Business Development Executive

Impact Funding Europe

IFE was founded in 2020 with the purpose of developing grant applications to European funding bodies such as Horizon Europe, Digital Europe, LIFE or CEF. We work with world-leading companies, cities, research institutions and NGOs to:

  • Identify grant funding opportunities in the Climate Neutral, Smart City and Digital thematic areas
  • Create consortiums focused on delivering impactful projects
  • Write grant applications to secure €2.5 – €40m+ projects
  • Manage the project kick-off process

We came together as a team to unlock funding for impactful projects. We believe in innovation, flexibility and responsibility.

Job Opportunity


We are seeking to employ a new member of our team capable of:

  • Supporting the senior team in identifying and onboarding new customers from across Europe
  • Supporting the grant writing team in identifying and onboarding specific organisations that will add value to forthcoming grant projects
  • Engaging with IFE’s existing customer base to better understand their capabilities and aspirations
  • Engaging with IFE partner organisations to foster a good working relationship and encourage customer referrals
  • Maintaining IFE’s internal CRM system

Experience and Qualifications

Level and type of formal education required:

  • Baccalaureate (or equivalent) education level
  • Degree-level or diploma-level education preferred

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills (in English)
  • Excellent organisational and team skills
  • Confident in making initial approaches to potential new clients
  • Broad interest in Smart City, Climate Neutral and Digital topics
  • Interest in innovative technologies
  • Interest in working with clients from all over Europe and globally
  • Ability to work independently in a multi-cultural, multi-location and multi-task environment
  • Autonomous, creative, curious and able to take responsibility


  • 2+ year’s experience working in a comparable sales support / sales admin / marketing / account management role

Work Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Team
  • Works closely with the IFE’s founders and projects team
  • Extensive exposure to the international and multicultural environment, including high level external customers

Language Skills:

  • Excellent level of written and oral English required – IFE’s working language is English,
  • Other languages are an asset with preference for EU languages

Computer Skills:

  • Good knowledge of computer applications/packages (MS Suite including Word, Excel, Power-Point) and MS communication tools (Outlook, Teams, OneNote are key operating systems for communication).
  • Knowledge (willingness to learn) of online CRM software (MS Dynamics)

Our Offer

  • €21,000 – €30,000 annual salary (depending on experience)
  • Company contributions to social security, pension and health insurance
  • Full-time job in a dynamic & growing sector
  • Excellent team spirit in a multicultural environment
  • Flexible home / remote working policy
  • Opportunity for training (internal and external)

Next Steps

If you are interested in expressing your interest in the job opportunity detailed here, please let us have the following documents:

  • A copy of your most recent CV
  • A motivation letter of no more than one page, outlining why you are interested in the role, outlining your qualification fit, interest in the sector and when you would be able to start
  • A link to your LinkedIn Profile.

    To apply for this job email your details to


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