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Senior Business Developer

We are looking for a senior business developer

If you are an experienced business developer and are up for the challenge to drive new growth for an innovative, impactful startup, you’re in the right place!

We’re looking for someone who is excited to share Urban Harvest’s mission with the world, take us from zero to one, and drive new growth. This is a compelling opportunity to join a fast-growth startup and make a meaningful impact on plants, people, and the planet.

As a business developer, you will drive Urban Harvest’s growth into new channels, crops, products, markets, and strategic partnerships. As Urban Harvest grows and requires change, the business developer’s responsibilities will naturally evolve to continually push the frontiers of the business.

Your responsibilities

  • Evaluate the strategic implications of different growth opportunities and drive leadership consensus on which opportunities to pursue and when to pursue them;
  • Execute on near-term opportunities and be accountable for hitting agreed-upon growth objectives;
  • Determine go-to-market strategy for each opportunity;
  • Analyse quantitative and qualitative data and trends and execute testing plan to gather early market insights fast; pivot as required;
  • Identify, build relationships with, evaluate, close, and manage (potential) external partners;
  • Serve as an all-around team player that can lead, support, and close on new growth opportunities as they arise.

You have

  • 5+ years of business development and sales experience;
  • Ability to understand and analyse the implications of strategic growth decisions on the company (including sales, finance, operations, and brand);
  • Experience in complex sales environments, demonstrating success in sales that have a major impact on the business;
  • Ability to forge strong relationships, identify influencers in the industry and nurture them into wins – you can anticipate customer needs and deliver excellent customer outcomes;
  • Insatiable curiosity – you love diving into new information to come up with new insights and solutions;
  • Best-in-class oral and written communication, negotiation, deal creation and presentation skills;
  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, cross-functional environment – you are comfortable managing complex processes with significant ambiguity;
  • Willingness to practice extreme outcome ownership, think expansively and pivot/​adapt fast;
  • Result-oriented attitude with a sense of urgency;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch.

You get

  • An interesting and varied job;
  • Flexible hours with a focus on work/​life balance;
  • Possibility to work partially from home;
  • Possibility to grow within the team;
  • Training & intensive exchange of knowledge and experience to ensure optimal deployment and growth of your skills and competences;
  • An opportunity to shape the business;
  • A salary that fits your expertise and mindset.

Your attributes

  • Collaboration – we know we cannot fix the world’s problems individually, we have to work together to make that happen;
  • Communication – we are a small company and we work well together because we communicate clearly with each other. We want to hear why working with us means something to you;
  • Agility – what we do has never been done before. We are an innovative company and we constantly develop how we operate, we can always elevate what we are doing and never claim to have all the answers;
  • Accountability – we don’t micromanage. We hire individuals who know what needs to be done and can do so with minimal direction, taking ownership of their projects and deadlines;
  • Respect – we want everyone in our team to have respect for different people, different ideas, and different cultures. We can learn a lot from each other, but respect is key;
  • Empowerment – we provide an environment for growth and development. We need your help to develop our business, and we will help you develop in your career. The sky is the limit, given our ambitious growth plans.

Does this seem like a good fit to you?

Join our team