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Business Development Executive

Posted 19 May 2024
Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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This role is part of our Holding team based in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Our team is the driving force behind DEPT® composed of individuals who thrive on sales, business development, and fostering new opportunities. As part of our team, you’ll be immersed in a diverse environment, collaborating with experts in Sales Operations, finance, hospitality, recruitment, People & Culture, and marketing. We’re the backbone of DEPT®, ensuring seamless operations and empowering Depsters to reach new heights. If you’re hungry for success, eager to fuel business growth, and ready to embark on exciting ventures, join us!


As part of the sales operations team in EMEA, you will be responsible for achieving lead generation by using a range of inbound and outbound sales tactics. You will play a critical role in the sourcing of new business leads. You will do this by creative thoughtful outreach, growing relationships with prospects on an ongoing and consistent basis, and nurturing them into tangible opportunities in line with agreed targets.


  • Manage the qualification of marketing qualified leads (MQLs) against specified criteria and coordinate outreach with key executives at DEPT® to ensure the best results.
  • Build and manage outreach campaigns in Linkedin and to agreed target lists, constantly monitoring engagement and adjusting accordingly
  • Support conference and event hustles by building target lists, drafting outreach copy, and coordinating meetings
  • You will contribute to the creation of campaign themes and outreach ideas with the marketing team & the growth marketing team, and execute engagement strategies to help nurture prospects into tangible opportunities that will be handed to the sales team (incl ABM)
  • Responsible for the administration and clean-up of our CRM system (Salesforce). By checking and creating dashboards you’re making sure the data of our internal information database is up to date at all times.
  • Responsible for admin and upkeep of data in Salesforce for marketing qualified leads including holding other team members accountable for data cleanliness
  • Attend relevant industry events, support with lead/coffee date preparation & organisation, and represent DEPT®


  • Working proficiency of English and Dutch
  • Directly available to start working in the Netherlands
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Are commercially driven,
  • Have good time management skills and the ability to stay flexible in a fast paced environment;
  • Are very well organised and able to effectively communicate the status and developments of your work;
  • Are the example of proactivity and result-orientation and you always apply a confident, can-do attitude;
  • Are a great listener and able to identify both a client’s needs and that of your colleagues;
  • Can demonstrate being a trusted first point of contact for new business leads to conduct a thorough qualification process, providing a detailed handover to the sales team;
  • Are interested in getting to know a full range of communication techniques, including goal oriented calling, emailing, LinkedIn etc. to build engagement and achieve results;
  • Although full training will be given, experience of Salesforce (or similar sales database) would be beneficial;
  • Are eager to learn and always open to new developments.


  • The choice to work where you are most productive: whether that is in one of our offices, or abroad for 13 weeks a year. Rather work from home? No problem! We’ll provide you with the best of class materials, such as a high-quality laptop, monitor, work phone and the necessary furniture.
  • Everything to focus on your health: from free bootcamp to yoga lessons, mindfulness sessions, mental health services, serious discounts on sport memberships, healthy lunches at the office, and above all: a safe work environment.
  • Great fringe benefits; use of OV-bikes, an NS Business Card and many other goodies.
  • You can discover even more employee benefits here.
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® has been named a Great Place To Work in 2023 and has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.


We are pioneers at heart. What does that mean? We are always looking forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating.

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 30+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world.


At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine.

We also encourage you to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.Want to know more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out our efforts here.

DEPT® is a digital marketing agency that helps clients such as Adidas, patagonia, Audi, Philips, etc stay ahead. With a team of 4000+ digital specialists across 30+ locations worldwide, DEPT® delivers pioneering work while maintaining a boutique culture. Recognized as the Best Digital Agency to Work For in the Netherlands in 2020, and being Climate Neutral and B Corporation certified since 2021, DEPT® is committed to creating a positive work environment. Learn more at

Active in 24 countries
4,500 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 32 years