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Global Business Development Manager, Machine Automation Job at ABB – in Sesto San Giovanni, Lombardia

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

A key element of our success at B&R, the Machine Automation division within ABB group, is that we always drive the automation world of tomorrow. With ongoing technology developments and innovation, it is our constant ambition to contribute to a more productive and sustainable future. Helping customers all over the world improve efficiency, reliability, safety, and productivity while reducing emissions gives our work a powerful sense of purpose. It is not only our technology that enhances, we also strive as a company to constantly adapt to changing market needs and conditions. As Global Business Development Manager you play a key role in achieving our ambitions. Reporting to the Global Division Manager, you will lead division’s business development function covering strategy, business planning and complex business development projects. You will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities, formulating and pursuing respective initiatives and consulting the business in strategy and cooperation aspects. The location of this position can be Europe-wide, but initially a longer time period is planned in Eggelsberg (Austria) (approx. first 6-12 months).

Your responsibilities

Leading and contributing to global division’s strategy definition and executing through the analysis and identification of markets, customer segments, competitive moves, offerings and past business performance

Managing strategic business initiatives (organic and inorganic) ensuring growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction

Working closely with the global division management team in identifying, defining and following-up the strategy and business plans and supporting the implementation. Making sure differentiating strategic ideas, alternative business scenarios and risk assessments are incorporated

Systematically analyzing and monitoring market dynamics and updating market intelligence for new business opportunities and developing appropriate communications for the key audiences

Identifying opportunities and driving actions necessary to expand into the newly defined areas including investigating M&A prospects and collaborating with external partners and Start-Ups around the world

In collaboration with the operations management assessing future operation footprint and with that driving also regional and country specific growth strategies

Collaborating with all related internal contacts (within the Division, Business Area as well as ABB Group) to ensure alignment, efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of the division strategy

Your background

Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Finance or Marketing

Proven track record in business development and strategy, experience in Merger & Acquisition projects is highly preferable

Industry and product knowhow in the automation market for machine builders is an advantage

Strong financial and analytical skills to facilitate strategic planning, business reviews, market assessments, and financial analyses of investment opportunities

Willingness to learn quickly in different fields of expertise and ability to solve problems pragmatic and result oriented

Self-motivated and proactive collaboration and stakeholder engagement

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to influence both internally and externally

More about us

As a global leader in industrial automation, ABB Machine Automation Division (B&R) combines state-of-the-art technology and advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions. In particular B&R develops, manufactures and distributes industrial electronics, software and mechatronic solutions as well technologies for machine and factory automation. The innovative spirit that keeps B&R at the forefront is driven by a commitment to exceeding customer expectations. B&R has enhanced its automation portfolio in 2020 by acquiring a leading provider of delta robots, Codian Robotics. B&R is part of the ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation business area, which, together with the ABB Robotics Division, employs more than 11,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 53 countries. We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

About the Company

Company: ABB –

Company Location:  Sesto San Giovanni, Lombardia

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