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Sr. Director of Business Development, Biologics & Gene & Cell Therapy Solutions EU (m/f/d)

Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyBusiness Development

Job description

Candidate Role: Reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, the Sr Director Business Development EU is expected to play a key role in the business development activities for the Company’s CMC, molecular bioanalytical and Safety testing platform offerings in the EU, represented by the total breadth of services offered through our combined facilities in Burlington, Massachusetts and Dortmund, Heidelberg, and Heilbronn Germany.

A high degree of focus on the entire sales process is expected from customer segmentation, lead-generation, initial engagement, program design through close, with success at each stage. Client relationship management will be very important, as will the combination of the ability to succeed in a complex sales/collaborative close environment. And whereas the primary goal is an increase of sales against plan and gaining of market share, this role will be expected to contribute to the building of the business development/sales function including the team and supporting sales processes within the organization as we grow.

The ideal candidate should have a broad network of established relationships and several years of proven success selling into the life sciences market, specifically into leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies developing biosimilars, biologics and or Gene/Cell therapies. They are expected to work closely with sales and marketing team members and all levels of corporate management both here in US as well as with our Germany-based colleagues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Grow the Biosimilars, Biologics and or Gene and Cell analytics customer base and sales volume in the assigned EU countries & market.
  • Develop and fill your pipeline with new client opportunities to close contracts and to meet/exceed plan.
  • Increase the value of current customers while attracting new ones.
  • Research organizations and individuals to identify new opportunities.
  • Develop key relationships with clients.
  • Work closely with internal operations, sales and marketing teams, including direct involvement in development of evolving BD systems and processes.
  • Develop proposals for clients and achieve short- and long-term sales goals and plans.
  • Assess and report progress in meeting objectives.
  • Contribute to development of strategies, tactics, sales plans and targets.
  • Identify and report on business opportunities in target markets.
  • Represent the business at virtual and in-person conferences, trade shows and networking events.
  • Maintain compliance with internal policies.

Job requirements

Skills and Attributes:

  • Deep understanding of the process of developing biologics, gene & cell therapies.
  • Strong communication skills and an understanding of solution selling
  • High energy. Highly motivated.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
  • Ability to cultivate productive client relationships.
  • Successful win-win negotiation.
  • Prospecting Skills.
  • Creativity.
  • Sales planning & key/strategic account management


  • Degree in Life Sciences.
  • Ten years of experience selling CRO services with proven sales success in advanced Biologic and Gene Therapy Markets.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in English and in country language

We offer:

  • A motivating work environment in a dynamically growing life science company
  • Optimal training
  • Flexible working hours
  • Strong teamwork
  • Appreciation, openness, and respect as well as a lively feedback culture
  • Competitive compensation
Remote (Europe), Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Business Development


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Remote (Europe), Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Business Development