Business Development Manager

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TITLE: Business Development Manager

REPORTS TO: Pharmaceutical & Food Sector Sales Manager – Americas

LOCATION: Home based – Boston, MA Area

The Company

Concept Life Sciences is a knowledge based, science led business focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities our clients demand. We work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical and consumer products sectors. In order to deliver the science our clients demand, our business is focused on a number of core sectors. We provide chemistry, product characterization and exploratory toxicology services to the agrochemical, consumer products, chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. We also provide testing and specialist analytical services and consultancy to the food and environmental sectors.

The Role

Concept Life Sciences has a fantastic opportunity for a Business Development Manager (BDM) to join a dynamic group of Integrated Drug Discovery and Development professionals. This is a permanent, full time role based remotely (US, Boston, MA based) and reporting into Pharmaceutical & Food Sector Sales Manager for the Americas.

We provide integrated, knowledge driven contract research and development across the Pharmaceutical Agrochemical and other chemistry industries. The territory will cover the Northeastern Region of the US. The role will be home based and located within their territory.

In this key position the BDM will have experience selling within the drug development pathway and has competent knowledge of discovery science. They will be also have knowledge of preclinical development (analytical/ API and formulation). Strong knowledge in biology with specific experience in immunology and or neurodegeneration would be desirable.

This is a consultative, knowledge driven position, using strategic sales skills in prospecting new business and growing current accounts by applying tactical know how, drive and tenacity. It’s expected that the BDM will have exceptional superior communication skills and can tactfully engage within operations to achieve a “team” sales effort.

Main Duties to:

  • Achievement of sales, profit, and strategic objectives for the territory on behalf of Concept Life Sciences. Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant and timely management information.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for sales and attend relevant conferences and symposia across the US as appropriate to build rapport with potential key customer contacts.
  • To lead, and be accountable for, the preparation and maintenance of regular planning activities to agreed KPI’s. It is expected that the BDM will plan at least 6 months in advance.
  • Identifying competition and evaluation of USP's.
  • Respond to and follow through on enquiries, leads and prospecting.
  • Drive new business development within a service defined territory and maintain and develop new customers through planned support.
  • When relevant, propose new service introductions that meet a perceived customer need, presenting as a business case upward through the service line leadership.
  • Actively and successfully manage the sales process: lead generation; consultative selling; negotiation; close.
  • Proactively engage with operations to achieve combined sales effort.
  • Works to clear targets and KPIs in order to drive for new business wins with an expectation to self-manage.
  • Managing and maintaining a pipeline and ensuring all sales administration is current using Salesforce CRM software.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemistry, Biology or Life Sciences and experience in BD in US markets in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Experience in selling full or part integrated contract research across scientific disciplines.
  • Travel will be about 60% of the time.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior sales/commercial role will be essential.
  • Exceptional internal and external relationship management capabilities.
  • A strategic thinker and well-rounded sales executive who has a strong commercial background with proven track record in supporting multi-site operations/CRO industry
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills who can organize people and processes to suit any eventuality
  • Strong IT Office skills and Salesforce system/CRM system experience

Working Hours

  • Full Time – 40 hours per week
  • Flexibility is required, some weekend work may be needed and earlier or later start and finish times may also be required.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science-based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.

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