Derks Vacature Sales Marketing

Key Account Manager Belgium


  • challenging position that is both strategic and hands-on
  • pioneering commercial role in a new market
  • expanding the network among wholesalers, pharmacists, and retailers
  • relatively small, dynamic, growing organisation


As Key Account Manager you will prospect and develop commercial relations and sales with key accounts (pharmacists, wholesalers and retailers). You will be part of a small sales team and will be closely involved in forming the strategic and commercial plans and objectives. It is also your responsibility to ensure that these sales objectives are achieved, as it is your aim to generate significant turnover for the organisation. You will do so by ensuring the distribution and sale of products to both existing and potential customers. Furthermore, you will ensure customer follow-up, keep the CRM (Salesforce) up to date, analyse the results and report them via Forecast. In addition, you will participate in congresses, conferences, or other events that you think fit the promotion of the company’s products. Your excellent communication and social skills make it possible for you to create customer loyalty by building long-term relationships. When commercial disputes arise, you will participate in the resolution of these disputes.


  • bachelor’s degree, preferably in the field of Business or Life Sciences
  • at least 3 years of commercial experience and in managing key accounts
  • a network within pharmacists and wholesalers
  • good at building and maintaining long-term relationships
  • entrepreneurial mindset, takes initiative, able to work independently
  • creative, hands-on, proactive
  • excellent communication and social skills
  • fluent in Dutch, English and French


Our client is a French organisation covering the entire value chain of research and development, regulatory, production and distribution. They are experts in producing and distributing Rapid Diagnostic Tests. It is their aim to contribute to public health by developing innovative and cost-effective rapid diagnostic solutions that are easy to use. In doing so, they wish to facilitate prevention, screening, and implementation of appropriate medical treatments. They have two main markets: both professionals (private and public clinical laboratories) and the general public (pharmacies and supermarkets). They currently have approximately two hundred employees and are looking to expand their Belgian sales team. To do so, they are looking for a new Key Account Manager in Belgium to realize their growth.


Interested? Please send your resume and motivational letter by e-mail, with reference to WL/21-060-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.

Derks Vacature Research Development

Senior Scientist (Nanoparticle) / Senior Quality Assurance Associate/ Senior Scientist (Assay)

  • the opportunity to work in the USA again
  • fast growing and dynamic environment
  • work with a multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic and driven professionals

The Senior Scientist (Nanoparticle) will be working as part of the multidisciplinary production team and is responsible for leading the development, analysis, validation, and production of nanoparticles that will be used in the products. The role will also be accountable for coordinating external development and production activities with contract research groups and suppliers. You will also involve the supervision and training of other Scientists and Technicians.  In this role you will be responsible for promoting the products and technology within the scientific and medical community when required.

The Senior Quality Assurance Associate, reporting to the Quality Manager, will provide expert QMS guidance to ensure new product introductions and production activities are in compliance with global regulatory requirements and the internal procedures. A particular focus of this role will be to provide support in ensuring the administration and maintenance requirements of the QMS are achieved in an efficient and effective manner, and to promote and support engagement and innovation within the wider business.

The Senior Scientist (Assay) will be working as part of the multidisciplinary production team by assisting the manufacture of Assay components. These include, but are not limited to, Lateral Flow materials, testing writing and reviewing documents, and completing batch records whilst complying to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). In this role you will be required to set-up, operate and maintain the equipment involved in the manufacture of Assay components used in Lateral Flow production.

You will be responsible to prepare and maintain the buffer / solution stocks required for manufacturing and will actively take part in general housekeeping of the laboratory day to day tasks. The Senior Scientist (Assay) will be required to effectively communicate with other departments to meet the production forecasts.

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field with a broad bioanalytical background (Sr. Scientist Nanoparticle)
  • engineering or science degree ((Sr. QA Assciate)
  • Bachelor of Science (Sr. Scientist – Assay)
  • at least 5 years of experience in a GMP manufacturing environment
  • experience with Quality Management Systems

Our relation is a proud subsidiary main company. They are a Health Technology company that develops and manufactures rapid and accurate digital diagnostics for U.S. medical practitioners and consumers. They achieve this by applying the working practices of their parent organisation through the integration of next-generation diagnostics, reader technology and software. Their products are distinguished by their simplicity of use, rapid time to result and connectivity. Their vision and mission are creating a world where people return to health as soon as possible through the creation of simple, accurate diagnostic tools and through the linking of the results of those tools to the best treatment, they help people to get better sooner and enjoy their lives. Their purpose is to create rapid, accurate diagnostic tools that link people to optimal therapy.


Interested? Please send your resume and motivational letter by e-mail, with reference to WL/21-059-DD and the job title you are interested in, to Pieter van Gelderen:

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

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.

(Future) 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.