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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. 

  • Titre du job Business Developer of Innovative Packaging Solutions
  • Entreprise Machines / Mécanique / Automation
  • Groupe professionnel Marketing / Vente / Product Management
  • Région Suisse entière
  • Numéro d'identification 3401.VD
  • Votre conseiller
    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

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Jacques Laurent

Tel. +41 21 613 70 00

Education & Expérience

Dr Ing. EPFL en Science des Matériaux, MBA HEC. Développement, gestion, promotion, conseil et financement d’entreprises et de projets innovants. Directeur et chef de projet R&D dans une multinationale active dans l’emballage alimentaire en Suisse et aux USA, puis CEO d’une start-up technologique, puis directeur général de la Fondation EPFL Innovation Park, puis conseiller en investissement de type private equity et infrastructures auprès d’investisseurs privés et institutionnels et conseiller en stratégie d’entreprise et en innovation. Connaissance approfondie du tissu économique et technologique de Suisse Romande.

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