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Business Developer Life Sciences and Health

Location: Utrecht

Are you passionate about life sciences and health technologies, and do you have a commercial attitude and a passion for knowledge? We certainly do, and need some extra hands. That is why we are looking for you, creative problem-solver, go-getter, advisor and facilitator!


What will you do as Business Developer?

The Business Developer is primary responsible for identifying, collaborating and helping develop new partnerships with universities, hospitals, biotech and medtech companies in Europe. The business developer will also support our existing client in developing new collaborations and supports the development and implementation of the business development strategy in the interaction with the management team.

Your day at ttopstart looks like this:

  • A cup of coffee first of course. Then you start the working day with a short energetic update with your team of Business Developers and consultants.
  • You continue preparing the framework for the consortium meeting later this week
  • You have a call with a potential client and aim to unlock the true potential of their exciting (bio)medical idea.
  • You have lunch with your colleagues and, in addition to discussing the weather and weekend plans, instigate a lively discussion on the future of AI in healthcare.
  • You confer with the consultants in your team you would like to have involved in the potential client project to get them on board of your ideas for the assignment and you finish-up the quotation that you have promised to send to a potential client.
  • You travel to meet with a new lead at their offices in an academic hospital to talk about their ambitions regarding setting up a new public-private partnership revolving around the newest and very promising ways of treating cancer patients. Perhaps there is a role that ttopstart can play?

Once back in the ttopstart office you make sure that you update your own business development pipeline and execute and/or plan any follow-up actions you have promised to this new lead. You make sure to discuss any open points with your fellow BD-ers by putting it on the agenda of the weekly business development meeting

You also get to:

  • Work on a great variety of innovative projects in Europe;
  • Be in a challenging, entrepreneurial and international environment;
  • Collaborate in an ambitious and creative team, with colleagues always ready to support, brainstorm or socialize;
  • Accelerate ideas and innovations that deliver better health and care;
  • Participate in training and coaching
  • Be in an office with the most amazing 360° view of Utrecht you have ever seen
  • Enjoy Friday vrijmibo drinks with your colleagues and regular dinners and events organized

What are you like?

  • You have MSc degree within the life sciences or healthcare-related sector;
  • Knowledge of the drug and diagnostic development process;
  • Network in biotech, CRO’s, pharma, and/or medtech strongly desirable;
  • 5+ years in a business development (or sales) role in the biopharmaceutical, laboratory or in  a contract research organization;
  • Able to develop relationships with companies and academic organizations;
  • Self-starter, pro-active and solution-driven;
  • Good English writing skills;
  • Enjoy working with targets;
  • Enjoy working in a European context

About ttopstart

ttopstart in a nutshell? We are a group of dedicated professionals bursting with life sciences and healthcare knowledge, strategic advice and business planning skills. We co-design competitive strategies for our clients and strengthen teams to realize growth

Are you interested in this opportunity?

We are looking forward to your application! If you wish to apply please send in your application via this link on the PNO Group portal. If applicable, please mention if you have a valid work permit for the Netherlands.


Ines Stavric
+31 6 29 55 88 74