Business Development Manager Pelt (BE)/ Steenwijk (NL)

Job description



The Business Development manager is member of the DYKA Group Innovation & Technology department and identifies business opportunities for the DYKA Group based on customer and market research in new or related domains to our current business activities (e.g. energy transition and smart solutions). He or she translates opportunities into sustainable business cases, positioning DYKA as player or partner in new market segments and developing a growth strategy for sustainable business opportunities. In this role, you will coordinate the full process from identification of opportunities over product and solution development to market launch and the realization of profitable sales.



  • You identify business opportunities with focus on energy transition and smart solutions in line with our business strategy
  • You stay on top of market trends and evolution in domains (related) to those where DYKA Group operates based on a strategic network of contacts you develop in the relevant domains
  • You act as sparring partner for the DYKA Group Leadership Team and Innovation & Technology Director in the identification of future business opportunities 
  • Based on customer and market research you act as subject matter expert to the organization in the respective domains understanding and analyzing possible business application or solutions in existing or new markets
  • You advice on the optimal route to market for the newly proposed solution offering
  • You translate opportunities into sustainable business cases and act as project manager for the development of new business opportunities
  • You manage the lifecycle of the opportunities you initiate: monitoring, evaluating and adjusting our solution offering if necessary
  • You draw up annual plans for the product ranges including the full sales process and support sales in further commercialization after original market launch
  • Support the marketing team as sparring partner with respect to our product offering, naming and branding and product documentation 
  • You educate and advise colleagues, retailers and other buyers of our solution as a real ambassador
  • You transfer the product category to the organization once a stable business is developed


·        You have a master’s degree or equivalent through professional experience

  • You have at least 5 years relevant international business development experience in a manufacturing environment  
  • You are an entrepreneur with a hands on mentality
  • You are a networker with excellent communication and influencing skills
  • You show strong analytical and conceptual thinking
  • You are able to work in an international matrix organization
  • Flexibility to travel
  • You have proven change management experience
  • You are able to work autonomously and independently
  • You show technical interest or affinity
  • You have an excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, mastering French is a plus
  • You show behavior in line with in our people principles: we take action, we make things happen, we grow together and we delight our customers
  • You actively contribute to a safe working environment
  • Job based in Belgium or the Netherlands


Your workplace can be in BE (Pelt) or NL (Steenwijk), depending on where you live.

Business Development
DYKA Group
Experience level
Entry Level