Business Development Specialist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Rotterdam

Are you looking for a career kick-off in an international trading company within an international and dynamic team? Are you a business development talent who wants to work with extensive branded beauty products and perfumes in the international trading market?

Are you a self-driven, belligerent and determined entrepreneur? Are you able to quickly rebound from setbacks and never take “no” for an answer? Do you always want to be THE winner and can also applause for other’s success? Is “work hard, play harder” your motto? Then join us!

Your mission
  • Quickly gain industry knowledge of wholesale and commodity trading (ideally cosmetics/perfume) and apply it to day-to-day business development activities;
  • Assist in developing new business networks and accounts in market region for your language;
  • Source demanded products and develop regional trading networks under guidance;
  • Build up strong and reliable suppliers as well as clients portfolios in your trading market;
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders, such as finance department and supply chain department, to ensure all the business cases/accounts are well set up, followed up and concluded;
  • Work towards becoming a business development associate in your trading market with extensive market knowledge, knowing precisely when to sell and buy to hit the targeted margin;
  • Cultivate new business relationships, and network with business associates in your trading market and around the world;
  • Determination and motivation to perform well under deadline and with KPI’s;
  • Able and willing to take calculated risks to thrive for career success;
Your profile
  • Hold a bachelor or master degree in economics, business administration, supply chain management, international trade or a related field
  • High professional proficiency in English (Working language in the office) is required
  • Bilingual proficiency in Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, or Vietnamese is desirable, bilingual proficiency in another language of our markets is a bonus
  • Up to two years experience (relevant internship experience is included) in a role of sales, purchase, trading, business development, or similar
  • Self-promoting and always seeking to outperform your competition (even with yourself)
  • A skilled communicator with excellent time management abilities to achieve strategic goals and targets
  • Well equipped with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytic skills and obsessed with numbers/figures
  • A confident, proactive, and service-driven person who has a problem-solving mindset
  • Able to prioritize and multi-tasking
  • Persistent and tenacious
  • Currently live in or nearby the Great Rotterdam-The Hague region in the Netherlands (is preferred);
Why us?
  • Remuneration packages consist of monthly base salary (between EUR 2,700.- and 3,400.-, according to your experience and knowledge),monthly commuting reimbursement and more; exceptions can be made for exceptional candidates;
  • Ladder KPI-based bonus starting from 7,500.- euro/year, no upper limit;
  • Sustainable training program and tailor-made individual development plan to support the career advancement;
  • Fun quarterly team excursions in addition to the regular team outings.
  • Free warm lunch daily at workplace, prepared by our in-house chef;
  • Long lunch break with the possibility to walk around the office in a greenery suburb landscape.
  • A real ambitious, fun and inspiring work environment with casual work attire;
  • A working environment with highly diverse and driven colleagues (+company dog);
  • Room for ownership and initiative within a fast-growing scale-up;
  • An exciting and learnful position within an ambitious, interesting and young team ;
  • Future career growth and self-defined roadmap;
  • Weekly Friday drinks in Rotterdam. We celebrate our success!
About us
B Futurist B.V. is an international trading company based in the Netherlands. We focus on product distribution in mainstream brands / niche cosmetics, perfume, hair care and other fields. With a good reputation we have established a long-term and stable cooperative reputation with brand owners, wholesalers and retailers. At present, we have a diversified brand portfolio. A wide range of procurement channels enable us to have competitive prices, but also build a stable and efficient logistics system.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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