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Senior Business Developer, Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven 0,8-1,0 fte

Senior Business Developer, Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven 0,8-1,0 fte

TU Eindhoven’s Center for Wireless Technology Eindhoven (CWTe; is looking for a senior business developer to support our growing team.
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Irène Curie Fellowship
Electrical Engineering


The mission of CWTe is to stimulate collaboration between researchers that work on various wireless topics in different research groups within the faculty of Electrical Engineering. It also provides support to researchers who aim to set up or join funding proposals. At the same time, the center fosters collaboration with external entities, particularly industry, and maintains a strong network of partners. CWTe is TU/e’s external representation for all questions concerning wireless matters and acts as single point-of-contact for external parties.

The Electrical Engineering faculty has grown and is expected to further grow in the future. For CWTe to keep up with the needs of the faculty, we are looking for a senior business developer. The main tasks of a senior business developer for the center are to

  • Stay up-to-date on funding opportunities and the relevant regulations.
  • Support and to help initiate and drive research proposals and necessary co.nsortium building.
  • Support the project proposal process all the way to project implementation
  • In specific cases, support project execution processes, e.g. monitoring deliverable deadlines, project finances etc. in a project management role.
  • Scout for funding and co-operation opportunities that meet the research interests within the faculty (e.g. at brokerage events, industry), bring parties together, advise/review proposals.
  • Take the initiative to propose new research opportunities.
  • Act as go-to person for faculty researchers (incl. for legal, IPR etc).

The business developer reports to the director of CWTe as well as the managing director of the faculty of Electrical Engineering.


This position is ideal for people from industry who are looking for a new challenge for their final career step before retirement. In particular, we are looking for candidates who meet the following profile:

  • More than 10 years of experience in product management, program management, project management or a similar function.
  • Affinity to work on the interface between academia and industry as well as government.
  • Ability to influence without power.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good understanding of wireless technologies, e.g. antennas, high-frequency electronics, signal processing (BSc or MSc degree).
  • Team player who would mentor junior colleagues.
  • Willingness to step out of their comfort zone and expand their current knowledge.
  • Industrial experience and an existing network is not a must but certainly considered a benefit.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is a must, Dutch is advantageous.


An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:

  • A monthly salary of minimum €4.332,- to maximum €6.738,- for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 11 to 12 collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

Informatie en sollicitatie

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact the hiring manager: dr. Ulf Johannsen, Director CWTe, email u.johannsen[at] or +31 40 2473648.

For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact Linda van den Boomen, HR advisor, email l.j.c.v.boomen[at] or +31 40 2475725.

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If you are interested, please use the ‘apply’ button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

We look forward to receiving your application!