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Applikon Biotechnology B.V. is a privately owned Dutch high-tech company and a world leader in high performance bioreactor systems. Our products are used within the Life Sciences and food industry worldwide. Applikon works closely with many national and international universities and institutes. We are constantly developing new technologies for the bioprocessing industry. Our main office is located in Delft with three subsidiaries in the USA, UK and China, and more than 160 employees working in Marketing & Sales, Product Development, Production, QC and after-sales support for our products.

Only applications with both a CV and a letter of motivation will be taken into consideration!

 

Area Manager

 For our Marketing & Sales department we are currently searching for an:

*** Area Manager ***


General tasks
The Area Manager works for the Marketing and Sales Department and focuses on the promotion and realization of sales of bioreactor systems in the assigned area and assists the International Sales Manager in the development of the sales strategy for the coming years.

  • The area manager will grow sales in the assigned area.
  • Maintain contact with end users and grow the Applikon network in the area.
  • Maintain contact with and support distributors in the area.
  • Prepare tenders and ensure the availability of all commercial data required for, managing and monitoring the tender and booking the order.
  • Prepare, maintains and monitors the annual operational annual plan as well as the quarterly sales plan.

The Area Manager is highly motivated to communicate with prospects, customers, partners and distributors as well as to acquire new customers. He/she encourages and supports the distributor network and answers customers’ technical and commercial questions.

Education and training of the distributors regarding the work to be performed is part of the job and if necessary the area manager will recruit / replace distributors and motivate in his/her area. The Area Manager reports to the International Sales manager.

Profile

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a bachelor degree in a technical discipline preferably life sciences or (bio) process technology. The eligible candidate has the following profile:
  • You have affinity for technology backed-up by a commercial education.
  • You have at least 3 years’ experience in a commercial role.
  • You have experience of long sales processes and consultative selling techniques.
  • You possess excellent commercial and interpersonal skills.
  • You are a capable negotiator and will develop a good knowledge of the functionality of our product range.
  • You are independent and flexible.
  • You have good knowledge of English and Dutch language (spoken and written), other modern languages being a plus.
  • You are willing to travel regularly worldwide (30%-50%) and have a driving license B. 

Offer
Applikon offers you a responsible position in a fast growing organization with leading products in biotechnology. You can expect an competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and great career opportunities.  Applikon has a pleasant and informal working atmosphere and the mission to provide reliable solutions for the bioprocess market that will enable an improved quality of life..

Are you interested in this position and do you fit the profile? Apply directly to:

Jolanda Verwaal-Hoogvliet
Applikon Biotechnology B.V.,
HR-department,
Heertjeslaan 2,
2629 JG Delft
the Netherlands

Or apply by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Responses to this advertisement for commercial purposes will not be appreciated.

 

Inside Sales Support Engineer

Due to the expansion of our activities, the Sales department is currently looking for an:

***Inside Sales Support Engineer***

Duties:

  • Duties to be carried out by the Inside Sales Support Engineer include:
  • Adequately answering technical and commercial questions posed by customers or prospects.
  • Checking the correctness of orders
  • Generating and verifying product configurations in support of orders.
  • Become first stop specialist for product information to support the outside sales force.
  • The preparation of a (preliminary) offer regarding parts for standardized products and for projects.
  • Coordinating technical information (PFDs, technical specs, and similar) in support of national and international offers.
  • Internally representing the interests of Key account customers.
  • Composing, managing, and monitoring reference lists of bioreactor systems sold for applications both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Profile:
For this position we are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a completed HBO (technical college level / Bachelor) education  in the fields of (bio) process technology or related discipline and an affinity for technology complemented. The candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in a commercial support role and possesses good communication skills. The candidate should preferably have good knowledge of the applications of our product range or be prepared to learn.  Furthermore, the candidate is independent and flexible and has a good spoken and written command of English and Dutch.

Offer:
If you are interested in working in a dynamic organization with short communication lines and an informal culture in which innovation and professionalism are highly valued, then apply directly to Jolanda Verwaal or Shari de Vos:

Applikon Biotechnology B.V.
Heertjeslaan 2
2629 JG Delft

or send an email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Quality Control Engineer

For our QA/QC department we are currently searching for a:


*** Quality Control Engineer ***


The Quality Control Engineer works for the QA/QC department and will be primarily charged with performing checks and validating Stainless Steel bioreactor systems according to the technical and functional specifications (as stipulated in the relevant approval protocols and project specifications) before these are delivered to the customer. The QC Engineer reviews and releases IQ (Internal Qualification), OQ (Operational Qualification), FAT (Functional Acceptance Test Specification) & SAT (System Acceptance Test Specification) protocols and manuals for both standard and complex projects, reviews the project specifications, project drawings, and related quality documents such as the FDS (Functional Design Specification) and SDS (System Design Specification). You will perform IQ/OQ tests on the bioreactor systems, perform system start-up, SATs, and user trainings at customer sites.

As Quality Control Engineer you will be responsible for reporting defects and non-conformities. You will be competent to release bioreactor systems or peripheral equipment and products for packaging and shipping, or reject them, according as to whether the components meet or fail to meet the requirements.


Profile:
The candidate is able to motivate his judgments and to persuade, can work well in a team, is accurate and has good communication skills. We are looking for someone with a completed Dutch HBO (HLO) level education and with good oral and written command of English and Dutch - preferably someone with knowledge of measurement and control technology, for instance Siemens and Allen Bradley PLC control systems.
An affinity with SCADA and cGMP/cGAMP would count as a plus.


Offer:
If you are interested in working in a dynamic organization with short communication lines and an informal culture in which innovation and professionalism are highly valued, then apply directly to Jolanda Verwaal, Applikon Biotechnology B.V., Heertjeslaan 2, 2629 JG Delft, or send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.

 

Software Verification Engineer

For our Product Development department we are currently looking for a:

*** (Software) Verification Engineer ***


As a verification engineer you will work in a multidisciplinary team developing new products for biosystems. You will be responsible for testing (verifying) user specifications of primarily biocontrollers and SCADA systems as well as documenting the test procedures.  Following testing, you will be responsible for the transfer of knowledge regarding new products to the service and sales departments. In addition, you will assess new technologies for their applicability in future Applikon products.

Profile

  • Completed education leading to a Bachelor degree in Biotechnology and/or Biology
  • 1-3 years of working experience
  • Good knowledge of the product range and its area of applicability
  • Affinity with equipment s and computers
  • Good oral and written skills
  • Good oral and written command of English
  • Works accurately; can work independently


Offer

Applikon offers you a responsible position in an organisation with leading biotechnological products. You can count on a competitive salary, an excellent fringe benefits package, and excellent career opportunities. The organization has a pleasant working atmosphere and the ambition to become a top player in the market.

Are you interested in this position and do you fit the profile? Apply directly at Applikon Biotechnology B.V., Jolanda Verwaal-Hoogvliet, Heertjeslaan 2, 2629 JG Delft or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.

 

International Marketing Manager

For our Marketing & Sales department we are currently searching for a:

*** Marketing Manager ***

General tasks

As Marketing Manager you will be primarily responsible for developing and executing Applikon Biotechnology’s worldwide marketing communication strategy. You will work with the commercial team in our Delft headquarters, our daughter companies in USA, UK, and China, and our distributors in over 35 countries. You will arrange and analyze the printed and electronic communication activities, organize seminars, webinars, and the tradeshow presence of Applikon. You will be responsible for coordination of our content marketing activities and will analyze and report the effectiveness of these activities to the Marketing & Sales Director. Together with the Marketing & Sales Director you will formulate the marketing communication plan per product, per geographic area and per application type.

Profile:
You will have completed a Bachelor’s degree with training/knowledge in business to business marketing communication and you have at least 5 years’ experience in a business to business marketing position.

You have good communication skills and are able to formulate and execute a clear vision and plan by which the marketing activities can raise the organization to a higher level. You are willing to visit key customers and travel aboard on a regular basis. Good verbal and written skills in English plus a driver’s license are required.

Offer

Applikon offers you a responsible position in an organization with leading products in biotechnology. You can expect a competitive salary, excellent benefits package and great career opportunities.  Applikon has a pleasant (informal) working atmosphere and the ambition to be a leader in the industry.

Are you interested in this position and do you fit the profile? Apply directly at Applikon Biotechnology B.V., Jolanda Verwaal-Hoogvliet, Heertjeslaan 2, 2629 JG Delft or by

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated. 

 

Sales Engineer Belgium

For our Marketing & Sales department we are currently searching for a:

***Sales Engineer Belgium***


General tasks
The Sales Engineer reports to the Sales Manager and focuses on the promotion and realization of sales of bioreactor systems and related products in Belgium. Further the Sales Engineer assists the Sales Manager to develop and execute the sales strategy in Belgium for the coming years. He/she is highly motivated to visit and maintain relations with customers. He/she negotiates with (potential) buyers, acquires new customers and assists with existing and new marketing activities.
The Sales Engineer also represents Applikon at promotional activities (exhibitions and symposia) in Belgium and The Netherlands. He/she coordinates product presentations/demonstrations at customers and is responsible for the commercial follow-up and for customer satisfaction of delivered products/systems.

Profile
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a comparable commercial function. The candidate has the following profile:

  • You have affinity for technology backed-up by a commercial education (BSc.)
  • You have at least 5 years’ experience in a comparable function.
  • You possess excellent commercial and interpersonal skills.
  • You are a capable negotiator.
  • You are independent and flexible.
  • You have good knowledge of the English, Dutch/Flemmish and French language (spoken and written).
  • You are living in central Belgium
  • As a plus point, you have familiarity with cGMP/FDA/GAMP guidelines and you have some knowledge of the functionality of our products.


Offer

Applikon offers you a responsible position in an organization with leading products in biotechnology. You can expect a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and great career opportunities. Applikon has a pleasant and informal working atmosphere and the ambition to be a leader in the industry.

 

internship or a master’s

Our Process Engineering department has a position available for an internship or a master’s project for a university student. The subject is the continuous separation of cells from their medium.

If you are interested, please send your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
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