• Business Development
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

MVRDV is looking for an ambitious and experienced Business Development Manager with a deep understanding of the Dutch real estate market and architecture industry. You need to be a motivated self-starter and have confidence in taking ownership of several projects simultaneously. You are also an open-minded person who prefers to work in a team of real professionals. Last but not least, you are a sales rockstar and know how to manage client relationships. Does this sound like you?

This is us

MVRDV is a global operating firm with a team of more than 300 employees, dedicated to innovative architecture and urban design. Founded in 1993, the MVRDV headquarters are based in Rotterdam with subsidiaries in Shanghai, Berlin, Paris, and New York.


  • Master’s degree in Real Estate, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture or Architecture.

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the building industry, with at least 1-3 years of experience in a similar position (e.g. Business Development Manager, Sales manager, etc.).

  • Fluent Dutch speaker with strong communication skills, both verbal and written. You also need to have a good command of English.

  • Experience in project management. You need to be able to define a project scope, establish processes, plan costs, predict risks, manage various stakeholders, etc.

  • Proven track record of lead generation and creative business development ideas. You can convert market feedback into structural proposals and strategies.

  • Outstanding organizational, negotiation and pitching skills.

  • Experienced Adobe Creative Suite, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint user.

  • An ideal candidate should also have a wide professional network of contacts in the Netherlands (commercial real estate and/or cultural real estate business, with further connections to urban planning and design opportunities.)


In short, you will be focusing on the new business development opportunities for MVRDV in the Netherlands. Here is a brief summary of tasks that you can expect:

  • Generating new business leads and developing our existing network of clients focusing on commercial, public and urban projects.

  • Developing proposals and strategies for new opportunities. Presenting these to various stakeholders, both internally and externally.

  • Proactively managing relationships with existing and prospective clients.

  • Actively supporting the Business Development team as a whole. Aiming to achieve broader goals and targets together with the team.

  • You are going to join a team of talented business developers which is part of the Strategy and Development studio.

  • You will report to the Global Head of Business Development.

What we offer

Beyond the opportunity to work within a globally and ambitious company, here are a few benefits that we offer:

  • An exciting, inspiring and international working environment.
  • Competitive salary, considering your skills and personal value for the organization. The salary is determined by the collective agreement for staff employed in architecture (Architecten CAO).
  • Personal development budget.
  • Travel allowance for your home-office commutes.
  • You automatically take part of the Architects Pension scheme when working for MVRDV.
  • 30 paid holiday days based on a fulltime employment of 40 working hours per week.
  • Regular excursions, parties and corporate activities such as sports.
  • A healthy lunch in our office.
  • We contribute to your sports subscription at OneFit.
  • A great office location in the center of Rotterdam near the train station.

We’d love for you to join us!

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


Please reach out to us if you are interested after reading this vacancy and you want to learn more about this position, the team or our organization. Apply and/or leave your contact details if you want to explore the potential opportunities!

If you want to know more about the application procedure, feel free to contact Valeriia Savchenko (Recruitment Coordinator) via

Other information

  • Our interview process may include a written business case, which will be executed in Dutch and English.

  • Please add your cover letter in Dutch.