Vanilla SteelVanilla Steel

Venture Business Developer - Turkey & MENA

Berlin, Germany
Business Development

Vanilla Steel is a new digital B2B platform serving the European steel industry supported by data and innovation with the mission of simplifying how steel and other metals are traded today. We offer an e-auction platform where sellers list new material weekly and buyers can bid for it.

We are a team of passionate tech entrepreneurs that combine more than 50 years of digital experiences with a passion for solving existing challenges through digitization.

It is an exciting time to join Vanilla Steel as we recently raised financing from the best European VCs to grow our team and expand our business.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will join our team as a Venture Business Developer - Turkey & MENA to work closely with the Founders and a motivated team to join an exciting fast growing start-up at an early stage.

The role will be based in Berlin.


As Venture Business Developer, your responsibilities will be to support Vanilla Steel to grow the business in the Turkey & MENA market and become the most important digital player in the regional steel industry. Your first tasks will be to:

  • Develop an ambitious supplier and buyer acquisition strategy
  • Make outbound prospecting campaigns (emails, cold / hot calls, social selling, field visits, events) to generate leads in the region
  • Convert leads into sales; ensure high quality interaction with potential sellers and buyers on the platform
  • Identify local market product needs
  • Increase trading volumes and revenues within the region
  • Represent Vanilla Steel at industry events in the region
  • Structure the sales operations and processes (customer database, customer onboarding, CRM reporting)


  • Recent grad or working towards a degree in a Business-related program
  • Initial experience in sales and/or account management
  • Work permit for Germany
  • Ambitious, results-oriented and target-driven mentality
  • Strong quantitative skills, structured thinking and hands-on attitude
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in using large databases (Google-Suite, CRMs and LinkedIn)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Business proficiency in English and Turkish; proficiency in Arabic would be a plus


  • Join an exciting Berlin tech startup on a steep growth curve building the digital infrastructure of the steel industry
  • Work closely with an experienced team of entrepreneurs
  • Unrivalled autonomy and ownership on projects and deliverables
  • Open and fun shared working environment/culture
  • Competitive compensation
Updated: 2 weeks ago
Job ID: 4669806
About Vanilla Steel
11-50 employees
Information Technology and Services
Berlin, Deutschland
Vanilla Steel is a digital B2B platform serving the European steel industry, bringing data and innovation to simplify how steel is traded today.
Berlin, Deutschland
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