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Derks & Derks now also at Pivot Park

Derks & Derks is HR specialist in Life Sciences and Healthcare for over twenty years now and partner of Biotech interest group HollandBIO for many years.

Our services fits best with the need for HR services in the Biotech sector. To serve our clients within Biotechnology even better, we have expanded our office. Since March of this year, we can also be found at Pivot Park Oss. Our head office is still located in Amersfoort. Pieter van Gelderen, Work & Organization Psychologist NIP and Business Unit Manager Life Sciences, together with colleague Tim van Loon, Lead Recruitment Consultant Recruitment & Selection, will often be found at the new location at Pivot Park.

In addition to various sub-sectors within Life Sciences, such as Pharma, Medical Devices, and Food, Biotech is one of the focus areas of Derks & Derks. A sector that is constantly changing, “Never a dull moment” in Biotechnology. From start-up / scale-up to commercial production, each phase in the development and operations of a Biotech company has different challenges. Whether it concerns a financial injection, a search for knowledge, a continuation of research, or business development, always with the aim of innovation, growth, and results.

In order to achieve this, everyone is looking for the best professionals in the relevant field, we all want the right people in the right place. But how do you ensure that?

Personal attention and listening
At Derks & Derks we create the right match between clients and candidates every day. Personal attention and listening, that’s what we excel at. This creates trust and connection.
We always have a psychological interview, we use the latest online tools, such as game-based assessments, but also practical simulations, capacity tests, or personality questionnaires. We can also help to analyse or developing your team. Feedback, sound advice, and/or a practically applicable report are always part of our services. You want your people to be and to remain motivated and to develop themselves. Hiring people who fit in with the company and the team is very important.

Our services
And that is exactly the added value of Derks & Derks. After all, we are the only HR Specialist within Life Sciences who can support you with all your HR issues. Our expertise lies within Recruitment & Selection, Secondment & Interim, Talent Development, Executive Education, and HR Research. Our team of experts consists of experienced professionals, Recruitment Consultants and psychologists with thorough knowledge of your market.

Need for talent
Within Biotech talented professionals are needed. Not only is a match on the ‘hard’ criteria important (education, years of experience, knowledge), but especially also the ‘soft’ criteria.
By identifying these criteria for the candidate, you can make a decision with good faith, based on the outcomes and findings. This way you avoid mismatches and save a lot of money. Money better invested in the development of your company.” According to Pieter van Gelderen.

At Derks & Derks we discuss your HR needs and will find a solution for your situation. We can take care of the entire process, but also parts of it. Whether it concerns a personnel issue, development issue, setting up a salary scale or the entire process of recruitment & selection.

Pivot Park Captains' Dinner

10 years ago, Pivot Park opened its doors to the world. Thanks to your commitment, support and confidence, we have been able to grow it into the successful and innovative biopharmaceutical campus it is today.

Now it’s time to celebrate!

We are therefore delighted to invite you – along with all your fellow CEOs at Pivot Park – to a special night out featuring inspiring art, a wonderful dinner and lots of opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

Erwin Wurm | Am I a House?

For the first time, the artist shows a cross-section of his work, from Narrow Furniture to One Minute Sculptures, within the walls of a historic building. Villa Constance, a former home that today houses Museum Jan Cunen, is not only a location but also part of the conversation. Because what exactly is a house?


The development of medicines in Oss began one hundred years ago. It was then that the foundations were laid for what would become a flourishing pharmaceutical sector in the Netherlands, leading to groundbreaking discoveries such as insulin and the anti-conception pill.

Today, the entire chain is still represented in Oss, from early-stage research to the commercial scale production of medicines. Working in Oss, we focus on the health of people all over the world. Employees at dozens of companies large and small put their heart and soul into new medicines, products and services that will improve lives worldwide. Together, our strength lies in our combination of broad knowledge about the development of medicines and a thorough understanding of the requirements of high-quality production.

This shared past and common values stimulate strong bonds among everyone who works in pharmaceuticals in Oss. We build on qualities, expertise and networks that go back decades. And with a wide variety of pharmaceutical companies, suppliers and scientific institutions all located nearby, we offer an attractive business climate and an excellent basis for international collaboration.

We are proud to work together to create a better and healthier future for all, a collaboration that in turn fuels growing employment: today, most pharmaceutical jobs in the Netherlands are in Oss. Here we connect talent and companies and stimulate entrepreneurship, while our expert employees are our most important asset. Their drive ensures that Oss has an influence on health all over the world.

Pharma in Oss offers endless opportunities to startups and talent in a city and region that is a joy to live and work in. We are committed to collaboration and sustainable and successful entrepreneurship. Oss’s pharmaceutical companies are intrinsically competitive while also being committed to quality and safety. This, plus their focus on new health solutions and contemporary technology, makes us a leader in our pursuit of a better life for people worldwide.