Business Development Manager - Asia

Business Development Manager - Asia

Job Title: Business Development Manager - Asia
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Salary: Up to £50,000 D.o.E. plus excellent benefits
Start Date: 2019-05-31
Reference: 16251 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 31, 2019 18:26

Job Description

A unique Biotech who leading the way in the development of the Cell and Gene therapies industry are seeking Business Development Manager to continue to build their presence in Asia – particularly China and Japan.   They are a centre of excellence that collaborates with both academia to bring therapies across the translational gap into the clinical using their scientific, regulatory, clinical trial and commercial expertise.  Their aim is to make the UK the location to come to for the commercialisation of Cell & Gene therapies with a presence in the EU, US and Asia already.

The purpose of the role is to continue to build on the company’s reputation and completed work in Asia to ensure a continual flow of high quality of projects.  There is a specific focus on the Chinese and Japanese markets because these have the most potential and they already have an identity.  You will identify potential targets to approach to then transact deals for fee for service, collaborative R&D, or other collaborative research projects.

You will be working closely with the Business Development Director who has already set up the presence in the market to develop a strategy to then implement across the region.  You will have a lot of autonomy in the implementation and influence in developing the strategy to be implemented.  Mapping the sector across both academic and commercial markets to identify key targets to then approach. Added to this the Business Development Manager will also build relationships with academic groups, and technology transfer offices within the region as well. Developing and then managing both academic and commercial relationship as an Account Manager, as their view is always longer term to build long lasting partnerships. 

This is a very exciting prospect as there is excellent growth potential for this role as you develop the region and grow this function as your career develops within this exciting and forward-thinking company.

The Company
The company are a centre of excellence that is at the forefront of research into the development of cell and gene therapies to take these across the translational gap, through clinical trials to launch.  Their impact on this sector is growing as they continue to provide the pathway to bring therapies to the clinic and share their expertise with collaborators.  Their headquarters are in central London where they have built a leading multidisciplinary team that can take a therapy from concept through the development cycle to the market.  They collaborate with both academia and industry and they can provide the scientific, clinical and commercial expertise needed to overcome the challenges that hinder the commercialization of these fast developing, cutting edge technologies.  Their longer-term aim is to make the UK a global leader in the development and commercial exploitation of therapies. 

You will need to have previous experience of sales / business development in the life sciences sector, with experience of closing and transacting complex deals.  Ideally with experience of managing overseas business relationships.  You will need to be able to converse in either Mandarin Chinese or Japanese at a level suitable for business relationships.  You will also need to have knowledge of intellectual property as part of life science transactions such as freedom to operate, chain of title and exclusivity. As well as grant supported R&D functions and tech transfer within an academic or commercial environment.