Director Business Development - Rotterdam

Function Group: Sales / Business Development Director


For one of our clients we are currently looking for a Director Business Development who will ensure further partnering and collaboration with other organisations.

The main objective of this role is to help this company in gaining access to the European markets and enhance their reputation. In order to do this you will scout for new collaborations, negotiate deals, build the strategy and planning, analyse and work very closely with the R&D department. Within this role you will travel regularly to different countries, which will be around 25% of your time.



  • Help develop and implement partnering strategy with universities, non-profit organizations and biotech/pharma companies
  • Engage and lead internal and external people and resources
  • Identify and develop new strategic collaboration opportunities
  • Evaluate alliance and partnership trends and provide analysis and recommendations to management
  • Expected very much to be a “hands on role”
  • Complete negotiations and transactions for R&D and clinical collaborations


We are looking for someone with at east 4 years of experience in Business related roles and who knows everything about in-licensing transactions.
You will have to be able to detect and determine critical issues while negotiating and have a strong ability to organize.
Since it considers a profound Biotech company, you are an expert when it comes to understanding drug development and because of the Global environment, you also wear a strong Global mindset and approach.

Finally we are definitely looking for someone who wants to keep developing himself / herself and is very eager to learn.


If your recognize yourself int he above, if you’re experienced in Business Development activities and feel ready for the next challenge, then feel free to reach out to me to discuss this opportunity further.


Joanna Hessels
Senior Associate


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