Junior Business Development Manager

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For the International Development Unit of Ecorys, we are looking for a Junior Business Development Manager

Workplace environment

The International Development Unit (IDU) leads on Ecorys work in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. The unit employs a hundred full and part-time permanent staff in Rotterdam, London, Brussels, Sofia, India, Zambia, Bangladesh and Ghana as well as more than 100 experts on a diverse range of projects across the world. Our main clients include EuropeAid, the World Bank and major bilateral European donors, such as UK Aid. Our core focus areas are Governance, Public Finance Management (PFM), Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Sectors and Natural Resource Management. As a result of our recent strong growth, we are looking to further strengthen our business development and programme management capacity to help us implement and expand our growing portfolio.


The Junior Business Development Manager will be either based in Rotterdam or Brussels and will be primarily responsible for the development of significant opportunities with the European Commission, with a special focus on projects commissioned by the Directorate–General for International Partnerships (INTPA). He/she reports to the Director Business Development of the IDU in Rotterdam. 


  • To acquire, manage and/or supervise projects, in cooperation with our offices worldwide
  • To carry out strategic marketing and business intelligence activities, i.e. identifying project opportunities at an early stage
  • Support to networking with (potential) clients, national and international funding agencies, partners and experts. Focus will be on developing, pre-accession and neighbourhood countries
  • Management of the bid preparation process
  • Proposal writing (organisation and methodology)
  • Project management of large projects including financial management


  • University degree, ideally in a Business or Economics related discipline
  • Three years of relevant working experience; can also consist of internships and or a PHD (business development, technical assistance projects for international donors, monitoring and evaluation, project management)
  • International working experience in external aid policies and in pre-accession and neighbourhood issues is compulsory and experience as a consultant (internship or PHD experience) or technical expert would be an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French
  • Team player with excellent networking skills, able to work with people with different nationalities and backgrounds
  • Strong networks within DG INTPA (formerly known as DG DEVCO) and DG NEAR and with other institutions and companies based in Brussels would be an asset
  • Highly organised and methodical in a deadline-driven environment
  • Project management skills including knowledge on project finances
  • Knowledge of EU procurement rules related to technical assistance projects
  • Ability and willingness to travel worldwide

What we offer

Ecorys offers its employees a professional, stimulating and learning environment and scope for personal development. We ensure that our employees rank among the best in their field. Talented professionals who opt for Ecorys want to make a difference and pursue change and progress. Ecorys offers a competitive salary, the opportunity to purchase Ecorys shares, and ample training opportunities.

Ecorys has an informal workplace atmosphere. You will generally work in teams alongside professionals and enthusiastic colleagues. You will be given a large degree of freedom and responsibility.

More information

For more information about the position you can contact per e-mail: Mr. Ivo Gijsberts, Director BD, ivo.gijsberts@ecorys.com, based in Rotterdam.

An assessment can be part of the application procedure.


To apply please send us your motivation letter and CV before 15 February 2021, using our online application form, with reference to “Junior Business Development Manager Rotterdam - Brussels”

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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