Business Development Director

"People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic"

Business Development Director

Are you keen to establish and foster relationships with leading innovative companies in an entrepreneurial scene? Do you want to achieve first-hand experience with setting-up and closing deals with entrepreneurial leaders? Are you excited about joining Erasmus University Rotterdam’s official entrepreneurial study association?

As you are reading right now, we are looking for a Business Development Director to carry forward ECE Student’s expansive network of startups and many other businesses. Together with a passionate board, you will be leading and representing ECE Students both on the university campus and to our partners. Besides creating new opportunities for ECE Students, you will be given the responsibility for various projects and events. In this exciting position you can expect to have meetings with CEOs and founders, find the best speakers and widen your professional network.

As Business Development Director, you will…
  • Be in charge of securing and maintaining relationships with external parties;
  • Gain leadership experience by supervising various committees and allowing committee members, especially your Business Development Committee, to develop and thrive within a vibrant community;
  • Maintain and develop our Customer Relations Management System;
  • Attend disrupting events and expand your network rapidly;
  • Create innovative strategies to acquire more funding;
  • Develop effective persuasion, negotiation and sales skills to convince external parties of establishing a relationship
You are…
  • A great communicator, fluent in written and oral English;
  • Proficient in Dutch (a plus, but not required);
  • Available to work 20 hours/week (flexible hours);
  • Available during the summer of 2023 (hours TBD);
  • Keen to work with a diverse and driven Board;
  • Capable to deal with rejection, and stay motivated to continue seeking new partners;
  • Experienced in sales, lead generation or partnerships through past work or voluntary activities;
  • Experienced in CRM systems (Hubspot, Pipeline, etc.);
  • Willing to carry forward the vibrant spirit of ECE Students.

Interested in a Board year at ECE Students?

Once you have decided that our Board year will be the next step of your career, you can complete your application by following the steps below:

  1. Click the “Apply” button below, and fill in your personal details.
  2. Submit a short Motivation Letter (max. 400 words).
  3. Upload your  Curriculum Vitae

Interested in knowing more?

In case you’d like to get a more rounded view on our association and a Board year, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We are always up for a (virtual) coffee and are happy to answer your remaining questions. 😉

Please send a mail to board@ecestudents.nl with your name, phone number, preferred position(s) and any other additional comments you might have. We’ll get back to you to ASAP!