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Junior Business Development Officer

We are looking for a Junior Business Development Officer to join our growing team in the Middle East.

Full-time · Dubai

The Junior Business Development Officer is to assist in the expansion of UNStudio’s business network in the UAE, in researching business opportunities and is responsible for the planning and preparation of tender documents, RFP's, and business proposals.

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

You will report directly to the company’s Managing Director MEA, initiate and support all Business Development related activities. You will work closely with the Business Development team in Amsterdam

The position is based in Dubai, but occasional travel to Amsterdam and in the region is required. You will collaborate closely with the relevant Amsterdam-based teams.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Proactively anticipating possibilities to expand UNStudio’s network in the Middle East. Collaborate with the Managing Director on the firm’s Business Development efforts and support the strategic efforts of the Managing Director and the Business Development team based in Amsterdam.
  • Researching the local market and identify opportunities to secure projects.
  • Maintain updating and reporting the Business Development Pipeline of UNStudio Middle East.
  • Support the Managing Director UAE with achieving business development goals.
  • Prepare bids/proposals in response to RFP’s and client requests. Production of content, graphics within branding framework.
  • Updating and contributing to the companies CRM database.
  • Support and coordinate with UNStudio’s BD and PR teams in Amsterdam initiatives to increase UNStudio’s exposure in predominantly the Middle East (including events and social media).
  • Part of the tasks are dedicated to the day-to-day business of UNStudio Middle East, which means in addition to the BD tasks the role requires carrying out administrative tasks, to support the Managing Director MEA.

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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