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Strategy Consultant Life Sciences & Health

Utrecht, Netherlands


'Empowering biomedical innovators, that’s what ttopstart is all about. Enabling their success in tackling the challenges associated with disruptive healthcare innovations, for the benefit of patients, is what we do. As a durable partner, we take pride in ensuring that innovations are implemented faster and better, and research teams and businesses thrive.'

Strategy Consultant Life Sciences & Health

Are you passionate about life sciences and health technologies, and do you offer helicopter views across markets and scientific fields​? We certainly do, and need some extra hands. That is why we are looking for you, strategic thinker, creative problem-solver, innovator and advisor!

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

What will you do as a Strategy Consultant?

In this job you will join a small team of consultants to pioneer and further develop our strategic services for research institutes and organisations, thereby meeting key client and sector needs. In collaboration with today’s leading scientists and academic teams you will have the opportunity to deliver new insights and ideas that will address many industrial and societal needs.

You are the creative problem-solver who knows how to break down complex issues into its key components, even under pressure. You have a professional attitude and you are, just like us, dedicated to delivering high quality products and innovative solutions to our clients.

After whistling while going to work, your day at ttopstart looks like this:

  • Fresh coffee first of course. Then you start the working day with a short energetic update with your small team of consultants. You agree on the value proposition of a new service you are developing and decide on your business development strategy;
  • Together with a colleague you visit a potential client, who has asked us to brainstorm on possible ways to increase the performance of his research institute. After the meeting you hash out a high-level project plan including financials and forward this to the potential client to continue the discussion;
  • 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 host an interactive workshop for your colleagues using one of your current projects as a case, as you love sharing the lessons learned with others. Moreover, you welcome the critical feedback which allows you to further refine your approach;
  • You end the day with 4 short phone interviews with several members of a research theme at one of the leading universities in Europe. After asking the right questions, you quickly summarise the information in a high-level framework, ready for discussion with one of your team mates the next day.

And also ...

  • ... you get to work on a great variety of innovative projects in Europe;
  • ... you get to work in a challenging, entrepreneurial and international environment;
  • ... you get to work in an ambitious and creative team, with colleagues always ready to support, brainstorm or socialize;
  • ... you get to accelerate ideas and innovations that deliver better health and care;
  • ... you get training and coaching, good career opportunities, and a full (or part) time position;
  • ... you get to work from an office with the most amazing 360° view of Utrecht you have ever seen.
  • ... work hard, play hard: every Friday vrijmibo drinks with your colleagues and regular dinners and events organized.

What do we expect from you?

  • You are driven by a desire to make an impact on the life sciences and health sector and are passionate about biomedical innovation.
  • You have preferably a PhD degree in life sciences, medtech or related and/or affinity with the academic research environment;
  • You have 2-7 years of relevant work experience after your MSc or PhD degree preferably in a consultancy environment;
  • You have strong creative problem-solving skills, and a truly proactive, independent and confident attitude;
  • Strong ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing;
  • You have consulting skills such as flexibility in communication, expectation management and customer focus, as well as skills to balance time, efficiency, effort, quality and innovation.

About ttopstart: a PNO Life Sciences & Health company

ttopstart is an international health and life science consultancy with 6 offices across Europe and over 40 life sciences professionals. Our driver is the contribution to development of innovations that can strongly advance healthcare, such as diagnostics and treatments for a wide range of diseases with unmet medical needs. Therefore we serve leading researchers and innovative companies in the fields of life sciences and medical technology. We acquire funding for cutting-edge research and development, co-create corporate strategies and conduct detailed market assessments. With a young, dedicated and enthusiastic team we work from our office in Utrecht in an open and positive working atmosphere.

Apply for the position of Strategy Consultant Life Sciences & Health?

We are looking forward to your application! While ttopstart is part of the PNO group you can upload your motivation letter and CV (both in English) via this link. If applicable, please mention if you have a valid work permit for the Netherlands.

Are you interested about the job but do you still have some questions? Please contact Arno Schoevaars on +31 (0)6 2955 8915 or send an e-mail to