Managing and developing a leading motion control technology company

Our client, Technosoft SA, is a leading motion control technology company that has specialized in the development, design, manufacturing and sales of motion control products and custom motion systems for more than 25 years.  Technosoft products and solutions are deployed in an ever-growing number of sectors. At the cutting edge of technology, the company continuously develops innovative products. With headquarters in Neuchâtel, Technosoft is active internationally, employing more than 50 people around the world. Furthermore, the company benefits from a long-lasting partnership with Texas Instruments and from close ties to a Chinese Group. To replace the current CEO who is retiring, we are looking for a seasoned

General Manager (m/f)

In this position, you will take full responsibility for the development and management of this innovative company, with product engineering, software development and production in Europe, as well as direct sales in EMEA, USA and Asia. 
 
Main responsibilities
  • Define, in collaboration with the board of directors, the company’s development strategy
  • Achieve targeted growth and profitability, while expanding the current client and product portfolio
  • Be fully accountable for the global company operations
  • Supervise sales, marketing, product engineering, software development and operations
  • Manage and develop the global distribution network
  • Perform continuous competitive technology and business intelligence, and benchmarking
Your profile
  • Engineering degree in software engineering, industrial automation, electronics, microengineering or equivalent
  • MBA or equivalent is an asset
  • Visionary entrepreneur, mastering the development and deployment of winning strategies in highly competitive international high-tech markets
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience leading the technology and/or the business development of a company/business units, active internationally
  • Proven experience in integrating advanced motion control technologies in products or production lines, in at least one of the main market segments of Technosoft (factory automation, robotics, industrial equipment, machine tools, instrumentation, medical).
  • Profile and track record oriented towards achievements, results, good management of people and projects
  • Senior executive with natural authority and undisputed charisma, able to inspire employees, unite them around ambitious projects and encourage them to surpass themselves to achieve the objectives
  • Dynamic, assertive personality, able to speak at the highest level and represent the company globally 
  • Excellent communicator, business-savvy, thoughtful personality, endowed with a proven analytical mind, capable of implementing decisions
  • Good resistance to stress and available to travel
  • English is a must, French and German useful, any additional language is an asset
 
In short, a high profile, with the potential to manage and develop a high-tech company proposing innovative motion control products and solutions. If you recognise yourself in such a profile, do not hesitate to call me (+41 21 613 7000) for additional information or to apply by email (jacques.laurent@ems.ch).
  • Job title
    General Manager (m/f)
  • Sector
    Electrical engineering / Electronics / Optics
  • Occupational group
    Management Board
  • Region
    Neuchâtel / Jura
  • Reference number
    4307.VD
  • Your consultant
    Jacques Laurent
    Jacques Laurent - jacques.laurent@ems.ch
    Lausanne
    18, avenue d'Ouchy
    CH-1006 Lausanne
    +41 21 613 70 00
Jacques Laurent
Jacques Laurent