Senior Director of Business Development and Commercialization
Irradiant Technologies Inc.
Location: Woburn, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
As a small and early stage startup we can offer significant equity in addition to competitive salary and benefits.
4 Year Degree
Irradiant Technologies is a cutting-edge startup specializing in the commercialization of Implosion Fabrication technology for creating nanoscale 3D photonic and optical components. We are on a mission to revolutionize the industry by developing innovative products and solutions that have a significant impact on a wide range of applications. As we continue to grow, we are seeking an experienced and motivated VP of Business Development to join our team.
Develop and implement a strategic business development plan for the commercialization of our nanoscale photonic and optical components, in alignment with the company's vision and goals.
Identify, prioritize, and pursue new market opportunities by evaluating the potential of various products and technologies in the photonics and optical components space.
Establish and maintain relationships with key industry stakeholders, including potential customers, partners, and suppliers, to increase the company's visibility and credibility in the market.
Oversee the sales process, from lead generation to closing deals, ensuring a strong customer focus and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
Collaborate closely with our technical team to ensure that our product offerings align with market demands and customer requirements.
Monitor industry trends, competitor activities, and emerging technologies to inform and adjust our commercialization strategy as needed.
Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and trade shows to increase brand awareness and generate leads.
Develop and manage the business development budget, ensuring a strong return on investment for our commercialization efforts.
A bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field; an advanced degree (MBA or relevant technical degree) is strongly preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of experience in business development, sales, or product management within the photonics, optics, or related high-tech industries.
Demonstrated success in driving product commercialization, with a strong understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in the photonic and optical components market.
Strong existing relationships within the industry, with a proven ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships and collaborations.
Exceptional communication, negotiation, and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to a wide range of audiences.
The ability to pattern arbitrary 3D structures on the nanometer scale offers unprecedented control over photons, phonons, and electrons, which in turn has the potential to revolutionize almost every aspect of modern technology. Implosion Fabrication can realize this revolution. As featured in Science Magazine, NIH, and CNN, Implosion Fabrication allows for ultrafast and affordable 3D assembly of mixed materials. Assemblies can include a wide range of materials in any geometry with nanoscale precision and gradient control.
The possible applications of this technology are nearly limitless. Sub-wavelength structuring of optical materials enables the creation of flat meta-optics that outperform traditional bulk optics and that can compress complex optical functions into a single nanometer scale film. Complete three dimensional control of nanoscale multi-material structures makes it possible to create integrated optical circuits with unique optical components. Potential applications extend beyond optics, including the use of nanostructures to separate the transport properties of phonons and electrons for energy harvesting and thermal management technologies. Other possibilities incl...ude ultrahigh density data storage, implantable biointerfaces, mechanical metamaterials, nanolaser and nanoantenna arrays, and more.
So far, we have garnered early stage support from the Activate Fellowship, E14 Fund, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the Department of Energy, US Navy, DARPA and the National Science Foundation, and are poised to grow rapidly to start making a large impact.