Senior Business Development Manager (w/m/d)

The Senior Business Development Manager will hold a strategic role within KLEO. The ideal candidate is an experienced, reliable and professional person, self-motivated and proactive with strong experience in an international environment. As Senior Business Development Manager you establish and increase market share by growing relationships with both new and existing customers – in industries like Automotive, Maritime, Transportation, Agriculture, Infrastructure etc., and developing sales strategies and submitting proposals to win targeted opportunities. You must have a clear understanding of the business and possess a comprehensive set of necessary skills to enable you to propose solutions in response to customer needs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Identify potential clients in the special target market and complete appropriate research on the prospective client’s business needs
  • Analyze customers’ complex requirements and effectively offer feasible solutions
  • Develop relationships with prospective clients and maintain existing client relationships
  • Partner with business development/sales teams to create proposals for current and prospective clients
  • Define business models/cases for new product and service sales
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients and communicate terms to stakeholders
  • Collaborate with technical teams to ensure contracted product specifications are executed on-time and as agreed
  • Become a subject matter expert on our business services, processes and operations, and remain up-to-date on industry needs and trends
  • Travel to domestic and international customer sites, conferences, and other events as required

Skills and Qualifications

  • A university degree in engineering, business or a related discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in a global environment and related field/business development, native understanding of European and Chinese market a big plus
  • Ability to prepare presentations and supporting materials for both customers and internal business reviews;
  • Strong analytical and excellent organizational skills
  • Independent hands-on working style
  • Excellent communications and inter-personal skills (written and verbal)
  • Attention to detail and strong motivation;
  • Fluency in English (working language) and other languages (particularly German or Chinese)

Our offer

  • Challenging job with a high degree of responsibility and creativity
  • Productive start-up work environment with flat hierarchies and flexible working hours
  • Attractive salary related to skills and experience, and a permanent position
  • Modern work environment

If you are interested in joining our team and being a part of innovating our incredible systems and services and meeting and exceeding our customers’ demands, please send us your full application with a cover letter specifically indicating the position you are applying.

You can submit your application by email to with email subject "Job title + your name + date".

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