• On hold
  • Closing date: 29 October 2019


In order to achieve our mission to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, we need to build strong partnership networks around the world. The Junior Business Developer will support us in building that network and will have succeeded once we are successfully deploying our technology with the help of our global partners.

“Our Business Development team works on identifying and selecting partners around the world to help us achieve our mission. We are looking to expand our team with Junior Business Developers that enjoy dealing with a great variety of topics, are excellent relationship builders, and who can help the team accelerate building our global partner network.” – Chris Worp, Director Extraction


For The Ocean Cleanup to succeed in its mission of ridding the world’s oceans of plastic, we need to partner with a great variety of partners around the world. Fortunately, the awareness for the problem is increasing, and as a result, we are looking for a junior business developer to be the first point of contact for potential collaborations with new partners worldwide.

Responsibilities include:

  • First-line support, answering questions from potential partners working closely together with our communications team, while bringing structure and organization to the process
  • Assessing contacts for their potential, setting priorities, and routing them to the responsible colleague, while ensuring clear follow-up as agreed with the new contacts
  • Further analysis of partnership possibilities (desk research) using quantitative and qualitative data


  • University degree (BA/MSc) in, for example, international relations, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, business/public administration or any other field that made you a curious, independent, and responsible professional
  • Around 1-3 years of working experience in a role that prepared you to take on the scope of this job
  • Skilled in data handling, experience in desk research, and writing smart and concise reports/data sheets
  • Experience in project management (support) or a communications/customer service role is preferred
  • You are fluent (excellent/near-native) in English. Knowledge of one or more languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, other Asian languages) is a plus


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bringing structure and organization wherever you go
  • You are able to step back and assess priorities within the context of our mission
  • Focused on getting a job done
  • You like to work on many different projects at the same time
  • Results-driven and self-motivated, even when faced with adversity and setbacks
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal
Work permit needed:
European Union

The job opening is currently on hold, as we might have redundancies with internal or external resources, but you may still apply to the position.