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Associate Director, Business Development, Biologics CDMO Services
A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
MilliporeSigma – Millipore CTDMO Services offers a comprehensive set of Biotechnology CDMO services (including cell line development, process and analytical development to clinical GMP manufacturing using mammalian cells expression systems). Our differentiated business model is dedicated to Biotech companies seeking a development partner supporting PD to cGMP and commercial manufacturing services.
The commercial team responsible for the MilliporeSigma Biologics CDMO Services Business drives sales and manages client relationships in the biologics manufacturing segment of the biopharmaceutical CDMO market. Through our understanding of our customers’ needs, we look to develop and maintain effective business relationships to drive long term alliances with the top tier biologics clients in the industry and supporting their therapeutic developments for patients in need.
This role will consistently achieve or exceed the territory sales plan by applying a working knowledge of biologics manufacturing and consultative and strategic selling skills to maintain and develop existing business and identify novel opportunities to expand our market reach. Utilizing available data sources to analyze and capitalize on territory opportunities with the greatest ROI will enable the new team member to develop strategic customer opportunities for our new large scale commercial facility.
This role requires a comprehensive understanding of the biologics market space, manufacturing technology and the drug development regulatory environment, as well as the ability to make strategic decisions and articulate this future vision to both internal and external audiences at all levels of the organization.
You will be expected to take on the following responsibilities:
- Establish and maintain influential relationships at all levels across customer base; critical at senior VP / CEO levels.
- Build collaboration with customers for long term and higher-level relationships in order to help the customer fulfill THEIR strategic objectives.
- Analyze market competition, trends and maintain a strong understanding of industry dynamics in an effort to identify new opportunities and build our customer pipeline.
- Seed, negotiate and close complex contractual deals for broad portfolio of CDMO services that meets or exceeds the yearly orders and revenues targets.
This is a remote / home office environment opportunity with up to 40% travel. Preferred location San Diego or San Francisco with access to major airport.
Who You Are:
- Bachelor’s degree in Cell Biology, Bioprocessing, Biochemistry or related discipline
- 3+ years of CDMO Services sales/technical sales experience or client relationship experience.
- Experience with market data analysis and lead generation.
- Ability to act as “voice of the expert”, provide effective communication to achieve solid working relationships with customers.
- 8+ years professional / industry experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CDMO environment.
- Knowledge of process development, bioreactor technology, downstream processing, therapeutic development preferred.
- Experience within a regulated environment and ability to interact effectively with process development and quality assurance / quality control professionals.
- Strong influencing skills with the ability to manage projects across functions.
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