Careers

Business Developer

Full-time

The development and implementation of new infrastructure solutions require broad support from a diverse group of stakeholders. Hardt mobilizes and engages these stakeholders in partner programs – we believe that everyone has something to gain with hyperloop. It is your task to shape attractive partner programs and utilize these to turn all relevant stakeholders into hyperloop ambassadors, no matter whether they are local or global, public or private, technology-focused or market-focused. You will engage municipalities, provinces, national governments, rail operators, airlines, airports, authorities, and experts involved in policy and implementation of infrastructure.

Together with the business development team, you will identify potential partners and develop a strategy to create long-term relationships. You will actively approach and attract them to become part of Hardt’s movement. You can convince every stakeholder of the transformative benefits that hyperloop will bring with a tailor-made narrative. Your efforts will help create a nourishing climate for hyperloop development and implementation to foster adoption of hyperloop.

Responsibilities

As our Business Developer your responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing an attractive partner program
  • Developing of partner acquisition strategy
  • Building, managing, and maintaining long-term and lasting relationships

What we like to see

  • Demonstrated ability in business development and client/partner acquisition.
  • An extensive network in the public and private sectors related to transportation, logistics, mobility and infrastructure
  • Strong work ethic and drive to be the best.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Dutch — both written and verbal. Proficiency in German, French and Spanish is a pre.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, autonomous, and demanding atmosphere.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, be assertive and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a challenging work environment.
  • Exceptional teamwork skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience related to the position.
  • Exceptional presentation and reporting skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills: you will be speaking publicly and engaging with high-level decision makers.
  • Deep understanding of the societal and economic transformation that infrastructure can unlock.
  • Availability to work extended hours and weekends when needed.
  • Flexibility in working hours and willingness to travel within and outside of Europe.

The company

Hardt is a European technology company that specializes in hyperloop. We believe it is our duty to improve the lives of current and future generations by creating technologies that challenge time and distance and remove physical boundaries. We envision a world where you can go and be with everyone and everything you care about. A world where distance does not matter.

Hyperloop is the new mode of transportation for large volumes of passengers and cargo. The hyperloop network connects cities, countries, and even continents in short periods of time. Tubes with a low-pressure environment offer ideal conditions for low-energy travel and protect the vehicles from external influences. Just like a highway, vehicles join and exit the high-speed network at any point along the route and are seamlessly connected with other modalities. Direct trips are made possible without transfers or intermediate stops.

How do you see the future of travel? We offer you to be among the first to have a say. Here, if one of us has an idea and a way to prove it, you will have the grounds to do it. We continually challenge each other to think unrestrained. You will have the chance to make a real impact on society. Above all, you will also have the best fun with us at our beautiful office and test facility locations in Delft. Those who are part of the team claim they got more than they bargained for. Do you have what it takes to join?

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Application Process

Apply: Send your resume and motivation letter (max. one A4 page) using the form above, note: we only accept applications in English. You are encouraged to add another file containing more information about your experience.

First phone call: We will invite you for a quick 30 minute phone or Skype call where we will ask you a few personal questions to determine your team-fit and motivation.

First meeting: We will invite you to our office so we can meet in person and ask you a few questions to see what role you could play. For this, 60-minute part no extra material preparation is needed.

Interview: We will ask you to carry out a series of short assignments on the spot, to evaluate your competence and way of working and lay out your previous experience in a short presentation. The interview takes up to 2-3 hours, and we like to carry it out in person, although remote interviews are possible too.

Contract proposal: If you are qualified, we will make you a job offer.

Employed: Just a signature and welcome to our team!

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Marinus van der Meijs

Co-founder

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