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Senior Business Development Manager

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

At Land Life, our ambition is not just to create positive change, but to inspire it. We're on a mission to restore our planet's 2 billion acres of degraded land, by planting the right trees, at the right time, and in the right place; leveraging technology every step of the way; and unlocking carbon and other new markets to fund this work. Our team is global, our impact is significant, and now we're looking for a Senior Business Development Manager who’s passionate about driving revenue growth and bringing in new clients. This is an opportunity to make a direct, positive impact for local communities, biodiversity and to use nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt our planet to climate change.

Together, we create impact you can see.


Land Life is an international scale-up with over 10 years of experience in nature restoration. Last year we planted 3.5 million trees worldwide and were recognised as an UpLink Top Innovator at the 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos. Read more about Land Life and our principles.


We are looking for a seasoned and charismatic Business Development Manager to grow our new business pipeline and bring on quality commercial partnerships. The Business Development Manager will also manage the overall pipeline and support the development of scalable commercial activities. We are a fast growing company on a mission to maximize environmental and social impact, and this role is critical to helping us achieve our growth targets.

Land Life works with some of the world’s leading corporations, making this a very fast paced and exciting role. The evolving carbon market and increasing attention to nature-based solutions present a dynamic opportunity for the person in this role to work with the team to develop creative solutions for clients and contribute directly to global goals. This position will engage extensively with prospects and customers. As such, command of the Land Life proposition, market context, and an ability to foster productive and honest relationships is a must.

This role is based in Amsterdam and reports to the Head of Business Development. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Source new business from your network and generate leads;

  • Scope, compile proposal, negotiate, and close deals with large corporates and financial institutions;

  • Directly contribute to our revenue targets;

  • Oversee E2E pipeline activity.

Other than that, you will:

  • Manage overall pipeline for the entire commercial operation (e.g. pipeline reporting, forecasting);

  • Supporting contracting, including coordination with finance and legal internally and with the client;

  • Coordinating with cross-functional teams (e.g. operations) to ensure Land Life’s ability to meet customer requirements for new sales.

Job requirements


  • Work in a highly engaged, rapidly growing international nature-restoration company towards impact you can see;
  • 25 days paid leave;
  • Office in a beautiful location in Amsterdam, next to Oosterpark;
  • Daily free lunch at the office;Hybrid and flexible working;
  • Online support for any mental or physical well-being concerns through our partnership with OpenUp.
  • Weekly company workouts, work from home budget, pension scheme, etc.


The following outlines our target profile; however, we are interested in candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are excited about what we do and possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in B2B sales;

  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets;

  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with organizations at Director and C-Suite levels;

  • Ability to understand, communicate, and sell complex products;

  • Proactive, impact oriented, creative, and innovative approach to business development;

  • Analytic and strategic mind in combination with a pragmatic, hands-on approach;

  • Network of sustainability roles at large corporates and financial funds a plus

  • Willingness to travel as needed

  • You are fluent in English and Dutch, with strong English writing skills as all proposals and contracts are written in English


Does this role of Senior Business Development Manager at Land Life sound like the perfect match for you? Submit your CV and cover letter via the 'Apply now' button. Our process includes a brief initial call by one of our recruiters, followed by several interview rounds and a case presentation.

We welcome different perspectives and experiences because we believe this is the foundation for achieving high-integrity nature restoration at scale. We believe in equal opportunities for everyone and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.