Business Development Executive - London

Business Development Executive - London

Job Title: Business Development Executive - London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
Salary: Up to £50,000 doe plus excellent benefits
Start Date: 2017-11-24
Reference: 15678+JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 24, 2017 16:07

Job Description

  • Job Title: Business Development Executive - UK South
  • Salary: Up to £50,000 dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits - bonus, pension 15%, private medical cover, life assurance plus others
  • 12 to 15 Month Fixe Term Contract
  • Location: Field Based with the need to be in the Central London Offices on a Regular Basis
  • Role Purpose:  To Identify and Transact Suitable Projects for Core Funding by the Company or Join Collaborative R&D Awards.

James Hume is recruiting for a Business Development Manager who has experience of working in the Life Sciences sector to join a Biotech leading the way in the development of the Cell and Gene Therapy industry in Europe.   They are a centre of excellence that collaborates with both academia to bring therapies to the market using their scientific, regulatory, clinical trial and commercial expertise.  They are seeking a Business Development Manager to continue to expand their reach in the south of the UK by taking over a successful territory by seeking new opportunities, identifying gaps and maintaining existing relationships.

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 has the ability to take a therapy from concept through the development cycle to the market.  They collaborate with both academia and industry and they are able to 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.  They are making great strides towards this aim with therapies entering phase 2 clinical trials and building credible cases to be progressed to stage 3.  Added to this they are expanding their manufacturing and development operations by opening a new manufacturing centre in Stevenage to meet increased demand for their services from the academic and commercial sectors.

The Role
The purpose of the Business Development Manager is to take control of the territory covering the south of the UK.  With the responsibility for not only managing existing collaborative relationships with academic institutions, UK technology Transfer Offices commercial and clinical operations to ensure a continual flow of programmes to the company.  You will map out your territory to identify new opportunities, those developing new technologies to target and building relationships with the relevant technology transfer offices. With the aim to identify and close transactions to secure projects suitable for funding by the company themselves on in collaborative R&D grants such as the Wellcome Trust, MRC etc.

This is an established and successful territory that has great potential as the company’s influence continue to grow.  This means there is an established customer base for you to work with and grow to complement the new business you will seek.  You will be working closely with the Director of Business Development to become established and then grow in the role over time to develop your own career.

You will need to have previous experience of sales / business development / technology transfer position in the life sciences sector.  You will need to have experience or technology transfer in either a commercial or academic environment with experience of UK and European grants e.g. Innovate UK, Wellcome Trust and Horizon 2020.  With experience in the management of key accounts and customer relationship management.

This is a field based role but there is the requirement to be able to attend their central London offices once a week.