Commercial Strategy Manager

This search procedure has been closed (09-09-2023).
Salary undisclosed
Top of Minds Executive Search for Neways

The organisation

Neways is an international innovator in electronics for smart mobility, connectivity, and semiconductor solutions. With over fifty years of experience and strong engineering power, the company is a technology innovation partner for the most elite customers in the industry. Neways develops and produces electronics that facilitate major trends around global ESG themes, such as solutions for EV charging, electric power trains, digitizing health solutions, sustainable agriculture, and producing microchips. From its headquarters in Eindhoven, Neways employs about three thousand specialists across the Netherlands, Germany, the USA, China, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The company reported 2022 revenues of 561 million euros representing a twenty percent plus annual growth rate.

“We are shaping a sustainable future. With our technology, we enable the energy transition, advance medical applications, and facilitate an approach to product design that integrates circularity and end-of-life solutions.” – Michiel van der Maat, CCO

In November 2021, Neways became a portfolio company of Infestos – a Dutch family business and investor specializing in technology-driven businesses focused on sustainability. Other Infestos portfolio companies include Alfen (energy transition) and NX Filtration (clean water technology). The PE fund is a hands-on investor that provides in-depth support across the board. Being part of Infestos’ portfolio gives Neways the momentum and resources to professionalize their way of working and fuels its ambitions to double in size over the next years and boost profitability.

The position

Neways is an innovation leader in electronics for a sustainable future, e.g., smart mobility, connectivity, and semiconductors. Supported by PE fund Infestos, the company is ramping up its growth. The Commercial Strategy Manager to the CCO will drive progress on commercial challenges, playing a pivotal role in Neways' future success.

The Commercial Strategy Manager will work with and support Neways’ CCO, primarily focusing on commerce. They will work with the organization to deliver change, driving the implementation of its strategic plans and initiatives. They will report directly to CCO Michiel van der Maat, a seasoned C-level executive, and have Eindhoven as their primary work location.

“The Commercial Strategy Manager will take on a new position within Neways which they can help define as they see fit. It is a perfect match for a consultant who likes a challenge, has the energy to get an organization moving, and thrives on the excitement of not knowing what next month will bring.” – Michiel van der Maat, CCO

The main focus of the Commercial Strategy Manager will be solving problems that do not have clear-cut answers. This will require analytics, creativity, and a structured approach, as well as the communication and leadership skills to drive change. The responsibilities will be quite varied and include developing the commercial strategy, supporting account teams on pricing, account and sector planning, crafting the approach to new business development, and developing and analyzing new client service models. Through these efforts, the Commercial Strategy Manager will move the organization forward and take Neways to the next level.

Collaboration is a vital part of the role. To maximize their impact, the Commercial Strategy Manager will work closely with colleagues from all parts of the organization. They will support the leadership of the operating companies and their teams to implement the strategy and execute initiatives, which will require periodic site visits. The Commercial Strategy Manager will also frequently interact with Finance to gather financial data as input for their analyses. As well as being a trusted advisor to the CCO, they will collaborate with the other members of Neways’ Executive Board and with Infestos.

Candidate profile

The recent ownership change makes this the ideal moment to join Neways. The company is entering a time of growth, investments, and professionalization, allowing the Commercial Strategy Manager to impact a sizeable business significantly. Additionally, the role offers a perfect opportunity to prepare for a next step in line management.

  • Over 3 years of work experience
  • Background in Consulting
  • Change management
  • Analytics
  • Interest in technology


You are invited to apply for this position by following the link below. Neways is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.

This search procedure has been closed (09-09-2023).

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