Closing date: 14-05-23

Managing Consultant Life Sciences & Health

Catalyze   Amsterdam-Duivendrecht   University   32 tot 40 uur Marktconform
At Catalyze we strive to accelerate innovations that have a positive impact on the world. 

The development of disruptive innovations is a complex process, taking many years and requiring substantial funds. While many great relevant innovative ideas and technologies are emerging at an accelerating rate, it often proves difficult for academics and early-stage companies to make the translation from lab to the market. “How to position the innovation in the market best?”, “How to obtain funding for the next development step?”, “With whom can I collaborate to lift my innovation to the next level?” are all essential questions on the road to success. 

Catalyze is a consultancy company specialized in raising (non-dilutive and dilutive) funds for the most ambitious R&D projects and technologies in the field of sustainable development and life sciences and health. Furthermore, we help our clients grow with dedicated management consulting services, market research, project management, business intelligence and corporate strategies. These services are provided to various types of innovative organizations such as start-ups, Small Medium Enterprises (SME), large companies (multinationals), universities, and research organizations. We commit ourselves to making meaningful, societal-changing projects a reality. 

For our Life Science & Health department we are looking for a: 


As Managing Consultant, you lead, guide, and strengthen a team of 6-8 dedicated innovation consultants to together create impact for our clients and society. You will act as a role model in Innovation Consultancy at Catalyze and play a critical role in enhancing organizational performance. You will report to the Manager Consultancy. 


  • End-responsibility over team performance and results.
  • Develop and execute strategies to optimize team performance (financials, quality, results, efficiency) and for team development.
  • Coordinate the work within the team and ensure optimal utilization of resources by efficient team project portfolio management
  • Coach individual team members to enhance their performance and to help realize their ambitions
  • Motivate and inspire the team and its members, bringing sense of purpose and cohesion
  • Ensuring strong team cohesion, collaboration and a safe and respectful environment 
  • Actively work on and contribute to projects in the team. Acting as a role model in successful managing the process towards delivery and striving for success.
  • Pro-actively act on opportunities to enhance organizational performance and contribute to designing and implementing such measures within Catalyze.


  • Passion for Life science & health innovations, experience is required
  • A relevant Master’s degree, preferably with a Life Science & Health and/or business focus.
  • Substantial experience (4+ years) in grant writing, writing strategic plans or business plans, and/or in managing and coordinating large projects in a client-facing role
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a commercial environment, in an advisory/consulting role
  • Demonstrable insights into the development of Life Science & Health innovations, from ideation to commercialization.
  • Good understanding of funding programs and the funding landscape.
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken).
Competences & skills 

  • Proven people management and leadership skills.
  • A strong passion to make difference in the Life Science & Health sector
  • Embodies Catalyze’s core values – a positive attitude, can-do mentality, a winners mentality, supportive and honest
  • Is critical and continuously strives to go beyond the status quo
  • Is result-driven and has excellent commercial awareness
  • Is pro-active and has en entrepreneurial mindset
  • Highly organized and excellent coordination skills.
  • A competitive gross salary based on experience with excellent secondary conditions.
  • Permanent position after successful temporary (1-year) appointment.
  • 8% holiday allowance.
  • 27 vacation days per year (based on a 40 hourly workweek). Optionally you can buy 5 additional days.
  • Commuting allowance (public transport 2nd class, most economical way, or € 0,21 per km with a max of 50 km one way).
  • Pension plan (defined contribution scheme via Nationale Nederlanden).
  • Monthly working from home allowance € 2,15 per day based on 3 days at home and 2 days at office.
  • Working from home supplies and a laptop.
  • A clear career path and active support for training and career development.
  • A professional and dynamic working environment that values independence, entrepreneurship, and self-development.
  • Work anywhere you want (with good internet) for a maximum of two months per year after successful completion of (1-year) apppiontment. Timing of this perk needs to be agreed with your manager.
  • Benefits at work (discount on different products/service).
  • Vitality & wellbeing program and healthy lunch in the office.
  • Great colleagues with pleasant and fun work environment.
  •  Friday drinks, ski-trips, and lots of other fun activities with your colleagues.
  • A young, ambitious, and diverse team.

How to apply for this career opportunity?
We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates by submitting your application by using our Online Application Form.
Acquisition to this vacancy is not appreciated.
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