Business Developer Photonics (m/f/x)

Job Description

For 32 – 40 hours per week, we are looking for a Business Developer with some expertise in Photonics or high-tech. You will play a pivotal role in driving our company’s growth by identifying and pursuing new business opportunities, fostering strong client relationships, and expanding our market presence.

What will you do

Cultivate Strong Relationships: Develop and maintain meaningful connections with potential members, partners, and stakeholders within the photonics community.

Strategic Planning: Collaborate with the leadership team to formulate and execute strategic plans that drive PhotonicsNL’s growth.

Market Expertise: Stay at the forefront of industry trends and market developments in photonics.

Event Participation: Represent PhotonicsNL at industry-specific events, conferences, and trade shows to promote the company’s objectives.

Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams within PhotonicsNL to align business development efforts with the organization’s overall goals.


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as business, marketing, engineering, or physics. A track in Photonics is a plus.

Preferably some experience in business development, sales, or a related role, preferably in the photonics industry.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build and nurture relationships.

Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team.

Analytical thinking and strategic planning abilities.

Willingness to travel to industry events and partner locations as needed.

Having a strong grasp of the English language is essential. Knowledge of Dutch is an added advantage.

Self-motivated with a track record of meeting or exceeding targets.

A deep passion for Photonics and a commitment to staying updated on industry developments.


There is no permanent office, you work from home with regular team meetings anywhere in the Netherlands, in consultation with the team.

Position in the organization

As a Business Developer, you are directly accountable to the director of PhotonicsNL.

Salary and secondary employment conditions

Depending on your experience, your salary indication is € 35.000 – € 45.000 p/y.

We offer good secondary employment conditions such as commuting costs, pension participation, ANW-insurance, WGA-gat insurance, WIA-additional, and everything that’s needed to have a comfortable home office.

Apply for Business Developer at PhotonicsNL

If you’re a dynamic and motivated professional with a genuine enthusiasm for the Photonics field, we encourage you to apply and be part of our team dedicated to shaping the future of PhotonicsNL. Join us in driving innovation and growth in the Photonics industry.

Company Profile

As the Dutch Association for Photonics and Optics, PhotonicsNL aims to stimulate innovation and economic activity in the field of photonics.

Photonics is a high-tech key technology with a broad field of application and a major influence on innovations in various sectors. PhotonicsNL therefore wants to promote collaboration and cross-pollination throughout the entire value chain. PhotonicsNL promotes the importance of photonics for our economy and at all levels of education. We also promote the Dutch photonics ecosystem at home and abroad.

PhotonicsNL organizes networking, knowledge, and matchmaking events for this purpose, creates connections between its members, participates in international trade missions, and collaborates in European projects with other national photonics clusters