Business Developer Digitalization | The Hague

Do you want to have real impact on making cities more smart? Are you ready to push the transition towards Digitalization as a business developer for TNO? Than this is your chance of a lifetime!


Den Haag

Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

Making technology that is practicable in its early days. TNO is committed to do this with the deployment of new technologies. By trying out new technologies, we gather data, which we then use to build simulations that help predict on a large scale the impact of a change on a city or metropolitan region.

Does a traveler go by car, take the train or get on a bicycle? The better we understand why a certain mobility is chosen, the better we can predict the extent to which the traveler will switch to a new modality with a new price and a new proposition, such as is currently happening with Uber or car sharing. But can you ever get people out of their cars, and will the new mode of transport really improve the environment and quality of life in the city?
In this role, you will be responsible for a large part of our national and occasionally international business portfolio and revenue, with a structural contribution to our strategic program Digitalization. You will be responsible for business development and innovative propositions for multiple stakeholders, that will accelerate our roadmap. In day-to-day operations, you will support and work together with colleagues in the Digitalization program, consisting of business developers and the leading consultants and scientists in the field of accessibility and livability of cities.

What do we require of you?

  • Strong affinity with smart cities, smart mobility, and digitalization;
  • A proven track record of work experience in a commercial role; Experience in business development both in subsidy programs as well as in a B2G & B2B environment;
  • Ability and proven experience to coordinate multiple business development trajectories at the same time, with focus on actual deal closing with new and existing partners;
  • Strong affinity with an R&D/Technology oriented and dynamic working environment;
  • Proven and highly developed ability to operate both independently as within a team;
  • An university degree in a technical or commercial field, supplemented by commercial training and experience;
  • Fluent in both English and Dutch language.

What can you expect of your work situation?

The mission of the Unit Traffic and Transport is to boost the well-being of society by ensuring safe, efficient, accessible and sustainable traffic and transport solutions. We do this by helping the competitive strength of industry for longer-term goals and combining this with adaptive policy programming. Within this unit, the program “Digitalization” works on trying out new technologies, gathering data, and building simulations that help predict on a large scale the integral impact of a change on a city or metropolitan region.
Our work is dynamic and has a high social relevance and impact. This makes our work exciting and dynamic. Our team consists of the best scientist and consultants in the field of smart mobility and smart cities. They are more than happy to take you on board and to help you acquire our next challenges.

What can TNO offer you?

Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.

Application process

You can apply till the 23rd of June. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Sandra Lemmens
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-23967752

Hiring manager: Willar Vonk
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 68413

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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