Head of Business Development
Position: Head of Business Development - Life Sciences
Location: Greater Manchester
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Hours: 37 per week
Salary: Up to £57,364 per annum
Closing Date: 20th January 2017
Our client, one of the UK's most successful inward investment agencies, is seeking a Head of Business Development – Life Sciences to join their high performing team to promote one of Europe’s leading business cities - Manchester.
The Head of Business Development will lead sales and promotion activity for the Life Sciences sector for our client and Manchester, both in the UK and overseas. With a particular focus on winning and securing foreign direct investment, you will be experienced in developing the whole sales process, from the utilisation of robust research and targeting techniques informing lead generation, to project management of sales enquiries and closing deals.
The Head of Business Development - Life Sciences will also play a key role in supporting the development of the wider approach to the Life Sciences sector covering areas such as wider business support, skills and innovation. You will also manage a small sector-focussed sales team.
The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of Life Sciences and a good understanding of business drivers within the industry. The role requires strong presentation skills, as well as experience of creating and writing professional client responses. You will possess strong strategic sales, negotiation and planning skills, as well as having Account Management experience.
You will have a proven track record of building relationships with C-Level individuals within multi-national companies in a B2B environment, where a consultative and knowledge based sales approach is required alongside excellent commercial acumen to identify new business and expansion opportunities.
With a good understanding of how marketing supports the sales process, you will work with marketing colleagues to devise ways of accessing clients through a number of channels, both direct and via the development of an intermediary network.
Our client is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all job applicants and members of staff. They encourage applications from individuals with a disability.
Subject to funding this post is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the NW Operational Programme 2014 – 2020.
If you are successful in being shortlisted for interview you will be expected to complete an online application form.
You may have experience of the following: Head of Business Development, Sales Manager, Life Sciences, Business Development Manager, Account Management, Client Relationship, Senior Sales Executive, Science, etc.
This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.