At N-SIDE, we turn the most complex challenges into opportunities. We are an international and dynamic team of passionate and innovative mathematicians, software engineers and business experts. Our integrated optimization solutions facilitate complex business decision-making processes using Data Analytics, Machine Learning and other Data Science approaches.

We are looking for an Optimization Consultant to join our Life Sciences team based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Brussels Area, Belgium. As an Optimization consultant, you will optimize the management of clinical trials’ supply chain of different pharmaceutical companies. By using our unique Clinical Trial software, you will support Clinical Trial managers to reduce their costs and better manage their risks with advanced forecasting, simulation & optimization technologies. Moreover, you will lead the implementation of N-SIDE’s solutions for one of our clients and become their main contact. Your role will also include the development of a long-term partnership with your client, based on innovation and trust, and the supervision of the consultants working on their projects.


What you’ll do

Innovative optimization solutions:

Optimization is both interesting and challenging. To bring value to our clients, we use the latest technologies in advanced business analytics: simulation & optimization techniques. You will learn to use our N-SIDE optimization solution to provide operational and strategic added value for our pharmaceutical partners. You will help them manage risk for patients and decrease cost of projects.


Account management:

Day-to-day relationship with your main account, with the objective of developing the partnership, find business opportunities, become the single point of contact and be a link between N-SIDE and your account.


Project management:

Working as part of a team with consultants from different backgrounds, you will be in charge of client project(s) dealing with drug planning, budget and quality. Our projects typically involve many stakeholders from different responsibility levels and departments from production, supply chain, clinical team, process support, procurement, sales, etc.


Client relationship:

Building strong relationships with our clients is key. You will need to communicate clearly to describe our analytical approach to clients as well as to understand client needs. Defining requirements, gathering information and data, identifying key parameters, constraints and flexibilities for optimization, and explaining project outcomes will be a main part of project work. You will also be responsible to train client staff in applying the solutions as well as be part of the change management process at the client side as recommendations are implemented. Effective communication across different responsibility levels and departments is crucial to success.


About you

  • Engineering background (business, mathematical or biomedical)
  • 2-3 years of experience in Consultancy, Life Science, Clinical Trials and/or Supply Chain
  • Experience in client relationship, business development, account management, (technical) sales is a plus
  • Good project management skills with strong proactive and constructive approach
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Interest in mathematical modelling and analytics.
  • Business and customer oriented with strong communication skills
  • Fluent in English. German or Dutch is an asset.
  • Team spirit, creativity, sense of initiative and responsibility


Travel: ~ 10%


Internal job level: Consultant


Our offer

You will join an innovative, dynamic and multicultural company certified Great Place to work 2019, as well as, having an important and diverse role in our quickly expanding department. 

N-SIDE offers a great compensation package, which includes a company car and full range of benefits which can be personalised thanks to our Flex Income Plan. 

You will be part of a fun and flexible work environment in which creativity, freedom and initiative are rewarded. Mentoring, career development opportunities and performance bonuses are all part of keeping our team happy.


At N-SIDE we value diversity. All candidates will be treated equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. N-SIDE will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


Motivated to join our team and participate to our growth?

We are looking forward to receiving your CV and cover letter (with job title) in English. Please apply via our contact form.

We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data, including any information which allows to identify you as an individual person. N-SIDE uses the applicant’s personal data in a fair and lawful manner. N-SIDE will collect and process personal data in accordance with applicable privacy laws. Personal information (applicant data) submitted by an applicant will only be used by N-SIDE to ensure an effective recruitment process and will be used recruitment purposes only.

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