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Promote and develop innovative solutions internationally

Our client is a leading packaging company based in Western Switzerland. Based on considerable technical know-how and a deep knowledge of the targeted markets, it develops innovative packages and production technologies in close partnership with clients and suppliers. The company designs, builds and sells customised production machines for diverse industrial sectors. To develop further its innovative products and engineering services, and to supervise the related (co)development activities, we are looking for a dynamic and experienced 

Business Developer of Innovative Packaging Solutions

In this challenging position, you (male or female) will be responsible for promoting and developing innovative packaging solutions in close collaboration with the managing director, internal R&D and engineering resources, clients and suppliers.
Main responsibilities

  • Identify technology and business needs
  • Perform continuous technology and competitive intelligence
  • Perform market studies on specific projects
  • Promote new packaging and technologies
  • Participate in specialised industry trade shows and conferences
  • Participate in the deployment of (digital) marketing materials
  • Propose (co)development projects to clients
  • Manage innovative project deployment in close collaboration with clients
  • Participate in financial analysis of new packaging solutions 

Your profile

  • Engineering degree in packaging, materials science, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of polymer processing technologies with solid experience in packaging development
  • R&D or engineering experience in the packaging sector
  • Project management experience
  • Successful commercial experience in the B2B sector
  • Experience in the food, cosmetics or pharmaceutical packaging sector
  • Active contact network across the international packaging industry
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English
  • Curious, open-minded, self-motivated, pragmatic
  • Business and customer-oriented
  • Languages: French, English and German
If you are interested in this challenge and recognise yourself in this profile, do not hesitate to call us for additional information or to send your complete application by email. 

  • Job title Business Developer of Innovative Packaging Solutions
  • Sector Mechanical engineering / Mechanics / Automation
  • Occupational group Marketing / Sales / Product Management
  • Region Whole Switzerland
  • reference number 3401.VD
  • Your consultant
    Jacques Laurent (JL)
    Jacques Laurent - jacques.laurent(at)
    Engineering Management Selection E.M.S. AG
    18, avenue d'Ouchy, 1006 Lausanne
    Tel. +41 21 613 70 00

„Hiking in the mountains during summer and winter, as well as cycling excursions, help me recharge and increase the levels of endurance and perseverance that are useful in my professional activities.“

Jacques Laurent

Tel. +41 21 613 70 00

Education & Experience

Dr Ing. EPFL in materials science; MBA HEC. Development, management, promotion, consulting and financing of businesses and innovative projects. Director and project manager of R&D within a multinational corporation active in food packaging in Switzerland and the US; CEO of a tech start-up; managing director of the EPFL Innovation Park; investment consultant for private equity and infrastructures for private investors and institutions, as well as consulting for business strategies and innovation. In-depth expertise in business and technology within French-speaking Switzerland.

Jacques Laurent
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