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Our client is the largest independent European research centre in the area of microelectronics, nanotechnology, design methods and technologies. The innovative power is linked to worldwide partnerships in the areas of ICT, healthcare and energy. In this unique high-tech environment, the international top talent is committed to developing building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. The applications that are developed are picked up and marketed by the industry at an increasing speed. The Dutch organisation located in the South of the Netherlands is relatively young and shows a successful performance. To head up this organisation, we are looking for a General Manager Netherlands, Entrepreneurial figurehead focusing on sustainable international partnerships.
The position You will have the ultimate responsibility for continuity and profitability of the Dutch organisation. You will work very closely with the head office and you will continue to roll out the portfolio strategy. You will build up the relationships with existing partners, create new partnerships and achieve the start-up of new programmes and a well-filled pipeline. You will use the employees' distinctive qualities and initiate the spin-off creation. You will report to key stakeholders and executives at the international head office.
Your profile (ideally) an excellent R&D track record in the research community, combined with experience in an industrial environment where concrete high-tech applications are developed and produced. Academic schooling in technology, followed by an MBA, or equivalent. Demonstrable business development results and an international network in the Nano-related industry (triple helix). Entrepreneurial and ambitious, with a good feeling for cultural differences. Excellent command of the English and Dutch language.
We offer The challenge to further develop the current leading market position and make it less dependent on government funding. State-of-the-art high-tech research facilities and an experienced team that believes in the new strategy. Committed top researchers, who are proud of the unique added value in the chain. A highly dynamic market with a growing need for intensive cooperation. An attractive salary package.
Do you want to further strengthen the market position in the Netherlands? You can apply confidentially at www.mercuriurval.nl, please find the vacancy under ref. no. 32293. For further information, please contact Nico van Hertrooij or Peter Duyvestijn, consultants at Mercuri Urval, +31 (0)40 2669800.
Mercuri Urval Board & Executive focuses on executive and management positions in business and in the public sector.