Monaghan Biosciences

Head of Enzyme Innovation
Leading market development and technical delivery towards commercial success


  • Responsible for developing the enzyme business from conception towards commercialisation of products and applications meeting customer needs
  • Reviewing and developing MBIO’s existing enzyme strategy, including existing programmes and development of new ones
  • Leading the Enzyme team (approx. 20 employees) in executing multiple projects
  • Building and further developing a clear market position for MBIO’s enzyme capability
  • Identifying priority markets, visiting (potential) customers and setting up commercial partnerships to achieve enzyme business target plans
  • Developing the technical enzyme pathway including discovery, characterisation and end customer application
  • Accessing established collaboration networks with universities, research institutes and other relevant biotech networks for identifying further enzyme opportunities
  • Member of the Executive Team and reporting to the CEO of MBIO.


  • MSc / PhD degree in Biotechnology, Mycology, Biochemistry, Food (Fermentation) Technology or a similarly related field
  • Relevant and senior management experience in the biotechnology / food ingredients industry with a track record in market development and technical delivery
  • Technical expertise in product innovation, enzymology and fermentation based programs
  • Capable of identifying and generating new market opportunities and customer solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and launch of new products into profitable business lines
  • Results driven people manager with excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Comfortable working and travelling in an international and entrepreneurial business setting
  • Personal skills: an entrepreneurial self-starter, innovative, business acumen, commercial drive, persuasive, analytical, strong team manager and pragmatic attitude.

For more information, please contact Jakob Jan Verbraak (+31(0)317-468686 or +31(0)6-51820349) or apply with the Apply button.

Monaghan Bioscieneces selected DUPP - Food Executive Search for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.