Business Developer Green & Sustainable Innovations

Catalyze   Amsterdam-Duivendrecht   WO   Fulltime

As Catalyze we strive to impact human and enviromental health. Projects to reduce waste, improve food (production) technology and many other projects to improve our environment.

Through our services we aim to raise funding for the most ambitious R&D projects and technologies. Furthermore, we help our clients grow with dedicated management consulting services, market research, business intelligence and corporate strategies. These services are provided to various types of innovative organizations such as Start-ups, Small Medium Enterprises (SME), large companies (multinationals), universities and research organizations.

We are expanding our Green & Sustainable Innovations team and therefore looking for a:

Business Developer Green & Sustainable Innovations

You will join a growing international team in Amsterdam bursting with energy. As a business developer Green & Sustainable Innovations you can make a difference in our professional and dynamic scale-up organization who offers room for independence and professional development.

What are you going to do?

It is a big challenge for our clients to raise funds for their innovative projects. As a Business Developer, you will identify and qualify prospects, discuss their project ideas and funding strategy. When you have identified a strong match, you will negotiate the contract terms and close the deal which enables us to start working on their grant applications (and related projects). In addition, you will maintain existing customer relationships, visit conferences and attend client events. You will work with universities, companies and research institutes in Europe and far beyond. Your goal is to accelerate the development of their innovative products.

What are we looking for?
Ideally this will be your second sales position. Your degree in agriculture or food technology gives you an advantage in understanding our customers when it comes to advising them on their research and development projects. You have a passion for innovation, and you strive to help our customers to bring their products to market faster.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a sales position
  • Master or PhD degree in Agriculture or Food Technology
  • Energetic self-starter with strong persistence

Nice to have
  • Knowledge of grant applications and various funding opportunities
  • Work experience in the in Agri, Food, circulaire economy, sustainability, biobased industry or energy transition 
  • Experience in contract negotiations and closing deals

We offer
  • A competitive gross salary based on experience
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • A good bonus system
  • Option for a lease car
  • 25 vacation days per year (based on a 40 hourly workweek). Optional you can buy 5 additional days.
  • Commuting allowance (public transport 2nd class, most economical way, or € 0,19 per km with a max of 50 km one way)
  • Remote working allowance (max €25,- per month)
  • Employee contribution towards Pension insurance, our pension scheme is based on a defined contribution scheme. (NN)
  • Training & development possibilities
  • Great colleagues and pleasant and fun work environment
  • Friday drinks, ski-trips and lots of other fun activities with your colleagues
  • Healthy lunch in the office
  • Vitality programm

How to apply for this career opportunity?
Are you interested in this position? Then we would like to receive your motivation with CV by submitting our Online Application Form.

For questions and more information about the Business Developer Green & Sustainable Innovations vacancy, please contact Dhr. Sander Dirks (Recruiter) on phone number 0203034388.
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Dhr. Sander Dirks