Business Development Executive

Location Amsterdam
Discipline: Life Science , Internal Jobs, Other
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Polly Stafford

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Job ref: 19425
Published: 20 days ago

Business Development Executive | Amsterdam 

Panda International is building a Business Development team that will play an instrumental part in driving the exponential growth of the company and is looking for experienced and credible Business Development Executives to be a part this exciting new team.  The Business Development Executive’s primary function is to introduce new clients to Panda International’s impressive portfolio, and ensure the company maximises opportunities in its existing accounts by building on the client relationships, ensuring the ultimate customer journey.   This presents a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop their career further in a successful and profitable recruitment brand with ambitious sights, operating in a robust, and rapidly expanding sector.  The Business Development Executive will offer permanent and interim recruitment solutions in the Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Sectors across Europe. This role really offers great career potential. 

Panda International is primarily operating in the booming Life Sciences sector with the greater ambition to take on a substantial proportion of the European market, as well as set up additional brands in parallel sectors (Tech and Data). Over the past few years, Panda International has experienced exponential growth and achieved phenomenal year-on-year growth in profit from 2020 to 2021, following impressive YOY growth the previous year.  Last year we put the foundations in place for further growth by the establishment of our Swiss and German entities. This foundation offers the additional capacity to grow the Panda brand in the existing and new territories.    


Main responsibilities of the Business Development Executive 

  • The main purpose of the role is to seek and develop client development opportunities within existing clients where we can raise our profile locally and grasp opportunities to expand internationally via those existing partnerships. 

  • The other main part of the role is to win new exclusive business relationships and developing them further.  

  • The Business Development Executive will continuously map the market within the target geographical locations to identify prospective clients best fitted to the Panda International ‘ideal client blueprint’. 

  • You will work closely with the Panda International Marketing team to develop and execute marketing campaigns for winning new business (including but not limited to brand image, content campaigns and events). 

  • Book and attend meetings with prospective clients (onsite and remotely) to pitch the Panda International proposition.  

  • Contribute to building and evolving our marketing assets as the business evolves to ensure the Panda International proposition is clear, and to promote the credibility of the brand. 

  • Managing accounts by liaising with the recruitment teams to ensure we are capitalising on the opportunities and that the deliverables are met. 






The Opportunity for the Business Development Executive 

  • Competitive basic salary with generous performance bonus scheme.   

  • Full-time pay with 4-day workweek initiative.   

  • Flexible working hours with days allowed for remote working.   

  • Generous contribution to gym membership (one Fit).   

  • We invest in training, including tailored training, from our reputable external training partners.   

  • Pension Scheme for all employees.   

  • Vibrant office in a fantastic location. We have just made an agreement for a fully refurbished office close to the Rijksmuseum (including a coffee bar, gym with showers, and boat).   

  • You would join an awesome ambitious team with, a friendly, diverse, and fun working environment. There is a great social aspect to the company, and we do lots of cool stuff together, including monthly celebration lunches, company outings, weekend incentive trips (the last trip was Dubai).   


Main requirements of the Business Development Executive 

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in commercial recruitment as a Recruiter or Business Developer, along with a proven track record in achieving personal and/or company goals. 

  • Great communicator and networker.  

  • The ability to work independently while being accountable for results. 

  • Good understanding of how to develop business leads from marketing activities such as content campaigns and events. 

  • Good organisational and administrative skills