Business Developer

Do you want to make a positive impact in this world? Are you able to explore new markets and define new value propositions? Rival Foods currently has an opening for an enthusiastic Business Developer that combines a passion for food, technology and industry with a commercial drive, international sales ambition and strong negotiation skills.


At Rival Foods you have the ability to shape your future. You do this by spotting new opportunities in B2B plant-based protein markets and are able to transform opportunities into commercial company routinges. By combining insights, strong commercil capabilities and a thorough understanding of Rival Foods unique capabilities, you engage directly with potential customers and navigate your way through legal, strategic and commercial departments, ultimately leading to creating added value to Rival Foods and its customers. As business developer you enjoy to kick-start and accellerate the adoption of Rival Foods’ solutions in the Netherlands, Europe and world wide, one customer at a time.

Your profile:

  • Marketing- or business degree from University or similar education
  • 2-5 years experience in a business development/commercial role in the food sector
  • Strong communicative skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good listener
  • Excellent understanding of customer needs
  • Affinity with plant-based and alternative protein products


  • Re-define the commercial strategy together with the management
  • Create insights in B2B plant-based food markets
  • Gain a thorough understanding of Rival Foods’ technology, products and processes
  • Translate market insights and Rival Foods’ capabilities into viable product-market combinations
  • Scout, approach and convert new B2B opportunities in B2B market segments
  • Travel to prospects and customers to better understand their needs
  • Help define the company‚Äôs customer propositions together with the management
  • Participate in product evaluation sessions and integrate outcomes in our value proposition
  • Develop The Rival Foods brand with a clear brand positioning and identity
  • Engage in conferences, trade shows and exhibitions to promote Rival Foods
  • Navigate legal, commmercial and strategic quests with prospects and achieve optimal outcomes

You will get to:

  • Work in a dynamic start-up company
  • Be part of a young, ambitious team of intrinsically motivated professionals
  • Work on processes and products that make a positive impact on the food value chain
  • Introduce new products in dynamic plant-based protein markets world-wide
  • Develop your network in the plant-based protein industry
  • Contribute significantly to company growth and industry impact

Working at Rival Foods

Rival Foods is a young company in a rapid growth phase. This delivers an exciting combination of ambition, positivity and great achievements. Our team consists of driven and ambitious people that want to make a positive impact in our current food system by putting our knowledge and technology to good use. We work hard, the circumstances may not always be optimal, but we make sure to enjoy what we are doing. We believe that our technology can make a difference, but only with a solid team!

Practical aspects:

  • Full-time (40 hour) commitment preferred
  • We can offer market-conform compensation
  • Office location is in Ede (GLD) or Utrecht (UT), the Netherlands
december 14, 2016