1 month ago

Director of Business Development

New York 150K Permanent

Job Reference: JSSL-DBD_1620210350

Director of Business Development

I am currently working with a Global Medical Communications agency who are looking to strengthen their team, currently looking to recruit a remote a Director of Business Development

This Agency is a privately owned global medical communications company in the world. Built on a reputation of scientific excellence and quality, they are a global leader in delivering world-class, innovative Publications and Medical Affairs services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

As a Director of Business Development, you will be responsible for acquiring new business opportunities as well as owning a growth target for newly acquired accounts.


*Identify, cultivate and maintain relationships with prospective clients while contributing to business strategies and organizational goals

*Contact potential customers and obtain contract commitments for the company's offerings

*Independently lead the entire sales process from client identification, prospecting, qualifying leads, presenting in client pitches to converting leads & negotiating contracts

*Develop strategies for acquiring new clients and growing business in a fast-paced environment

*Continue to oversee accounts and strategically grow accounts in their early growth phase until an Account Director is assigned to an account

*Maintain a deep working knowledge of the company's services and recognize opportunities to understand client challenges and recommend solutions to address the challenges

*Understand the needs of the client to debrief internal teams, identify the necessary pitch resources and lead the organization through the pitch process

*Keep a pulse on industry shifts and the competitive landscape by attending key industry conferences and events

*Develop and maintain contacts within the industry to provide information, remain abreast of competitors' activities

*Build relationship with procurement stakeholders in client organization to ensure maximum participation in RFIs/RFPs

*Lead RFP response development, RFP defense and conversion of opportunities

*Collaborate with scientific delivery team and Client Services team as needed to develop a perspective on positioning of various services

Desired Skills and Experience:

*You will be a highly motivated, results-driven individual with a background in Medical/Scientific Communications experience in an agency setting.

*You will have established industry relationships with a proven track record of success in developing, leading and winning new business within a medical affairs function (scientific publications, field medical communications, medical information, payer communication etc.).

*You will have a strong understanding of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and be motivated by a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt quickly to change.


*7 to 12 years 'outside Sales' or Account Management experience with at least five years Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical/Biotech) sales experience, ideally selling to Medical Affairs function within Pharmaceutical/Medical device companies

*At least 3+ years of experience in hunting for NEW logos and growing revenues multifold

*Demonstrated ability to build trust and maintain long lasting relationships with senior client buyers

*Must have closed deals worth more than $1.5million annually over the past two years


*Results driven individual with a strong business acumen

*Good understanding of Cactus Life Science's services for pharma and/or medical device organizations (Scientific Publications, Medical Communications, Medical Information, Medical Review, Training Solutions, Regulatory writing for devices etc.)

*Ability to lead RFP/RFIs collaborating with other internal stakeholders

*Excellent client interfacing and communication skills (verbal and written)- should be able to drive meetings and deliver presentations effectively

*Strong business management and analytical acumen

*Excellent negotiation skills

*Consultative selling skills and ability to engage with senior decision makers

*Persuasion (needs to demonstrate this skill)

*Established client relationships in medical affairs in North America and/or Europe

*Ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment, work effectively under high pressure, growth mode

*Ability to build relationships with clients across all levels

Does this sound of interest?

Reach out to Jason Salt at Paramount Recruitment for further details.

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