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Head of Strategic Partnerships

Permanent contract
Paris

C12 develops reliable & application-specific quantum computers, to solve highly complex computing tasks, currently out of reach of even most powerful supercomputers.

Building a quantum computer still needs innovators ready to tackle exciting challenges. C12 founders are convinced that only a new material for the qubit will bring a technological breakthrough.

C12 uniquely uses carbon nanotubes as the fundamental building blocks of its quantum processor. This high-purity material minimizes errors, radically improves performance and reduces hardware overhead for fault-tolerant computing. Combined with well-established semiconductor techniques, carbon nanotubes will help scale quantum computing, just as silicon revolutionized classical computing.

Founded in 2020, C12 is a fast-growing start-up, having raised a seed round of USD 10 million in June 2021 and building its own lab space in the center of Paris.

C12’s unique technology

At C12, a qubit, the fundamental functional unit of a quantum computer, is built from an ultra-pure carbon nanotube suspended above a silicon chip containing control electrodes and a quantum communication bus. Spin qubits coupled to a microwave cavity brings interesting perspectives for their individual control and manipulation as well as for the circuit architecture. A suspended isotopically pure 12C nanotube holds great promises in terms of stability, as it reduces all sources of decoherence (charge noise, nuclear spin noise, phonon relaxation).

C12 encourages all who feel qualified to apply. Recruitment decisions are based solely on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience. Applications from women are particularly welcomed.

Your role at C12 Quantum

We already have two international projects running and we’re now embarking on a rapid scale-up journey globally. Along with the CEO, you will help source, structure, deliver and run partnerships with various players from the Quantum Computing ecosystem (cloud providers, quantum software, end users).

You will cultivate and develop relationships among business partners while also evangelizing about quantum computing and C12’s unique technology. You will also contribute to the product development roadmap, as C12 is building its first products and is still pre-revenues. 

Understand quantum computing market trends and identify opportunities for new partnerships.

Evangelize C12’s tech and brand externally, attend conferences to represent C12 and build professional networks among the Quantum Computing ecosystem

Manage relationships with customers and strategic partners to build the brand and the business. Liaise with partners to solve issues, communicate needs and create synergy.

Contribute to C12’s early product development by linking external needs to internal capabilities.

Analyze and report on current and potential partner initiatives, forecast for strategic changes and report on key metrics.

About you
  • You have a master degree or a specialization in business, administration / management, or a related field
  • You have prior experience (at least 5 years) in closing and running strategic partnerships with global accounts, in quantum computing, high-performance computing  or cloud computing
  • You have the ability to quickly understand market trends and identify business opportunities
  • You are a strategic thinker with expert communication skills
  • Good communication in English (verbal and written) is essential
  • Organizational skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment are also beneficial
  • Former experience in quantum computing and/or study of quantum physics is seen as an advantage
You should join us if
  • You want to contribute to achieve landmark results in quantum computing, making a difference in the emerging quantum technologies
  • You want to work within an 20-people team with various backgrounds in nano-fabrication, quantum electronics, and carbon nanotube science to materialize the vision of a revolutionary quantum computing processor
  • You want to learn about quantum computing
  • You relate to our values (excellence, scientific integrity, diversity, curiosity, and care) and want to help us define our product-focus culture  and ambition to accelerate

We can offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including share options

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