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Business Developer Quantum Technologies | Delft

Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Business Developer Quantum at TNO in Delft!

About this position

Contributing to groundbreaking innovations benefiting industry and society. Become a business developer Semicon & Quantum at TNO in Delft. It is TNO’s mission to create impactful innovations for the sustainable wellbeing and prosperity of society. The high-tech industry is of particular importance to the Netherlands’ future economic growth and geo-economic position. 25 Years ago TNO entered the semiconductor industry by co-creating EUV lithography. Our portfolio expanded to collaborations on metrology and other equipment. With this background in the mature semiconductor market, TNO entered the field of quantum technologies 10 years ago, with our first European cloud accessible quantum computer ‘Quantum Inspire’ as a known milestone. As activities in this field pick up, both in the private and public sector, we look of expansion of our team. The Semicon & Quantum team will be your home base, and you will closely work together with lead scientists of TNO and partners. You will forge partnerships and attract funding to bring about profound change. You will grow to a self-propelling business developer enjoying building an international network, travelling, and visiting partners as leading industries and SME, both in the Netherlands and abroad. You will focus on quantum technologies, but in close collaboration with colleagues and partners in the adjacent semiconductor industry.

What will be your role?

Based on our strategic roadmap and your interests, you’ll develop (new) markets, devise propositions and explore business models, including contract research and public-private partnerships. Matching TNO’s expertise with market challenges, you will identify, develop and convert opportunities. You will grow your network of national and international partners, ranging from SMEs to global industrial leaders. Extracting their needs, you’ll translate these into project opportunities. Working closely with TNO’s researchers and project managers, you’ll guide partners and clients to the project proposal stage, and manage the relationships. The technology portfolio you’ll be pitching at partners includes systems engineering for quantum compute systems, nanofabrication of qubits, metrology (and equipment) for such devices, our unique quantum device test facilities, quantum communication technologies, and quantum sensors for high-tech applications.

The ten-strong Semicon & Quantum Market Team is your home base. Together, we work on a multitude of challenges abroad and domestic, ranging from ultra-high cleanliness for EUV lithography and nanofabrication to quantum technologies. Ours is an open, fun and personal development environment and you will get all the room to explore your ideas to evolve. Working at the interface between commerce and innovative applied research, we share a drive to grow TNO’s impact!

Learn more about the Unit High Tech Industry and the development of quantum technologies and quantum sensing at TNO.

What we expect from you

You thrive on growing our business in emerging technologies based on sustainable relationships and meaningful projects. To achieve the best results, you balance autonomy and teamwork. Leveraging your communication skills and enthusiasm, you know how to open doors, convince potential clients, and inspire our scientists. While your cultural awareness helps you navigate sensitivities and overcome potentially conflicting interests.

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline.
  • At least 3 years of experience, preferably in a sales or business development role or the ambition to grow your career in this commercial role.
  • Experience in high-tech industry, preferably the semiconductor industry, for instance in a business development or project management role.
  • A keen interest in quantum (and semicon) technologies as you’ll be working closely with scientists and market experts, and a drive to learn what you don’t know.
  • An action oriented personality and capable to explore ways to achieve results.
  • A curious attitude will help you to understand the challenges of our customers and the potential of our technologies.
  • A good command of English, as you’ll be working in international teams and with international partners.

What you'll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 4,000 and € 5,000 (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:

  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel or a leased car.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 hours) and the possibility of working from home.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

Please apply before 27th of April 2024. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in weeks 19 and 20. The second interview round has been scheduled for weeks 21 and 22. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Posted by: #LI-PV1 Paul Verschoor

Email: [email protected]

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