• Business Development
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

Are you looking for a position in an international architectural firm? MVRDV is currently looking for an experienced Business Developer to join its globally active Business Development team for Francophone projects.


As a BD Collaborator, you will be an integral part of the business development team.

We work together to find new projects for MVRDV, including through public tenders, private competitions, active research and pitching. A typical day can consist of analyzing potential projects and developments, liaising with the architectural teams, producing project proposals, and other tender management. As part of this work you will also maintain and develop MVRDVs network with other collaborators and potential clients. Aligned with the office and studio strategy you will develop presentations and proposals for new opportunities to further MVRDV’s success.


  • An exciting international working environment
  • An appropriate salary, considering your skills and personal value to the organization. The salary is determined by the collective agreement for staff employed by architecture (Architecten CAO)
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Regular excursions and parties
  • Public transport allowance for journeys between home and work
  • An attractive pension scheme (Architects Pension)
  • 30 paid holiday days for a 40-hour working week
  • A healthy lunch and great communal activities such as sports


MVRDV is a globally leading architecture and urbanism practice based in Rotterdam with offices in Shanghai, Paris & Berlin. Founded by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries in 1993, we create social, innovative, realistic, green and remarkable architecture for a changing world. We believe that our work makes the world a better place by realizing dreams that actively contribute to global urgencies. We are a dynamic, ambitious and growing organization with currently 300 staff.

MVRDV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants equally, regardless of gender or marital status, race or colour, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or age.


Please fill in the online form and upload your motivation letter and CV. If you don’t fill in the application form we cannot consider your application.


  • Creative and innovative skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities with attention to details
  • Fluent in French and English language with strong written and verbal communication
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Business Development
  • Understanding of architectural processes and management
  • Understanding of project development and / or conception
  • Candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands are preferred
  • Strong organizational, project management and time management skills
  • Strong consumer and customer focus / strong at customer contact, a person that easily connects
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and eager to develop new customer leads and driving new sales partnerships
  • Good negotiator: able to influence, also in informal decision structures, pro-active leadership mindset
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment
  • Experience in producing tender responses – public and private.

A plus:

  • Graphic design skills and experience with creating diagrams and layouts will be highly valued