Analytical Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Business Development Manager


  • East Anglia
  • £Excellent + commission/bonus/car
  • Scientific Sales & Marketing

About this job

Exciting opportunity for an experienced business development/sales person to join an established and rapidly growing contract research organisation.

In this role you will be responsible for developing new relationships and nurturing existing ones within the Biopharmaceutical/drug discovery sector. Your goal is to grow revenue – increasing business in our client’s integrated drug development service.

As a Business Development Manager you will oversee the entire commercial process from;

  • Securing new opportunities via a variety of avenues such as; attending conferences, growing your network, identifying new groups with existing clients etc
  • Responding to enquiries, rapidly promoting the different areas of services available through your expert understanding of Biopharmaceutical drug development
  • Preparing and presenting proposals
  • Negotiating contracts – costings, delivery, timeframes

You will be expected to exceed annual sales targets, explore new markets, and track/exploit industry trends. You will focus on the UK and wider European market, travelling when required (approx. 50-60%).

Applicants must have at least a BSc in Chemistry/Life Sciences (or related a subject) and previous experience developing and securing analytical testing/research contract; ideally for drug development and/or drug discovery services, but all scientific service sales/business development backgrounds will be considered.

Excellent organisational skills and a flexible approach to travel is a must, as this role encompasses a UK and European territory.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone seeking a new challenge selling the services of a successful and progressive cutting edge analytical research facility. The reward is a diverse and challenging role offering an excellent remuneration package with commission structure, bonus and benefits.

Contact VRS now to learn more about this exciting new role!

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