Business Development Officer

Accounting / Finance Full Time

Website UNStudio

This time 30 years ago, UNStudio was just a pen, a drawing board, and an idea in two young minds: Ben van Berkel, a lecturer at TU Delft, and Caroline Bos, an art historian and architectural journalist. At their kitchen table, they sketched out their first designs, and the future of UNStudio. Since then, we have not stopped moving, and we have no intention of stopping. Fast forward 30 years and we are operating from six international offices and designing in over 30 countries.

Business Development Officer

We are looking for a Business Development Officer to join our growing team in the Middle East.

Full-time · Dubai

For our growing office in Dubai we are looking for a Business Development Officer who has a keen interest in accepting the challenge of contributing to the growth of our presence in the Middle East. As the nature of our small set up requires flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm we are looking for an all-rounder with a keen interest in business development, who has the ambition to be part at the forefront of the exciting expansion of UNStudio.

The Business Development Officer is co-responsible for the expansion of UNStudio’s business network in the UAE, in co-charge of researching business opportunities and responsible for the planning and preparation of tender documents, RFP’s, and business proposals.

To make it a success you have excellent social and communication skills, an entrepreneurial mind-set, and a networker by nature. You are familiar with today’s architecture and urban planning related business development processes.

You report directly to the company’s Managing Director MEA, initiate and support all Business Development related activities. You will work closely with the Business Development team in Amsterdam.

The position is based in Dubai, but occasional travel to Amsterdam and in the region is required. You will collaborate closely with the relevant Amsterdam based teams in Amsterdam.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Proactively anticipating possibilities to expand UNStudio’s network in the Middle East. Collaborate with the Managing Director on the firm’s Business Development efforts and support the strategic efforts of the Managing Director and the Business Development team based in Amsterdam.
  • Researching the local market and identify opportunities to secure projects.
  • Maintain updating and reporting the Business Development Pipeline of UNStudio Middle East.
  • Support the Managing Director UAE with achieving business development goals.
  • Prepare bids/proposals in response to RFP’s and client requests. Production of content, graphics within branding framework.
  • Updating and contributing to the companies CRM database.
  • Support and coordinate with UNStudio’s BD and PR teams in Amsterdam initiatives to increase UNStudio’s exposure in predominantly the Middle East (including events and social media).

    Part of the tasks are dedicated to the day-to-day business of UNStudio Middle East, which means in addition to the BD tasks the role requires carrying out administrative tasks, to support the Managing Director MEA.

When you work at UNStudio
  • You have the opportunity to work on high profile, challenging global projects
  • You are part of a creative, fresh, professional and academic working environment
  • We are located in Dubai Design District, surrounded by creative thinkers, designers and interesting exhibitions and facilities.
  • Research is an integrated and valued part of your daily work
  • You have the opportunity to initiate and develop research projects with external companies and institutions
  • Your experience is highly valued, but your innovative and entrepreneurial attitude is ranked highest
  • You work in an international team in collaboration with our Amsterdam that is highly ambitious, collegial and social, made up of recently graduated architects, experienced senior architects and everything in-between
  • You get as much creative freedom as you are willing to take
  • You find yourself in a responsible position as soon as you are ready
  • We organise regular Friday after work socials
  • We offer a competitive annual leave entitlement, international health insurance and competitive benefits.

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