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Digital Health Business Development Specialist [ref. 1807-302-SML]

NEC Laboratories Europe has an immediate opening for a

Digital Health Business Development Specialist



NEC is a leading global manufacturer and service provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices, which brings together and integrates technology and expertise to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow. Every day, its innovative solutions for society contribute to greater safety, security, efficiency and equality, and enable people to live brighter lives. NEC collaborates closely with partners and customers around the world, orchestrating each project to ensure all its parts are fine-tuned to local needs. This challenging mission is captured by the slogan “Orchestrating a brighter world”.
NEC maintains a worldwide network of subsidiary companies, which includes operations in Europe where NEC performs various sales, manufacturing and R&D functions. Today, NEC Europe has more than 20 branches and subsidiaries throughout Europe, employing approximately 1000 personnel, located across Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

NEC Laboratories Europe located in Heidelberg, Germany was established in 1994 with special emphasis on meeting the needs of NEC’s European customers. It conducts research, development and standardization on cutting-edge ICT technologies while creating innovative social solutions. Current topics include 5G networks, data science, artificial intelligence, IoT platforms, software-defined networking, blockchain, and IoT security. These technologies will advance NEC’s Solutions for the Society, including areas such as lifeline and communication infrastructures, safer cities and public services. For additional information, please visit our website at:

We enhance the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) systems by combining logic and deep learning. Our research overcomes restrictions of deep learning to low-dimensional data structures. Enhanced with representation learning methods, we apply deep learning to systems of high complexity with improved prediction accuracy, high scalability, and with a performance suited for low-latency applications.

We target to address the performance and scalability of machine learning platforms by accelerating learning and inference of neural networks as well as by providing optimized resource allocation for data-dependent workloads ion heterogeneous computing environments.

With this, we open up new business and government applications including personalized advertising, retail optimizations, financial predictions, health monitoring and public safety infrastructure planning.


You will interact with and link together NEC’s  international team of researchers, the strategy office NEC’s corporate business development division as well as product managers and sales engineers with the objective to create novel solutions generating new business in the area of Digital Health.

You will gather business intelligence and define solutions that meet customer expectations by thorough investigation of the market and customer needs (primary market research, customer hearings, etc.).

You will be responsible for increase of technology transfer rates from the labs, strategic planning (market strategy and business plans), creating and shaping value propositions, generating leads as well as procuring and managing Proof of Concepts (PoCs).

English is the working language in the Laboratories. Initially, the position is limited to two years.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Business modelling and business case analysis
  • Analytical skills and the ability to recognize the demands on the side of the clients
  • Strong skills in B2B client presentations and workshop delivery
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to articulate complex concepts to cross functional audiences
  • Solid knowledge about or practical experience with machine learning and data analytics technologies is a plus
  • Experience in the biomedical domain is a plus
  • High intercultural sensitivity

We are looking for individuals with qualifications in marketing, business administration or communications (e.g., MBA) and a background in relevant technical or medical areas (e.g., master’s degree or a PhD).


Please send your application by 31 March, 2019 electronically via the applications web system with reference to [1807-302-SML].

Dr. Saverio Niccolini / General Manager /
Data Science and System Platform Division


Job function
Information Technology; Research&Development

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