Vice President, Sales & Business Development, VTT

Vice President, Sales & Business Development, VTT

A great opportunity at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland!

As Vice President, Sales & Business Development, you will be responsible for leading marketing, sales and business development operations of Business Area Knowledge Intensive Products and Services (KIPS). We focus on digitalisation technologies: sensors and measuring systems, telecommunications for critical infrastructure, cyber security, analysis methods for large data volumes, metrology, and innovative manufacturing technologies for nano, micro and printed electronics. Key application areas include industrial internet, diagnostics, health technology and the digitalisation of the society. The Business Area has a revenue of 82 m€ and a personnel of 650. You will be a member of Business Area Leadership Team.

Key tasks include

  • contribution to VTT´s strategy, KIPS’ business plan, leadership and success
  • overall customer engagement, including sales and marketing activities of the Business Area
  • business and offering development including IPR and spin-offs

We expect you to have a relevant university degree, preferably in technical sciences. You have a strong business background, and good understanding of R&D and technology commercialization. You have an inspiring approach to leadership, ability to envision future expertise needs and a proven track record on building technology based business. A consultative customer and sales approach is a good background for the position. We expect you to have minimum a five-year experience on technology sales & management with immediate subordinates.

As a person, you are open-minded, solution-orientated, and result-driven. You are well networked nationally and internationally with the leading companies in the Business Area focus. You are a people person and an inspiring leader. You have fluent written and oral communication in English, Finnish skills are an advantage.

We offer an excellent opportunity to be part of developing and commercializing new technologies, solutions and services in the fields of electronics, ICT and health technologies together with VTT´s top experts. At VTT our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our personnel are at the core of VTT, where wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. The tasks are versatile, independent and challenging, with support and coaching where needed.

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Please send your application to Executive Search company Momentous at latest on Monday, 21 August 2017.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. We use 4,000,000 hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions. Here you will solve challenges together with customers and partners from around the world. We offer an encouraging and innovative work environment, brilliant colleagues and various career paths. www.vtt.fi

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