At QbD, we know that our own consultants make the best business developers. And QbD is not only the perfect place to start your career, but also to build it.
The perfect examples are Dominiek Rossillion and Wim Steenackers, both former QbD consultants who are now dev-ing some serious bizz in Belgium and beyond.
And we want nothing more than to see that happen with this new job opening as well.
Cheeky as we are, we asked the boys to do the convincing for us, and they were more than happy to.
So hear them out…
For Wim, a bizdev role has proven to be a stepping stone towards even greater things: a role as Sales Manager Europe.
When I first applied for a sales role, Bart told me in all honesty I wasn’t quite ready yet. And he was right. But not very long after that, we talked again, and set out a clear and patient path towards my ambition. During the whole process, I learned both by watching and doing, and was always pushed out of my comfort zone in just the right way: not too much, and not too little. So if you want my advice: if you have doubts about being ready for a next step, just start the conversation and see what happens. But no matter what, since a sales role at QbD requires in-depth industry knowledge, your experience as a consultant definitely gives you the advantage. Just go for it.
Meanwhile, Dominiek joined the sales team about a year ago, after eight years of QbD consultancy and project management:
As a QbD consultant, all you really need is a bit of commercial flair to become great at business development. Seven years ago, with the experience of consultancy at about 20 QbD clients in my backpack, I just knew that the time was right to make the jump. The QbD management immediately had faith in me and made sure I got the right guidance and follow-up. And I’m so happy I jumped: I loved my job as a consultant, but in my new role I get to experience the overall richness of our life sciences industry while I’m building a huge network. Being able to wheel in fantastic projects, and hearing how much our consultants appreciate it, is also very rewarding.
Then don’t hesitate to reach out via the form below, we’ll get in touch with you to answer all your questions and give extra context. (non-binding)