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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 Management & Projects department has a vacancy in its team for the following position:

Licensing & Sales Manager

The Licensing & Sales Manager will be serving as Centrient’s face to the market, developing new business with existing clients and pursuing business opportunities with strategic targets. Ensure the commercial success of the Finished Dosage Form (FDF) licensing & sales activities with realization of the set short- and long-term account goals as specified in the strategic plan in respect to the responsibility area of the individual manager. Managing all aspects of licenses, from client identification to negotiating and closing of contracts as well as follow up on launch activities, execution of initial forecast and build sustainable business. Including maintenance of all contractual aspects. Manage and optimize the performance of existing customers, find operational and tactical solutions for the daily operations and maintain the customer relationship in line with quality, reliability and sustainability

The main activities and responsibilities

Out licensing, contract extensions:

  • Execute the sales action plan, provide feedback on assigned markets and customers as well as proactively identify new leads
  • Prepare commercial offers for prospective customers with internal alignment on all relevant aspects (e.g. Pricing, RA, QA, GBM, Finance etc.)
  • Negotiate all aspects of the CDAs, Licensing & Supply Agreements incl. Amendments, Termination Agreements and Marketing Authorization Transfer Agreements based on the latest available templates.
  • Comply to contract and approval procedure
  • Handover to New Product Launch

Account management:

  • (Key) account plans and annual Business Review Meetings (performance, pricing, new business, projects)
  • Prompt follow-up with customers’ forecasts in order to secure target sales.
  • Escalation point for launch issues and operational issues with aim to have continuity and growth of business.
  • Be the first contact point for the customer for operational topics that needs to be solved to enable the best performance possible from both parties.
  • Ensures that the data in CRM system (C4C) is always up to date.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor degree or higher (preferred pharmacist, natural sciences, economics or business administration) required. MBA or Msc in a relevant field is valued.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Business Development & Licensing function and/or s (key) account manager function in FDF generic pharmaceutical. Proven track record of successful management of Business Development, Licensing, Sales in the industry.
  • General/High-level understanding of development, regulatory, quality & manufacturing, supply chain and finance processes in generic pharma industry.
  • Specific knowledge of business development, licensing and sales processes in the generic pharmaceutical industry.
  • Fluent in English (oral and in written).
  • Knowledge & understanding with MS office and CRM systems.
  • Sales experience in B2B markets in the finished dosage pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Customer/external orientation.
  • Feels comfortable in an international environment with multiple nationalities and cultures.

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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