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Head Business Unit Biomechanics (f/m/d)

As an intrapreneur within the Kistler Group, you are responsible for fulfilling our customers’ current and future business needs in an outstanding manner. In this unique role, you will drive the spin-off of our successful Business Unit Biomechanics and develop it into a complete solution provider for performance diagnostics for many sports applications.


Further information about Kistler’s solutions in biomechanics can be found here: https://www.kistler.com/en/solutions/research-and-development-testing/biomechanics-and-force-plate/sports-biomechanics/


Your mission


•    Complete responsibility for the spin-off process
•    Evolution of the current biomechanics business unit into an independent business
•    Ownership of the strategic execution plan to tap into new markets
•    Visionary leadership during the transition phase


Your tasks


•    Successful carve-out of the current Business Unit
•    Overall responsibility for the strategic development and the budget of the Business Unit Biomechanics
•    Leading the highly qualified Biomechanics Team (incl. Global Head of Sales and Product Management Team)
•    Development and implementation of a profitable growth strategy
•    Continuous market analysis and early recognition of market trends
•    Promotion of new segments, applications, and products
•    Expanding and maintaining our network of key accounts; universities, research institutes, and strategic partners


Your qualification


•    Master or higher degree in Biomechanics or equivalent
•    MBA from a leading university or institute of advanced education preferred
•    Solid knowledge of the biomechanics or performance diagnostics
•    Working experience in a corporate environment (e.g., medical or engineering)
•    Knowledge of measurement technology is a clear advantage
•    Proven leadership skills and entrepreneurial experience e.g., in a start-up
•    Team player with a winning mentality
•    Proactive can-do attitude with a high level of drive and enthusiasm
•    Strong networker with a global mindset and ability to work in an international environment with customers and colleagues
•    Excellent English language skills are a must. Other languages such as German are a clear advantage


Our offer


•    A challenging and exciting role in a global and open-minded team
•    Unique opportunity to experience a carve-out and accelerate a successful business model
•    As a stakeholder and intrapreneur, you profit directly from your success through the financial participation in the spin-off


We look forward to receiving your complete application (CV, reference letters, diplomas/certificates) via our online career tool. Please also submit a motivational letter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dirk Heerklotz, Global HR Business Partner, at +41 52 2241 123.


We are only considering direct applications for this position.

The Kistler Group is the world market leader in dynamic measurement technology. Along with the megatrends of emission reduction, quality control, mobility, and vehicle safety, we deliver top performance for a sustainable world. By pushing the boundaries of what is possible together, we enable our customers to innovate, progress and grow and create ideal conditions for Industry 4.0.


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