Business Development Director

  • Amstelveenseweg 760, 1081 JK Amsterdam, Nederland
  • Voltijds

Beschrijving van het bedrijf

Description of the company Ipsos is one of the largest market research firms in the world with offices in more than 90 countries. For 45 years we have provided surprising and unique insights into people and markets with which we inspire and help organizations in making decisions. Our strength is that we show guts and dare to be idiosyncratic, but also that we always seek the connection with our clients. We are always looking for new ways to do smart research and work with our customers to find solutions that really matter. At Ipsos, we believe that diversity makes us more creative and innovative.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of origin, gender, sexual orientation and/or having a disability. An intellectual curiosity, combined with a passion for what drives people, is what connects us.


Your role 
To strengthen our team, we are looking for a new colleague that is passionate about selling our solutions and developing client relationships. You will be working in an international environment and have a pro-active role in achieving our growth targets.

Main Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with key decision-makers within existing and potential new clients;
  • Construct and follow up on proposals to clients;
  • Prepare and deliver insightful presentations to clients;
  • Working effectively together with the project management team and be a sparring partner in methodological questions and storytelling;
  • Understand and maintain all deliverables to ensure complete client satisfaction;
  • Identify potential problems and propose pro-active solutions to meet client needs;
  • Support the enhancement of existing products;
  • Represent Ipsos Simstore at conferences and/or external workshops


Your profile 

At Ipsos NORM we like to be authentic and are looking for this in our people as well:

  • Minimum of an HBO degree (e.g. Marketing / Business Administration/ Psychology / Communication / Economics);
  • More than 5 years of working experience;
  • Interest in quantitative (ad hoc) market research;
  • Passion in delivering business insights to meet clients’ needs;
  • Able to learn new tools quickly;
  • Responsible, pro-active and energetic individual with the ability to develop strong relationship across all levels both internally and externally;
  • A good team player. Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Mature and able to work independently;
  • Able to work under pressure and results oriented;
  • Willing to go the extra mile and persevering;
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills;
  • Excellent client relationship building and sales development skills;
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills;
  • Strong communication skills, fluent in both Dutch and English (both written and verbal)

Aanvullende informatie

Our offer 

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together and encourages an  entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

  • Competitive salary package;
  • An informal, professional and inspiring place to work;
  • A challenging job with lots of space for personal development;
  • Social team that enjoys having fun both on and off the job;
  • Room for initiatives and entrepreneurship;
  • Flat organizational structure

Have we aroused your interest?

Then we would like to get in touch with you. Send us your CV and motivation letter, written in English, by clicking on the application button. Preferably as soon as possible!

Integrity screening is part of the Ipsos application process. Ipsos believes it is important to guarantee the reliability, professionalism and integrity of its organization and its employees.

Do you have additional questions? Contact me Nienke Smit at:

Also follow us on Twitter: @IpsosNL and LinkedIn: ipsos-nederland

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.