Chief Strategic Officer (M/F)

April 28th 2020

Antigon is a start-up that develops and commercializes IVD solutions for the Immuno-Hematology- Transfusion field. The company, located in Biopark (Gosselies), is currently completing technical development and clinical validation of its first device to be launched. Antigon will initiate in 2020 the implementation of its industrialization strategy and is preparing product launch. Therefore, Antigon is looking for a Chief Strategic Officer in order to initiate future partnerships and related BD activities.

Mission Description

Scope : 

  • BD activities related to exit (no operational sales and clinical activities) in close collaboration with CEO
  • Exit strategy definition and implementation
  • Financial support to CEO (no operational accounting)

Essential job duties :
1. Develop and own Antigon’s exit strategy

  • Establish, nurture and grow relationships at the appropriate levels with potential acquirer targets
  • Position and sell the Antigon’s capabilities and differentiation frameworks to potential acquirer targets
  • Position Antigon through local and international venture capital network
  • Organize and hosts potential acquirer target visits, in stand-alone and with CEO
  • Generate NDA, LOI and potential deals with targeted acquirer companies
  • Ensure that all activities and efforts are timely reported to the CEO

2. Support CEO in the Business Development strategy

  • Provide general intelligence on key competitors mapping.
  • Research and gather intelligence on target market sectors / organizations and contacts as part of the BD process
  • Attend conferences, symposia and exhibitions
  • Collaborate effectively with CEO to bring potential opportunities to his attention
  • Organize meetings autonomously with potential partners
  • Provide regular BD activity reports to CEO

3. Financial support to CEO

  • Take ownership of Antigon financial model and related valorization analysis in closed communication with CEO
  • Ensure alignment with operational financial management (held by CEO)
  • Integrate operational strategy within Antigon financial exit strategy


Candidate profile


 Education/Qualifications :

  • University degree in life sciences or medicine or business field, or comparable experience or education, and profound knowledge in pharmaceutical, MedTech, biotech industry.
  • Fluent English and French
  • Fluency with at least one more European language : Italian, Spanish, German, Flemish, ... Must have strong presentation and writing skills.

Required Experience :

  • Experience in BD in the Life Science sector is required, preferably in MedTech/IVD industry with a comprehensive understanding of the medical device development and commercialization lifecycle
  • Advanced industry MedTech knowledge.
  • Exposure to IVD/Diagnostic and Transfusion field is a plus Able to talk to, or demonstrate your established network of relevant industry contacts
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with CEO
  • Maintain high level of understanding, of the decision-making process with all major targets
  • At least 5 years of sales/BD experience, or comparable experience and qualifications
  • Experience in acquiring and integrating companies will be highly valuable
  • Access to VC network and fund raising experience will be important
  • Acquisition and Exit process experience is critical
  • Ability to take ownership on Antigon business model and ROI estimates with CEO
  • Demonstrate a clear entrepreneurial drive


  • Reporting to CEO
  • Hiring from 1st of September 2020
  • Location : remotely with bi monthly calls or meetings in Biopark Gosselies/Belgium (Antigon office) 40% part-time
  • Incentives plan

Contact Details

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please contact Thierry Baltus, CEO Antigon, by email on