Head of Corporate Development

SWISSto12 is one of the world’s fastest-growing aerospace companies, evolving from its pioneering use of 3D printing technologies for high-performance Radio Frequency (RF) products and applications to recently announcing the manufacture of entire geostationary telecom satellites, called HummingSat, that define a new category in space.

HummingSat is the world’s first commercial telecom GEO SmallSat developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). Its uniquely compact size combined with highly capable telecom payloads allows telecommunications operators to deploy a cost-efficient, compact and agile asset without sacrificing performance or security. HummingSat has recently been selected by Inmarsat to build three I-8 satellites and in 2022 by Intelsat to build the I-45 satellite.

SWISSto12 is also a leading provider of Radio-Frequency (RF) products and sub-systems. The company’s patented 3D printing technologies and associated product designs are unique to deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing, and competitive RF products.

If you are looking for position where you can play an active role in contributing to innovative and growing company, this role is for you.

Job Description:

  • Drive strategic planning and corporate development with the CEO and C-level team,
  • Develop and maintain a broad network of industry contacts, venture capital or private equity investors and financial advisors to understand the market and industry trends and build transaction opportunities,
  • Own fundraising and potential acquisition conversations,
  • Develop partnership programs and a thriving ecosystem around Swissto12,
  • Co-develop new lines of business with the industry and regional teams,
  • Identify how strategies can be accelerated through acquisitions,
  • Lead merger and acquisition projects,
  • Plan, prepare, participate and follow-up on key decision meetings (c-level, board, strategic partner level),
  • Participate in the overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company

Required experience and competencies:

  • Have corporate development / finance experience in a high-tech environment,
  • Be at ease in making financial and business plans,
  • Excel at building relations internally and externally in an international setting,
  • Be a great communicator, presenter, and an even better listener,
  • Have a self-starting, international and driven mindset,
  • Be comfortable working with tight timelines,
  • Have a strong international academic background ideally with a STEM degree,
  • Have outstanding English writing and presenting skills, solid French is a strong plus.
  • May have worked in the technology sectors of an investment bank or strategy consulting firm.
  • While you will have affinity for the telecommunications and aerospace sectors, direct experience is not a must.

Working conditions and contract:

SWISSto12 offers a full-time contract with an attractive compensation package. This position will be ideally based in our Lausanne (CH) headquarter and will require occasional travel in Europe and overseas.

Interested applicants are requested to apply through LinkedIn

More about SWISSto12:

SWISSto12 has successfully established contracts with Inmarsat, Intelsat and ESA for HummingSat as well as an established and growing business for its RF product line in Europe, the US and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, Frontgrade, Lockheed Martin and ESA. SWISSto12 spun-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2011, is privately owned and backed by prominent Swiss and European Investors. SWISSto12 is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and operates a US-subsidiary in Foster City California and another team in New Hampshire. The company is well funded for its near and mid-term developments and backed by a solid customer revenue stream.