Wiebe Teeuwen

Partner & Business Unit Director | Food, Feed & Plant (Sciences)

“What better way is there to impact the world by empowering Life Science companies and professionals?”
Before I joined QTC Recruitment, I studied psychology. After my studies, I started in IT, as a channel account manager. Here I learned how to build up a network and do business. I also worked as an e-learning consultant, which taught me how to change behaviour through ‘gamification’ and information.

I think it’s fair to say that working as a consultant is the common thread throughout my career. I always enjoy helping people and companies to find new ways to improve and to improve yourself in the process. Personally, I’m a strong believer in ‘do what you love and love what you do’.

During my studies, I learned a lot about how people develop personally and professionally. On a personal level, I love to learn new things, from brewing beer to learning Spanish and from playing the guitar to trying new dishes. As a professional, I’m fortunate to have found customers who trust me, colleagues who care about me and to be in an environment that fosters me. That is also what I hope we can add to the companies and candidates that we service.

Everyday life

First, my brother Jord started QTC Recruitment in 2015. Since I’ve always liked working in companies that breathe a family feeling, this was a no-brainer. Second, I wanted to be the type of psychologist who has an impact on everyday life. What better way to impact on people’s daily lives by helping them find the one opportunity that will boost their career and help them find jobs they love. What better way to impact the world by helping Life Science companies improve, recruit the right people and move them forward? That’s what I love about my job.

I believe that we, as recruiters, do not so much create value, but that we cultivate it. We help candidates and companies by asking the questions they sometimes find difficult asking themselves. We nurture the industry by finding new ways to target candidates who innovate and move forward. We encourage start-ups to think outside the box. We involve people to work in their flow and to change the world.

Strive for growth and act as partners

The core values 'strive for growth' and 'act as partners' suit me best. In my work I must act as a partner to understand where a customer wants to go to. What goals do they have? Why is this important to their organisation at this stage? And how do I translate this to a professional? By standing next to my clients and investigating together how we can bring in the most suitable professionals. Inherent in recruitment is that when the job is done right, clients and professionals grow. I think that's probably the best part of the job. If I do it right, 'everyone is doing well'. In other words, as our professionals and clients grow, I grow with them. How exceptional it is that you can say that!

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