Solarplaza is looking for a Business Developer (32- 40 hours a week)
Looking to rapidly expand your international network in sustainability?
Eager to make a global impact by using your business development talent?
Through connecting solar players on a global scale, we play a vital role in accelerating the renewable energy transition. As a business developer at Solarplaza you will be responsible for reaching out to leading solar companies and deepening the relationship with existing partners. With the overall goal to create a foundation for successful events. You will develop engaging value propositions to maximize the (financial) impact for each stakeholder.
Who we are
Solarplaza organizes high-level events and trade missions - focused on solar and related renewable energy topics - in both established and emerging solar energy markets across the globe. With a track record of 130+ events and a network that truly spans the entire world, our mission is to positively impact the world by accelerating the renewable energy transition by facilitating knowledge-sharing at our events and through our content.
Where you come in
Creating the financial foundation for successful conferences and trade missions, by identifying and involving companies as sponsors and partners of these events. Develop an event-based value proposition to optimize turnover per event and, simultaneously, maximize the ROI and experience of sponsors.
We are the (renewable) energy behind our business and the explorers of undiscovered opportunities. We're always on the lookout for better ways to enable our clients and partners . We do this through:
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More about Solarplaza
Solarplaza International BV is a Dutch company, based in the Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam. Organizing solar energy events all around the world is our focus, ranging from established conferences in Europe, Asia and America, to pioneering conferences and exploratory trade missions in emerging markets. Our track record contains over 130 events, in over 25 different countries on 6 continents.Our mission is to accelerate the sustainable energy transition. We want to empower industries and emerging countries that support this transition and stimulate renewable energy market development with a focus on solar energy and related power infrastructure topics. This year we are celebrating our 15-year anniversary, (non-fossil) fueled by an average annual growth of around 30%.Our current team consists of 45+ young, ambitious, and highly-educated people. We are competitive not only in the way we do business, but also internally in our foosball matches and karaoke-standoffs, organizing the best internal networking 'borrels' and with our own football team playing against other companies. There are many opportunities for further growth of our company and activities. The team atmosphere is open, informal, creative, driven and energetic.
Application for the job
If this job description sparks your interest, we would love to receive your CV and a to-the-point cover letter highlighting relevant experience and your motivation (in English). We've also included some additional questions with the idea of getting a more personal impression.
We aim to do interviews in February & March, and would ideally have someone join us from the start of April. We'll consider and invite candidates as they come in, so don't delay your application!
Solarplaza is a Rotterdam-based company, with a global vision. Our team consists of young, ambitious and highly educated people from 20+ different nationalities. Solarplaza accelerates the global energy transition by organizing high-level events and trade missions across the world and publishing articles, reports and analyses about the most relevant solar topics and trends. We bring together industry leaders to enable them to build a bright future. And you can build along, join us!
Working as a Project Manager at Solarplaza means responsibility from day 1! To succeed you will need your creativity, determination and social antenna. We are all driven to make a positive impact in this world which translates into good conversations both on & off the job.
Edwin is the solar veteran that started the company back in 2004, after already gaining 10 years of experience as solar consultant, engineer and installer. He's the strategic brain behind the operations and maintains a close network of solar industry captains.