Senior Business Developer

Freelancer, Full-time · Amsterdam

Who we are

We here at TrendWatching are an international, dynamic and highly purposed team that guides, inspires and empowers business professionals to bring to market more sustainable and impactful innovations that benefit all, not the few.

Founded in 2002, TrendWatching has become one of the world’s leading consumer trend firms. We support and equip 100s of the world’s leading brands and professional services firms such as Mastercard, Google, Starbucks, Vodafone, Uber, TWBA and UNICEF with the most current and future-oriented trend intel to truly advance their purpose game and thereby have an impact.

Additionally, our Trend Updates reach over 250,000 trend-driven professionals in over 65 countries around the globe.

Your opportunity at TrendWatching

We are looking for a passionate Senior Business Developer in Amsterdam to join our team and embark on an exciting multi-year journey to support and lead the movement to a more purposed economy.

In this role, you will work closely with our Founder and our Business Development, Client Success and Marketing teams. You will be responsible for turning client enquiries into new business across our three main services (Trend Intelligence Platform, Keynotes & Workshops and Academy). 

You will also foster key client relationships (we don't do 'sales' or cold calling) and think with us on fine-tuning our global Business Development strategy. 

We want to quickly grow the business now that we have a number of exciting new services in place, and you will be one of the key drivers behind that growth. 

If you love trends and purposed innovation and feel that you are ready for the next step in your career, this might just be the hidden gem you are looking for.

Your responsibilities in this role
  • Handling incoming enquiries from prospective clients

  • Managing a small team of business developers

  • Working closely with our Trend Analysts to deliver custom client proposals that are fully 'on trend'

  • Engaging with existing key clients to expand accounts, in close cooperation with our Client Success, Marketing, and Content teams

  • Collaborating closely with the founder and other stakeholders on global, exciting growth strategies

The ideal candidate
  • You are an enthusiastic and energetic professional with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in business development and managing B2B client relationships

  • You understand the internal dynamics and workflows of businesses ranging from start-ups to large corporations and can use this knowledge to best service our current and future clients

  • You have excellent communication, consulting and business development skills, as well as a beyond-solid command of the English language, both spoken and written

  • You have solid time and project management skills (especially custom work requires close planning with our Trend Analysts)

  • You have experience in HubSpot CRM (this will be an immediate advantage)

  • You are detail-oriented

  • You will keep going until results have been achieved

  • You feel and act purposed: caring deeply about sustainability, equality, well-being and transforming businesses into a force for good

  • You perform best in a cosmopolitan, driven, entrepreneurial yet casual environment

What's in it for you?
  • A ‘business playground’: having the freedom to play, learn and grow while turning your ideas into reality, working with truly all of the world’s leading brands

  • Actively contributing to a more purpose-driven economy and having an impact on people, glocally

  • Flexibility in work (we work both remote and together as a team)

  • Being part of a fun, cosmopolitan team located throughout the world

  • Time and space to hone your skills and develop your career

  • Competitive remuneration


Start date: Immediately

Duration: Ongoing

Reports to: Founder

Sounds like you? Then please reach out to us and apply with your CV, cover letter and portfolio highlighting your three favorite businesses and why. Only candidates who have completed these tasks will be considered — we want to get to know you. 

Our Chief People Officer, David Quella, looks forward to hearing from you.

TrendWatching welcomes everybody to apply - regardless of their background, experience, abilities and perspectives.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest in TrendWatching. Please fill out the following form.
Should you have any difficulties with the upload of your data, please send us an email to ​

Please upload your CV, cover letter and any additional documents (max. 20 MB in total).

Click to select multiple files or use drag-and-drop
Click to select multiple files or use drag-and-drop
Click to select multiple files or use drag-and-drop
Click to select multiple files or use drag-and-drop

Uploading document. Please wait.