Corporate Development Officer

Are you up to making a strategic difference for a highly ambitious international company in Testing, Inspection and Certification? Do you aspire to take responsibility for searching and analysing market opportunities, forming partnerships, setting up joint ventures and managing possible acquisitions? Then you might well be Kiwa’s new Corporate Development Officer.

Full job description
As a Corporate Development Officer, we expect you to drive Kiwa’s international growth and development. Therefore, you will continuously scan Kiwa’s competitive landscape to identify opportunities and map market changes and trends. You’ll perform in-depth company analyses (e.g. financial projections, profiles), contribute to valuation analyses (DCF, LBO, multiples) and be involved in profitability studies and additional financial modelling. It will be your responsibility to scout companies around the globe that add professional, client and market value to Kiwa in order to form partnerships, joint ventures or enter into a merger or acquisition. Furthermore, as a member of the corporate Staff & Support team, you will initiate projects to improve business operations (including IT related and restructuring projects) and boost collaboration within Kiwa.

Your responsibilities
• Perform market studies for the purpose of market segmentation;
• Initiate and manage corporate business improvement projects and develop Kiwa’s Operational Excellence programme;
• Provide support for collaboration, acquisition and other investment projects on an international scale.

What we expect from you as a Corporate Development Officer
You can (and dare to) make a change. You are a young, dynamic person, able to think analytically and strategically. You are ready for a second or third step in your career and eager to learn and develop your competence and skills. Your ambition drives your curiosity and flexibility. You’re used to working in projects as a pragmatic personality with excellent communication skills and a meticulous approach. You go about individually as easy as in a team, and you bring a highly developed sense for business politics and stakeholder management. We also expect a willingness and ability to travel to Kiwa locations across Europe and occasionally beyond (Latin America and Asia-Pacific).

What background you need
For this position, we’d like you to bring these educational and personal skills:
• At least a Masters’ degree (preferably in Economics, Business, Finance or Econometrics);
• At least 4 years of professional experience, preferably in a technical environment;
• Excellent Microsoft Excel knowledge and skills;
• (Near-)native proficiency in English and Dutch (speaking and writing).

Interested in the role of Corporate Development Officer? Apply now by clicking on the red application button to apply at Kiwa.

What we offer in return
As a Corporate Development Officer at Kiwa, you’ll hold a challenging high-level position in a technically-oriented, ambitious, expanding international organisation. At Kiwa, we value your professional development and personal wellbeing. You’ll be given ample opportunities to balance your working and private life by planning your office hours flexibly and, if desired, remotely. An extensive internal training programme is available to help you expand and deepen your knowledge and skills.

When it comes to wage and leave, we offer you a salary tailored to your professional competence and experience, 37 days of holiday leave entitlement, 8% holiday payment, an excellent pension scheme and a variable remuneration or year-end/profit share.

Where you’ll work
In this full-time role, you will work for the Kiwa Group, headquartered in Rijswijk, the Netherlands. The nature of this position will require you to regularly travel abroad to visit Kiwa offices throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. As a member of the highly professional corporate Staff & Support team, you will work for and report to Kiwa Group Senior Management, particularly to the COO.

Why Kiwa
Kiwa is an autonomous global organisation in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), training and consultancy services. We create trust by contributing to the transparency of the quality, safety and sustainability of your organisation’s products, services, processes, systems and employees, as well as personal and environmental performance. You have the ambition and we help you to go forward!

More information
Should you have any questions about this position at Kiwa Group, please contact Kiwa Corporate HR, Monique Wesseling, email We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply now by clicking on the red application button to apply at Kiwa.

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