Chief Business Development Officer, Amsterdam

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Linum Consult’s client is a major international company working within the energy sector. They are currently in the process of expanding and are seeking a Chief Business Development Officer from an Engineering background, to further develop their Dutch and wider European operations. This role will be based in their Amsterdam office.


  • Directing and overseeing the Business Development department and company activities, while ensuring continuous support and alignment with the Mergers & Acquisitions and Asset Management functions and all support functions
  • Directing the team in terms of approaching and identifying new and potential business opportunities
  • Providing the Mergers & Acquisitions department with research to better understand the market and therefore ensure better analyses and assessments of the opportunities
  • Tracking business development activities through your team of BD Managers, and using them to collect various local and international information in order to provide new ideas and enhance business development
  • Formulating the Business Development strategy, objectives, annual business plans, budgets, and policies & procedures to support the overall business strategy
  • Setting the annual targets for the investment arm of the company’s BD department in coordination with the overall Business Development team
  • Overseeing the activities of the investment arm’s Business Development, with the aim of identifying, analysing and recommending specific opportunities for the growth and diversification of the company
  • Overseeing all market research studies revealing market trends and growth to direct the Regional Managers towards identifying opportunities that maximise the organisation’s short, medium, and long-term profitability
  • Ensuring that the CEO is kept updated with the latest market analysis and strategic plans as well as the financial impact/outcome of all growth and expansion plans as they relate to the strategic goals and objectives


  • Degree qualification in Engineering majoring in Civil or Power, ideally with another degree in Business Administration
  • At least 10-15 years’ experience, with 6-7 years in a similar role and preferably within the energy/power industry
  • Current knowledge of industry trends
  • Technical knowledge in the energy/power industry
  • Demonstrable experience of project management and business development
  • Fluent in English and Dutch
  • The right to live and work in the EU


If you feel that you have the right background of experience to take up this challenging position, then please formally submit your CV along with your current financial package details for the attention of Francis Ryan to

If your application has been successful, then we will contact you within 72hrs.

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