2020-100-00

Manager of Strategy (w/m/d)

Herzogenrath, Deutschland // Strategy // Berufserfahren

ab sofort, unbefristet

AIXTRON SE is a global technology company based in Herzogenrath near Aachen, Germany, which was founded in 1983 as a spin-off of the Aachen University of Applied Sciences. The company produces equipment for the production of compound semiconductors and other multicomponent materials. AIXTRON combines know-how and personal inspiration with the possibilities of complex technologies and works closely with leading engineers and scientists of our customers - AIXTRON is a key player at the root of the global semiconductor supply chain. 

AIXTRON is the Innovation leader in specialty films deposition, which find growing application in a large number of areas. Not only is the core market for Opto- and Power-Semiconductors expected to more than double in size over the next few years, but also are new applications in the areas of 2D materials, graphene and carbon nanotubes under development by university and industrial research partners.

After an unsuccessful takeover attempt by a Chinese investor and subsequent restructuring in 2017, AIXTRON is focusing on the profitable and growing core business of compound semiconductors for the Opto- and Power-Electronics markets. The company is on a track of healthy profitability and growth, concluding the Fiscal Year 2019 with an EBIT of 39 mio (15%). 

On a path of further profitable growth, AIXTRON will identify new applications for its technologies as well as new areas of business, seek attractive investment opportunities, set up partnerships and conduct M&A when positive returns can be expected

At the same time, AIXTRON is a midsize company with fast decision making, opportunities for personal growth and the freedom to drive things based on your own initiative.

The position in summary:

The Manager of Strategy reports directly to the AIXTRON Head of Strategy and works on the most confidential topics in the company and allows for a high level of creativity in the identification of new opportunities and the approach to solving the challenges at hand. The role provides significant opportunity for personal development, apprenticeship and mentoring by the Head of Strategy and other senior leaders of AIXTRON. If desired, she / he will be given the opportunity to move into an operational role for further development after a few years.

In detail:

Your tasks:

  • Lead strategy projects that reshape the strategy of AIXTRON group, e.g.
    • Critical market review of currently addressed or potential future markets for AIXTRON, incl. monitoring competitor activity and multiple sources ranging from market/analyst reports to raw market data out of the field
    • Assess new business ideas resulting from the broad set of innovation initiatives within the company, identify the most suitable business model, build business plans along with risk assessments, develop and assess options how to pursue or not to pursue these opportunities
    • Monitoring of emerging technology opportunities through scanning adjacent and emerging areas, e.g., via desk research, conferences and customer contacts
    • Identification and analysis opportunities for differentiation, revenue growth or margin improvement along the value chain, including new business models or pricing schemes in the core business MOCVD
  • Support M&A, inorganic growth or partnering (e.g., Joint Ventures) activities within AXITRON with analysis or coordination  
  • Drive ongoing collaboration with other functions in the context of the standing strategy and related processes within AIXTRON, e.g. 
    • Updates on strategic moves and market perspective for the Investor Relations department and capital markets communication with 
    • Market modelling and forecasting for AIXTRON product management and marketing with 
  • Contribute to the strengthening of the AIXTRON strategy department in skills, methodology and competency with mentoring and apprenticeship for junior colleagues

 

Your background:

  • Solid technical understanding – ideally based on a technical background, i.e., physics, engineering or similar 
  • Experience with either a Management Consulting Firm,  in the Strategy Department of a high-tech player or in equivalent roles
  • Experience and/or basic understanding of the dynamics of the Semiconductor Industry and/or Semiconductor Equipment Industry
  • Experience in building Financial Models and basic understanding of Corporate Finance  
  • Genuine interest in the areas of semiconductors, material science in general, graphene’s and carbon nanotubes, as well as in our focus applications such as optical and power semiconductors, displays, new energy/mobility, solid state batteries, etc. 
  • Hands-on mentality desired to become effective in a mid-size company fast 
  • Collaborative team player seeking to work in a dynamic environment  hand-in-hand with cross-functional teams across various expert and leadership roles within AIXTRON
  • Structured problem solver, thought leader and quick thinker 
  • Flexible to adapt to changes in our fast paced industry
  • Professional proficiency in German is required 

 

We offer

  • A challenging field of activity with great creative potential at an innovative, international and expanding technological leader
  • Flat hierarchies and direct interdisciplinary cooperation across management levels
  • Working in a state-of-the art work environment with the latest and most innovative methods from Industry 4.0 in an intercultural team with highly motivated colleagues
  • Targeted personnel development through continuing specialist training and development of personal skills
  • An open corporate culture with flexible working hours that allows a self-determined work/life balance
  • Performance-based compensation and a wide range of employee benefits in the form of health and sports activities and employee events
 
Jetzt bewerben

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Human Resources

Laura Preinich

Recruiter

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030 0

Fax: +49 (2407) 9030 494

E-Mail senden

Sales

Alan Tai
Taiwan/Singapore

Tel: +886 3 571 2678 ext. 101

Christof Sommerhalter
USA

Tel: +1 669-228 ext. 3893

Frank Schulte
Europe

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030 -768

Hisatoshi Hagiwara
Japan

Tel: +81 3-5781-0935 ext. 510

Nam Kyu Lee
South Korea

Tel: +82 31 371 ext. 3011

Wei (William) Song
China

Tel: +86 2164453226 ext. 101

Produkte

Vincent Meric
Direktor Marketing

Tel: +49 (0) 2407 9030-9022

Service

AIXTRON SE (Headquarters)

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030-0

AIXTRON SE (R&D Center)

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030-222

AIXTRON 24/7 Technical Support Line

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030-999

AIXTRON Ltd (UK)

Tel: +44 (1223) 519-444

AIXTRON K.K. (Japan)

Tel: +81 3 5781 0931

AIXTRON Korea Co., Ltd.

Tel: +82 (31) 371-3000

AIXTRON Taiwan Co., Ltd. (Main Office)

Tel: +886 3 571 2678

AIXTRON Inc. (USA)

Tel: +1 (669) 228-3759

Ersatzteile

Satoshi Fujii
Japan

Tel: +81 3 5781 0932

Brian Chuang
Taiwan/Singapore

Tel: +886 3 5712 678 Durchwahl 250

Ersatzteile Europa
Europe

Chanyoung Han
South Korea

Tel: +82 31 371 3023

Colin Wong
USA

Tel: +1 669 228-3759

Karriere 

Laura Preinich
Recruiter

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030 0

Nachhaltigkeit

Rainer Goeckel
CSR Manager

Tel: +49 (0) 2407 9030-1830

Presse & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Rita Syre
Senior PR Manager

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030 3665

Unternehmen & Investor Relations

Guido Pickert
Vice President

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030-444

Forschung & Entwicklung

Prof. Dr. Michael Heuken
Vice President

Tel: +49 (2407) 9030-335

Sales

Alan Tai
Taiwan/Singapore

E-Mail senden

Christof Sommerhalter
USA

E-Mail senden

Frank Schulte
Europe

E-Mail senden

Hisatoshi Hagiwara
Japan

E-Mail senden

Nam Kyu Lee
South Korea

E-Mail senden

Wei (William) Song
China

E-Mail senden

Produkte

Vincent Meric
Direktor Marketing

E-Mail senden

Ersatzteile

Yun Ling
China

E-Mail senden

Satoshi Fujii
Japan

E-Mail senden

Brian Chuang
Taiwan/Singapore

E-Mail senden

Ersatzteile Europa
Europe

Chanyoung Han
South Korea

E-Mail senden

Colin Wong
USA

E-Mail senden

Karriere 

Laura Preinich
Recruiter

E-Mail senden

Nachhaltigkeit 

Rainer Goeckel
CSR Manager

E-Mail senden

Unternehmen & Investor Relations

Guido Pickert
Vice President

E-Mail senden

Presse & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Rita Syre
Senior PR Manager

E-Mail senden

Forschung & Entwicklung

Prof. Dr. Michael Heuken
Vice President

E-Mail senden

Service

AIXTRON SE (Headquarters)

AIXTRON 24/7 Technical Support Line

AIXTRON Europe

AIXTRON Ltd (UK)

AIXTRON K.K. (Japan)

AIXTRON Korea Co., Ltd.

AIXTRON Taiwan Co., Ltd. (Main Office)

AIXTRON Inc. (USA)

Produkte

Vincent Meric
Direktor Marketing

Karriere

Laura Preinich
Recruiter

Nachhaltigkeit 

Rainer Goeckel
CSR Manager

Unternehmen & Investor Relations

Guido Pickert
Vice President

Forschung & Entwicklung

Prof. Dr. Michael Heuken
Vice President

Presse & Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Rita Syre
Senior PR Manager