Senior Consultant

Utrecht / Rijswijk • fulltime / parttime • MSc / PhD

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Your challenge

As a Senior Consultant, you have insight in state-of-the-art technologies and how to facilitate the commercialization process of these technologies. You are capable of, independently, managing large consortia taking into account different stakeholder perspectives. You are, just like us, dedicated to deliver high-quality products and make a difference. With your knowledge in life sciences and the subsidy landscape, you will make the connection with the many funding possibilities available. Aside from that, our Senior Consultants guide our younger colleagues and help them foster their consultancy skills and sector knowledge.

All comes down to your knowledge, creativity, and communication skills in order to serve our clients optimally and guarantee funding for their projects.

Your day at ttopstart

A cup of coffee first of course!

Then you start the working day with a short energetic update with your small team of consultants.

You continue preparing the framework for the consortium meeting later this week with a new colleague who just started. You give them your tips and tricks that you have learned over the years and provide insight into the inner workings of those meetings. 

You have a call with a potential client and aim to unlock the true potential of their exciting (bio)medical idea. Following the call, you define a strategic funding roadmap. 

You look into your network to see if there are other potential partnerships on the horizon.

You sit down with one of your teammates to refine the questions that should guide his market intelligence report. In this way, you help the client make smart and substantiated choices to get their innovation to the market faster and better.

You continue developing the impact section of an upcoming Horizon proposal and send it out for review. By posing the right questions you aim to solicit high-quality input from 10 partners.   

At the end of the day, you have delivered new insights and ideas to your clients to ensure innovations are implemented faster and better, and research teams and businesses thrive. 

You also get to

Work on a great variety of innovative projects in Europe.

Be in a challenging, entrepreneurial and international environment.

Collaborate in an ambitious and creative team, with colleagues always ready to support, brainstorm or simply catch up.

Accelerate ideas and innovations that deliver better health and care.

Participate in training and coaching.

Enjoy fun games and activities organized by our very own party committee.

What are you like?

You are driven by a desire to make an impact on the life sciences and health sector and are passionate about biomedical innovation.

You have 5-7 years of relevant work experience after your MSc or PhD degree preferably in a consultancy environment.

You have preferably coaching or team lead experience.

You have strong creative problem-solving skills, and a truly proactive, independent and confident attitude.

You have a commercial attitude and business sensibility.

You like drafting high-quality project plans, reports, funding applications, or business cases in direct coordination with clients.

You have consulting skills such as flexibility in communication, expectation management and customer focus, as well as skills to balance time, efficiency, effort, quality and innovation.

The application process

The application process is as follows:

Because we believe it is important to find the very best match, we do not have a closing date in this procedure. This means that we will close the vacancy when we have found a good candidate. So as long as the vacancy is online, you can respond.

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