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Business Development Director

Employment Type:
Type of Job:
Medical Communications Jobs, Healthcare Consultancy Jobs
London, South East England
90 per annum
Salary Description:
basic plus generous commission scheme
UK Pound
Sam Small Recruitment Agency
Job Ref:

Our client is an award-winning Learning and Development agency supporting the life sciences market. They are looking for someone with strong experience within the healthcare communications sector preferably within a new business or BD role. If you don't have experience in the Learning and Development sector but have a strong interest in the area this role might still be for you.
Are you all about building new relationships, selling world class solutions, and supporting clients with a broad range of capabilities? Do you love the challenge of bringing together a diverse group of people to win new business?

How You’ll Spend Your Days

• Identifying prospects both within your defined current accounts and with new target accounts
• Building and updating Strategic Account Development Plans and coordinating on global accounts as appropriate to maximise account potential
• Developing strong and strategic client relationships within target accounts as well as relevant external partners (i.e. agencies, CRO’s, etc.)
• Booking and leading meetings with key decision makers and influencers to identify, qualify, consult and close opportunities
• Consulting and collaborating with internal service delivery teams within our lines of business to craft appropriate solutions that meet the unique business requirements of identified opportunities
• Leading proposal development and presentations as part of the sales process
• Maintaining up-to-date activity, contact and opportunity details in CRM system
• Ensuring all business meets profitability targets and is contracted efficiently
• Providing effective transition support to project teams to set us up for success

What We Need From You
• At least 5-7 years of proven and relevant experience in the life sciences sector
• Demonstrated ability to develop and grow client relationships across functional areas and levels as well as other external partners (i.e. creative agencies, meeting planning, subject matter experts, etc).
• Ability to identify and develop (via consultative approach) large strategic relationships
• Excellent written and verbal communications
• Strong collaboration skills within cross-functional teams
• Strong understanding of digital media, technology and keen interest in education
• References that will substantiate your fit for this role
• Demonstrated ability to lead a winning pitch team
• Understanding of Clinical Phase II and III activities and/or sales and marketing activities
• Ability to work in Central London office and willingness to travel periodically to client meetings and pitches
Desired Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge and experience in the life sciences industry
• Experience and interest in instructional design and adult learning
• Educational background in business

The office is in London but some remote working is offered, you will need to be able to come to the London office twice a week. You will need to be available for foreign travel as and when required.

For more information on the role please contact

Contact Details:
Sam Small Recruitment Agency
Tel: 01628 473 223
Contact: Sam Small

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