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Business Development Representative

Posted 2 Feb 2024
Work experience
0 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Our unique, AI-driven solutions help industrial companies reduce energy waste, minimize pollution events and eliminate unplanned downtime. With a mission to reduce global energy consumption by 10%, we are at the forefront of technological innovation.

We are looking for an analytical Business Development Representative to support Samotics’ growth and contribute to creating a sustainable future. Join our diverse team of skilled, curious and driven individuals while accelerating your career.

About the team 👋

You will be part of the Sales Operations team responsible for building relationships with potential clients in various industrial sectors and markets. You will work closely with our Business Development and Customer Success teams throughout the customer journey. These 3 teams are led by former strategy consultants, allowing you to improve skills such as structured problem-solving, project management, and business analytics.

As Samotics continues to expand, you will also have room for professional development and internal growth.

Your challenge 🎯

Your primary focus will be on consultative selling to potential clients, playing a pivotal role in accelerating our commercial growth. You will:

  • Generate and develop commercial leads:
  • You will engage with potential clients on a daily basis, utilizing a consultative selling approach to understand their needs, effectively communicate our products’ benefits and guide them through our sales process.
  • Specialize in a focus sector and research market segments:
  • You will target a specific sector such as the water or chemical industry. You will collaborate with the associated Business Development Managers to streamline the conversion of specific deals.
  • You will also work with Business Development Managers to explore new market segments, examine relevant potential customers, and execute a go-to-market strategy.
  • Support our back-end sales processes:
  • You will assist in automating sales processes and implementing innovative client engagement strategies. You will use data-driven insights to propose changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

What you'll bring ⭐

  • MSc or MA degree with good results.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and strong communication abilities.
  • Strong interest in a commercial role and working with clients.
  • Proactive and hands-on attitude, with an eagerness to learn.
  • Enjoy a dynamic, high-growth environment.
  • Demonstrable affinity with technology and our values.
  • Fluency in English (Dutch, and/or French, German or Spanish is a plus).

What we offer 🚀

  • Make a positive environmental impact and contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint.
  • Vibrant and professional company culture based on freedom and responsibility.
  • Competitive salary, holidays, and benefits package (pension scheme, parental leave...).
  • On-site meals, snacks and drinks.
  • Hybrid and onsite working opportunities.
  • Company events: from pub quizzes to chess tournaments and wine tastings, there's always something fun happening at our company.
  • Enrolment in our Stock Appreciation Rights (SAR) scheme, allowing you to benefit from a potential exit event.
  • In line with our mission, our office is made with 90% recycled material at a three-minute walk from Leiden Central train station.

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 :)

The recruitment process 📭

We would like you to submit your CV and answer a few questions. Based on your application, we invite you for an initial chat with a team member to get to know you better. After that, we will ask you to complete an online assessment. If you progress, you will be invited to an interview day at our office in Leiden. Congrats, you have made it through the process. After the interview day, we will inform you about the offer.

Samotics is a leading provider of real-time actionable insights to optimize performance and energy efficiency of AC motors and rotating equipment. An expert team of data scientists, software developers and technical specialists has developed an AI-driven platform that supports global industrial companies in reducing energy waste and unplanned downtime. Our customer base includes sector-leading players such as Anglian Water, ArcelorMittal, Nobian, Schneider Electric and TotalEnergies.

Active in 20 countries
109 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 31 years

What employees are saying

Natalie Jones

Customer insights manager

Natalie Jones

I imagined myself working for a company with clear values and a clear mission that accelerates innovation and will change the world for the better. I'm beyond grateful that Samotics is a place where I can do this, and continue my growth as a career professional and as a person.

Bart Römgens

Head of Software Engineering

Bart Römgens

I enjoy working at a fast-growing, not-too-large company. It feels like we’re in a brand-new phase every year. It’s impossible to grow bored. I like that type of dynamic. And of course, I also like that we’re continuously winning. We’re a trusted industry partner now, with tangible success.