Senior Business Development Director

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Company Summary:

We are a leading, global contract research organization specializing in; clinical trial management, clinical pharmacology, central laboratory services, data management, and real world evidence providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, government, and public health entities. We are a patient centric company, prioritising them in all our endeavours.

Currently, we seek to augment our phases II & III team by recruiting a Senior Business Development Director. This individual will play a key role in bolstering our business development efforts, specifically targeting clients in the UK, Ireland & Israel. Responsibilities include promoting and selling our phase II and III services, nurturing existing client relationships, and cultivating new accounts. Collaboration with operational and therapeutic experts is essential in devising and executing sales strategies tailored to individual accounts and projects.

Central to this role is the ability to comprehend and address client needs effectively, ensuring optimal utilization of our phase II & III solutions for client success. The Senior Business Development Director will serve as a primary liaison, gaining insight into clients' business objectives, markets, and requirements to deliver tailored solutions. Additionally, they will provide valuable feedback to internal departments to enhance our offerings and maintain competitiveness in the market.

This position demands active engagement with clients and industry networking to foster relationships and identify opportunities for growth. As part of our established European BD team, the Senior Business Development Director will have the autonomy to work independently while collaborating with colleagues to achieve collective goals within one of the world's foremost CROs.

You will need:

To be successful in this role you should have a solutions sales background preferably in a clinical or contract research organisation within life sciences.

5+ years’ experience in a sales/account management position selling clinical trial studies phase II-III into Biotechnology companies.

An established network with senior members of Biotechnology companies across Europe. 

You will also have a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, Technology, or a related discipline.

Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated success in closing deals.

Excellent communication and presentation abilities.

Ability to thrive under pressure and tackle challenges head-on.

Deadline-driven with the capacity to manage multiple client engagements simultaneously.


Competitive Salary & One of the strongest commission packages on the market. 

Pension Contributions, Private Health Care, and Life Assurance, Car Allowance.

Performance-related bonuses and incentives.

Negotiable Holiday allowance.

Continuous learning and development opportunities with annual reviews and therefore potential for career advancement within the organization.