Business Development Manager (Optical Communication)

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Mendelweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
Aantal jaren werkervaring:
10-15 jaar


Wanted: Business Development Manager with experience in a high-tech environment for our new products for the telecommunications market!

Business Development Manager (Optical Communication)

Job Description
As Business Development Manager you will be part of the business unit New Business which is responsible for developing new products and markets for the company. This includes defining and managing R&D projects. Based on our expertise with optical instruments we are extending this business to optical communication for space applications. In this challenging position you will be responsible of ensuring that the technology developments in the field of optical communication lead to viable commercial products for customers (e.g. SatCom operators). You will be connecting the company with the market and other stakeholders such as other Airbus companies and Dutch research institutes, both as customer and as potential partner. Hence, you will be following new developments within the market, which you are able to judge with regard to their relevance to our (future) products. You will introduce our products to (potential) customers and you are able to identify the customers’ needs and key requirements. You will work with knowledgeable people in the company to propose adequate solutions to these needs and define successful products. Further, you will investigate potential (financial) co-operation with (inter)national partners. In short: you will bring new optical communication products to the market.


You have completed a relevant higher education supplemented by more than 10 years of relevant working experience in the field of developing high quality and complex products, preferably in the international aerospace, optics, satellite operations or telecom industry. You have proven knowledge and experience in a high tech environment in similar roles with multidisciplinary teams. You are competent in English, both spoken and in writing. Control of French language is considered an advantage. You recognize yourself in the following competency profile: Result-oriented, Customer-oriented, Entrepreneurial, Innovative, Strong networker, High analytical ability, Good communicator, and Good negotiator.


We offer a challenging job in a dynamic and international working environment, extensive opportunities for personal development and attractive working conditions. For further details please contact Fokke Dijkstra, Head of New Business (+31 71 5245557).


To apply, please upload your application letter and CV via our application form by clicking on the apply button, before September 11th 2017. The interviews will take place in September/October. An assessment can be part of the selection process.

AIRBUS Defence & Space Netherlands BV
Department Human Resources
Postbus 32070
2303 DB Leiden

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated


At Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands we work at the frontiers of technology in one of the most challenging and rapidly changing industries in the world: Space. Our products and services - including Solar Arrays, Launcher Structures, Instruments, Systems & Services and Mechanical Thermal products - are among the best in the world. They enable missions that are of great importance for our everyday life on Earth, such as satellite navigation, communications, climate research and monitoring of air quality.

At our state-of-the-art facilities in Leiden, a team of over 200 dedicated professionals work on the design, development, assembly, testing and delivery of space products and services. We do that by thinking creatively in terms of solutions and by working with like-minded business partners. Intensive collaboration in our international community is the key to success, also within the Airbus family that we are proudly part of.


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