Design & Engineering Manager

20 Feb 18 Belgium Engineering

The Company

Founded in 1990, Materialise is a high-tech international company with over 1,800 employees worldwide. Materialise’s mission is to contribute towards a better and healthier world through its innovations in 3D printing software and in-depth knowledge of Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing). Our customers are part of industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, design, healthcare and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology, surrounded by people passionate about their work.

Design & Engineering Manager

In the past decade Materialise has been building an extensive know-how in designing and engineering products to maximize the value offered by 3D Printing. We now want to further grow and market this expertise.  To help the D&E team achieve this objective, we are looking for a Design & Engineering Manager.


  • You define and showcase the product offering of our Design & Engineering team to ensure that potential commercial opportunities can be identified and realized
  • You are responsible for the 4P marketing mix on the full portfolio of the engineering services
  • You translate the added value that design and engineering brings to the existing 3D Printing portfolio
  • Using your market insight, you define the most optimal way to position our engineering services in the market and turn them into value
  • You identify and map the added value of Materialise’s engineering services and ensures the right positioning on the market
  • You maintain contacts with existing and potential customers to ensure that commercial relations can be developed even further
  • You motivate the Design & Engineering team to ensure that their competencies, skills and know-how are best used and developed, and that we have a well-functioning, high-performance team in place
  • You assume full accountability on financial & performance measures
  • You ensure the quality standards internally
  • You work in close collaboration with the Marketing & Sales, Research & Production teams and reports to the Vice-President of the Business Unit Manufacturin


  • You preferably have a background in Engineering
  • You own expertise in simulation, FEA of CFD is a plus
  • You know how to position engineering services in the market
  • As an inspiring leader, you are eager to coach, to develop and to mentor a team
  • You are well-informed about the evolutions and developments related to the Design & Engineering market
  • Apart from good communication skills, both verbal and written, you have good negotiation skills.
  • You are familiar with IP discussions.
  • Your market-assessment techniques and insights are up-to-date and you have confidence while talking with clients, suppliers, or contractors
  • Being customer-oriented is your second nature
  • Working in a matrix organization is no problem, you easily find your way and can set up an internal network in no time
  • You are good with numbers & figures
  • You are willing to travel up to 20% of your time

Materialise offers

People are the cornerstone of Materialise and we treasure the talent, skills, and values of our employees very highly. We believe that maintaining the right environment and culture for employees is crucial for an organization’s success. Therefore, we are devoted to building a global team of specialists in an open environment that favors personal growth. Programs have been put in place to keep our fair, direct company culture alive. Moreover, we proudly invest in personal development and offer challenging careers where employees are empowered to grow professionally as well as personally. You will liaise with different people throughout the organization on a daily basis and we guarantee that no day will be the same. Your effort and energy will be rewarded with a competitive salary and with extralegal advantages. In order to have a good work-life balance, we offer you flexible working hours.