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Partner & IPR Manager (m/f/x)

Location: Aachen
Business unit: Telecommunication Solutions

Your tasks

  • Manage existing partnerships with vendors contributing to the products of Utimaco TS as 3rd party supplier;
  • Continuously identify potential new partners and evaluate existing partners based on the requirements from Product Management;
  • Negotiate contracts regarding commercial technical and service aspects together with TS Management and Legal;
  • Define and monitor KPIs for the supply partners in terms of product and service quality, adhere to agreed delivery and project plans;
  • Monitor the ecosystem of potential alternative suppliers with similar products and develop further business cases with potential suppliers;
  • Develop a consistent IPR management strategy and roadmap, ensuring close alignment with Management and Legal team;
  • Implement and continuously manage the IPR process based on your finalized strategy;
  • Monitor, assess and document the IPR landscape related to our Telco Solutions products and ensure internal visibility;
  • Work closely with the Innovation Manager, Product Manager and the R&D team to assess patentability of new inventions;
  • Assist in drafting and reviewing related invention disclosures in cooperation with R&D, Legal and external IPR attorney.

Your profile

  • Technical university degree and professional experience within a software manufacturer in the IT or communication industry;
  • At least 5+ years professional experience in managing 3rd party suppliers or a related role;
  • General understanding and professional experience of IPR management;
  • Telco experience is a plus;
  • Sound technical understanding combined with strong business mindset and capacity to articulate both technical and business requirements to different stakeholders;
  • Able to use project management methodologies and run projects through all stages of the project lifecycle;
  • Independent way of working, but teamplayer, analytical and strategic thinker with can do-mentality and excellent communication skills in English and German;
  • Mobile and able to travel up to 20%.

We offer

  • A true global presence: in Europe, Americas, and Asia;
  • A leader in one of the hottest market: Cybersecurity;
  • Growing at fast pace, gaining market share over our competitors;
  • An open and friendly corporate culture characterized by a constructive and cooperative relationship;
  • Utimaco benefit package;
  • The professional and personal support through targeted further education opportunities.

Do you feel addressed?

Then we look forward to receiving a meaningful application stating the earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.

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