Patent Manager

Would you like to be a member of a highly-skilled team of patent and legal professionals who are responsible for driving the patent portfolio strategy? Then please join BDR Thermea Group and…

Full-time, Location: The Netherlands / Remote (but must be able to attend regular meetings in Apeldoorn).

Would you like to be a member of a highly-skilled team of patent and legal professionals who are responsible for driving the patent portfolio strategy for BDR Thermea Group BV to protect the development of innovations in the area of smart heating products and services? This all to enable the global shift towards fully sustainable energy carriers? Do you have at least 3 years of post-EQE experience as a Patent Manager? Do you face challenges with a can-do attitude and do you enjoy working in a multi-cultural and fast-changing environment while contributing towards bringing a zero-carbon world closer every day? Then you might be interested in joining BDR Thermea Group as a Group Patent Manager!

This is what we see as your role

We are looking for a Group Patent Manager who will strengthen our Group IP Department to ensure BDR Thermea Group B.V.’s Intellectual Property is protected in the best possible way. To achieve this, you will collaborate closely with the R&D Department to ensure the inventions have freedom to operate / do not breach any existing patents and are effectively protected.

In this role you will manage patent portfolios and contribute to the development of BDR Thermea Group intellectual property.


  • Ensuring effective and efficient patent protection of all the Business Development Units of BDR Thermea Group B.V.
  • Implementing the IP strategy for specific BDU portfolios
  • Providing appropriate training and advice to Research & Development
  • Improving patent awareness and skills for patentability, freedom to operate and enforcementImplementing internal policies & processes
  • Participating in IP Boards or patent committees
  • Supporting the legal department in preparing Intellectual Property Agreements (IP), including but not limited to licensing agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), development agreements and collaboration agreements on R&D projects

Your knowledge, skills, experience and character include

We are looking for a colleague with excellent communication and collaboration skills. To make this position a success you also:

  • Hold a University degree in a relevant science or engineering discipline e.g. mechanical, physics
  • Have at least 3 years of experience post EQE qualification
  • Have the ability to quickly develop a good understanding and knowledge of heating solutions and related technologies
  • Are fluent in English and German and you preferably have a good understanding of French and Dutch

What’s it like to work at BDR Thermea Group?

Imagine…working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company that is playing a front role in the energy transition going on in the world. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

With us you’ll find a fast-paced, team-oriented working environment where creating opportunities to make a difference is stimulated and valued!

In addition to this, we also offer you:

  • An international career in a challenging environment
  • Passionate and professional colleagues who love what they do
  • Working closely along our Strategic Initiatives contributing towards the energy transition
  • Being part of BDR Thermea Group and contributing to this

Are you ready to dedicate your career to winning the energy transition?

Apply by clicking the button below and submitting your CV and motivation.

About BDR Thermea Group

We are a leading manufacturer and distributor of sustainable climate and sanitary hot water solutions and services around the world. We provide smart thermal comfort solutions for residential and commercial buildings with near-zero carbon footprint. With over 6,700 employees across the world and annual sales close to €2.1 billion, we operate in over 102 countries and have 6 Business Development Units and 13 Manufacturing sites worldwide. We own and sell many of the leading brands for heating products, including Baxi, De Dietrich, Remeha, BRÖTJE, Baymak and Chappee.

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Nicole Donkersloot-Koops

Sr. Corporate Recruiter a.i.