Business Development Manager for CITC | Nijmegen



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

Would you like to be one of the pioneers to build and expand a new R&D center in the field of chip integration, engaging with leading industries in automotive, healthcare technology and other high-tech sectors? Then you are welcome at CITC in Nijmegen, a joint initiative of Stichting CITC, TNO and TU Delft, supported by leading partners from the chip industry, universities active in this field and public parties such as the province of Gelderland and the city of Nijmegen.

Your main goals are to globally identify companies for which chip packaging and integration is relevant, to gain understanding of key trends and industrial needs, to develop attractive and valuable propositions for these companies within the scope of CITC’s program lines and capabilities and to negotiate and conclude contracts with them. To achieve these goals, you will work closely with program management, experts and business development colleagues (for instance of TNO / Holst Centre, making use of synergies between CITC and Holst Centre). You will be employed by TNO and you will be a member of CITC’s management team.

What do we require of you?

You are self-propelling and you have a can-do mentality. You have business sense and you understand industry. You have:
  • A university degree in beta sciences (for instance in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or materials sciences). An additional MBA degree is appreciated but not required.
  • A proven industrial track record and network in the electronics industry and preferably relevant experience in the chip packaging domain.
  • 3-10 years of experience in business development.
  • Good skills in presenting, negotiating, networking and stakeholder management.
  • Willingness to travel internationally (approx. 20% of time) on a regular basis, as CITC reaches out to partners globally.
  • Fluency in English.

What can TNO offer you?

Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.

Application process

You can apply till the 30th of April. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Joost Heide, ter
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-141 83979

Hiring manager: Jaap Lombaers
Phone number: +31(0)4040 20499

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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Ir. Jaap Lombaers

  • Holst Centre
  • Solliance
  • 3D Printing
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Medical Devices

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