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Business Development Associate - Industry



Sales & Business Development
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Business Development Associate - Industry

At Gradyent we're looking for a Business Development Associate - Industry to join our team.

Full-time · Rotterdam

About Gradyent

Providing heating and cooling for homes, buildings and industry accounts for roughly 50% of global energy consumption. Smart production, exchange and consumption of heat in heating grids is the most significant opportunity for cities and industries to decarbonise. Yet, as heating grids transform towards renewables, they become increasingly complex and require a new approach to control and design.

Gradyent is a leading software provider that helps cities and heavy industry decarbonise faster by digitising, optimising, and transforming their heat networks with our Digital Twin. We are scaling the platform globally and looking for a driven Business Development Associate to help us scale in the industrial sector. Our team has doubled in the past two years and we’re positioned for continued growth.

Who You Are

This new position plays an important role to help us scale in the industrial market. It fits very well to entrepreneurial high-calibre young professionals that are excited about commercialisation of high-tech solutions and look to make sustainable impact.

Whether you have a degree in business or engineering, or you’re a quick learner with an entrepreneurial mindset, you love to build and are ready to help us with our mission and grow. You’re a passionate and adaptable individual with excellent communication skills. You have a knack for connecting with people and can nurture professional relationships.

You are tech-savvy, analytical, fast learning, proactive, and results-driven. You can easily digest complex ideas and distill it into simple messaging. You love building business with high-tech solutions.

What You Bring

  • 1-3 years of experience in business development, consultancy or sales.
  • BSc, MSc, or higher with excellent results and an affinity for high-tech solutions
  • Demonstrated, intrinsic motivation to tackle climate change through technology and innovation.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You have commercial acumen and enjoy working with and interacting with clients.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset: you enjoy initiating and driving projects to completion.
  • You are technologically savvy: you enjoy working with and learning about high-tech solutions and can translate technical subjects into commercially relevant material.
  • You can work cross-functionally with members from different teams.
  • You enjoy working in an international environment and traveling abroad.

Bonus Points

  • You understand what it takes to be successful in a scale-up environment.
  • You are fluent in German or Dutch.

Find yourself checking a lot of these boxes but doubting whether you should apply? At Gradyent, we support a growth mindset for our teams through all stages of their careers. If you meet some of the requirements and you share our values, we encourage you to apply. As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we’re invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.

What We Offer

  • A very ambitious scale-up: raised Series A from an international consortium of investors in the sustainable energy industry, on the path to series B.
  • The opportunity to grow quickly in a dynamic entrepreneurial team.
  • The chance to have a direct impact on sustainability and energy transition.
  • An international, inspiring environment of brilliant, fun, creative professionals. A fast, dynamic and high-performance culture open to new ideas and full of learning opportunities.
  • A competitive salary with a variable incentive (SAR) on top.
  • An excellent benefits package and fantastic team events.

Apply for the job

Do you want to join our team as our new Business Development Associate - Industry? Then we'd love to hear about you!

Gradyent enables district heating networks to transform into more sustainable systems. We offer a cloud platform solution to create digital twins of heating networks, powered by AI and analytics, to optimize temperature, flow and pressure. We help to realize the system’s potential: minimizing energy usage, CO2 emissions and operating costs, while maintaining the right levels of end-user heat supply.
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