Business Developer
at Octave in the heart of Brussel

Octave is a cleantech company that gives a second life to used batteries from e-mobility. Instead of treating them as waste, Octave transforms them into a smart and sustainable battery for storing excess wind and solar energy. The system comes with a comprehensive service that includes optimal control and predictive maintenance.

  • Brussel
  • Werkplek: flexibel
  • Ervaringsniveau: medior

Are you an experienced business developer and do you want to use your talent and contribute to the energy transition? Do you want to help create a market for innovative and sustainable products for the future in a fast-growing company?

Your role

  • You will help build Octave's commercial strategy and convince SMEs and industrial companies of the added value of our innovative battery systems.
  • In this role, you implement and refine Octave’s go-to-market strategy. You continuously identify sales opportunities and advise and support customers.
  • You are responsible for Octave’s sales process from start to end. You qualify inbound leads and look for new business opportunities through various channels (cold calls, email, Linkedin, network…). You follow up on the leads and manage the entire process until closing. 
  • Your excellent communication skills ensure a strong relationship with Octave’s potential customers and partners. You are Octave’s eyes and ears in the market: by identifying the needs of our customers, you propose suitable solutions within Octave's portfolio.

What you will bring to the team

  • Solid work experience in commercial / project development in the energy sector (B2B), preferably in energy storage solutions or renewable energy sources.
  • Good understanding of the energy markets.
  • Sufficient technical background to master basic electrical engineering concepts around renewable energy.
  • Clear hunter sales attitude. 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to give engaging presentations.
  • Experience in developing and implementing a commercial strategy in the renewable energy sector. Ability to perform market segmentation and identify the customer needs.
  • Desire to work in a fast moving and entrepreneurial environment. 
  • At ease using MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and similar tools.

With some (or all) of the following points, you have a clear plus:

  • Masters's degree in the field of economics or engineering, or equivalent level of experience.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English (French is a plus).
  • Hands-on experience in go-to-market strategies with a track record of achieving sales quotas and targets.

What’s in it for you

An incredibly interesting and varying job in a dynamic and fast-growing company. We offer the opportunity to further develop a marketing & sales approach for an innovative product and become a driving force in the transition to a sustainable energy system.

We also offer:

  • An attractive and competitive salary package.
  • Flexible working hours with hybrid working, ideally 2 days at our office in Mechelen.
  • A supportive and collaborative team environment with huge learning opportunities and career development possibilities.

Why join Octave

Octave was founded in 2020 with the aim of accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy system by building smart energy storage systems from used e-mobility batteries. Since launching, Octave has sold more than 5 MWh of battery storage capacity and raised a total of € 2M seed funding. In addition to the support of some private funds, we are also backed by Imec and the EIC accelerator fund of the European Commission. Our project pipeline contains several large and exciting projects at the forefront of technology and sustainability.

How to apply

Are you interested in the role as Business Developer? Send your CV and a motivational letter today to [email protected]. We will reach out as soon as possible.

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