Business Development Lead

Job description


The key to accelerating the development of hyperloop is acquiring a public-private partnership on the implementation of a route. We are looking for a Business Development Lead to spearhead the achievement of this milestone and enable revenue operations for Hardt. 

You work with the business and route development teams and external stakeholders to define projects to bring hyperloop to commercial application. Stakeholders range from municipalities, provinces, national government, industry, knowledge institutes, NGOs to ambassadors, influencers, and investors. You build the partnerships necessary to progress the project from idea to implementation. You work towards clear indicators of interest and ultimately towards deals. You set the milestones for the business development team and with determination lead the team on their achievements. Through your efforts, the fundamentals are laid to realize the hyperloop network.  


As Business Developer Manager your main tasks and responsibilities are: 

  • Identifying, developing, and negotiating opportunities for route projects
  • Engaging with the public sector to promote hyperloop routes and acquiring the positive decision to realize hyperloop routes
  • Promoting hyperloop technology, hyperloop routes and Hardt
  • Identifying, targeting, and maintaining relationships with influencers and stakeholders
  • Organizing local, regional, and national events (webinars, discussions, roundtables) and participating in external events
  • Maintaining and organizing an overview of activities
  • Leading the business development team as in cooperating, dividing projects, guarding targets, evaluation talks with team
  • Coordinating with the route development team to perform studies on high-potential routes

Job requirements


To be successful in the role of Business Developer (Benelux) you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g. public affairs, international relations, business development)
  • Excellent communication skills in English — both written and verbal
  • 10+ years experience in public affairs, business development or project development
  • A large network of public stakeholders focused on transport infrastructure
  • Outgoing personality

Sounds like you? Apply by clicking the button below. Please focus your cover letter on your motivation for working at Hardt!


We are a strong team of highly driven and enthusiastic people from all over the world. People who get stuff done, people who can create, who have a passion for challenges and love to explore. Hardt seeks achievers; leaders and visionaries who want to join our team and make Hardt Hyperloop a global success story.


Hardt is a European technology company that specializes in hyperloop. 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. In the hyperloop, vehicles travel autonomously through a network of low-pressure tubes. The hyperloop network connects cities, countries, and even continents in short periods of time.

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 unrestrainedly. 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 Rotterdam. Those who are part of the team claim they got more than they bargained for. Do you have what it takes to join?