battery industry, with the goal of generating billion-dollar revenues within a 10-year timeframe. To achieve this, you'll need to handle information collection, market prospection, and build a commercial network.

You'll work closely with the SIA team to identify and follow market trends and evaluate customer potential. You'll also develop a market introduction plan and monitor progress regularly, coordinating with the relevant Business Unit and NBI collaborators.

As a business development expert, you'll propose value-creating strategies for new battery business opportunities, elaborate on business models, and develop associated plans for future products and solutions platforms. You'll educate all relevant Umicore stakeholders on the business environment of the target market segments and supervise department business innovation KPIs.

You'll work with technology teams in NBI and CRD, business and technology teams in the various BU's, and be the driving force of this new business development effort. The geographic scope is worldwide, with a strong focus on EU and NA prospects.

If you're a results-driven Business Development Manager with a passion for growth and transformation in the battery industry, we want to hear from you!

Who we are looking for

  • master's degree in science (chemistry, physics, engineering...) or business
  • 5 years of working experience in the battery value chain.
  • 3-5 years of business development or commercial experience
  • Proven track record to build up business opportunities in a technology-driven environment.
  • We're looking for someone with excellent analytical and conceptual skills, good project and program management experience, and a strong understanding of technology and innovation management.
  • Experience in the battery world, cell making, electrical vehicles is a strong plus
  • Proficiency in English is a must, and German or French language skills are a plus.

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If my experience can identify industry-changing ideas, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?