VP, Business Solutions, IoT

US-CA-Berkeley | US-CA-Berkeley
Requisition ID
Sales & Business Development


HERE Technologies, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit


The VP, Business Solutions will play a pivotal role within the IoT business group globally. The aim for the IoT Business group is to be the location partner of choice in the world of IoT, to establish new businesses and to contribute diverse data sources to our Open Location Platform (OLP). 


We are looking for an inspiring and driven leader with a passion for IoT and its development into unknown markets, to build a world-class team.


You are the type of individual who seeks answers and finds solutions. You have a profound technological understanding of IoT in terms of strategy, business development, market segments and customers. You will approach this role with a fresh perspective, innovative ideas and, crucially, the experience to successfully implement them. With a proven ability to deliver and extensive man-management expertise, you will instill confidence and enthusiasm within your team. You will be undaunted by the prospect of working on multiple accounts and markets simultaneously, and relish the challenge of nurturing and guiding introduction of new products to market.


You are adept at finding the right solutions for any given problem; an individual with vision whose strategical knowledge and organizational ability leads to seamless cross-team collaboration and successful execution.


The individual should lead by example, must be great at problem solving, ideation and architecture discussions, and must be capable of building competencies around specific skill set in the team.



  • Take a primary role in generating long-term growth by driving early stage GTM for new product lines and new market segments
  • Identify at an early stage with Product Management and Leadership the value proposition/exchange and monetisation
  • Provide thought leadership and direction to the IoT business solutions teams spread across the regions
  • Drive the acquisition and growth of key customer accounts and expansion into emerging markets
  • Lead the proof-of-concepts and make a profound contribution to the assessment of business cases regarding addressable markets, GTM, monetization etc..
  • Lead the division's organization and operational plans to ensure that strategic and tactical plans are aligned with the IoT mission and revenue targets
  • Direct the development, execution and implementation of overall business plans for the organization
  • Drive customer acquisition and revenue generation by managing and coordinating the business development force
  • Direct regional business solutions leaders in managing their processes, determining account strategies, interfacing with their teams and presenting business solutions to achieve revenue objectives
  • Establish customer-specific strategic plans that achieve successful product penetration
  • Create a working environment based on the HERE core values
  • Work collaboratively across team boundaries to share common infrastructure and functional capabilities
  • Communicates key information required for the internal organization to support the IoT business group in keeping and growing the business both short and long term and coordinate the handover to Sales in phase 3 of the GTM-process.
  • Provide feedback into core product teams to influence their roadmap and strategy
  • Consult on a regular basis with IoT LT to align expectations and deliverables


  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred
  • 15 years of relevant Business Development experience in related industries/Tech-companies
  • Strong understanding of software, platform, cloud, connectivity and technology in the widest sense
  • Extensive experience in leadership and organizational management at organizations of considerable size and scope; multinational experience preferred
  • Ability to penetrate both existing and new markets with new products and services and build an organization to keep pace with market growth and disruptive technologies, GTM and business models.
  • Ability to manage key financial measures with an emphasis on accurate forecasting and budgeting.
  • Ability to recognize emerging competitor strategies and develop counter-strategies that maintains or upgrade HERE's market position.
  • Significant market experience in one or more of our core markets of interest (IoT, Cities, Mobility, Tracking)
  • Proven ability to interface, influence and manage with all levels of organization.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Additional languages a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to think creatively and elicit results from others

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets.


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