Experienced Business Development Officer

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Experienced Business Development Officer

We are looking for a Business Development Officer with 8+ years of experience to join our team in Amsterdam.

Full-time · Amsterdam

UNStudio (founded in 1988) is an international architectural design studio with its headquarters in Amsterdam and offices also located in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Dubai and Melbourne. We specialise in architecture, urban development and infrastructural projects.

To ensure UNStudio’s continuous growth we are looking for an Experienced Business Development Officer (40+ hours) for an immediate start.

The Business Development Officer is co-responsible for the expansion of UNStudio’s business network, in co-charge of researching business opportunities and responsible for the planning and preparation of tender documents, RFP's, and business proposals. You will work closely with the Directors, their teams and the other team members of the Communications Department of which Business Development is part.

To make it a success you have excellent social and communication skills, an entrepreneurial mind-set, and a networker by nature. You are familiar with today’s architecture and urban planning related business development processes.

Function Profile:

  • Your efforts are preliminary external and on focused on the development of opportunities
  • Generate new business and develop UNStudio’s network
  • Initiate and develop proposals, presentations and strategy for new opportunities
  • Actively support the Business Development team at large
  • Market research and exploration of opportunities in international markets to expand UNStudio activities
  • Coordination and contribute to tenders, business plans and RFP’s
  • You will report to the Director Strategic Development
  • You will join a talented team of business developers

The Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 years relevant working experience in similar or relevant field (Architecture, Engineering, Real Estate, Investors)
  • University degree in Architecture, Real Estate, Economics, Communications and/or Business Administration
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Self-discipline and confidence in an ad-hoc environment
  • Stress resistance and a proactive hands-on mentality
  • Fluent (written and spoken) English (native is a plus)
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite


What we offer:

A challenging position in an independent, young and international working environment with a remuneration package following the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement (CAO). Our goal is long-term commitment. 

We look forward to receiving your C.V. + portfolio + short motivation letter.

When you work at UNStudio

  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile, challenging global projects
  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment

  • The city centre of Amsterdam is on your doorstep: one of the world's most beautiful cities
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You have the opportunity to initiate and develop research projects with external companies and institutions
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You work in a young international team that is highly ambitious, collegial and social, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You design through discovery, and learn on the job
  • You get as much creative freedom as you are willing to take
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • Friday Afternoon Drinks are always waiting for you
  • Our annual Summer and Winter Events have become legendary
  • You have 30 annual holidays, with a holiday allowance in addition to your annual salary

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