Senior Director Business Development - Cell & Gene Therapy

Posted 11 April 2023
Salary Competitive
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Full Time
Discipline Cell & Gene Therapy
Contact NameNikhil Akkoo

Job description

Mantell Associates has partnered with a cutting-edge Cell and Gene CDMO to aid in their search for a Senior Director of Business Development. This role will entail gaining a deep understanding of our product and service portfolio, as well as taking on responsibility for assigned customers right from the beginning. Your daily work will involve close familiarisation with the company offerings, in addition to managing a portfolio of clients from the outset.

Senior Director of Business Development Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight for Sales, Business Development, and Marketing initiatives within the organisation

  • Emphasise the implementation of a comprehensive suite of sales solutions for customers

  • Participate in the expansion of the organisation's business areas

  • Exhibit high-level consulting skills, collaborating closely with customers to address their challenges

  • Foster strong relationships with key decision-makers across various departments in customer organisations

  • Remain attuned to customer needs and identify new opportunities to create tailored solutions

  • Manage project acquisition and oversee the entire sales process

  • Work in tandem with colleagues from different areas to develop customised solutions and encourage interdepartmental collaboration

Senior Director of Business Development Requirements:

  • Education: BS in Life Science, Engineering and 5 years’ experience in CDMO Sales and/or Business Development. MBA preferred

  • Demonstrates strong account management, project management, customer relationship skills, and communication skills

  • Able to build strong and motivational relationships with sales & bd, marketing and operations teams and demonstrate positive attitude toward challenges

  • Able to develop and implement strategic business plans and commercialization strategies

  • Proven track record of bringing in new business and negotiating contracts.

  • Experience in Cell & Gene Therapy manufacturing or R&D a plus.

  • Broad but substantial knowledge base in multiple business lines (ie. Gene Therapy)

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact Nikhil Akkoo at +44 (0)20 3854 7700 or