Business Development Manager

Storing vital products with care

Storing vital products with care

(Senior) Business Development Manager

The (Senior) Business Development Manager is responsible for initiating, developing and guiding the growth potential across the Europe and Africa division and is an energy transition advocate. Business development activities vary from the development of new terminals, M&A as well as improving/expanding existing terminals, develop and market new business concepts. The Business Development Manager reports to the Commercial Director Vopak Europe & Africa.


  • A Master's degree in Economics, Engineering, or equivalent;

  • Minimum of 5-10  years relevant international work experience in general, operations and/or sales management in the industry;

  • Understanding and ability to communicate at senior levels in the industry and industry platforms Knowledge of safety and environmental laws and regulations;

  • Insight in market circumstances, including customer and competitor information in the industries;

  • Project management knowledge and skills;

  • Knowledge of company offerings, contracts, investment guidelines, services and company policies, rules, regulations and procedures;

  • Understanding of financial (project) constructions.

What we can offer

  • Market conform salary depending on skills and experience

  • Bonus opportunity

  • Travel allowance

  • 30 holidays on an annual basis

  • Collective Health Insurance (contribution Vopak of 50% of basic package)

  • Vopak's own pension scheme

  • We will continuously invest in your personal growth, and future career path within Vopak


Your three main missions

‘You will create a network to position Vopak for new business opportunities'

'You will be driving growth in the Vopak Network‘

‘You will create value in a challenging and new market environment‘

How will you do this?

With your genuine interest in growth and business development you will create a basis to position Vopak for new opportunities. You will use your network, knowledge, insights, vision and skills, and you will develop initiatives to improve our organization. As an entrepreneur you see opportunities instead of threats. Are you in?

Your job in bulletpoints

  • Maintain and build on a network to position Vopak to grow in new business area's, both in the domain of new energies and in our current business

  • Manage in- and external stakeholders during initiation, selection and definition phase from a business point of view;

  • Identify, evaluate and compare business opportunities, partnerships, customers and preferred locations;

  • Develop business cases for appointed locations, connect with senior level customers and accomplish agreements with partners;

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate has a proven track record in business development, corporate development and/ or M&A. He or she has an industry network that can be used as a basis for new business opportunities and translate this into infrastructural solutions for the customer.  This role requires excellent self-starting skills, communications skills, both oral and written (fluent in English). Networking skills to successfully handle social as well as business interactions with various stakeholders.


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Sollicitatie procedure

Stap 1
Stap 2
1e interview
Stap 3
Online assessment
Stap 4
2e interview
Stap 5

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