We are growing, grow with us!
PharmaLex has an exceptional opportunity for an energetic and results-driven business development professional in the UK.  Reporting to the UK Managing Director, you will be responsible for achieving sales growth through the acquisition of new business in the UK and the subsequent development of new accounts that you introduce to the organisation.  The core services that PharmaLex provides are in the fields of regulatory affairs, development consulting and scientific affairs, as well as pharmacovigilance and quality management and compliance.  PharmaLex is strong in all these areas in our region and has an outstanding reputation for being a leader in outsourcing.  As a specialist provider of consulting services and outsourcing solutions, we are different to the CROs and offer these services as our core business. 
This is a particularly exciting time for a tenacious and organised business development professional to join our growing company.  As well as being given sole territorial responsibility for the significant UK pharmaceutical and medical device industries, the scope of your role could also include these thriving markets in Ireland.


Business Development  - UK

Your Job

  • Align with the Regional/Country Manager and, where appropriate, the EVP Head of Commercial Operations Commercial on the strategic objectives for prospecting in the assigned territory.
  • Develop target customer list and proactively approach prospective clients using all effective means, which will include direct approaches and networking at events.
  • Tactical networking, leveraging existing contacts and your accounts to extend access to new customer contact points in line with the local prospecting and account development objectives.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, both technical and commercial, in the international BD organisation and grasp emerging business opportunities that come with developments in the external regulatory environment.
  • Scope (prospective) clients’ requirements and convey our capabilities in a relevant and persuasive manner that translates our exceptional service features to client benefits.
  • Provide the commercial leadership in proposal generation, following through your opportunities from prospect, lead, proposal, negotiation stages to successful closure.
  • Maintain accurate records of sales calls, customer files, and sales activity information within the standard reporting tools of the international organisation.
  • Recommend and follow up on sales and marketing campaigns to support your prospecting objectives and the business growth.
  • Demonstrate behaviours and day-to-day sales activities that meet or exceed your personal KPIs and bring in new business that meets or exceeds your agreed fiscal targets.
  • Serve as a business representative at major industry events, conferences and trade shows.

Your Profile

  • You probably have a bachelor’s degree in business / economics and/or equivalent qualification in a scientific related field.
  • You have at least 4 years of professional experience in business-to-business sales with an impressive track record of winning new business through your own prospecting. 
  • You have good knowledge of the pharmaceutical and, ideally, medical device industries. 
  • Specific experience of selling services in the regulated space would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Excellent client presentation skills are required.
  • You are a team player with the ability to influence and persuade. 
  • Your peers would describe you as conscientious, responsible, flexible, results-driven and competitive. 
  • Commercial acumen is a must as are a high willingness to travel when required and a full driving licence.

We offer

  • 25 Days holiday plus BH (increasing to 27 after qualifying service)
  • 8% employer pension contribution 
  •  An opportunity to work within an organisation with a positive work/life balance environment 
  • Continuous development opportunities through knowledge and experience as well as training

In addition to the above we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic, forward-looking environment where your success will stand out.  The personal attributes, attitude, skills and track record of the individual are what matter most to us for this vacancy and we are therefore inviting applications from candidates across the spectrum of corresponding experience.  The seniority of job title will be tailored to the individual who is successful and is likely to lie between Manager and Director, Business Development.

If you are interested in joining our Pharmalex team taking over this challenging job opportunity in our future-oriented company, we are looking forward to receiving your CV and a covering letter, explaining how you meet or exceed the specifications for this position,  including your salary expectations.

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