Business Developer

CarbonX is an advanced materials company originating from Delft University of Technology. We produce a revolutionary new carbon material that combines high performance and sustainability to make a positive impact in multiple markets. From more durable, fuel-efficient tires to lightweight battery packs for electric vehicles, our material solutions can actively contribute to lowering CO2 and particle emissions. Not just in the future, but today.

CarbonX® is made by emulsifying an oil feedstock to create a unique 3D network structure of interconnected carbon filaments, which brings advantages in terms of light weight, durability and processability. The process also allows for the use of waste oils, yielding a 100% circular solution. We produce several commercial grades and our state-of-the-art R&D labs based in Delft are equipped to support and accelerate application development for our clients.

Our team has been growing rapidly and will keep doing so. Therefore, we are currently looking for a Business Developer to bring CarbonX to customers globally.

 

The Team

You will be joining an international sales team based out of Delft. Business development is divided by geographical markets, industries and applications. At the moment, we are exploring the elastomer and thermoplastics markets in Europe, US and China. We actively target market segments in Automotive, E&E and Manufacturing. We also look for other areas where our product fits on an ongoing basis. We find our clients in (international) conferences and exhibitions and travel regularly to give keynote speeches and meet our prospects. The sales team works very closely with the technical team.

 

What will you do?

As a Business Developer, your main responsibility consists of growing your market share. You are challenged to define your market, find your targets and create a sales strategy that resonates with your clients. We believe in creativity and consultative selling. Development cycles in material science can be long and we support our clients all the way up to the final product. You will be nurturing this process in collaboration with your technical colleagues. Since CarbonX is a new material that helps companies innovate, you will focus on this in your story and presentation. As a team, we continuously review our tactics and adapt to new situations, successes and challenges. This means you are asked to be flexible and, if needed, change course.

 

Your responsibilities:

  • Build a comprehensive business development/sales strategy
  • Onboard clients, introduce them to CarbonX
  • Client management during development phase
  • Coordinate negotiations
  • Arrange international shipments
  • Sales administration
  • Coordinate & attend international conferences

 

Who are you?

You are looking for a commercial challenge, you like technical products and you have an interest in sustainability. Enthusiasm, curiosity, and pro-activity describe your attitude in business. Having an analytical mind, a feel for the chemicals/materials industry, an and a good dose of competitiveness will seal the deal.

There are a few musts to fit this role:

  • You need to have experience in a sales role and/or environment
  • You need to have affinity with technical subjects
  • You need to have a Bachelor diploma
  • You need to be fluent in English, both written and oral
  • You need to live in travelling distance from our Delft office

And some nice-to-haves:

  • A technical background
  • Fluent in Dutch

 

We offer you:

  • A chance to join a fast-growing, innovative materials company where you can learn, create your own network and grow with the international success we are now starting to achieve
  • International travel approximately three times a year
  • Travel reimbursement according to company policy
  • Salary: max €3100 gross a month, including holiday allowance
  • 25 vacation days a year
  • A focus on personal development and room for professional growth

 

You will get a full-time appointment for 1 year with the intention for long-term cooperation. More importantly, you will get the opportunity to work in a friendly, open and innovative environment where the next generation of materials is being designed. You will be part of an international team of around 30 passionate colleagues who will not only happily share their knowledge and experience with you, but also guarantee a weekly taste of international cuisine and baking skills. Getting hungry yet? Our office is located in Delft.

If you are interested in this position, please send your English resume and motivation letter using the contact from. For questions, you may contact Sophie Dik (Sales Director) at +31 (0)6 21688947.

If you are interested in this position, please send us your English resume and motivation.

 

Interested? Apply here