Business Unit Manager Heliosonic (m/f/d)


The ALTANA Group develops and manufactures high-quality, innovative specialty chemical products. With us, you can help shape many important details of the world of the future. Our four divisions BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA have set worldwide standards in their markets. Our innovative products enable companies to develop technologies of the future today, technologies that make life easier, safer, and more comfortable. With sales of more than 2.2 billion euros, we are one of the world‘s most innovative, fastest-growing, and most profitable chemical companies. We currently employ about 6,500 people who have good ideas for the world of the future. Discover your decisive plus for your future. Bringing you many advantages.

With HelioSonic® technology, ALTANA supports the commercialization of the world’s first nozzleless inkjet digital printing technology. Regardless of the flexibility of the material, this technology can be used to print inks with large particles, high ink levels, and a large selection of binding agents digitally for the first time. The technology makes use of laser light ultrasound waves to produce ink droplets and can be used for almost the entire spectrum of conventional gravure and flexo printing inks. Our target markets for this digital printing technology are effect printing, functional printing, security printing, and 3D printing.


Technical, Sales and Commercial Executive as

Business Unit Manager Heliosonic (m/f/d)

Location: Rüsselsheim

Your task structure


Exciting tasks await you – Do you want to take responsibility in a start-up environment and play a key role in promoting the commercialization of the world’s first nozzleless inkjet digital printing technology? As Head of HelioSonic®, you will set new impulses and develop the HelioSonic® platform into a commercially stable, profitable and sustainable business. In addition, you will …

  • align, integrate, and steer the commercial and the technical departments
  • develop a growth strategy based on the customization progress
  • analyse turnover figures and sales potentials
  • implement a marketing strategy as well as sales processes
  • introduce a project management culture and implement of adapted management techniques
  • monitor and identify trends and new developments within the specific sector
  • conduct feasibility studies with customers, transforming demands into projects
  • provide leadership to the team, considering/inconsideration of ALTANAs Identity Values and Leadership Guidelines
  • establish and maintain trustful relationships with stakeholders
  • ensure compliance with ALTANA procedures and legal regulations

Your recipe for success


With this profile you convince us – This position requires hands-on mentality as well as outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities, which you have developed during your professional career and can prove through your track record. A high affinity for printing technology (especially laser and 3D printing) is also necessary. On top of this, you …

  • have a technical or economics university degree or a comparable qualification
  • bring at least 5 years of leadership experience
  • have a proven track record both in business administration / customer management and in the commercialization of products
  • can demonstrate technical / application experience
  • are experienced in implementing growth strategies and delivering business plans
  • have excellent organizational, communication and leadership skills
  • bring along business-fluent written and spoken German and English language skills
  • are a structured, well-organized person capable of dealing with high complexity
  • show proactive behavior, high credibility, and a sense of responsibility

Your spectrum of advantages


You can count on ALTANA – By joining the ALTANA Group you will be working in an organisation with a unique culture of innovation which encourages individual ideas and talent, and promotes open, trusted collaboration. In detail: Look forward to a position in a stable company that is excellently positioned for the future. You will also enjoy …

  • a comfortable working environment where everyone knows each other personally and exchanges views
  • short information and decision-making paths
  • an excellent environment for implementing your ideas paired with constructive openness to new developments and other ways of thinking
  • flexible working hours with options to work partially remotely

We invite you to get to know us better and to become part of our team. Discover your career plus in specialty chemistry. Please send us your application, preferably via our jobmarket

HELIOSONIC GmbH | Alexander Geßner | HR | Tel. +49 281 670 - 10374

ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job number: 50031286

Legal entity: Heliosonic GmbH

Location: Rüsselsheim

Area of operations: Innovation

Heliosonic GmbH