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Senior Business Developer Smart Vehicles - Helmond

Contribute to boost the well-being of society by ensuring safe, efficient, accessible and sustainable traffic and transport solutions? Envision it.


What will be your role?

In this role, you will be responsible for a significant part of our national and international business portfolio and order intake, with client projects and programs that contribute structurally to the roadmap Smart Traffic & Transport.
You will bear responsibility for strategic business and partnership development. You will (co-)develop innovative propositions and position them with strategic stakeholders, accelerating our roadmap for smart vehicles. In day-to-day operations, you will team up with program and project managers and experts from the research department Integrated Vehicle Safety, such as consultants and scientists in the fields of connected, cooperative and automated vehicles, safety assessment and monitoring.
You will report directly to the Market Director.
What we expect from you
  • A university (master) degree in a technical field;
  • A proven track record (> 10 years of experience) in a commercial (management) role for strategic business and partnership development.;
  • Ability to engage with partners and clients at senior decision making level on business propositions as well as strategic cooperation;
  • Ability and proven experience to coordinate and execute multiple business opportunities at the same time, with focus on actual deal closing with new and existing partners;
  • Strong affinity with (urban) mobility systems and technologies, preferably also with policy making and policy supporting research;
  • Strong affinity with (development, validation, verification and assessment) of cooperative and automated driving technologies, including sensor fusion for world modeling and localization, motion planning, decision making and vehicle control;
  • Awareness on safety architectures design and standards for autonomous systems (example ISO 26262, ISO/PAS 21448). Preferably knowledge on development challenges in automatic testing and validation methodologies, human factors in automated driving, real-time performance and safety of AI-enabled systems;
  • Proven and highly developed ability to operate both independently as within a team;
  • Fluent in both English and Dutch language;
  • Willingness to travel.

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 € 5,000,- and € 6,500,- (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:

  • A good pension scheme.
  • Travel allowance or a bike.
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • 28 days annual leave and 5 compensation days under the reduction in working hours scheme (ATV, arbeidstijdverkorting) on a full-time basis.
  • 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 and the possibility of working from home.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.

TNO as an employer

The mission of the Unit Traffic and Transport (T&T) is to boost the well-being of society by ensuring safe, efficient, accessible and sustainable traffic and transport solutions. We do this by supporting the competitive strength of businesses and advanced policy programming for governments with our innovations. Within the unit T&T, the smart vehicles program focuses on the realization of smart mobility. The main goal of the Smart Vehicles program is to develop safe and effective  (connected) automated driving (CAD) technologies and assessment methodologies to maximise effects on safety, throughput, comfort and to improve the Dutch Mobility and Logistics ecosystem.

The Business Developer we look for will focus on the market for both technology development and assessment methodologies. This includes the definition and selling of propositions related to our CAD and safety assessment knowledge base as well as creating public-private partnerships on the safe introduction of CAD solution in the Dutch mobility system.
Our work is dynamic, international and has a high social relevance and impact. This makes our work exciting and challenging. Our team consists of the best scientist and consultants in the field of smart mobility and smart cities. They are more than happy to take you on board and to help you acquire our next challenges.

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. 


The selection process

Please apply before 9 September 2021. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. 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.

In view of the current Corona restrictions, the selection and onboarding processes have been modified. Your invitation for a job interview will detail the relevant information.


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 on the website.


Recruiter: Heleen Stork
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-515 34922
LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/heleen-stork-a30a121/

Hiring manager: Martijn Stamm
Phone number: 08886 64065