Senior Business Developer Power2x & Biobased Chemistry | Delft



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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The energy and feedstock transition of the chemical industry is crucial in order to reach the sustainability goals of society. Public Private Partnerships are an essential part for realizing the necessary innovations.

What will be your role?

You will be responsible for business development for the programs Biorizon and Voltachem in the chemical sector, working closely together with colleague Business Developers, the program managers and scientists to enhance the growth of Biorizon and VoltaChem.
Biorizon is a Joint Innovation Center in the field of bioaromatics between TNO and Vito and based on the Green Chemistry Campus in Bergen op Zoom. VoltaChem aims to accelerate development, scale-up and implementation of industrial electrification and renewable energy storage in chemicals on an industrial scale. It is the aim of our business development activities to define value propositions together with our customers and partners, and to convert these into concrete projects and programs within the Biorizon and VoltaChem programs.
You will:
  • Identify, develop and convert opportunities with (new) clients in the chemical value chain.
  • Manage the business development trajectory from initiation towards realization of the transaction.
  • Define the commercial strategy and most suitable proposition for the market and customers.
  • Communication regarding the activities of Biorizon and Voltachem and TNO through website, fairs, presentations, social media etc.
  • Build up and maintain a professional network in the biobased, equipment and chemical industry.

How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

  • A university degree in a technical field, supplemented by commercial experience;
  • A proven track record and minimal five years of working experience in a commercial role in a technical environment;
  • A relevant network in the chemical value chain and good understanding of the strategic needs towards the material and energy transition;
  • Strong affinity with the topic electrification and biobased chemistry;
  • Strong affinity with a R&D/Technology oriented working environment;
  • Proven and highly developed ability to operate both independently as within a team;
  • Ability and experience to handle the full business development trajectory, from gathering initial market insight, developing propositions to actual deal closing with new partners;
  • International experience and mindset, including willingness to travel;
  • Fluent in English.

What you’ll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • A good pension scheme.
Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

Please apply before the 17th of May. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Recruiter: Anouk Bos
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-413 74015

Hiring manager: Peter Wolfs
Phone number: 08886 65645

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


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