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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 two subsidiaries in the USA and UK, 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!

 

Product Manager

Due to a vacant position, we are looking for a:

***Product Manager***

For our M&S department, for immediate appointment

Duties
The purpose of this position is to raise the effectiveness of commercial activities aimed at the sales and marketing of the designated products and product lines by optimizing these product lines and by defining the conditions under which these commercial activities take place. Among other things, this is achieved by:

Generating and maintaining the product sales manuals, consisting of:

  • Product presentations
  • Data sheets
  • Analyses of the competition
  • FAQs
  • Provision of product trainings and marketing information
  • Standard quotations
  • The compilation and configuration options for bundles
  • Carrying out market research and competitor analyses.
  • Carrying out research in technical areas, insofar as this relates to the current product range.
  • Ensuring the realization of the product research policy, among other things by means of research, testing, maintaining external research contacts, etc.
  • Defining the set of requirements for new products.
  • Defining points of improvement for the product range and submitting these in the company Change Request format.
  • Coordinating the flow of requirements and change requests for the various product ranges during the product life cycle.
  • Implementing new products and modifications to the product range.
  • Gathering marketing information through contacts with customers and distributors.
  • Supporting the internal and external sales organization.
  • Supporting customer product introductions.
  • Organizing and presenting at seminars and webinars.
  • Representing the organization at customer meetings and conferences.
  • Generating and maintaining the proposed selling price.

Profile
You have completed your education at the HBO level, preferably in the biotechnology area and you have at least 5 years of experience in a similar position. You have without question good social and communication skills and are commercially-oriented. You have broad knowledge of the product range and its areas of application. In addition, you have a good oral and written command of both Dutch and English and are prepared to travel abroad regularly.

Offer
If you are interested in working in a dynamic organization with short communication lines and an informal culture where innovation and professionalism are highly valued, then apply directly to Jolanda Hoogvliet:

Applikon Biotechnology B.V.
Heertjeslaan 2
2629 JG Delft

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Acquisition further to this advertisement is not appreciated.

 

Assembly-E & Projects Group Leader

For our Assembly -E department we are looking for an:

***Assembly-E & Projects Group Leader***

For immediate appointment

Duties:

  • Lead the members of the Assembly-E and Projects group.
  • Check for the presence of all necessary materials and documents needed for assembling equipment.
  • Manage and maintain the existing assembly resources such as machines, tools, and inspection & measurement resources.
  • Generate inspection & measurement resources and tooling.
  • Make production case files available to production members and provide instruction where needed.
  • Directly monitor the work done by employees.
  • Take representative samples during the production process and control procedures.
  • Define or co-define the production schedule.
  • Advise on the proper inspection & measurement resources for inspection plans.
  • Check that delivered products conform to the required specification as provided on drawings, part lists, or other appended instruction.
  • Provide quality deviation feedback to the Production department and the project manager.
  • Correctly follow standards, regulations, and procedures.
  • Observe norms of order, cleanliness, and safety at the workplace.

Profile:

  • Dutch MBO diploma, preferably in the area of Electrical Engineering.
  • Adequate knowledge of Electrical Engineering/Electronics/Mechanical techniques
  • Have several years of experience in a similar environment.
  • Good knowledge of the composition of the products.
  • Leadership capabilities.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Good knowledge of ESD-safe working procedures.
  • Well-developed social skills.
  • Flexible and able to collaborate in a cooperative manner.

Offer:
If you are interested in working in a dynamic organization with short communication lines and an informal culture where innovation and professionalism are highly valued, then apply directly to Jolanda Hoogvliet:

Applikon Biotechnology B.V.
Heertjeslaan 2
2629 JG Delft

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International Field Service Engineer

For our Technical Support department we are currently searching for a:

*** International Field Service Engineer ***

In this function your goal is to be our customers’ preferred partner for services that will improve performance and productivity and maintain the high quality of Applikon Bioreactor systems.

Applikon-Biotechnology existence depends on the pride and quality standards each employee adds to each of our products and services. We insist on strict service procedures meeting ISO standards in our service department to guarantee that every job is done right every time. All employees within the After Sales Support Group are putting customers first. No one job stands alone, we foster a team approach to problem solving.

Open communication and cooperation among all departments is necessary to achieve our goal of quality service. The future will present challenges and changing work techniques, therefore willingness to learn and to share knowledge and to think creatively will ensure our standard of quality service.

Tasks

  • Support Product Development Department with new product development and during product lifecycle to improve reliability, reduce service costs and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Develops tools and documentation necessary to perform installation, training, repair, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Assist Sales and Marketing with all their initiatives to realize sales turnover and customer satisfaction
  • Liaise between Service and other functions to meet deliverables on “projects”.
  • Utilizes his/her expertise World Wide in front of end-users and our distributors and by telephone and e-mail contact
  • Performs installations, preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance world wide
  • Capability to train and instruct colleagues, distributors and customers on service matters

Profile

  • MBO education Mechanical, Electronics or Electrical engineering
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent technical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel domestically and international up to 40% of the time
  • Excellent in English writing and speaking
  • Driving License
  • Knowledge of Applikon Biotechnology products
  • Prior experience in an International oriented an operating company
  • Experience with Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical companies in particular
  • Knowledge of quality standards like ISO, GMP, FDA

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 a drive to be part of the top.

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
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Mechanical Assembly Engineer

For our Production department we are looking for a:

*** Mechanical Assembly Engineer (1 FTE)***

Tasks
The Production Department is involved in the assembly of bioreactor systems. Your work will include TIG and orbital welding of thin-walled stainless steel pipes having a diameter between 6 and 50 mm with a wall thickness varying from 0.5 and 3 mm.
You are also familiar with the shaping of the product to be welded and you have experience with the “through-welding” of stainless steel tubing and components and also experience in assembling according to standard and ISO mechanical drawings.

Profile
We are looking for a (level 2) certified welder with a good feel for precision engineering and with adequate knowledge of materials. You will have completed a your education at the Dutch MBO level (specifically oriented towards WTB: mechanical engineering or FMT: precision engineering). You are also fluent in English and have good social skills. Flexibility, accuracy, and the ability to work in teams is a requirement. With some regularity, you may be assigned to projects abroad.

Furthermore, we are looking for candidates who display involvement, integrity, customer-orientation and quality awareness.

Offer
If you are interested in working in a dynamic organization with short communication lines and an informal culture, where innovation and professionalism are highly valued, then apply directly to :

Applikon Biotechnology B.V., Jolanda Hoogvliet, Heertjeslaan 2, 2629 JG Delft or by e-mail: Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. .

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.

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