Business Development Director

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
Sales & Business Development
Salary Type

Job Description

Company Profile:

We are a full-service contract research organisation (CRO) and Contract Development Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) dedicated to helping bring new drugs to the market. We offer a comprehensive suite of products and services spanning the entire drug development lifecycle supporting both the research and manufacturing of new drugs for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. As a company we pride ourselves on having a strong emphasis on innovation, scientific discipline, quality and assurance, and client satisfaction.

We might not be the cheapest option, but our clients choose us due to the high level of service we provide across all our labs and sites.

The Role:

We are looking to hire a new business development director to support our global CMC services team. This is a typical business development position involving hunting for new clients, key account management, and CSM/CRM. Your territories will include but aren’t limited to Europe and Latin America making this a truly global role. You will be working in tangent with a high performing and established project management team supporting you on all your endeavours.

Requirements for the Role:

  • 5+ years of experience in key account/sales positions within the life science industry.
  • Prior experience working for a CRO or CDMO.
  • Functional understanding of CMC (Chemical or Formulation development) specifically in small molecules.
  • Experience selling or working with CMC services in and around small molecules.
  • A scientific background/education in life sciences or a related discipline is advantageous.
  • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated success in closing deals through excellent communication and presentation abilities.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and tackle challenges head-on. We like someone who is deadline-driven with the capacity to manage multiple client engagements simultaneously.

This is a remote role with international travel to clients and conferences, but candidates must be based in France or Germany!

Company Culture:

We are a privately owned company having operated for over 40 years. As a result, we breed a family centric environment where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to learn, develop and progress within the organisation. If you have experience collaborating in large teams and enjoy working closely with colleagues, this is the opportunity for you.


  • Competitive Salary & Lucrative Commission Package. 
  • Pension Contributions, Private Health Care, and Life Assurance.
  • Performance-Related Bonuses and Incentives.
  • Negotiable Holiday Allowance.
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities with annual reviews and therefore tonnes of potential for career advancement within the organization.