Technical Business Development Manager (m/f/x)

  • Location: ​Hamburg, Norderstedt - tesa Headquarter
  • Entry as: Permanent
  • Work Area: Business Development


What you will do

Are you ready to lead dynamic teams and drive groundbreaking projects? We're seeking a visionary leader to spearhead innovation and business development at tesa, a leading chemical company specializing in adhesive tape solutions.

  • Lead cross-functional teams in discovery and incubation projects.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to identify new technologies and address market challenges.
  • Cultivate relationships with innovation partners and lead customers to fuel business growth.
  • Collaborate closely with tech, product, marketing, and sales teams to develop new business ventures.
  • Stay ahead of emerging technologies and market trends to drive sustainable growth.

What you will need

  • A Ph.D. in Material Science, Polymer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics.
  • MBA preferred, with knowledge of Design Engineering or Design Thinking.
  • 10+ years of industry experience with a background in technical/scientific roles.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex ideas and drive innovation.
  • Track record of executing impactful projects and fostering innovation.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for growth and seizing new opportunities.
  • Strong leadership experience managing large teams (>10).

What you can expect

tesa is one of the world's leading manufacturers of adhesive tape solutions, with a range of more than 7,000 products.  With passion for technology, we drive innovation, reliability, and sustainability to shape a better future.

Our solutions make a difference in the work, products, and lives of our customers across a variety of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, and Home applications. With this, we address a broad segment of business customers, but also you as a private consumer.

You might be surprised to discover the many places where our adhesive solutions are at work, from the battery in your electric car, to the display of your mobile phone, and even in the elevator in your building. Wherever you look, you'll find tesa - holding the world together since more than 125 years.