Business Development Consultant

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21 Nov 2018

Role: Business Development Consultant
Position available: ASAP
Application deadline: 14 November
Location: EU district, Brussels, Belgium

Business Development Consultant

Science|Business is a media and communications company specialised in the EU research and innovation (R&I) policy landscape, supported by an international network of 60+ leading companies, universities and public agencies.

We are looking for a resourceful, entrepreneurial consultant to accelerate our current expansion and support our overall growth strategy. The individual will be responsible for leading business development linked to at least one major sector – such as ICT, energy, health or transport – through the development and sale of products and services that serve current members and attract new clients. In doing so, he or she will join a dynamic, creative working environment and share in the rewards of our fast-growing company.

Main tasks:

  • Expand the company’s client portfolio in one or more specific sectors
  • Secure sponsorship for tailored initiatives
  • Manage client/stakeholder relations
  • Lead on design and implementation of some consultancy projects

Required competences:

  • At least 5 years of experience in communication consultancy or public affairs
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one industrial sector, and in particular latest research, technology and innovation trends that matter to prospective clients
  • An understanding of EU institutions and the research and innovation policy landscape
  • Excellent network within relevant research and innovation communities
  • Proven ability to win new business and manage client relationships
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills, with a proven record of developing and delivering top-line communications strategies for clients
  • Fully fluent in English (native or equivalent)

Part-time or full-time position
Status: Free-lancer / independent contractor


Please send your CV, covering letter and at least 2 references to by e-mail and if you need more information.

About Science|Business

Science Business Publishing Ltd. is a UK media and communications company with a Brussels branch office that is specialised in the European innovation community. The company was founded in 2004 by two leading science and technology journalists in Europe and has expanded to a team of communications experts, developed a unique reputation among European research institutes, universities, technol­ogy companies, EU institutions, and government agencies and devised a series of initiatives to help Europe innovate:

  • A unique network bringing together more than 60 leading technology universities, multinationals, and public sector organisations to facilitate policy debate and stimulate innovation in Europe.
  • An online news service of EU innovation policy and a weekly newsletter distributed to 18,000 key innovation contacts and beyond.
  • A communications consulting service, focused on the innovation community.

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