The State of Virginia Europe Office, based in Munich, Germany, in collaboration with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, develops and implements a comprehensive lead generation strategy targeting European companies, site selection consultants, and other economic development prospects that results in enhanced economic development opportunities, increased jobs and capital investment for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Business Development Manager, State of Virginia Europe Office

The State of Virginia Europe Office (SVEO) is seeking an experienced economic development professional to successfully promote Virginia to targeted European corporate executives and site selection consultants as the preferred location for new and expanding business facilities in the United States.

The Business Development Manager will support the development and implementation of SVEO’s lead generation strategy to generate results that meet annual performance goals. This position will manage SVEO’s lead generation programs by conducting targeted marketing outreach to prospective companies, site selection consultants, and other audiences. The Business Development Manager will work with interested company executives, along with other state, local and regional economic developers to successfully locate new and expanding business operations to Virginia. 

Candidates must possess considerable executive level sales and marketing experience in an economic development office or corporate business environment. The Business Development Manager must have demonstrated business development/lead generation experience, as well as experience in developing and implementing a sales and marketing plan to effectively close deals. The applicant is expected to demonstrate the ability to operate in a team environment. 

The Business Development Manager must have excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills in German and English. Additional languages such as Spanish, Italian, Dutch or French are a plus. Applicants must also have strong organizational skills and be able to plan and successfully manage multiple tasks. Proficiency in using multiple PC software packages is required. Experience with Salesforce is a plus. Frequent travel in Europe is required. 

An undergraduate degree in marketing, business administration, economics or equivalent work experience is required. Five years of economic development, sales, marketing, business development and/or lead generation experience is preferred.  

The State of Virginia Europe Office offers a competitive salary. Salary commensurate with experience.

All candidates must apply by sending their resume to aabshoff [at]

Application deadline: Open Until Filled