(Junior) Consultant in Agri, Food and Bio economy

Amsterdam-Duivendrecht | University | Fulltime

As Catalyze we strive to impact human health. Food, food (production) technology and food access is a major driver of human wellbeing. Unfortunately, we are facing a crisis in global food production due to the growing population. By 2050 we need to increase our food production by 70% while being sustainable and stimulating human health. Reaching these objectives in the next 30 years requires new advancements in food (production) technologies and strong investments in R&D projects.
Catalyze is a consultancy company specialized in the biotechnology, life science industry, agri, food and bioeconomy. Through our services we aim to raise funding for the most ambitious R&D projects and technologies. Furthermore, we help our clients grow with dedicated management consulting services, market research, business intelligence and corporate strategies.  These services are provided to various types of innovative organizations such as Start-ups, Small Medium Enterprises (SME), large companies (multinationals), universities and research organizations.
For the Agri, Food and Bio economy sector we are looking for a:

(Junior) Consultant in Agri, Food and Bio economy

Are you triggered by the global challenges in Agri, Food and Bioeconomy that are upon us, and are you passionate about being a part of a professional team that can have significant impact on these global challenges, by, amongst others, acquiring funds for the state-of-the art innovations that are developed by leading researchers and innovative companies.


As a (junior) consultant together with leading researchers and innovative companies you develop projects, set up collaborations, conduct market analyzes, develop business cases and plans, develop funding strategies and co-create new innovative ideas into complete project proposals that will address the major societal challenges in the Agri, Food and Bioeconomy sector.


Why You?

  • You are passionate about being a part of the solution of tomorrows challenges in the field of Agri, Food and Bioeconomy
  • You have insight in state-of-the art technologies, and commercial needs within the field
  • You are proactive and independent
  • You are a team player with a passion to connect others
  • You have good analytical skills and you want to deliver high quality

Why Catalyze?

As a consultant you will be involved in:

  • Support of project proposals, business plans, and grant applications for our clients in the Agri, Food        and Bio economy sector.
  • Independent projects and related research and / or advisory work for our clients.
  • Independent submission of grant applications.
  • Market Assessments
  • Development of business cases for new Agri, Food and Bio economy products
  • Supporting customers with their business strategies
  • Independent customer visits regarding the execution of certain projects and / or grant applications.
  • Performing desk research and shaping, among other things, the major national and international            grant applications (research projects, tender arrangements).
  • As a consultant you work in small teams that together deliver excellent proposals for submission            deadlines to acquire funds for your clients.
  • You will be together with are business development team be the contact point for your clients.

Other Qualifications:

The most ideal candidate for a position as a subsidiary advisor at Catalyze has an engineering, agri- or foodtech background with a relevant master's degree program. The candidate is looking for a position in which he / she can contribute to the development of innovative agri/food products that add value to the global food and climate challenges. The candidate is instructive and wishes to build a broad knowledge in the field of agri/ food in a commercial setting. The function requires strong communication and project coordination skills. Experience with grant applications is a pre. In short, a challenging job for an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial type that wants to be active in a professional, knowledge-intensive organization that determines commitment, flexibility, quality and teamwork.

Other competences:

  • A minimum of completed education at academic level related to agri/food/technical
  • Preferably a master in engineering for example system engineering or biosystems engineering
  • Experience in Agri, Food or Bioeconomy or other relevant expertise areas
  • Knowledge and interest in conducting market analyzes / business cases
  • Basic knowledge in commercial aspects of agri/food products
  • Knowledge in the design of R & D projects.
  • Experience with grant applications is a pre
  • Interest in project management and coordination.
  • A highly developed ability to analyze, develop and organize.
  • Excellent English skills (writing & speaking).
  • Excellent communication and editorial skills.
  • Self-employed and not afraid to take responsibility.
  • Self-critical setting with the will to deliver quality above all.
  • Flexibly set "team player".
  • Humor and creativity. 

About Catalyze

Catalyze is characterized by the motto "by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs". The company has a contemporary and flexible method in which it takes an entrepreneurial view into the projects and wishes of our client. Catalyze attaches great importance to true team players, who are not at the same time afraid to show initiative and creativity, and the work environment is characterized by open culture, with enough space for fun and development.

What can you expect from Catalyze

  • A professional and dynamic organization that offers space for independence and entrepreneurship.
  • A broad organization that provides space for development and growth.
  • Attention to training and coaching by experienced colleagues.  
  • A young and enthusiastic team.
  • A competitive salary with good working conditions.
  • View on permanent employment.

How to apply for this career opportunity?
We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates by submitting your application by using our Online Application Form. For questions and more information about the (Junior) Consultant in Agri, Food and Bio economy vacancy, please contact Wijna Bekker (Recruiter) on phone number 020-7234452.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.