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Centrient Pharmaceuticals is the leading manufacturer of beta-lactam antibiotics, and a provider of next generation statins and anti-fungals. We produce and sell intermediates, active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished dosage forms.

We stand proudly at the centre of modern healthcare, as a maker of essential and life-saving medicines.

With our commitment to Quality, Reliability and Sustainability at the heart of everything we do, our over 2200 employees work continuously to meet our customers’ needs. We work towards a sustainable future by actively participating in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

Founded 150 years ago as the ‘Nederlandsche Gist- en Spiritusfabriek’, our company was known as Gist Brocades. Headquartered in Rotterdam (Netherlands), we have production facilities and sales offices in China, India, the Netherlands, Spain, the United States and Mexico. Centrient Pharmaceuticals is wholly owned by Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm.

The Commercial department has a vacancy in its team for the following position:

Business Development Manager (Distribution sub-franchise)

The Position

As a Business Development Manager (m/f/d) you will be responsible for commercial development of the distribution sub-franchise to engage more manufacturers to it. Additionally, you will support with regards to regulatory, quality, and other technical aspects of the distributed APIs and help coordinate the commercial access plan with the sales teams.

The main activities and responsibilities

  • Enlarge the portfolio of potential suppliers by evaluating opportunities and closing additional deals.
  • Contract negotiation and execution.
  • Supplier management and maintenance.
  • Provide understanding with regards to regulatory, quality, and other technical aspects of the distributed APIs.
  • Support global technical product management activities and projects.
  • Support new product or grades developments in alignment with Global Tech Product Manager.
  • Responsible for adaptation of current work processes and procedures in alignment internal stakeholders.


The Ideal Candidate

  • University degree in Health Sciencies, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related studies.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a commercial function ideally within the field of API distribution and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Knowledge of regulatory environment for APIs worldwide.
  • Clear understanding of market dynamics for chemicals.
  • Fluent proficiency in English language (written and spoken).
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Planning and analytical skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Creative thinking to drive improvements.
  • Ability to create collaboration and partnership.
  • Cultural sensitivity to lead and drive across regions.

Terms and reward

We offer a local contract in a challenging, comprehensive, operational environment, with many opportunities for personal input and growth and plenty of discussions with other professionals. The organization is very flat. You have a lot of freedom and responsibility in an open, direct, and informal atmosphere.

The Procedure

Please submit your application via the 'apply' button and upload your CV & cover letter in English. We also ask you to include information on your current remuneration. Only applications with CV and Cover Letter will be considered.

For more detailed information about the role and about the Recruitment & Selection process you can contact us via We invite you to visit our website for information about our company.

Reference check procedures are part of the Centrient Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when a reference check is required.


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