Business Developer/Accountmanager Aerospace Engineering

Business Developer/Accountmanager Aerospace Engineering

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14 Feb 27 Mar Delft

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Are you fascinated by the challenges in Aviation and Space? Eager to work on the strategical topics by connecting the TUD academics with our strategical external players? Then this is your chance!

Job description

In the Business Connect Team TU Delft Aerospace Engineering we have a vacancy for an account manager/ business developer.

We are looking for an elaboration on our team. You will be working on the long-term strategical collaboration between external partners (knowledge institutes and industry) and the TU Delft. Linking the strategical agenda to the different research domains and initiating, together with the researchers and your colleagues of the business connect team as well as Innovation Impact Center and other faculties as well as field labs, collaboration in research, innovation, education, campus development, etc.


  • Create good overview of decision makers, influencers, operational people within the strategic accounts in the field of aerospace and identify new opportunities. 
  • Work together with the different departments, researchers, fieldlabs and faculties at TU Delft - all in the field of aerospace.
  • Create overview of current TUD activities within the current and potential external parties.
  • Actively involve the industrial and governmental partners linking the different themes to create a funding stream with consortia (EU/National/Regional)
  • Get to know the strategic agenda of relevant companies and translate these into relevant questions/links with the researchers of the TU Delft
  • Where possible try to join forces to build strategic roadmap (industry with researchers)
  • Account data management.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • A candidate with good organizational skills, able to take the “spider in the web” position.
  • University level education (or HBO) with technical focus or in the field of international business with more than 8 years of relevant work experience.
  • Initiator, networker, can-do mentality, structured way of working.
  • Experience in similar positions in the academic world.
  • Knowledge of the basic domains with regard to aerospace and able to connect to researchers on the content of the different topics.
  • Knowledge of the Aerospace Sector in the Netherlands and abroad; bringing in his/her own aerospace network.
  • Good communication skills as well as writing skills in Dutch and in English.
  • Good communication skills to help translate wishes into possible projects for collaboration.
  • Experience with outlook, word, excel, teams, etc.
  • Team player

Conditions of employment

  • A salary (between € 4.814,00 - € 6.181,00 gross per month) according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 270 PhD candidates and close to 3000 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.


  • Management
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €4814—€6181 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • TUD03500


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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