Business Development Manager

Lausanne, Switzerland - Full time

Embion builds today the next generation in plant processing technology to meet the planet’s growing demand in nutrition, materials and energy. Our aim is to become the technology leader for producing natural, sustainable, low emissions products from underutilized plant side streams across all industries, starting with nutrition, where our team develops, produces and markets the next-generation of prebiotic ingredients for humans and animals.

We are looking for a young, dynamic and ambitious individual to work closely with the executive team of Embion to develop existing and new business opportunities to expand Embion’s position in the emerging market of prebiotic food and feed ingredients.

Responsibilities:

  • Discover new business opportunities globally and feed into Embion’s commercial pipeline
  • Initiate and cultivate new customer relationships and close deals with mutual value.
  • Expand current customer engagements and provide constructive feedback to the product team.
  • Develop a keen intuition of the capabilities and products of Embion’s technologies.
  • Conduct and report on market and competitive ecosystem research; prebiotic and probiotic ingredients for food, personal care, feed, etc. are your intellectual playground.
  • Quantify markets, map their segmentation and contribute to campaigns and distribution.
  • Integrate market and customer input with the communication strategy
  • Represent Embion in events around the world as necessary
  • Ability and flexibility to travel

Qualifications:

  • Batchelor’s degree in business or relevant field (Master’s a plus)
  • 1-3 years relevant experience, preferably in food, biotech or related industry. Experience working in a startup environment a plus and familiarity with Lean Startup concept
  • Proof of ability to pitch, negotiate and close business deals
  • Organized, thoughtful, execution and results-oriented with high level of motivation to prioritize and achieve results
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Enthusiasm and energy about contributing to Embion’s mission
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