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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 M&S department has a vacancy in its team for the following position:

Commercial Manager New Business Development

As Commercial Manager New Business Development (m/f/d) you will be responsible to manage the Portfolio Development projects, from ideation till approval for execution. You will generate new portfolio development opportunities, screen and prioritize them, and establish the business plans for implementation. You will also be in charge of evaluating and recommending portfolio optimization measures.

The main activities and responsibilities

    • Feed the portfolio of new “close to core” products by generating new pipeline opportunities
    • Screen, analyze and select top potential opportunities based on standardized criteria and alignment with key internal and external stakeholders
    • Perform detailed market assessments, validated with external feedback to confirm the potential of each opportunity
    • Manage cross-functional teams to gather inputs and build the business plans related to each selected opportunity, covering e.g. the business model, make/buy assessments, value proposition, preliminary market feedback, high-level route to market, marketing and operational plans, business case, etc.
    • Maintain the relevant tools to ensure that a continuous is assessed against the defined strategy and criteria
    • Lead project handover to the relevant Commercial Franchise
    • Evaluate and recommend portfolio optimization measures


The Ideal Candidate

    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a commercial function in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably on portfolio development and with knowledge of both the API and FDF fields
    • Clear understanding of market dynamics for generic medicines worldwide
    • Analytical and structured approach to growth
    • Ability to turn data knowledge into strategic plans
    • Proactivity and entrepreneurial mindset
    • Strong project management skills. Ability to steer cross-functional teams effectively
    • Ability to create collaboration and partnership
    • Knowledge of regulatory pharmaceuticals/generics environment globally
    • Strong communication and influencing skills
    • Results-orientation and ability to work under pressure
    • Fluent proficiency in English language (written and spoken)
    • 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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