Market Innovation Manager
Materialise
Belgium
6 dagen geleden

The Position

Materialise is a dynamic international high-tech company, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Belgium, with over 2,200 employees worldwide.

With offices in 24 countries, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.

Our customers include a variety of industries, such as automotive, aerospace and medical but also research institutes and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

In this role, you will be the business lead of a new platform which over time should be the basis of our future offering.

You will be part of a fast-paced incubator team which challenges the status quo. You will be in constant iteration with customers and work towards good alignment with the stakeholders surrounding you.

This new platform will embed new technologies and new pricing schemes. We are looking for a business lead who is capable of transforming an MVP into a solid leading platform for the next 5 years.

The main goal of the platform is implementing serial manufacturing needs into our portfolio and to meet with customer demands of 2025.

Qualifications & Experience

A market innovation manager focusses on creating new markets for our technology and follows hereby a stage gated approach.

You understand the market and our technology and find new applications of our technology enabling further growth of the company.

Responsibilities

  • You work together with the market managers and market director to create a long term sustainable strategy for our additive manufacturing software solutions with a specific focus on examining unmet markets or submarket demands.
  • You pursue the fulfillment of business needs which typically encompasses the creative study of possibilities. You investigate different tracks including partnerships, merger and acquisitions or combine different product components to come to an overall idea of the potential business solution.
  • A business case mapping costs and market potential is something you typically do.

  • You proceed in creating proof of concept products and minimal viable products, and run test trials in the market, testing product / market match and price match.
  • You are responsible for co-crafting the price, position and value statement of the final solution.
  • When successful, your program will be embedded in a suite release to bring your solution to the eventual market. You push this solution to sales when it is time to be adopted.
  • The size of an innovation track can vary and hence you may combine a number of market innovation tracks which are typically in different stages of the innovation funnel.
  • Budget Responsibility through project requests to the management
  • Requirements

  • Strong entrepreneurial skills willing to set up a new complimentary activity
  • Good networking skills You are able to discuss market needs with a variety of people ranging from CEO’s to actual software users You are able to discuss these needs with e.g. engineering
  • You want to understand the market and provide future growth to the company
  • You feel comfortable with digging into vague market needs and splitting them up into smaller manageable programs.
  • Technical know-how is often a big asset to connect market needs to engineering
  • Travel : Travelling will be part of the function, you need to be in contact with people testing solutions and feeling the needs of the market.
  • This will be typically around 25% depending on the person.

  • You want to help make the world a healthier and better place
  • We offer an inspiring and challenging job with growth potential in an innovative market. You will be part of a dedicated team within a dynamic company that highly values openness, trust and team spirit.

  • accessibility new
  • Having a healthy work-life balance

    When creating a better and healthier world, a good place to start is with yourself. That’s why we encourage our employees to stay fit both physically and mentally by offering sports workshops and flexible hours with the possibility of working remotely.

  • local airport
  • Personal growth and career opportunities

    Materialise invests in people and want to see them grow in a career that fits them best. We offer personal training to every employee, so they can access every available career opportunity.

  • supervisor account
  • Team building

    It’s also important to enjoy working at Materialise. With initiatives such as memorable team building activities, lively after-work drinks and team lunches, we’re building a work environment in which our employees feel good.

    Innovation is key

    Innovation isn’t an empty word at Materialise. We create and deliver high-tech solutions in additive manufacturing. Innovation and leadership by our employees is both encouraged and rewarded.

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