Exit Ready Business Development Manager

Exit Ready
Full time

Marktlink is a committed international M&A specialist with an independent, discrete, and no-nonsense approach. Together with our labels Marktlink Exit-Ready and Marktlink Transaction Services we support entrepreneurs by preparing their business for sale and guide them throughout the entire sales or acquisition process. Our label Marktlink Capital offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to invest in strong private equity and venture capital funds.

Since our start in 1996, entrepreneurs have been our driving force. With a profound market knowledge and a personal approach, we advised many transactions and in doing so we influenced the lives of many.

Published on: 15 february, 2024
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Your goal

At Marktlink Exit Ready we specialize in providing entrepreneurs top-notch guidance and support for preparing their business for sale. Our goal is to make the process of buying or selling a business as smooth as possible. As we expand our business into Germany, we're seeking a pro-active and dynamic Manager to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with entrepreneurs and a proven track record of generating new business opportunities. At Exit Ready, we value innovation and creativity in our team members. Next to that, a sales mindset and an optimistic attitude are keys to success. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is passionate about entrepreneurship and understands the unique challenges that come with running an SME. Do you want to help us succeed in the German market? Then read on!

Your responsibilities

  • Build a network and support the local Marktlink subsidiaries with attracting entrepreneurs to engage in an Exit Ready project and/or Sale process;
  • Recruit entrepreneurs for Exit Ready projects; our dedicated consultancy program for optimizing companies to be sale-ready and to achieve a maximized valuation for the sale;
  • Proactively seek (telephone) contact with SME-entrepreneurs, engage them in meaningful conversations about business growth and how to prepare their business to be ready for selling;
  • Work together with the Business Development Team to actively think (strategically) about the further international growth of Marktlink and Exit Ready;
  • Help entrepreneurs plan their future and provide guidance during the last phase of entrepreneurship;
  • Continuous improvement, self-development and recording conversations accurately.

Your profile

  • Seasoned candidates with their extensive experience working with entrepreneurs and German SME network are welcome to apply;
  • Must have experience working with established entrepreneurs;
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to engage in meaningful conversations with German entrepreneurs and speak their ‘language’;
  • Must have a passion for entrepreneurship and is willing to continuously improve and develop business;
  • Fluent in German and has a German ‘background’;
  • Full understanding and experience with the German business culture;
  • A proven business development track record;
  • Available for 4-5 days a week;
  • Willing to travel extensively and being on the road;
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Why us?

  • You will receive above competitive compensation and an uncapped bonus;
  • Unlimited holidays (No catch, it really is unlimited);
  • HP tablet/laptop and iPhone;
  • Company car or mobility compensation;
  • Full responsibility from day one, flexible working hours and amazing colleagues;
  • Focus on career growth and inspiring development programs;
  • Yearly company ski-trip, Zandvoort Formule 1 Grand Prix and Marktlink Gala dinner;
Our hiring process
Step 1

Let's connect

Once you've applied, expect our response within five working days.

Step 2

Let’s meet

Discover how you and Marktlink align. Let's chat, be it over a phone call or in person.

Step 3

Let's dive deep

In search of top talent, we evaluate your skills and qualities through a presentation and Talent Motivation Analysis (TMA) to ensure a perfect match.

Step 4

Let's start

After acing the final interview, prepare for the official offer. Exciting times ahead – let's celebrate with some champagne!

Frequently asked questions

Which documents should I include in my application?

Please provide us with your most recent CV, updated motivation and if you really want to shine a video!

Are there any special requirements for working at Marktlink?

For M&A Professionals a finished masters degree in Finance is mandatory. For all the other positions please take a look at the requirements per job.

Does Marktlink offer a relocation package?

Regrettably, we currently do not offer any relocation packages.

Does Marktlink provide IND sponsorship for positions?

Unfortunately, at the moment, Marktlink does not provide IND sponsorship for positions. However, we are actively working on this matter and aim to offer sponsorship opportunities in the near future.