Vacancy Business Development Director

Thursday, July 11, 2019 11:16:49 am

The Netherlands Business Council UAE (NBC) is a not for profit organization servicing companies and individuals with a clear business connection to the Netherlands. NBC’s objective is to promote the interests of the Dutch business community in the UAE and to encourage mutual awareness, exchange of information and cultural cooperation between the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates. In close collaboration with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai the NBC organizes multiple monthly networking events.

With the support of NL in Business, the Netherlands Business Council UAE will open a new office in Dubai in September 2019 to expand and strengthen its powerful network and create a start-up hub for Dutch Businesses looking to expand to the UAE.

We are looking for a hands on enthusiastic full-time Business Development Director to build, develop and implement new strategies and business plans as approved by the NBC Executive Committee to further grow the organization.


• Planning and implementation of commercial strategies, quarterly reporting.
• Developing and expanding membership services supporting and attracting new Dutch companies.
• Developing and expanding associate memberships with local companies and government authorities.
• Growing existing membership base by account management and loyalty programs.
• Building relationships and growing revenue from network partners and sponsors.
• Active involvement in incoming trade missions from the Netherlands by organizing events and offering matchmaking services to our members
• Researching the GCC market, identifying new strategies.
• Creating and maintaining an influential regional network with local governmental institutions, other business councils, Consulate General and Embassy of the Netherlands in the UAE and all potential partners.
• Assisting in debt collection & after sales.
• Managing website, the members’ directory and overall business development.
• Developing and maintaining social media and newsletters.

Our wishlist for the role:

• University degree or equivalent educational diploma;
• Fluent in Dutch language and English;
• Proven track record in sales or business development;
• Proven ability and experience in writing a comprehensive business plan;
• Good connection with and understanding of the local business community;
• Good connection with Dutch professional and social community;
• Ability to coordinate and operate within a team;
• Ability to present and discuss the business plan at board level and with key stakeholders;
• A networker; ability to promote and represent organization both within circles of government and private sector;
• A high degree of professional and personal ethics;
• Willingness and ability to extend employment by at least 2 years.

What we offer:

• A basic salary + a performance bonus
• Great colleagues and back-office
• A large amount of freedom on how to do the job

How to apply? Please send your CV + motivation letter in English to Stefanie Schachtschabel Chairman, Netherlands Business Council UAE at before August 15, 2019. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interview will be conducted before and after the submission deadline.