Product Manager (Business Development), 80-100%


Haag, St. Gallen, CH

Employment Type:  Permanent

BE GREAT TOGETHER WITH US. Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for for over 50 years. With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide. The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan.


Our Advanced Products Business Development team in Haag, Switzerland is looking for:


Product Manager (Business Development), 80-100%


For its Semiconductor Solutions Group (SSG), VAT is looking for a talented Product Manager with good knowledge in process control and/or vacuum dynamics for Semiconductor chip manufacturing, as well as visionary views on the upcoming challenges of the leading edge SEMI applications. The role is a strategic product management position responsible for business development to transform the N+2 market requirements into technology and product roadmaps with underlying solid business cases.


The ideal candidate has a proven record of solving leading edge technical challenges for the Semiconductor market. You bring strong business acumen, demonstrate strategic thinking and know how to further build our customer trust and loyalty. You are able to provide fact driven proposals to solve complex problems and you are passionate to work with and further develop a globally matrixed team of experienced engineers and scientists.



  • Owning the product offering for selected Horizon 2 products
  • Acting as an initiator for new products in Semiconductor applications, particularly related to process control and vacuum dynamics
  • Guiding the customer in finding better solutions for their high value challenges
  • Initiating and driving the required innovation projects (technology and products) in the matrix organization



  • PhD or Master's Degree in sciences or engineering. Experience as a Product Manager is beneficial
  • Profound technical background with keen perception
  • Initial industry experience is preferred, ideally with knowhow of Semiconductor equipment or leading edge chip manufacturing processes
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, high level of engagement, the ability for strategic and solution-oriented thinking and acting, as well as proactive and responsible teamwork complete your personal profile
  • Fluent in English, ideally a good level of German



  • Dynamic and growing company, with a challenging and varied field of activity in which you can develop
  • Motivated and agile project incubator team with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths
  • Opportunity to contribute your own ideas for the development of the company and adjacent product offerings


Interested? We look forward to receiving your written application!

You can expect a dynamic and successful company where innovation, courage, fairness, openness and transparency are encouraged, and your ideas are welcome. We offer you a challenging, rewarding and multi-faceted position in an international environment and a dynamic and successful company. Your development according to your strengths and aspirations in your career is of great importance to us.