Business Development Associate

  • Business Development
  • Antwerpen, Belgium

Business Development Associate

Job description

Sentiance is a data science and behavioral change company turning IoT sensor data into rich insights about people’s behavior and real-time context. These insights enable companies to understand how customers go through their everyday lives, discover and anticipate the moments that matter most, and adapt their engagement to real-world behavior and real-time context. The Sentiance motion intelligence platform collects sensor data from smartphones and IoT devices to interpret situational context in real-time and understand user activities and their location. This data is aggregated to create rich behavioral profiles and support predictive capabilities and create the basis for behavioral change. Sentiance context intelligence enables solutions for smart mobility, connected health, and contextual marketing & commerce.

The Business Development Associate reports to the Head of Business Development at Sentiance. The ideal candidate is ambitious, energetic and brings business acumen and a technical background to help Sentiance expand its client roster in the EMEA markets.

Your role will be to seek new business opportunities by contacting and developing relationships with prospective clients.


To be successful in this role, you must have previous experience developing leads using various channels including marketing campaigns, social media engagement, conferences and events. You will use your communication skills to cultivate strong relationships with prospective clients, from first contact until the deal is closed with support from the CEO and Business Development Team. If you are motivated and results-driven, and enjoy working in a team environment, we’d like to meet you.

Typical responsibilities for the Business Development Associate, EMEA:

  • Research organizations to identify new leads and potential new markets

  • Identify key stakeholders at these organizations who are responsible for making buying decisions

  • Conduct research on the competition and clearly articulate our value proposition and advantage over these companies

  • Promote the company’s products and solutions addressing or predicting the prospective clients’ business objectives

  • Prepare compelling presentations and sales materials

  • Identify client needs and customize appropriate products and solutions that meet prospective clients’ needs

  • Stay up-to-date with new products/solutions and new pricing/payment plans

  • Build trusting relationships with prospective clients

  • Prepare sales contracts adhering to company guidelines and templates

  • Provide after-sales support to internal delivery and technical teams as needed

  • Keep detailed and timely records of all business development activities, prospect interactions and details of each deal in the company’s CRM system

  • Attend conferences and industry events as necessary

  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market

  • Report sales results to the CEO on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis

  • Act as the liaison between our Marketing and Sales teams and contribute to the company’s marketing initiatives

  • Ensure sales goals are met


Sentiance is looking for people who love working in a highly dynamic environment. You will bring an energetic and creative approach to your work and master the following skillset:

  • Proven working experience (preferably 2-3 years) in a B:B sales environment

  • Strong interest and experience in various aspects of mobile technology, data science, data engineering, cloud computing and IoT

  • Awareness of the opportunities of new and emerging technologies and services

  • Ability to articulate strategic recommendations based on prospective client challenges

  • Experience working with technical / development teams (client and/or internal)

  • In-depth knowledge of the industry and its current events

  • Results oriented; ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines

  • Ability to handle many different personalities both internally and externally

  • Independently manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Work effectively and proactively within a team setting

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Additional languages are ideal but not a requirement

Sentiance encourages an inclusive and diverse workforce.