Chief Business Development Officer

EIT Food

EIT Food is seeking to appoint a Chief Business Development Officer, a newly created role reporting directly to the CEO. The CBDO will be a key member of the Executive Management Team, ensuring the continued financial sustainability of EIT Food during this exciting period of change. The CBDO will be responsible for the financial and fundraising strategy of the organisation and will be instrumental in developing and enhancing relationships with key stakeholders such as public-sector bodies, academic organisations, trusts and charitable foundations.

This is an outstanding opportunity to shape and advance the future of EIT Food. The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader with a demonstrable track record in business development in an international organisation. They will have strong commercial acumen and have excellent knowledge of the European research funding landscape as well as the interface between research and industry. Candidates for the post will have proven relationship-building skills with experience engaging with research organisations, the food industry, public sector, charitable foundations and other relevant stakeholders.

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