• Business Development
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

MVRDV is looking for an ambitious and experienced Business Development Manager with a deep understanding of the Dutch real estate market and architecture industry. You need to be a motivated self-starter and have confidence in taking ownership of several projects simultaneously. You are also an open-minded person who prefers to work in a team of real professionals. Last but not least, you are a sales rockstar and know how to manage client relationships. Does this sound like you?


In short, you will be focusing on the new business development opportunities for MVRDV in the Netherlands. Here is a brief summary of tasks that you can expect:

  • Generating new business leads and developing our existing network of clients focusing on commercial, public and urban projects.

  • Developing proposals and strategies for new opportunities. Presenting these to various stakeholders, both internally and externally.

  • Proactively managing relationships with existing and prospective clients.

  • Actively supporting the Business Development team as a whole. Aiming to achieve broader goals and targets together with the team.

  • You are going to join a team of talented business developers which is part of the Strategy and Development studio.

  • You will report to the Global Head of Business Development.


  • Master’s degree in Real Estate, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture or Architecture.

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the building industry, with at least 1-3 years of experience in a similar position (e.g. Business Development Manager, Sales manager, etc.).

  • Fluent Dutch speaker with strong communication skills, both verbal and written. You also need to have a good command of English.

  • Experience in project management. You need to be able to define a project scope, establish processes, plan costs, predict risks, manage various stakeholders, etc.

  • Proven track record of lead generation and creative business development ideas. You can convert market feedback into structural proposals and strategies.

  • Outstanding organizational, negotiation and pitching skills.

  • Experienced Adobe Creative Suite, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint user.

  • An ideal candidate should also have a wide professional network of contacts in the Netherlands (commercial real estate and/or cultural real estate business, with further connections to urban planning and design opportunities.)

What we offer

Beyond the opportunity to work within a global and ambitious company, here are a few benefits that we offer:

  • An exciting, inspiring and international working environment.

  • Competitive salary, considering your skills and personal value for the organization. The salary is determined by the collective agreement for staff employed in architecture (Architecten CAO).

  • Personal development budget. MVRDV covers the costs of relevant courses and training for you to grow professionally.

  • Public transport allowance for your home-office commute.

  • Pension scheme (Architects Pension).

  • 30 paid holiday days for a 40-hour working week.

  • Regular excursions, parties and corporate activities such as sports.

  • Healthy lunch.

  • Flexible workweek (an opportunity to work from home 2 days/week)

  • Contribution to your sports subscription at OneFit.

  • Great office location in the center of Rotterdam near the train station.

This is us

MVRDV is a globally leading architecture and urbanism practice based in Rotterdam with offices in Shanghai, Paris & Berlin. We create social, innovative, realistic, green and remarkable architecture for a changing world. We believe that our work makes the world a better place by realizing dreams that actively contribute to global urgencies. We are a dynamic, ambitious and growing organization with currently more than 300 employees.

We’d love for you to join us!

MVRDV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treat all employees and applicants equally, regardless of gender or marital status, color, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Other information

  • Our interview process may include a written business case, which will be executed in Dutch and English.

  • Please add your cover letter in Dutch.


Please reach out to us if you are interested after reading this vacancy and you want to learn more about this position, the team or our organization. Apply and/or leave your contact details if you want to explore the potential opportunities! We are ready to invite you for a first introduction!

If you want to know more about the application procedure, feel free to contact Valeriia Savchenko (Recruitment Coordinator) via