CRO Business Developer, (32-40 hrs)

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated CRO Business Developer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities within the Netherlands and across Europe with focus on Clinical Data Science and Clinical IT. You will play a key role in expanding our client base, forging strategic partnerships, and driving revenue growth.

Your focus area will be life sciences (pharmaceutics, nutrition and nutraceuticals, medical devices, biotech, CROs). You are familiar with clinical research and have the ability to quickly understand and pitch our services portfolio.

Your key responsibilities are:

  • Develop and execute a targeted business development strategy to acquire new clients and expand our presence in the region.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities through networking, cold calling, and attending industry events.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key decision-makers and stakeholders in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutrition and medical device sectors.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop proposals that meet client needs and objectives.
  • Negotiate contracts to close new business deals.
  • Track and report on sales performance, market trends, and competitor activities.

What do you bring?

In this role Flexibility is important, as you must be able to handle change well; after all, every day is different. Of course, you also have to travel through Europe to seal the deal. Furthermore, you have:

  • At least 3 years of proven experience in Life Sciences sales.
  • A "Getting things done!" mentality, where we emphasise that experience takes priority over education.
  • Understanding of the clinical research landscape and clinical biometrics.
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in Dutch and/or other European languages is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel within the Netherlands and across Europe.

What we offer:

Join a company that values long-term relationships with staff, clients and partners. All our relationships are based on a partnership model of collaboration, trust and respect. Our employees are vital to our success and we aim to attract the best people who will stay and grow with us. Furthermore we offer:

  • A salary range of EUR 50k-70k gross per annum (including 8% holiday allowance)
  • 24-28 leave days, with option to buy 13 more
  • Reimbursement of travel costs
  • Participation in the company’s pension scheme
  • Opportunities to progress, both in terms of skills and experience for the motivated and talented individual.

Who we are

OCS Life Sciences is a specialist consultancy and contract research organisation (CRO). OCS Life Sciences offers services in programming and statistics for clinical research. Our project portfolio includes for example the analysis and visualisation of clinical trial data, the development of standardised reporting environments, and the implementation of data standards. We do this with a team of both young professionals and senior consultants, in which we continuously invest to ensure that we provide the best in terms of quality, flexibility, and creativity.

OCS Life Sciences is a business unit of OCS Consulting, a successful IT consultancy specialised in the use of SAS software.


If you want to be part of our experienced team, if you want to thrive in a challenging environment of collaboration and flexibility, if you are eager to learn new skills to achieve your full potential and if you are a team player, then OCS Consulting is the right company for you!

No agencies please!  Acquisition through this vacancy is not appreciated. O.C.S. Consulting accepts no unwanted help from (recruiting) bureaus. CV’s being sent to any employee of O.C.S. Consulting without a specific assignment/contract will be treated as our property and be used as such, for which no payment is due.

Employee Insights

Fatima: “During my master’s thesis, I worked with data reports on medicines and found that to be very interesting. After finishing, I wanted to expand my knowledge on data analysis. At the OCS Life Sciences Boot Camp I learned about the basic concepts and options of SAS. I appreciated the presence of peers who started together with me on this journey. But also the help that was offered by others at the office. I have obtained my SAS certificates and really enjoy applying my knowledge in challenging projects. So far, this is a great experience!”