Full Time
Posted 7 months ago
GCO Global is a high-end player in the meeting management industry, delivering strategic solutions to the pharma & life science sector. Over the past 30 years, we have become experts in planning and organizing high-impact events for leading companies and is currently growing into consultancy services. The Business Development Director will leverage a healthcare network to generate leads, acquire and execute new projects. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced strategy consultant with an entrepreneurial spirit to take the company to the next level while enjoying a great level of freedom in doing so.

About the market

Companies in the life sciences sector deal with higher risk exposure and as a result, with increased liability and potential damage to company reputation. This is amplified by extensive regulatory requirements, which also vary greatly from country to country – an additional burden for internationally operating companies. GCO Global Consultancy applies a proven model for Strategic Meetings Management utilizing client-tailored checks and balances to mitigate these risks, create business savings, thereby allowing the organization to focus on their core business activities.


The Business Development Director’s responsibility is to grow GCO Global. This means networking, connecting to (potential) clients, pitching, acquiring new projects and business, and assuring execution by working together with the Consultants involved and Project Managers. The Business Development Director will also develop strategic plans for growth and present them to the Management Team. This will involve close cooperation with the two current business leads. The role will also entail further strengthening of the GCO Global position in the right segments.

Building new business will partially be a greenfield effort. The Business Development Director is expected to leverage a (previous) network in the healthcare sector in order to generate new business leads. The role reports directly to the CEO. This great opportunity to co-build the company will require an entrepreneurial attitude and comes with a high level of freedom.

“We are the thought leader in the field of Strategic Meetings Management and our Consultancy activities play a crucial role in strengthening this position and expanding our footprint” – Rogier Raats, CEO, GCO Global


For questions, please contact Amy Ting at amy.ting@gcoglobal.com

Job Features

QualificationUniversity graduate
Experience• Minimum 7 years’ experience in strategic consulting • Experience in risk analysis/management is a plus • Strong affinity with the healthcare industry (other industry backgrounds in which meetings have a similar risk exposure such as the financial or energy sectors, are also welcome)
Skills• Fluent in English, Dutch is a plus • Entrepreneurial and with a hands-on attitude • Analytical mindset • Good listening skills • Clear communication and presentation skills • Able to turn complexity into simplicity • Willingness to travel regularly

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