Improvement. That's what Agidens is all about. We help our customers improve their processes and procedures. We support them by offering consulting and engineering services, by delivering turnkey automated solutions or by providing maintenance and support. We bring advancement by creating solutions that increase efficiency, quality, safety and reliability. Agidens hereby focusses on target markets such as life sciences, food & beverage, tank terminals, (petro) chemicals and infrastructure.

Agidens employs over 550 people and is active in six countries: Belgium (Headquarters), The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland and the US. Together they reach a total order intake of 90 million euro. Ackermans & van Haaren (via Sofinim) is the main shareholder of the company. For more information visit

To further support our growth we are constantly looking for talented and engaged employees that will help us realise our mission for progress. Because progress brings us together.

LIFE SCIENCES - Business Developer

Are you passionate about improving patients’ safety by contributing to Engineering, Automation, Validation & Compliance and Quality projects in the pharmaceutical industry? Then you are the right candidate to strengthen our commercial team in Gorinchem, The Netherlands!

Agidens Life Sciences is well-placed to respond to the challenges in the industry, through automated solutions, engineering service, GxP compliance consultancy and Maintenance Consulting Services. For our Life Sciences division in the Netherlands we are seeking an enthusiastic Business Developer who has the drive to further develop Agidens’ international successes.

Your job

  • As Business Developer you will develop initiatives to expand our Validation & Compliance activities
  • Implementing, managing and supervising sales processes and identifying suitable leads
  • You will be responsible for defining the Business Plan in partnership with Marketing and the Country Manager.
  • Developing Sales and Marketing strategies in consultation with the management of the Life Sciences division, and translating these into specific action to achieve these objectives
  • You will follow-up new technologies and trends in the Life Sciences industry
  • Acting as a contact person for directors and managers within the Life Sciences industry
  • You report to the Country Manager Life Sciences

What profile are we looking for?

  • A Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or relevant experience
  • Minimal 3 years of experiences with commercial engineering projects in the Pharmaceutical and/or Life Sciences industry
  • You have a network in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry
  • Proven experience and knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Ability to empathize customers questions and challenges. Propose pragmatic solutions based on knowledge and experience.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Distinct commercial attitude and able to communicate with our customers from production floor to boardroom.
  • You are a teamplayer
  • You are enthusiast
  • You are result driven
  • You have a good knowledge of both Dutch and English

What do we offer you in return?

  • You will be part of an enthusiastic technology driven team
  • A company climate that stimulates creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Powerful learning environment in which your career can flourish through training, development and contact with other professionals
  • We offer a permanent contract and an excellent primary and secondary work package

If you have any further questions you are always welcome to contact us. Don´t hesitate to send us a message with the title of the job offer and your question to or contact Michaël van’t Veer on the number +32 3 800 76 49.


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