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Business Development Manager, Biotechnology and Life Sciences

- Consultancy Services -

Full time/Permanent; UK-based

 

Competitive remuneration package that includes annual bonus scheme, private healthcare, travel allowance and more!

 

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

 

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

 

Isn’t it time you joined us?

 

Become part of the Team

We are an established partner for organisations across the Pharma, Biotech and Medtech space. We support clients in the Life Sciences sector in bringing new products to market and leveraging technology to solve their business challenges.  Our work in this space covers the end-to-end innovation process and spans from the development of new diagnostic and therapy-delivery technologies, to the improvement of manufacturing processes for new therapies, to the development of new digital solutions and technology strategies for our clients (and more).As the Biotech market is constantly growing driven by scientific and technological advancements (such as new sequencing technologies, cell & gene therapies and AI to name a few) and clear unmet needs, we are growing our team in this space to ensure our capabilities and resources are always best-in-class to enable us to continue to bring ingenuity and innovation in this sector.

To support our growth ambition, we are looking to appoint a Business Development Manager. The individual will be responsible for driving additional growth through developing strong relationships with key organisations in the Biotech arena. Through these relationships we are expecting to grow significantly, with a sizeable proportion of our revenue coming from Insights and your role will also involve supporting the development of propositions that meet the needs of our target clients.

This is a great time to be joining an established consultancy, rapidly scaling start-up its innovative solutions and a rare opportunity to build something very exciting over the next 2 – 5 years. We are a purpose-driven organisation looking to bring ingenuity and innovation in the Biotech sector. In joining our Healthcare & Life Sciences team at PA Consulting you will have the opportunity to take ownership of our sales and build this exciting part of our business.

What we're looking for

The Managing Consultant (MC) role is a fusion of business development, project management and technical delivery, and is a crucial part of PA’s service offering. 

You will be comfortable combining your technical background with commerciality and be confident selling PA’s services at the highest levels or organisations.  The MC role has a heavy element of commercial selling, so you should be comfortable developing a sales pipeline using the contacts and knowledge you have built up.

 

Some Key Duties:

  • Develop commercially viable propositions and be confident taking them to market
  • Design, deliver and lead large scale and complex projects
  • Work within mixed consulting and client teams, planning, managing and delivering work
  • Develop strategic client relationships, working at the senior levels on high profile work to tight timescales
  • Managing project teams (2-10 people) whilst still being actively involved and taking ownership of delivery
  • Responsible for quality, profit and project planning

 

Essential

  • Proven experience developing business relationships withing the life sciences sector. This experience should be focused on service offerings aimed at the senior management level of an organisation
  • Deep and broad knowledge of the Biotech sector (market trends, technologies, players, dynamics, etc.)
  • Strong network in the Biotech space (both UK and US) with track record of selling work into this sector
  • Financial planning skills, including ability to successfully write Proposals and Sales business cases
  • Ability to perform effectively under pressure with excellent personal organisation and time management
  • Innovative and dynamic
  • Analytical and able to resolve highly complex problems
  • Self-motivated and resilient, with the ability to persevere in order to achieve objectives
  • Some experience in the following areas: Cell and Gene Therapy, Oncology, Neuroscience, Rare Diseases and Immunology

 

Desirable

Experience in providing services and/or undertaking work in the following:

  • Network in the Cell & Gene Therapy sector
  • Technical due diligence/ technical evaluation/ licensing, mergers and acquisitions
  • Market and technology landscaping and assessment in the life sciences industry sector (Pharma, Biotech, etc)

 

Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, be customer-focused and be willing to travel globally for business development activities.

The nature of our business means that we can not only offer our consultants an exciting variety of work, but also the opportunity to see an initial idea develop into a real tangible product over a relatively short time period.  As consulting professionals, we like nothing better than delivering a product solution that provides our clients with a competitive edge.

Benefits
  • Private medical insurance
  • Transport allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
  • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

 

About us

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

 

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

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Firm: PA Consulting Group

Location: London

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