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  • Business Developer Power-2-Chemicals


Business Developer Power-2-Chemicals at TNO VoltaChem in Delft, The Netherlands

VoltaChem is a business-driven Shared Innovation Program, powered by TNO, with a turnover of around 12 million euro per year and a large growth ambition for the coming years. It connects and supports the renewable energy sector, the  technology supply sector and the EPC & licensing sectors with the chemical industry in order to accelerate innovation in Power-2-X technology. At 3 TNO locations in The Netherlands, around 50 research scientists, technical consultants and system integrators develop new technologies and business models together with more than 50 customers and partners focusing on the use of renewable energy in the production of fuels, materials and food.

What will be your role?

You will be responsible for business development for TNO VoltaChem with focus on the Power-2-Chemicals activities. As senior business developer, you will be starting in the domain of Power-2-Chemicals, focusing on our propositions in low-temperature CO2 and biomass conversion which are situated in the TNO research group “Sustainable Process and Energy Systems” in Delft, The Netherlands. The direct and indirect electrochemical conversion of (biobased) feedstock and carbon dioxide towards intermediate products in the plastics, fertilizer and fuels value chains play a central role in the part of the program that you will be responsible for. You will be working closely together with colleague business developers, program managers, technical consultants and scientists to enhance the growth of TNO VoltaChem activities in the field of Power-2-X. 

As senior business developer, Power-2-Chemicals you will:

  • Define the commercial strategy and develop the most suitable propositions for target markets and customers together with experts and consultants from the associated TNO research groups.
  • Identify, develop and convert business-to-business and shared research opportunities for (new) clients in the chemical and equipment supply value chain.
  • Identify, develop and convert subsidy opportunities together with partners and customers from industry and academia.
  • Manage the business development trajectory from initiation towards closure of the transaction, including project monitoring and aftercare.
  • Negotiate on IP and contractual conditions, supported by TNO’s IP & Contracting department.
  • Communicate activities and results of VoltaChem and TNO through website, fairs, presentations, social media etc.
  • Build up and maintain a professional network in the chemical, equipment & component and EPC industries.

What we expect from you

  • A university degree in a technical field, supplemented by commercial experience.
  • A proven track record and minimal five years of working experience in a commercial  role in a technical environment.
  • A relevant network in the chemical value chain (chemical industry, EPC, equipment and material providers) and good understanding of the strategic needs towards the material and energy transition.
  • Strong affinity with the topics Power-2-X, CCU and biobased chemistry.
  • Strong affinity with a Scientific/R&D/Technology oriented working environment.
  • Proven and highly developed ability to operate both independently and within a team.
  • Ability and experience to handle the full business development trajectory, from gathering initial market insight, developing propositions to actual deal closing with new partners.
  • International experience and mindset, including willingness to travel.
  • Fluent in English.

TNO as an employer

VoltaChem is one of the Shared Innovation Programs of TNO. At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

Hierarchically, as senior business developer Power-2-Chemicals you will report to the Market Director Sustainable Chemical Industry.

The selection process
The selection process comprises two interview rounds. A preliminary interview and a second interview round will be scheduled. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks. The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Anouk Bos.

Recruiter: Anouk Bos

Mobile: +31(0)6 – 41374015

LinkedIn: Anouk (Scheffers) Bos | LinkedIn


Unsolicited application: If the Shared Innovation Program VoltaChem appeals to you and if you are convinced that you would be a valuable addition to our team of dedicated researchers or business developers, then we invite you to send your resume and brief motivation to

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