Hurtigruten arriving Bodø city
Hurtigruten arriving Bodø city

Are you interested in business and place development? The Bodø region's development company is looking for a business developer

Now you can take part in BRUS and the region's further development and join exciting projects!

About the possition

Employer: Bodøregionens utviklingsselskap - BRUS

Position: Business developer

Position type: Fulltime

Location: Bodø

Application deadline: February 15.

Send your application here

About employer

Invest in the Bodø region - Development - Energy - Networking - Collaboration

Bodøregionens Utviklingselskap is a development company consisting of 44 large enterprises in the Bodø region and northern Norway. These enterprises assume an extended social responsibility and seek to contribute to the development of the region by creating more profitable jobs and collaborating with local policymakers to achieve this.

BRUS is a natural host company, the main purpose of which is to work with and help create new start-ups in the region. BRUS actively works with regional, national and international investors, as well as business and industry players.

Today, BRUS has four FTEs divided between BRUS and its subsidiary, Bodø Lufthavnutvikling. The permanent office location will be in Bodø.

Find out more on our website.

We are seeking a new business developer/advisor who can help make the Bodø region an even stronger region, with a focus on business development, more jobs and increased value creation.

BRUS plays a key part in establishing the terms for growth and development in the Bodø region and, as a business developer at BRUS AS, you will have the opportunity to influence the future of the region, including by helping to create new business opportunities, helping to launch new start-ups and creating new jobs.

In the role of Business Developer, you would be responsible for working with hosts for start-ups, “invest-in-work”, advisory activities, arranging events and venues, as well as duties of relevance to the BRUS strategy. The role would entail some travel and contact with investment and business communities nationally and internationally.

We are seeking an individual with excellent communication and collaboration skills. We are seeking an individual who enjoys working as part of a team and who thrives under pressure.

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and take the initiative. A key task will be to work with national and international communities with the aim of launching more start-ups in Bodø and the surrounding region. But you would also help further develop Bodøregionens Utviklingselskap AS as a strategic partner for business development, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We also emphasise knowledge and experience of policy work and processes, with a particular focus on the interaction between business, academia and politics.

We are seeking individuals with:

  • Relevant higher education – a minimum of bachelor’s degree level, but relevant work experience can compensate for any lack of qualifications.

  • Excellent communication skills, as well as fluency in English (spoken and written)

  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team and being an excellent listener

  • The ability to build networks

  • Previous experience of and a background in international relations will be an advantage

  • A background in and experience of finance and investment will also be emphasised

We can offer:

  • Excellent pay and pension schemes with a permanent office location in Bodø.

  • Challenging and exciting tasks in an excellent working environment.

  • Access to a unique network, in which there will also be a focus on personal and skills development.

  • An interesting and collaborative place of work in an attractive co-working space.

  • The opportunity to influence business and social development in the region.


Beautiful nature and adventurous mountains makes Bodø an exciting city to visit all year around


Just a few kilometers from Bodø city you can find Saltstraumen, the worlds strongest maelstrom


BRUS is also working with Bodø airport developement(BLU). Their original assignment was, back in 2014, to increase the activity, marketing and establish the position as "Flybyen Bodø"


  • To be a relevant and key host organisation for new start-ups and establishments

  • To contribute to increased investments, job growth and value creation in the Bodø region

  • To better connect private sector and academia, with the aim of securing talented employees for business life and society in the region

  • To ensure better infrastructure and public transport in northern Norway and the region

  • To develop more commercial space, plots and launch more start-ups

  • To collaborate with policymakers, academia and the business sector

  • To be a clear voice for the business community

  • To be a driving force for change

  • To create attractive venues for interaction and collaboration for the benefit of business and society


In 2021, the shareholders of BRUS had a turnover of around NOK 30 billion and between them employed approximately 6,400 people in the region, including 178 apprentices. Together, the enterprises contributed approximately NOK 3 billion to society through corporation tax. The enterprises in BRUS paid salaries amounting to approximately NOK 4 billion, which in turn contributes to society at large and welfare for all.

BRUS is defined on the basis of its shareholders’ ownership and areas of priority. BRUS works on business development to benefit northern Norway as a whole, but has a particular focus on the Bodø region, from Narvik in the north to Rana in the south. The region consists of a total of 13 municipalities with approximately 95,000 residents in total. The Bodø region is undoubtedly one of the most important seafood regions in Norway. The region is like a miniature version of Norway, with resources in minerals, the oceans, renewable energy and outstanding nature. Bodø is a natural focal point and one of the most efficient logistics hubs in the Nordic region.

Any questions about the role can be directed to the CEO of BRUS, Elnar Remi Holmen, Tel.: +47 99 51 43 21. All enquiries will be treated confidentially.

Application deadline February 15.

Apply for the position av business developer here

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