Development / Madrid / Spain

Junior Business Development

We are seeking a Junior Business Development who embodies our values, understands the future challenges and opportunities for business development and is passionate in introducing our mission to new employers. It is a full-time role that will report directly to the Business Development Lead of Generation Spain. The primary role will be securing jobs for graduates across a growing employer portfolio, more in detail, securing employer commitments to hire graduates of the Generation program is a critical enabler of our high placement rates. You are responsible for maintaining high job attainment rates by identifying and securing suitable vacancies for graduates from among our network of employer partners, as well as growing this network in its own right. You are further tasked with identifying opportunities for new sectors and contributing to the development of new programs with market researches.

Interested applicants, please send a cover letter together with your resume to by Jan 31. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

To be successful you'll need:

The ideal candidate should have a youth-oriented mindset, and possess a strong passion in youth development. The candidate should be passionate in building a strong rapport with youth, have outstanding interpersonal skills and are energized to be along with the youth’s journey to achieve professional and personal success. S/he should have a collaborative and positive spirit to work closely with participants from diverse backgrounds, are proactive in evaluating daily interactions with participants and creating long-lasting interventions to ensure their success. Most importantly, s/he should have a proven ability to tailor communication in an honest, open, transparent, yet nurturing way.

Specific requirements include, but are not limited to:
• Minimum of 1 year of working experience.
• Strong interest in promoting sales and/or fundraising private and philanthropic sources.
• Ability to manage an extremely high-volume workload at a fast pace with strong attention to detail and a high bar for quality.
• Exceptional ability to build relationships and influence and inspire diverse stakeholders in a range of geographic, cultural and industry contexts.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, particularly written communication.
• Ability to set vision and direction and inspire others around that vision.
• Strong strategic problem-solver and innovative thinker.
• Numerical literacy. Data-driven approach in presenting/influencing and informing decisions.
• Knowledge in CRM Salesforce and/or the Outreach Sales Engagement Platform will be highly valued.
• Excellent command of written and spoken Spanish & English is a must.
• Open to remote work at 60% of the time, preferably based in Madrid (Spain).

What you'll do:

Employer relationships
• Secure employer commitments to hire/interview graduates, coordinating on-demand enquires and recruitment events.
• Diversify the network of employer partners to grow our pipeline of vacancies, and institute meaningful follow-up with employers to increase repeat hiring.
• Accurate usage of Business Development tools to ensure employer data is captured before and (ongoing) after placement, such that Generation Spain can articulate ROI achieved by hiring employers (e.g., performance of graduates vs. job peers; reduction in churn).
• Assist in developing and evolving an employer engagement strategy for enabling Generation Spain to reach its impact goals, including lists of target employers and in line with placement needs.
• Be a credible external representative in the education, employment and skilling community, and particularly with potential partners in private, public and third sectors.
• Assist in raising the private, public and philanthropic funding necessary to operate at current scale in Spain and catalyze new programs.
• Assist the end-to-end process of securing institutional partnerships, including exploratory discussions, conducting negotiations and formulating innovative proposals/concept notes/MOUs.
• Ensure all relevant legal documentation with respect to relationships with external stakeholders is completed, up to date and appropriately stored.

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in fourteen countries with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.