Business Developer
bij Toqua in hartje Gent

The shipping industry is currently seeing increasing efforts to reduce emissions and crank up efficiency. Next to long-term innovations, companies need to act now to reach the IMO’s decarbonisation goals. Costly issues like fouling detection and weather routing often remain unsolved or solved suboptimally. This is in part due to the industry's inclination to stick with outdated formulas, instead of fully embracing the mountains of data available to them. This results in additional fuel consumption, hurting the companies’ bottom-line and damaging the environment irrevocably. Embracing these new data sources in combination with machine learning techniques makes it possible to extract clear insights and actionable metrics, allowing for optimal fleet management. Even though these are easy and cost-efficient ways that could save billions in fuel consumption, the potential for AI in the maritime sector remains largely untapped. But the tide is turning...

  • Gent
  • Werkplek: flexibel
  • Ervaringsniveau: medior

Do you want to create climate impact with your job?
Then Toqua is the right place for you.

Toqua is a fast-growing, award-winning AI start-up based in Ghent, Belgium. By bringing the fuel-saving potential of Machine Learning to the shipping industry we reduce emissions at an industrial scale. Our goal is to leverage the potential of cutting-edge Machine Learning to have the largest positive climate impact possible. That’s what drives us every day. To deliver better technology, at a larger scale, to prevent more emissions and be part of the change our planet needs.

Toqua consists of a young & dynamic team that values ideas over hierarchy. We’re convinced work should be a place of permanent learning that lifts up yourself and those around you. Most importantly, we believe job satisfaction comes from working on something you care about.

Job Description

To get our technology applied at scale, we need to match our product to the right clients. Business development is the art of identifying the right targets and getting creative to open up doors. While you’re building up relationships with these international billion-dollar companies, you’re also in charge of optimizing internal processes ensuring a smooth and steady flow of commercial operations. Business Development is an ideal entry point to kick off a career in enterprise sales.


  • Business Development with international billion-dollar companies
  • Co-creating the sales & marketing strategy
  • Ensuring responsive & professional commercial operations
  • Keeping an eye on market trends & opportunities


  • A bachelor or master’s degree
  • Fluent in English
  • Any prior commercial experience is a plus
  • Business understanding combined with an energetic & outgoing personality
  • A committed, autonomous and precise way of working

What we offer

  • Work in an ambitious & motivating environment
  • A fast learning trajectory and lots of ownership
  • An informal and supportive way of working
  • Flexible working hours, remote working options and competitive pay

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