Business Development Officer

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented person to assist in our Business Development team.


Brussels, Belgium


24 May 2024

Mission Statement


SolarPower Europe is a member-led association representing the European solar PV sector. SolarPower Europe’s aim is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030 and lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable and inclusive energy system. We are an award-winning association and have over 300 members spanning 35 countries. We aim to produce thought-leading energy market analysis and support the business of our members through creative and successful advocacy campaigns.


Job responsibilities:


Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Business Development Officer will contribute by increasing the revenue generation of our organisation, including the following:

  • Contribute to membership sales (from A-Z, from identifying a prospect to closing a deal);
  • Conduce to sponsorship sales of our own events;
  • Assist with sales of potential other products and services (e.g. ads in our reports);
  • Carry out market research to identify new sales opportunities;
  • Support with sponsorship implementations;
  • Build strong relationships with our members and event sponsors;
  • Establish a collaboration with the marketing team for sales activities;
  • Carry out some administrative tasks to support events and sales activities;
  • Use our CRM system to keep track of sales evolution;
  • And other related tasks as needed.




The ideal candidate has the following professional profile:

  • 1-3 year experience in business development, direct sales, client facing roles
  • Experience in client relationship management and networking
  • The ability to work efficiently on projects, both in a team and independently;
  • The capacity to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (additional languages are a plus)
  • The capacity to multitask and take initiative
  • A demonstrated ability in business-to-business (B2B) sales
  • Being familiar with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word
  • Experience with a CRM tool
  • Working experience with an association membership and/or events sponsorship is a plus


Our offer:

  • A full-time Belgian contract with a competitive remuneration package;
  • Employee benefits paid by SolarPower Europe make this offer even more attractive: public transportation allowance, work from home allowance, lunch vouchers, dental and hospitalisation insurance, and bike leasing plan (optional).


Solar for All 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are at the heart of our mission to ensure that solar is at the core of a smart, sustainable and inclusive energy system.  The more diverse our team, the more unique perspectives and ideas we can share to move this mission forward.  

We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures and experiences to help make this a reality. 



A CV (maximum 2 pages) and a one-page motivation letter (including your availability) should be sent to until COB 24 May 2024 quoting “Business Development Officer” in the subject line.


Note that while we recognise the role of generative AI tools within the workplace, we would like your cover letter to share and demonstrate your unique perspective and approach to the role. For this reason, we discourage over reliance on such tools in your application.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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