Sr. Business Development Manager (innovation)

Transform our most promising and strategic clients from a project based collaboration towards a long lasting collaboration. Connect with key stakeholders within their organisation and show the value of structurally implementing the principles of iterative validation into their processes.


BUFFL (& home office)
Veemarkt 48, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium

As soon as possible  – full time basis


BUFFL believes that 99% of innovations should improve people’s lives.

Our mission?
We want to be a caring and future-proof company that allows your organization to stay relevant by taking actionable decisions. We guarantee impact by embedding instant access to the voice of end-users & other stakeholders (communities) into your day-to-day business in a straightforward and iterative way (methodology), enabled through our digital tools (technology) and our experts.


You are crucial on our journey to challenge the status quo & disrupt decision making in innovation processes. You will advise various high priority clients on conducting validation experiments and guide them in their transition from POC to long term collaboration with BUFFL. As part of the commercial organization, your final goal is to demonstrate the value of instant decisions & showcase how to scale this data-driven process in corporates (up to C-level).


  • A sales: the first deal (POC) was successfully sold, now it’s your time to use your innovation knowledge and  transform this one-off POC into a long-term collaboration. You find a way to seal the deal.
  • A challenger: you have a holistic view and start from the overall objectives. You are not afraid to challenge your stakeholders by reminding them of the bigger picture.
  • An opportunity spotter: based on your innovation knowledge, you are able to identify gaps in our clients’ current validation & decision making process & transform these problems into opportunities. You can get creative and roll up your sleeves to get things done.
  • A communicator: you are an active observer and listener, and intrigued by how people go through change. You’re able to communicate fluently in Dutch, French and English.
  • An owner: you can lead the way,  work independently (and in team) and are accountable for your work.
  • You are an expert in innovation (3+ years of experience) and know your way around corporate environments.


  • We build for long term success with a sustainable and agile mindset: we invest in long-term relationships
  • We’re curious: become first to know what type of innovations our clients (in a wide variety of sectors) are working on.
  • We’re bold and stay actionable by delivering actionable insights for making impactful decisions
  • Feel the excitement of working in a start-up. 
  • A highly competitive salary package, a motivated team and flexible work hours.


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