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Director, Business Development - Biologics

Boston, MA, USA | BioTalent

  • Industry:
    HR / Recruitment Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Director, Commercial Development will identify, manage the initial qualification, and close through the signing of a contract for new business, concentrating on Biologics. This candidate will be field-based and located in the Northeast U.S., ideally in Boston, MA.


The work we do has never been more important—and we are looking for talented candidates to join us. We’re growing our locations, our capabilities, and our teams, and looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. Join us and help create the next vaccine, cure, or gene therapy in partnership with some of the most innovative biopharma companies across the globe. Here, you’ll work alongside and learn from some of the most dedicated scientists, engineers, and manufacturers in the industry. 

The Director, Commercial Development will identify, manage the initial qualification, and close through the signing of a contract for new business, concentrating on Biologics. This candidate will be field-based and located in the Northeast U.S., ideally in Boston, MA.


General Responsibilities:

Know and understand our business and communicate that knowledge to potential customers

Establish relationships with technical and business leaders and technical experts internally to ensure full and timely support for new business acquisition

Ensure continuing flow of information to business and technical leaders about the territory, customer pipeline, and new business acquisition efforts

Follow any procedures established for the Sales and Marketing team, such as Salesforce compliance, utilizing appropriate forms for client meetings, following proposal approval process, providing conference feedback using approved format, following procedures for travel booking, etc.

Meet the objectives / targets outlined in the annual sales plan

Support Executive Director, Commercial Development (Director) and Chief Business Officer (CBO) in achieving departmental and company objectives:

Assist in development of an overall company sales plan

Provide regular updates on Territory and potential customers as required by management

Help Marketing develop and maintain an attractive, timely and effective marketing message and appropriate promotional materials

Maintain knowledge of assigned territory and develop relationship with potential clients:

Maintain awareness of potential market and business opportunities in the assigned geographic area (Territory)

Prepare and keep current a marketing plan identifying potential customers, company pipeline, and key contacts in Territory

Establish and maintain contact with decision-makers and influencers within companies in territory

Stay abreast with latest development in territory, including rounds of financing, M&A, partnerships, clinical trials, etc.

Keep current and potential clients informed about latest initiatives and events such as investments in capacity, technology, acquisitions, innovation achievements, presentations at major industry events, etc.

Keep Salesforce database and Sharepoint up-to-date:

Update Salesforce database timely with new contacts and new information about customer companies and opportunities.

Regularly update the status and expected program start date for opportunities

Maintain Sharepoint folders for clients including RFP and other technical documents received from clients, proposals and revisions, blueprints and revisions, and any other relevant information

Manage contract negotiations:

Manage contractual agreement negotiations from issuing the contract template to contract signature

Assure that contracts are negotiated and signed timely

Support existing programs:

Stay aware of program status for existing clients in Territory

Support the Program Management and execution team as required by management.

Stay in regular contact with clients and maintain awareness of client pipeline and any potential follow –up business; ensure that FDB is always considered for any new program from client portfolio

Provide client with updates on new developments, such as new acquisitions or investment into capacity or technology, innovation programs, or participations in major industry events

Provide business leadership for proposal development:

Lead clients business and technical conference calls and client visits; decide on call/visit participation and schedule calls and visits

Lead business discussions with potential clients

Oversee development of proposals and other responses to customers’ inquiries (e.g. RFIs)

Ensure that proposals fully address all clients’ requests or questions, and are written clearly

Write executive summary for proposal and deliver proposals to customers

Ensure that proposals, blueprints are timely uploaded to Sharepoint; update Salesforce upon issuing of a proposal

Represent company at conferences, trade shows and other industry events:

Develop conference/tradeshow attendance plan as part of Territory marketing plan.

Deliver company presentations at conferences/trade shows when appropriate

Interact with conference/trade show organizers to secure any presentation and speaking opportunities for technical or business experts

Support technical or business experts during and after their presentations at events by interacting with audience and providing relevant information

Actively seek new contacts with potential clients from Territory by attending their presentations and/or interacting at conference events.

Maintain awareness of competitors presenting or exhibiting at conferences/trade shows; attend presentations and visits booths; report on new offering, any innovation project, and change in marketing or business strategy, new sales team members and new technical experts, etc.

Other Requirements:

Be willing to travel to customers within their territory and sites in support of sales process. (Travel may average as much as 50% of time in any period and may include international travel.)

Be able to interact with customers at different levels within the customer’s organization from middle management through senior executives

Possess analytical skills to evaluate and prioritize opportunities in their territory that are potential new business worldwide

Continue development of technical and business knowledge about company offering and intra-company initiative, and sales process innovations,

Background Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required in science, engineering, or business preferred.

Minimum two years of experience in sales for API contract manufacturing organization, or equivalent experience required.

Minimum five years relevant experience in sales, marketing, business development, and/or technical biotechnology area.

Prior P&L experience required.

Knowledge of major legal issues confronting the biopharmaceutical industry and experience reviewing contracts.

Ability to work in an environment that requires teamwork and the entrepreneurial/start-up mentality of “doing whatever it takes to get the job done”

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