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Country Manager – Life Sciences Search & Selection / Outsourcing

  • set up and build the success of a new agency that is backed up by strong worldwide players
  • P&L responsibility
  • develop and ‘nourish’ a strong client portfolio in Life Sciences
  • experience the thrill of real entrepreneurial energy
  • possibility to become a shareholder
  • good primary and secondary working conditions

You are responsible for the day-to-day operations and P&L of the company. After a short period of getting to know the network and the shareholders, you will engage with the markets, acquire assignments, recruit, and select permanent candidates, take care of the communication with clients, candidates and the market and the financial aspects of the organisation.

The outsourcing business will be taken care of by a strong separate company that is being set up and will be run by separate staff. The next level will involve hiring co-workers that help you build revenue and margin. A very special possibility for a trilingual, entrepreneurial, commercially driven, self-starting experienced Life Sciences and recruitment/outsourcing specialist!

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • at least 5 years of experience in recruitment and the Belgian Life Sciences industry
  • entrepreneurial core and a strong sales and business development drive, to get BelgaSearch running
  • high energy to get things done in a qualitative way
  • motivated in sales and marketing, looking forward to bringing in clients and serving them perfectly
  • capable of overseeing what is needed strategically and for the daily operations at the same time
  • strong ethical moral values
  • excellent communication skills (internal & external) in English, Dutch and French and a high team spirit

BelgaSearch is focused on and committed to delivering recruitment and outsourcing solutions for the Belgian Life Sciences sector. This start-up is initiated by the French ( and Dutch ( members of Inrals (, the strong worldwide network of first class agencies devoted to the Life Sciences. BelgaSearch is an independent agency with its own P&L and management. By recruiting and delivering the best permanent and interim management professionals for the (bio)pharmaceutical industry and medical devices the business opportunities are endless. The support of forty experienced consultants in neighbouring countries and about eighty Inrals colleagues around the globe will help in this fantastic journey.


Interested? Please send your resume and motivational letter by e-mail, with reference to WL/20-081-DD, to Jan Derks: For further information, please call and discuss the opportunity with Mr. Cédric de Groulard (French) at number +33 (0)1 56 56 03 39 or Mr. Jan Derks (Dutch) at number +31 (0)33 4728087.

An individual assessment will be part of the selection procedure.

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International Sales Manager

  • international sales position for a driven and qualitative service provider
  • autonomy and responsibility to achieve pre-set goals
  • direct influence on and accountability for the commercial sales activities
  • building and maintaining internal and external relationships

As an International Sales Manager you are responsible for generating new opportunities and growing sales with (new) clients in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device industry. These clients are mainly based in Europe. Your main task is to expand and strengthen relationships and acquire new customers. You will be doing this by identifying prospects by research, generate new leads and develop client relationships with existing accounts. Furthermore, you will be responsible for initiating client meetings, account management and active networking within the several industries. Also, you will be accountable for sales and business strategies including competitor analysis and you will support the marketing department in their activities and promotion campaigns. This position will mean frequent travel to new potential customers to have face to face meetings (in the present time observing the Covid-19 measures). For this independent, free and responsible role, we are looking for a driven, enthusiastic networker. In this new role you report directly to the CEO. Are you ready for the next step in your career and willing to expand the commercial activities of this organisation?

  • Master’s degree in science or Business
  • at least 3 years’ experience with (international) sales in the Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical industry
  • a demonstrable and relevant network within the Life Science industry is preferred
  • experienced in sales planning, solution selling techniques, negotiating and conflict resolution
  • excellent written and verbal language skills in both English and Dutch
  • ambitious, proactive, driven and communicative
  • able to build and sustain cooperative working relationships and able to work effectively with colleagues in a variety of settings

Our client is founded in 2001 and is an independent company that offers professional medical writing services all around the world to the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Food and Medical Device industry. Over the years, they have gained extensive experience in the presentation and interpretation of data into well-structured and clear scientific documents and have contributed to several successful regulatory submission dossiers. This organisation supports companies in the preparation of the documentation to speed up the development processes on the way to regulatory submission and approval. Today, the organisation is a group of experienced professionals, familiar with all the various types of documents in a wide range of therapeutic fields. For the growth of the organisation and to become even more future proof, they are looking for a driven and ambitious International Sales Manager.


Interested? Please send your resume and motivational letter by e-mail, with reference to WL/20-080-DD, to Tim van Loon:

For further information, please call Tim van Loon at number +31 (0)33 472 80 87.

An individual assessment may be part of the selection procedure.

Our client has chosen Derks & Derks B.V. as recruitment agency for this assignment. We request therefore to send any application or other response to Derks & Derks.