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Head of Photovoltaic Modules Section@ CSEM

published date : Jan, 17th 2018
Deadline date : Feb, 25th 2018
Starting date : As soon as possible
Country : Switzerland
Position : Section Head, Photovoltaic Modules
Department : Engineering | Photovoltaïcs division
Duration : Unlimited contract
Working time : 100%


  CSEM is a private research, technology and innovation center specializing in micro-technology, micro-electronics, system engineering and renewable energy systems. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made innovative solutions. Our strength is the excellence of our people.


CSEM Photovoltaïcs division in Neuchâtel provides leading technologies for a variety of customers from different industries: equipment manufacturing, solar cells and modules manufacturing, specialty PV and building applications, control of energy systems and storage as well as consumer goods. Building on recent changes within the management of the division, they  are seeking a person with natural personal and leadership skills to take up the position of

Offered position

Section Head, Photovoltaic Modules

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Your mission:

In close collaboration with the division Head, to whom you report, you are responsible for defining and communicating the strategic direction of the sector and its areas of activity. You guide and manage a team of 8-10 people, directing and motivating them to achieve their objectives and you are in charge of the sector’s operations, including running the sector’s business activities and portfolio of projects, as well as a key person for project acquisition and negotiation. You work closely with the other sectors and divisions within CSEM, as well as with our academic and industrial partners in Switzerland and worldwide.

Your profile:

You are an experienced Engineer with a Master or PhD in engineering (chemistry, physics, material science...) and have several years of experience in an industrial or equivalent management position. As a recognized expert in photovoltaics, or composite materials, ideally with an experience in manufacturing, you master both the high level overview as well as in-depth specifics. Appreciated as an inspiring and motivating leader, you are able to listen and instill confidence to your team. You enjoy taking on new challenges, keep your cool under pressure, and have a clear, result-oriented approach to your work. You are fluent in French and English; knowledge of German is a plus.


CSEM offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary work environment with the opportunity to work with leading Swiss and international companies. You will have the opportunity to benefit from a multicultural company which clearly promotes an employee-driven culture. CSEM is an equal opportunities employer



CSEM  looks forward to receiving your complete application file at , mentioning ref. V565.2017-63 in the subject. Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.


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