Business Development Officer - English

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Contract info:
Language(s) required:

English (Fluent)
Depends on experience
Start date:
1 year with view to extension
Smaragda Dize
Call: +31 (0)20 406 9183


Looking for an opportunity to be part of a remarkable company focused on teamwork and excellent service?

Then read on.

Our Ghanaian client who is are currently opening up a new office in Rotterdam is looking for a Business Development Officer to join their team. This company provides both on and offshore catering services plus wholesale & retail distribution of fast moving goods. This is a real opportunity to join a team that will help shape their organisation in the Netherlands.

Apply today for your chance to be part of something big.


Job Profile for Business Development Officer
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Prospecting for potential clients within the shipping and hospitality industries
  • Researching for contracts in the Oil & Gas and the mining industries
  • Identifying and initiating new business opportunities
  • Meeting potential clients by growing, maintaining, leveraging your network
  • Researching and building relationships with new clients
  • Setting up meetings between client decision makers and leaders
  • Working with a team to develop proposals that speak to the client’s needs, concerns and objectives
  • Selling of products and services to new and existing clients
  • Writing reports and make presentations to customers and management
  • Attending events and conferences to gain information on market trends and competitors


Candidate Profile for Business Development Officer

  • Must be fluent in English, with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Detain a  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Dutch market is a plus
  • 3-5 years’ experience in sales/marketing of which 3 years should be preferably in the  shipping industry
  • An experience in the hospitality industry is highly advantageous
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Acquired technical knowledge and experience within this field
  • Organized and capable of multitasking when needed
  • Negotiation, business development, analytical mind, and problem-solving skills are a must


What Our Client Offers

  • The opportunity to be part of a highly regarded and exciting organisation
  • Opportunity to shape the organisation in the Netherlands
  • Laptop and mobile
  • Transportation allowance