Business Development Manager

What is RheaVita?

RheaVita is a young, vibrant, innovative and ambitious company commercializing continuous freeze-drying technology for biopharmaceutical products. In addition, RheaVita offers pharmaceutical product feasibility studies and provides customers with pharmaceutical product and process development support using its continuous freeze-drying equipment.

Today, almost 50% of FDA and EMA approved biopharmaceutical products are freeze-dried to enable stable product distribution and shelf life without the need for expensive cold chain. RheaVita has developed the world’s first end-to-end continuous freeze-drying solution to address biopharmaceutical product development, manufacturing and supply needs in order to efficiently reach patients. The patented RheaVita continuous freeze-drying technology is game-changing for the fast-growing biopharmaceutical sector. It allows pharmaceutical companies to achieve rapid product and process development, and highly flexible and efficient manufacturing cycles with 100% controlled product quality. The technology enables both centralized large volume and decentralized low-volume-high-value product manufacturing and so is also ideally suited for innovative biological therapies, such as gene therapy, RNA based therapies, antibodies, vaccines, and to produce precision medicines and drug products for rare diseases.

Our offer, besides a competitive salary and benefits

RheaVita is a rapidly evolving company that inherently has a dynamic and exciting environment with ample opportunities for personal growth in different areas. RheaVita strives to widely commercialize its game-changing pharmaceutical manufacturing technology for the fast-growing biopharmaceutical sector.  RheaVita is uniquely placed to disrupt the freeze-drying market and has the ambition to become leader in innovative freeze-drying.

You will have the opportunity to grow your network internationally and to further develop and evolve your operational and financial management talents and skills. In 2021, RheaVita has entered well-connected and brand-new facilities and office space in Belgium’s most beautiful city and life sciences Hub: Ghent.

Job description & main responsibilities

You will:

  • Support the development of a commercial strategy & roadmap for RheaVita based on a thorough market analysis.
  • Support the establishment and roll out of a strong and suitable marketing & communication strategy for RheaVita.
  • Explore and open up business development opportunities in promising market segments for RheaVita’s technology & services. Herewith, it will be your responsibility to identify proper leads.
  • Spot new business opportunities through listening to the market and take initiative to proactively approach customers.
  • Work with international clients and travel from time to time.
  • Be responsible for the organization of commercial and marketing events and for the representation of RheaVita at fairs, conferences, etc. with the aim of maximizing our positive impact.
  • Support the analysis of sales, marketing, financial and other analytics and reports to further improve RheaVita’s performance and growth.
  • Organize the participation at conferences and fairs. Represent RheaVita at conferences and fairs with a booth.
  • Stay up to date with our technology development progress and our different types of services to be able to provide optimal and innovative solutions.

The person RheaVita is looking for:

  • Has a feel for business development and commercialization of new production technologies in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Has strong commercial & marketing skills.
  • Has excellent presentation skills and can explain things simply, even when they are complex.
  • Is a good networker; you are a self-starter and take initiative.
  • Asks the right questions and carefully listens to clients in order to help them optimally, and truly understand and identify their needs.
  • Takes responsibility and closely follows up with customers in a timely manner.
  • Is a team player who is open to interactig with the complementary profiles within RheaVita.
  • Is fluent in English, both written and orally – knowledge of another language is a plus.
  • Is willing to travel to customers.
  • Has knowledge of (decision-making) processes at the Board level in pharmaceutical companies.
  • Is committed, enterprising and self-starting.
  • Has knowledge of cost estimation.

Desired competences:

  • Entrepreneurship – seeing the right opportunities and taking advantage of those opportunities.
  • Leadership – the ability to take the lead in performing expected tasks.
  • (Self) organizational talent – plans don’t stay on the drawing board but are actually implemented.
  • Vision – always sees the end goal and does not deviate from the plan.
  • Anticipating – taking different possible situations into account when implementing plans, making emergency plans and contingency options.
  • Strategic thinking – does not see things as they are, rather as something to further improve.
  • Convincing – be so confident and convinced of your own abilities (without being arrogant!) and the RheaVita technology, that this conviction can be transferred to the customers.
  • Negotiation – constructively lead commercial negotiations in the right direction for RheaVita.

Application and selection procedure

1. Please send your cv and motivation letter to or Make sure you mention in your motivation letter why you are interested in this job at this specific company.

2. RheaVita will make an assessment and will inform you of the next steps.

Extra information

  • Full-time
  • If you have any further questions, please e-mail or