Vacature Business Development Manager

  • Den Haag
  • HBO/WO
  • Digital
  • Professional
  • Geplaatst op 12-12-2022
"We work in an innovative space and got our sleeves rolled up high! It goes without saying that we keep a playful and creative attitude. Fun at work benefits both us and the work we do." - Caren Biemond, Data & Insights Lead

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Shaida Freese - Ramjiawan

Wat ga je doen?

The Business Development Manager is essential in the development of new digital products, services and even businesses, leading the evolution from concepts into MVPs and beyond. Several MVPs are currently in the funnel and dedicated MPV managers within the company work on advancing them through the digital innovation process. The Business Development Manager is also responsible for streamlining the process, assuring the proper criteria and frameworks are used, challenging and enriching the business cases, and facilitating budget allocation. In addition, the Business Development Manager is in charge of sourcing new concepts and opportunities that can enter the innovation funnel for further exploration and development – ranging from logistics insights, to KYC, to full payment integrations. These opportunities are the future of PostNL and may potentially transform the entire business model. This involves trends and market research, brainstorms with external partners, international conference attendance, and active engagement with stakeholders across the organization. This means commercial savviness as well as strong people skills are key. Also, since PostNL’s customers are largely in the ecommerce domain, a good understanding of ecommerce players, business models and market dynamics is very valuable. Moreover, to streamline the innovation process, the Business Development Manager works on the improvement of operations, systems, and way-of-working of the digital innovation process. This includes building stakeholder ecosystems for opportunity sourcing, managing and improving the innovation funnel, and setting up analytics and dashboards for tracking and reporting of the MVPs’ progress. As such, structured and strategic thinking are essential to these activities.

Onze ambitie

PostNL is building the future of delivery within, towards and beyond the Benelux. Close to 38,000 employees are working on new and improved products and services that make sending and receiving as smart, simple, and sustainable as possible. This is how PostNL reinforces its crucial position between sender and receiver and connects the physical world with the digital. 
Growth through innovative and sustainable products and services is a top priority in PostNL’s corporate strategy. New value propositions are not confined to the existing mail logistics business, but take a customer perspective and proactively tackle new, adjacent domains. To serve this vision, a central innovation team that reports directly to the Chief Digital Officer was created. The team is tasked with building and running the (digital) innovation machine across the PostNL organization.

“We want to become the most innovative logistics platform for ecommerce and mail. Digitization is core to this vision. And we are already headed in the right direction, given our digital transformation was rated number 1 in The Netherlands!” – Herna Verhagen, CEO

  • 5+ years’ experience in business;
  • experience in the ecommerce sector;
  • B2B experience preferred;
  • understanding of innovation processes;
  • stakeholder management skills.


The Business Development Manager supports the development of new digital value propositions and builds the structure for a streamlined support across concepts. This is an excellent opportunity for an ecommerce-savvy strategist with a proactive energy to potentially transform the company’s business model in the near future.

Wat bezorgen we jou?

  • Gross salary between € 4319 and € 6117 based on 39,25 hours a week (level 11 of the PostNL Collective Labour Agreement);
  • 8% holiday allowance and 25 paid vacation days;
  • positive and informal working environment;
  • work from home allowance, laptop and smartphone;
  • flexibility and freedom to perform your job; 
  • room for growth and personal development;
  • good work-life balance with excellent remote working options,

This is an excellent opportunity for an ecommerce-savvy strategist with a can-do mentality to potentially transform an incumbent business model and incubate PostNL’s digital future. The position is based in The Hague, The Netherlands, with flexibility to work remotely.



You can apply for this position until December 25th. Thereafter we will inform you on the status of your application.
The first interviews are are face-to-face at our office in The Hague. We have already planned the first interviews on January 9th and the 12th , 2023.

For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Shaida Freese - Ramjiawan, Corporate Recruiter with a Whatsapp message at 06 51 48 87 41.


At this stage of your job application process, you'll need to complete a game-based assessment.
This neuroscientific assessment consists of a set of short, engaging mini-games, that will help us get to know you better. We make use of this game-based assessment to provide all of our candidates with an equal opportunity to showcase their talents and personality, measured through a bias-free method. 

We might also ask you some questions about your work experience since a traditional CV can lead to different types of bias.


The assessment takes approximately 31 to 46 minutes. Make sure to connect to a stable WiFi, look for a place where you can concentrate, turn off your notifications, and read all instructions carefully. You can complete the assessment both on your mobile and desktop. If you are completing the assessment on a desktop, we recommend using a mouse.
After completing the assessment, you will instantly receive your own results in your inbox.


Good luck and have fun!


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  • 1. Sollicitatie

    Bedankt voor je sollicitatie! Je krijgt binnen vijf werkdagen een reactie van onze recruiter.
  • 2. Telefonisch contact

    Hebben we vragen over je CV of motivatie, dan bellen we je.
  • 3. Gesprekken

    Afhankelijk van de functie heb je één of meerdere gesprekken met onze recruiter, je toekomstige manager en directe collega’s. Het eerste gesprek zal meestal online via video zijn.
  • 4. Aanbieding

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  • 5. Nieuwe baan

    Je ondertekent je contract digitaal. Welkom bij PostNL!