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Dutch-Speaking Business Development Manager

  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Business Development

Job description

We are looking for a Dutch-Speaking Business Development Manager to join our Global Business Development team based at our Rotterdam headquarters.

This is us

MVRDV is a globally leading architecture and urbanism practice based in Rotterdam with offices in Shanghai, Paris & and 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.

The Business Development team

As a member of the Business Development team, we work together to find new projects for MVRDV, including through public tenders, private competitions, active research, and pitching. While your primary focus will be on the Dutch language markets, you will also assist the team on other markets when needed. A typical day can consist of analyzing potential projects and developments, liaising with the architectural teams, and producing project proposals. You will be active across many areas of architecture and urbanism - such as tender production, the design process and project delivery, market research, commercial proposals, and communication with several outside parties including consultants, public entities, and private clients. Because of this, you will gain extensive knowledge of architectural and urban development processes from the inside, while also getting a chance to practice your ability to sell ideas and buildings.

You come with some experience in business development, communications, or perhaps as a designer within the architecture field – and are driven by winning new projects for MVRDV.

Job tasks

  • Analyzing potential projects and developments, market research
  • Producing project proposals, tender documents, financial proposals
  • Strong communication skills – written and spoken
  • Liaising with the architectural teams
  • Assembling project teams and liaising with potential consultants
  • You will join a talented team of business developers which is part of the Strategy and Development studio and work to further the success of MVRDV

Job requirements

  • 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.).
  • Excellent spoken and written Dutch and English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset
  • Creative and innovative skills
  • Experienced Adobe Creative Suite, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint user.
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Understanding of architectural processes
  • Understanding of project development and/or conception
  • Familiarity specifically with InDesign and Excel
  • Graphic design skills and experience with creating diagrams and layouts will be highly valued
  • Candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands are preferred

What we offer

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

  • Competitive salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement for Architects.
  • Personal development budget.
  • Travel allowance for your home-office commutes.
  • You automatically take part in the Architects Pension scheme when working for MVRDV.
  • 30 paid holiday days based on a full-time 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!

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications. Do you recognize yourself in this statement? MVRDV encourages you to reconsider and apply. You do not need to tick all the boxes to join our team. We care more about your motivation and potential! We look forward to your application.

How to apply

Please fill in the online form and upload your motivation letter and CV preferably as PDF not larger than 5mb. You can also check how we hire.


Curious about your future teammates?

Check out our Team page, where you can find every employee and their Studio.