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Business Development Manager

  • Leiden, Netherlands

Job description

Hi, we are Samotics!👋 With our unique, AI-driven solution we help many of the world's largest industrial companies to make unplanned downtime history and reduce energy waste. Our mission? To reduce the global energy consumption by 10%! Read more about it.

We are looking for a Business Development manager. Are you interested in taking the full responsibility for growing our top priority industry verticals? Do you want to make an impact? And are you ready for an acceleration in your career? Then read on!

About the team 👋

Over the past year, we have seen a large surge in the amount of successes and value generated for our growing customer base. After a successful Series A funding round, closing strategic partnerships and landing large framework agreements with end-users in the past 12 months, we are looking to maintain our exponential growth in the coming years and meet increased customer demand for its analytics services. Therefore, we are looking to add multiple Business Development Managers to strengthen the commercial team further. 

Your challenge 🎯

As a Business Development Manager at Samotics, you will play a pivotal role in propelling our company's growth by identifying and developing new market opportunities. Your primary focus will be on expanding our reach within uncharted industry verticals, leveraging our unique technology to meet and exceed our ambitious growth targets

Your key responsibilities:

  • Strategically identify and develop new business opportunities within untapped industry verticals, aligning with Samotics' mission to reduce energy consumption.

  • Take full ownership of the end-to-end sales process, from lead generation to deal closure, ensuring a robust pipeline of new business opportunities.

  • Forge and nurture strong relationships with potential clients, understanding their needs and positioning Samotics as a key partner in achieving their sustainability goals.

  • Collaborate closely with the product and marketing teams to align business development strategies with market demand and product capabilities.

  • Lead the charge in expanding Samotics' market presence, embodying our ethos of proactive action and customer centricity in every interaction.

  • Provide strategic insights to the leadership team, influencing the direction of product development and market positioning based on market feedback and trends.

Job requirements

What you'll bring ⭐

  • A proven track record of success in business development, preferably within the SaaS or technology sectors, with at least 5 years of commercial experience.

  • A dynamic, strategic thinker with a knack for uncovering new business opportunities and a passion for driving technological adoption on a global scale.

  • Exceptional relationship-building skills, with the ability to connect with clients and internal teams alike to drive business growth.

  • A consultative approach to sales, combining strong analytical skills with a keen understanding of customer needs.

  • Flexibility for occasional travel, with a readiness to engage with clients and industry partners across the globe.

What we offer 🚀

  • You get the chance to make an impact by working on cutting-edge technology that has the potential to reduce global energy consumption by 10%.

  • A fun and professional company culture based on the principle of freedom and responsibility

  • Work and have fun in our custom-designed penthouse at a three-minute walk from Leiden Central, made with 90% recycled materials and with our own bar.

  • Flexibility to work from home in combination with working from the company office

  • Daily fresh lunches and healthy snacks when working in the office

  • A lot of company events such as pub quizzes, chess tournaments and wine tastings.

  • A competitive salary and holiday allowance in May

  • 25 vacation days a year and generous parental leave

  • 100% employer-funded pension plan

  • Automatic enrolment in our Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR) scheme which allows you to benefit from a potential exit event

  • A travel allowance (public transport business card) and €65 net connectivity allowance per month

Ready to join? Apply now!
We believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to fostering innovation and creativity. Research shows that there is a tendency among women and individuals from underrepresented communities to apply for vacancies only when they meet all of the listed qualifications. If this role excites you, but you’re not sure whether you meet all criteria, we would still encourage you to apply. Individuals of all backgrounds, genders, and communities are welcome :)

How to apply 📭

Like what you see? You can become part of the journey, apply now! First, we have some questions for you on the next page. If you seem a good fit based on your application, we invite you for a first informal chat with a team member to get to know you. After that, we will ask you to fill out an assessment (not to test you, but to understand what work activities would make you most happy). Lastly, you will be invited for an interview day at our office in Leiden. After the interview, you'll hear directly about the offer.


Applications from freelancers, employment agencies and recruitment agencies are not appreciated.

About us

Our mission is to make industrial companies more sustainable. Samotics provides unique AI-driven solutions which enable industrial companies to significantly reduce energy waste, water pollution events and unplanned downtime.

Globally 300 million industrial electric motors account for 30% of all energy consumption. These motors face three critical challenges: unexpected failures, inefficient operations, and inadequate selection. By tackling these issues, our products lead industrial companies worldwide to become more efficient while reducing their environmental footprint.

Since our launch in 2015, we have grown rapidly, with over 100% annual revenue growth and a global footprint of high-profile industrial customers. We are a scale-up with more than 100 talented individuals, working together in an energetic environment where professionalism, an open atmosphere and cutting-edge technology thrive.

Are you excited to tackle critical challenges facing industry in the 21st century? So are we! Join us in making industrial companies more sustainable.