JADS: Business Developer (0,8 FTE)

JADS: Business Developer (0,8 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
14 Sep 6 Oct Eindhoven

Job description

Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) Den Bosch, is looking for an experienced Business Developer (0,8 fte).

We do cool stuff that matters, with data. The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) is a unique cooperation between Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Tilburg University (TiU). At JADS, we believe that data science can provide answers to society's complex issues. We provide innovative educational programs, data science research, and support for business and society. With a team of lecturers, students, scientists and entrepreneurs - from a wide range of sectors and disciplines - we work on creating impact with data science. We do this by connecting people, sectors and industries: in the past 5 years we have been working with 300+ organizations on data-related projects. Our main drivers? Doing cool stuff that matters with data. Our location at the former monastery Mariënburg in Den Bosch houses a vibrant campus fully dedicated to data science.

Creating value, combining data science & entrepreneurship

As mentioned, a large number of organizations is collaborating with JADS. From startups to SME's, NGO's and large corporates, our business partners gain access to talent, high level knowledge and business opportunities. At JADS new data-driven business ideas are born all year round. Our students create their own start-ups and our looking for new collaborations or investors. We also welcome companies with their data & business innovation challenges in our professional education programs to transform an idea into a project.

The position of Business Developer is part of the Impact Team. The Impact Team is responsible for the value creation of knowledge and talent towards society and the collaborations with external parties. The team consists of the following components: partnership management, JADS MKB Datalab and the JADS Playground / incubator. For more information visit: www.jads.nl.

Job content
  • You connect business with science, research with innovation and education with transformation;
  • You develop existing strategic cooperative relationships with the business community in the context of research, education value creation with data for business and society and knowledge exploitation;
  • You initiate and organize partnerships with businesses, goverments and organisations;
  • You advice de research and education departments regarding these partnerships related to content/approach and take into account the wishes / requirements of the business partner(s).
  • You open up new markets or see opportunities for collaborations between the various partners associated with JADS;
  • You strengthen the (financial) position of JADS and actively support lead creation and lead conversion;
  • You actively profile JADS externally.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • You have an academic working and thinking level and you are an experienced enterprise account manager with a good network in the business world;
  • You have demonstrable knowledge of or affinity with (developments in the field of) data science/AI;
  • You have experience with the sales process (including, lead generation, closing and follow-up) and account-management;
  • You are aware of the consequences of the digital transition for society, companies and organizations; you are able to assess the customer groups in the field of data science/AI on collaboration- and market opportunities;
  • You are able to switch between the inherently different dynamics of the business community, knowledge institutions and governments;
  • Affinity with the (social) entrepreneurship domain is a plus;
  • You are both fluent and communicative in Dutch and English (both orally and in writing).

Conditions of employment

We offer an exciting and challenging position. You will be appointed via the Technical University of Eindhoven who belongs to one of the top employers of the Netherlands.

The contract will be for one year with the intention to extend the contract for 1 additional year after a positive assessment and unchanged circumstances. The salary is in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities and depending on education and work experience, salary scale 13 (a minimum of a minimum of €6.002,- and a maximum of  €7.305,-  (CAO-NU).

Additionally, you will receive an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus an end of year- allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.

JADS offers excellent secondary conditions, for more information about our terms of employment, we refer to our website www.tue.nl

Additional information

For further information, please contact Mrs. Liesbeth Leijssen, director Impact at JADS, email: E.J.A.M.Leijssen[at]jads.nl , tel.nr. 06-22404765.

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact hr[at]jads.nl.

You can only apply for this vacancy online. Your application, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be received by October 6, 2023 at the latest.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Engineering
  • max. 30.4 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V32.6889


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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Make sure to apply no later than 6 Oct 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).