Senior Business Developer Life Sciences (India)

Catalyze     University   Fulltime
Catalyze is the international market leader in obtaining funding for biomedical and healthcare-related innovations. We support leading researchers and companies to secure funding for ambitious R&D projects, from early-stage, pre-clinical research up to clinical-stage development.

At Catalyze, we value team players who are not afraid to show initiative, creativity and responsibility. We have an entrepreneurial “can-do” culture where fun and professional development go hand in hand. We have a strong passion for the latest technological innovations and work with a variety of Life Science developments including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare solutions. We are expanding our Business Development team in our Amsterdam office as well as throughout Europe. Therefore we are looking for a:

Senior Business Developer Life Sciences Europe

You will join a growing international team bursting with energy. You will make a positive difference in our professional and dynamic scale-up organization. Our reputation and teamwork enable you to work with high potential, high quality clients while discovering the edge of your experience and skills developed so far. Catalyze provides the right opportunities to elevate your career, in fast track, to the next level.

What are you going to do?

It is a challenge for most of our clients to raise funds for their innovative projects. As Senior Business Developer, you are a strategic enabler to solve fundamental resource challenges that clients need to overcome to achieve their most important innovation objectives.

Conversations include:

Thorough evaluation of projects and opportunities to raise funding
Prioritization of projects in their portfolio
Strategic objectives, needs and wants related to funding
The creation of tailor made solutions for your clients

In practice this means that when you have identified a strong match, you will negotiate the contract terms and close the deal which enables us to start working on, in most cases, their grant applications (and related projects). In addition, you will maintain existing customer relationships, visit (online) conferences and attend (online) client events. You will work with universities, companies and research institutes in Europe. Your goal is to accelerate the development of their innovative products. By experience, we know that new Business Developers become valuable strategic sparring partners for our clients, in managing innovations, growth and related funding challenges.

What are we looking for?

Business development experience in leading consulting/advisory firms and ideally you already have a network in the Life Sciences industry with knowledge of EU grants. Your degree in Life Sciences gives you an advantage in understanding our customers and their projects. You have a passion for innovation and strive to help our customers to bring their products to market faster. Ideally, you already have a network in the Life Sciences industry, and you have knowledge of EU / Indian grants.

Need to have:

  • Minimum of 5 years' work experience within Life Sciences and/or healthcare industry.
  • Master or PhD degree in Life Sciences, Health Sciences or Biomedical.
  • M.B.A (from premier B-schools will be an added advantage)
  • Knowledge of / experience with grant applications.
  • Prospecting experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Energetic self-starter with strong persistence.
  • Goal oriented and solution-oriented thinker.
  • Excellent language skills in English (written and spoken).
  • Fast learner, with humour and creativity.

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of various alternative funding constructions (equity, loans etc).
  • Experience with start-up companies.

We offer:

  • A professional and dynamic organization that offers space for independence and entrepreneurship.
  • Remote working. 
  • Health insurance (Family Floater).
  • 25 holidays plus varying amount of public holidays.
  • A broad international organization that provides space for development and growth.
  • Attention to training and coaching by experienced colleagues.
  • A young and enthusiastic team.
  • A competitive salary with good working conditions.
  • View on permanent employment.

How to apply for this career opportunity?

We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates by submitting your application by using our Online Application Form. For questions and more information about the Consultant Life Sciences vacancy, please contact Keerthi Sri (Recruiter) on phone number +31203034309.

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