Being a key player in innovation as a business developer

With our services and competences as an international design agency we help our customers with developing their product portfolio, from early stage until market introduction. Our service therefor has a major impact on the success of our customers. We are always looking for potential new customers with a good fit in company culture, portfolio and ambitions. As a business developer you will be the one who kick-starts these relations and build the bridge between the needs and our competences. Connecting with R&D managers, product managers and innovation directors will be your daily business, where you follow the process of converting a prospect into a new customer or further develop existing customers. Our focus is always on the longer term: how can we provide our customers with a long-lasting advantage in their market? Always an interesting and challenging puzzle you can kick-start!


Are you the commercial professional who has the skills, mindset and ambitions to make this happen?

Then join our team!


About MMID

MMID is an international, fast-growing product development agency and has been pioneering with its integral product development approach for almost 30 years. We are one of the leading agencies in Europe and support our clients in the development of responsible, valuable, excellent functioning products that are extremely user-friendly. In our offices in Germany, in the Netherlands and the United States, over 75 talented designers integrate Innovation strategy with functionality, design, producibility, electronics and graphical design. Every day we utilize our own developed innovation stage gate model LUCID in order to make sure we stay in control within the projects.

Our company culture is all about working together, which we facilitate with a very open and organized working environment. We also team up closely with our customers and partners to make sure we can develop products that exactly fits the needs of the end users, while also being producible in an efficient way.

We are certain that the winning combination of the Dutch entrepreneurial spirit, guts, decisiveness and openness, and the German sense of quality, structure and reliability, as well as our many years of experience, is a successful combination for business development in the area we have targeted.


About the role

You will act as a representative of MMID and will be responsible for the entire process from first introduction meeting  up to contracting. You will make sure that a solid connection with prospects is made, the needs of prospects become fully clear and that we match the needs well with the solutions we can cover with our services and competences.  You team-up with your colleagues of the international commercial team and of course the designers and project managers in order to win new customers and strengthen the partnerships we already have. You report directly to the Commercial Manager and your base location will be our office in Essen (Zollverein area).


We are a conscious fit if you are:

  • Commercially educated, you are a commercial professional
  • You have at least 5-7 years of experience in the role of business developer, preferably with a focus on B2B
  • Project manager skills are a plus
  • You are professional, responsible and have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • You are open-minded, outgoing, communicative, a good listener and a team player
  • Professional networking gives you energy and comes easily to you
  • You know how to convince and empower others with your positive and passionate attitude
  • You see the importance of personal growth, as well as sharing your knowledge
  • You are native German speaking
  • You have excellent communication skills in English
  • You can build a network and aim to develop long-lasting working relationships with relevant companies and institutions
  • You can support in developing and evaluating strategies and activities
  • You can interact with a wide range of positions at various levels and functions both within and outside our organization
  • You are naturally interested in product development and innovation
  • You are aware of prioritizing activities and efforts, based on strategic impact for MMID. With this mindset you will ensure that conscious choices are made as to where and when to invest our resources.


What we offer

Besides competitive wages and conditions, we offer you an engaging job with lots of teamwork and creativity. Every project is tailor-made. You will join an internationally oriented company that is very aware of the value of a professional and engaging company culture that among others is built on trust, passion and working together. We have an excellent scope for personal development and the opportunity to take on more responsibilities. The contract will be based on a 40-hrs work week, competitive wages and conditions such as e.g. profit sharing, home office allowance and personal budget.

Join our team!

Interested? Please send your resume to Diana Sanches via If you have any questions about our company or the function, don’t hesitate to contact Nils Mueller via