Daniel Donker

Partner | Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

“My many years of experience in the market helps me to properly assess what a good candidate looks like and what behavioural characteristics are involved.”

"After my active football career, I graduated from the Johan Cruyff Academy in 2009 and started in a business development role for an IT company. I first came into contact with Life Sciences recruitment in 2013, in the Benelux Biotech market to be precise. After having been part of a successful start-up, I wanted to gain international experience and was responsible for setting up the Benelux market at a Biotech recruitment organisation in London.

I’ve also been part of various international projects. Through some very interesting experiences within HR, Internal Recruitment and IT Recruitment, I’ve come full circle and now fully focus on the European Biotech market within QTC Recruitment.

Real impact

To me personally, the great thing about recruitment and Life Sciences recruitment in particular is to ensure that the crucial positions within an organisation are filled by the right people. It’s fantastic to see that ‘your candidates’ have a real impact and help take Biotech organisations to the next level in their development. And as a result thereof, medical solutions reach those in need as quickly as possible, saving lives in the process.

Thanks to my experiences at various recruitment organisations in the field of internal recruitment, I have now consciously chosen QTC Recruitment, mainly because of our service model. There is an absolute focus on delivering quality in combination with a high level of efficiency. If you’re a consultant and you’ve worked in a market for a long time, you will have developed a strong focus on niche segments, allowing you to be of added value to your customers and candidates.

Strategic partner

I believe that our focus on niche segments is very important because it gives you insight into what is at play in the market. This makes you understand the situation organisations and candidates are in. This in turn means you can switch quickly and think along proactively. All this means you can be a strong strategic partner for organisations with regard to perhaps one of their most important agenda items: hiring the right talent to take the organisation further.

All the core values of QTC Recruitment appeal to me and are important to me. Personally, I think I can distinguish myself by ‘acting as partners’ in combination with a high level of energy. My many years of experience in the market help me to properly assess what suitable professional looks like in the current market and which behavioural characteristics are involved. In addition, that experience helps me develop my market knowledge. This allows me to interact quickly, efficiently and proactively with organisations."

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