Business Development Manager Innovation

Location: Amsterdam

The number of clients we need to serve with our combined propositions is growing at aFrogleap and Merkle NL. This means a lot of exciting new opportunities and diversifying business inquiries. That’s why we are expanding our commercial team with a Business Development Manager Innovation.

Job description

Everything we do at aFrogleap contributes to creating the best digital experience. On top of that, we love to innovate and explore the horizon. Do you have that habit as well? Probably, you are continuously wondering about the impact of A.I. on businesses, you want to try-out all the new chatbots even if they aren’t that good yet. You probably own an Alexa. And whatever Magic Leap is building in Florida, you need to try it out asap. This is the stuff that keeps us awake. This is why we have started our new Labs team. To build upon this new proposition, a successful innovation relationship between the multiple agencies within Merkle and clients is of major importance. That is the reason why we are currently looking for a creative Business Development Manager Innovation for our Amsterdam team. Someone who understands the client’s business logics and easily reaches for our awesome innovation solutions. We need a cool new frog in our pond!

Who you are…

You are creative in creating opportunities, you hold on, don’t give up and show initiative. Because you have a clear and convincing vision you are capable of delivering solid results. Besides being a source of inspiration for clients around innovation and the latest developments you are also a sparring partner fort their challenges and opportunities. Sales is for you similar to giving great advice and not making promises you can’t keep. You have the capacity to gain trust and develop long term relationships with clients. Your focus is on expanding the business and extending the relationships with clients. You feel at home in a high-performance environment and working hard and getting stuff done is your default setting. With flair, knowledge, people skills and sales skills you translate opportunities to commercial success. You are in it to win it!

Your background…

Digital and innovation is your passion! You live online and you are a true digital native. Even if you’re not (born after 1983), then you should have been one! How companies, people and digital products and services work and present themselves is of your natural interest. Previously, you’ve worked 6 years minimum in a strategic or commercial role. You have a solid network in the digital field. Substantial experience with the online channel is required for this job. Having specific digital innovation or mobile experience is beneficial. Experience at an agency is a serious plus. We also appreciate graduates of relevant bachelor’s or master’s degrees. You speak native Dutch and fluent English.

What we have to offer…

aFrogleap agency has an informal atmosphere which is build upon autonomy within the teams. You will work together with a team consisting of enthusiastic young (of heart) people. The short internal communication lines will make aFrogleap feel like a second home. We are part of the global Merkle group with more than 4000 professionals. We offer a market conform salary, vacation pay of 8%, 27 vacation days, travel costs and telephone costs reimbursement and (health) insurance discounts. We have a fun open office and a great view of the Houthavens in Amsterdam.

We organise a healthy daily lunch and we work-out together weekly. On Friday afternoons, we have a drink to celebrate the start of the weekend. Furthermore, we love to take a boat on the Amsterdam canals every now and then. Is this the environment you would like to see yourself work in? Do not hesitate and send us your resume!