DDA Team
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Business Development Manager

At DDA, we work with progressive brands that aim to transform the industry. As independent creative solutions agency we strive to enhance the world we live, work and play in. We fuel unconventional visions with high-end design, and strategic power to convert them into the sustainable solutions of the future. Connecting people, strategy, technology and space, we facilitate growth and redefine the (new) norm.
We are looking for a talented dutch-speaking go-getter who will manage business accounts at the intersection of innovation and design at our Amsterdam Office. You will be the initial point of contact to our prospects; building relationships; educating the market, and playing a crucial role in expanding our customer base. You are an experienced Business Developer who dares to take risks and speaks their mind, has a positive attitude and you act proactively. You have a strong affinity with creative solutions and the Dutch Design methodology.
Role & Responsibilities
  • Grow accounts and the agency’s impact on their business
  • Build trust and become a valued advisor to our clients
  • Overseeing all activity within an account and their organisation
  • Generate necessary insights from the client (e.g. to create a project brief/scope), even when it’s tough to get their cooperation
  • See and find opportunities in the relationship or the provided service
  • Sell recommendations back to our clients that are in their best interest
  • Manage an account review, disputes, mistakes, etc.
  • Read social signals and proactively intervene before catastrophe strikes
  • You feel comfortable being in the middle and managing expectations on both ends
  • Voice customer needs to agency teams and vice versa
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience within the creative industry, preferably an agency
  • Proven and demonstrable track record as an business developer, sales person or account/client manager
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence and inspire people
  • You can sell our services by showcasing our cases, way of working, and culture to (potential) accounts
  • Solution-oriented and outcome driven
  • You make it your business to keep clients happy
  • Does not shy away for difficult conversations
  • Speak and write Dutch and English fluently
  • A unique chance to join a fast-growing creative team
  • Be part of a talented and experienced team
  • A dynamic organisation with a  strong ambitious and smart culture (no corporate politics)
  • A great team to support you and that you can support
  • Possibility to really make a difference within the industry
  • Working with fun colleagues and have Friday afternoon drinks
  • You will receive a competitive salary with favourable working conditions, (healthy) lunch when in the office and good career opportunities.
  • Travel reimbursement and Van Moof bike
  • Flexible agency hours

Our selection process

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Step 01
Confirmation and review application. We will review your application and get back to you within 2 weeks.
Step 02
If we select your profile for the next step, we will send you an aptitude test to evaluate your skills and get to know you better.
Step 03
Once our team has evaluated and approved your profile, we will meet you for interviews with our team.

Who gets selected?

Once you apply, you will hear from our recruiting team, who will suggest the next steps in the process based on your background. If you pass our initial checks, you will be invited for one or more interviews with our team to learn more about your background and your vision to enhance the world through creativity.

What we look for

Inner drive
You are a go-getter and can motivate yourself and others to join our mission. You set high goals and have proven to achieve them.

Your skills and experiences stand out from the crowd and give you a competitive advantage. You have deep knowledge of the creative industry and can work together as team to inspire and transform the new norm.

Your source of energy never runs low. You always see a creative solution when other see problems. You have the willingness and ability to keep going when you are faced with obstacles.

Inclusion and diversity
You value trust, diversity and progress. You gain value from culture, experiences and working styles.

DDA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants of diverse backgrounds and hires without regard to race, colour, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.