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Strategic Clinical Evidence Manager

  • Posted: 4 Aug 2023
  • Research & Innovation
  • Utrecht
  • Netherlands

About the job

Strategic Clinical Evidence Manager 

(Utrecht, full-time, hybrid)


Would you like to work at the heart of the Global team of Nutricia/Danone within the Clinical Research Department? Are you passionate about evidence generation to substantiate the value proposition for Danone's Specialized Nutrition product portfolio?


As a Strategic Clinical Evidence Manager you will be responsible for initiating and co-building strategic evidence generation programs and post-launch studies together with Danone's Country Business Units (CBUs) worldwide. You will translate evidence gaps into relevant and feasible clinical studies or programs and engage the countries to join these programs.


Ready for this challenge? Apply today!


About the job


  • You will be the primary contact for the medical teams in the CBUs, the global category teams, data sciences teams, clinical operations and digital health team in co-building & coordinating evidence generation initiatives worldwide.
  • You will use your clinical study expertise in different phases of a clinical study and advice how to translate business needs into the right study design and ensure post-launch studies are strategically embedded into business priorities.
  • You will liaise regularly with CBUs to ensure status & results reporting of clinical studies.
  • You will be an advisor on content, methodology, necessary documentation & tools and provide recommendations for clinical study endorsement based on business value and risk assessment.
  • You will keep up to date with clinical practice guidelines, study designs, real world research development trends, and regulatory expectations.
  • You will contribute to the capability development on evidence generation in global and local teams

About you

To be able to achieve the above, you have a Master- or PhD- degree in Life Sciences and 3+ years relevant experience in clinical studies (methodology and/or operations) and ideally also in a commercial (food) environment.


If you are our ideal candidate, you also need the following:

  • You are business savvy & grasp the essence of nutrition field and science behind nutritional products.
  • Excellent  communication skills with the ability to easily interact with people (both internally and externally) and with audiences with different experience & knowledge levels on evidence generation
  •  Experience in a medical affairs role is a pre.
  • Experience in adult medical nutrition is a pre.
  • Experience / affinity with digital tools in clinical studies is a pre.
  • A proactive and can-do attitude
  • Flexible, curious, open, team player
  • Agility to be able to deal with several projects at the same time while keeping the right focus and overview if many projects are ongoing
  • Ability to thrive in a high-paced and sometimes chaotic environment

About us

Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.


We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.


Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?


We Offer

At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products. In the Netherlands we also offer a hybrid working environment which enables each team to meet our people's desire for flexibility. Across our 3 office hubs in Hoofddorp, Zoetermeer and Utrecht this helps us create better opportunities for connection & synergies across our entities, teams, functions and categories.

What’s next?

Hit the “apply now” button. After your application deadline first feedback will follow within 2 weeks. In case you are invited to the selection process you should expect to receive feedback 2 weeks after each step of the process

To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our website.


Need more information? Please contact Valerija Usova, Talent Manager via valerija.usova@danone.com.


* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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