Junior Innovation Consultant

In order to strengthen the Commercial Team, we are searching for a market and customer driven Junior Innovation Consultant (client partner / marketer developer) who generates business leads in food and health industries.

The job

  • Contributing to the business development and sales performance in food tech companies and start-ups 
  • Providing input and support to implement commercial plans in line with the NIZO growth strategy and business plan      
  • Realising agreed sales targets and financial results in terms of order intake and sales margin    
  • Building successful relationships with key stakeholders, especially with new prospects in food tech companies 
  • Grasping commercial leads for business opportunities with value for customers  
  • Working together with other functional disciplines (like senior business developers, project managers, expertise leaders and scientists) to help deliver agreed research contracts and projects at customers  
  • Continuously monitoring market insights on new developments, competition and specific customer needs  
  • Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer and active member of the Commercial Team. 


  • Academic level (BSc or higher) combining Economics and market insights, ideally in food manufacturing or personal health care markets 
  • Affinity with Food Technology, Life Sciences and R&D 
  • High affinity and preferably a track record in consultative sales and business development in international (food) tech and/or start-up companies 
  • Capable of identifying customer needs and bringing together a team of experts to offer solutions with real value for the customer 
  • Capable of developing a relevant and actual network in the international food tech and/or health industries and translate this into business results 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and comfortable working in an international business environment with regular travelling    
  • Personal skills: client focus, pro-active, pioneerresults driven, persevering, pragmatic attitude and team player. 

Info & application

  • This is a preliminary description for a new position, published at the threshold of the summer break. We aim to replace it by a more accurate one after the holiday season. 
  • By then it will also be possible to contact us for more information. 
  • In anticipation of this, you can already upload your CV and a motivational letter through our online application platformhttps://nizo.onlinevacatures.nl/job/163551/apply .  
  • Third parties are kindly asked not to send in CV’s.