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Business Development Manager Semicon/Asia


5656 AE Eindhoven
T: +31 (0)85 112 43 37

Language: Nederlands
Hours / week: 40


High Tech Campus 31

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Are you ready to make an impact in an area that is set to dominate the next generation of tech hardware? Do you get excited by the prospect of positioning PhotonDelta as an industry partner, thought leader, and accelerator of collaboration in the ecosystem? And are you ready for your next professional adventure? PhotonDelta needs your talent growth skills to further advance the integrated photonic chip industry.  

About PhotonDelta 

PhotonDelta is a growth accelerator for the photonic chip industry. Photonic chips, also known as Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs), are chips that use photons instead of electrons to sense, process, and transmit data at unparalleled speed and sensitivity. The use of photonic integrated chips allows for the creation of devices that are smaller, faster, more energy-efficient. They can contribute to solving various societal and technological challenges, such as reducing the energy consumption of data centres, safe autonomous driving, cost-effective monitoring of diseases, and more efficient food production. 

Over the years, PhotonDelta has helped to establish a photonic chip industry in the Netherlands of over 60 organisations that research, design, develop, and manufacture photonic chip technology. PhotonDelta actively supports the ecosystem by stimulating collaboration between partners, providing funding, and connecting them with viable markets. 

In April 2022, PhotonDelta’s proposal for the Dutch National Growth Fund was successfully awarded €1.1 billion. These funds are designated for the expansion of the ecosystem, industrialised production, and the development of application technology. Think of scaling production and research facilities, attracting and training talent, and driving the adoption of photonic chip technology. 

Role overview 

The only way we can achieve growth in the photonic chip industry is when we have the right talent in our ecosystem. And that is where you come in! 

As an experienced Business Development Manager, your role entails generating interest from Asian markets in the technology and solutions offered by the Dutch photonic chip industry. Your responsibilities extend to diligently tracking business and technological advancements across various key Asian markets. Additionally, you will play a pivotal role in fostering international collaborations and consortia to further enhance market presence and strategic partnerships. 

Your objectives will involve promoting the Dutch photonic chip industry at events and within relevant networks. Additionally, you’ll be tasked with establishing networks that can assist Dutch photonic chip companies in discovering new business and/or technology partners. You will also facilitate connections and provide support for potential collaborations between foreign organisations and the Dutch photonic chip industry. Lastly, you’ll be responsible for initiating or conducting market and trend studies in our target markets. 

You will collaborate closely with the CEO, the CTO, the Business Development Manager USA, the Chief of Strategy & Support and the Ecosystem Manager to align on the Dutch photonic chip industry, industry trends and developments. You will also collaborate with CTO’s and CEO’s in the industry. 

Your profile  

You possess exceptional networking skills and are adept at proactively cultivating and nurturing relationships. Your ability to influence and inspire stakeholders is commendable, demonstrating strong motivational capabilities. You are an entrepreneur and are driven by goals, consistently seeking opportunities, and embracing new developments. Your collaborative nature thrives within a results-driven team environment where collective efforts are directed towards achieving objectives. 

To succeed in this role, you’ll need:  

  • 5+ years of experience in this field, preferably in the Photonic Integrated Chip development or industry. 
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field. 
  • Strong network in the semiconductor market.
  • Affinity towards the Photonic Integrated Chip Industry. 
  • Relevant experience working with or in Asia, 
  • You can communicate fluently in English, 
  • Being located in the Netherlands and willingness to travel 
  • You are a team player, proactive, and can work independently.  
  • You have the ability to work in a fast-paced and continuously changing environment.  
  • Availability to work 40 hours per week. 

What we offer:   

  • A key role in a small, dynamic organisation that is making a big global impact.  
  • Personalised professional development through training and workshops.  
  • Competitive salary linked to experience.  
  • No less than 37 vacation days (25 + 12 ADV). 
  • Flexible working between home and our office at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.  

Apply for this job:   

Email your CV and a cover letter to We look forward to your motivation regarding why you would like to work at PhotonDelta.  

We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about the role. You can ask Eelko Brinkhoff, CEO at PhotonDelta, any questions you may have. Eelko can be reached at