Vice President of Business Development - CRO

Posted 31 May 2023
Salary Competitive
Job type Full Time
DisciplineClinical & Data
Contact NameJack Dean

Job description

Mantell Associates is proud to be partnered with the number one CRO ​in the world, a leader in providing comprehensive research services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sectors, they are seeking a talented and experienced Vice President of Business Development to join our team. As the VP of BD, you will play a pivotal role in expanding the business, identifying new opportunities, and nurturing strong client relationships across Europe and beyond.


  • Develop and execute a strategic business development plan to achieve revenue growth targets and expand market presence

  • Identify and evaluate new business opportunities, including collaborations, partnerships, and client acquisitions

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries

  • Lead the business development team, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a high-performance culture

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop tailored solutions and proposals that meet client needs

  • Stay updated on industry trends, competitive landscape, and regulatory changes to capitalize on emerging opportunities

  • Represent the company at industry conferences, trade shows, and networking events to enhance brand visibility


  • ​Bachelor's degree in life sciences, business administration, or a related field (advanced degree preferred)

  • Extensive experience in business development within the CRO industry, with a strong network of contacts

  • Proven track record of successfully driving revenue growth and securing large-scale contracts

  • Exceptional negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence key decision-makers

  • Strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sectors

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with a passion for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities

  • Fluency in English (additional European languages would be an advantage)

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