German-speaking Business Development Manager

Berlin, Germany

Academic Positions is a strategic talent-attraction partner to the research domain, connecting organizations with top academic talent across the globe. Our purpose is to contribute to new discoveries and scientific breakthroughs by improving international researcher mobility and encouraging people to pursue academic careers.

We are currently in an expansion phase and looking to recruit a business development manager to join our recently opened office in Berlin and be a part of our journey to become the world’s largest platform and authority in the academic recruitment market.

About the role

As part of the Business Development Team, you will develop your portfolio of international universities and research institutes across the industry by making new connections, building relationships, and identifying and pursuing high-potential business opportunities. You will manage the entire sales cycle, including prospecting, stakeholder management, presenting, and negotiating—all of which require exceptional sales and business development skills.

The ideal candidate has high ambitions and a strong drive and enjoys working in a high-pace, high-demand, and high-reward environment.

Your profile

  • Native German speaking
  • Excellent track record of new business acquisition.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with shorter sales cycles
  • Can successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Results-oriented and knows the importance of being persistent.
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written.
  • Thrives in an environment with short internal decision routes and a culture that encourages creative and entrepreneurial thinking.

Business experience from international public institutions is merit.

We are Academic Positions

We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it to the benefit of our employees and our community. Academic Positions is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and an international workplace. We strive to live up to our core values (proud, brave, curious, fun, and passionate) in everything we do and create a dynamic environment to facilitate personal growth and professional development. We work in a bright new office space with great views in the middle of the city centre. Learn more about our team, people, and values at

Application procedure

If you are interested in joining our team, please follow the apply link and submit your CV and cover letter through the form.

We will be accepting applications throughout the summer and will start reviewing applications at the beginning of August. An assessment is part of our selection procedure.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Erik Björkander at or +46 (70) 408 14 27.

Start date

January 2021



Working hours

Full time


Academic Media Group International AB

Office location

Academic Positions Media Group
c/o WeWork
Stresemannstraße 123 C
10963 Berlin

Contact person

Julian Andersch 
+49 (0) 30 430 519 211