CEO (biotech)

Deze procedure is gesloten (13-06-2024).
Salary undisclosed

The organisation

We are exclusively recruiting for an impact-driven company that accelerates the discovery of novel interventions for treatment and prevention of tropical infectious diseases. They combine world-class expertise in microbiology and entomology with state-of-the-art drug discovery technologies. The company collaborates with partners from various sectors to develop novel products and services for the prevention and treatment of vector-borne diseases, with a special focus on diseases in low and middle-income countries. The company performs fee-for-service research for third parties and also runs a proprietary discovery program.

The position

Do you want to lead a company that is at the forefront of the battle against vector-borne diseases? Would you like to use your knowledge and expertise to expand the business portfolio and open new markets? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our position as CEO!

As CEO, you will be responsible for leading and managing the organization, setting the strategic direction, accelerating business development, overseeing financial performance, building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to elevate the company’s performance and potential. The company is on the brink of strong growth. Your challenge will be to lead this growth process and subsequently guide the company to the next stage.

Tasks & responsibilities

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Setting and executing the long-term business strategy in close consultation with the other board members.
  • Monitoring and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall operations while fostering a mission-driven, result-oriented, and collaborative culture within the company.
  • Leading business development, marketing, and acquisition activities to expand the current business portfolio, secure funding and open new markets.
  • Developing and maintaining an international scientific network and representing the company to internal and external audiences.
  • Managing all HR activities, such as recruitment, training, performance management, compensation, benefits, and employee relations, to ensure alignment with the company’s vision, values, and goals.

Candidate profile

The ideal candidate holds an academic degree in life sciences and has gained valuable experience in senior management positions in relevant pharmaceutical research companies. Furthermore, you have:

  • A proven track record of leading and growing a biotech enterprise, CRO organization or similar, preferably in the pharmaceutical or veterinary sector.
  • Strong business development skills. Ideally, the candidate brings a network that complements the existing network of the company, e.g. in vaccinology, veterinary sciences or tuberculosis drug discovery.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and execute effective strategies, business plans and development, and budgets.
  • A high level of emotional intelligence, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the company, and a passion for making a positive difference in the world.

The offer

The position provides a unique and challenging opportunity to become active in the battle against infectious diseases and a chance to make a positive impact on global health. You’ll get the opportunity to lead the company to new heights of excellence and impact by inspiring and empowering others. They are a growth-oriented scale-up, with a unique value proposition and a high potential for expansion and profitability. They offer a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package with the option to become one of the co-owners of the company.


You can apply for this position by using the link below.

Deze procedure is gesloten (13-06-2024).

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