Business Development Manager

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Full-time - Permanent
Business Development
22 Oct 2019 - 23:30
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CPI in a nutshell

At CPI we work with our partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries.

With a deep understanding of innovation processes and funding, outstanding technical expertise and industry relevant assets, we enable products and processes to be quickly and cost-effectively brought to market. This supports the development of next-generation manufacturing, highly-skilled jobs and economic growth for the UK.

Our partners operate across many diverse markets including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

CPI has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join its growing team. In this role you will undertake Business Development activity in line with CPI’s Biotechnology strategy. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and be able to effectively network with academic and industry partners who wish to develop novel products through the application of fermentation and biocatalytic based processes. Projects are delivered utilising CPI’s Biotechnology extensive skills and resources contained in CPI’s Biotechnology Facility. 

You will identify new customers and opportunities, develop them into active projects and provide excellent customer relationship management.

The person we are seeking

The successful candidate will be responsible for an agreed order intake target. They will be expected to raise the profile of CPI’s Biotechnology offering through targeted networking and attendance at a range of events.

Candidates must be educated to degree level or equivalent in a life sciences or related discipline. PhD qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, as are those with a deep understanding of the industrial applications of synthetic biology, fermentation and biocatalysis. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

• Technical and commercial industrial experience within a biotechnology-related sector. 

• A track record engaging with customers to understand their technical challenges, provide solutions and translate into profitable business.

• Excellent communication and negotiation skills. 

• Experience of CRM systems

The role will operate primarily across the UK and EU and has the opportunity for travel further afield. The successful candidate would need to be in possession of a full UK driving licence, as you will be expected to regularly work at other sites depending on business needs.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, including: family friendly policies, flexible holidays and holiday purchasing schemes, opportunities for learning and development, generous pension plan, life assurance and accident insurance schemes.

Additional information

All applicants must have the legal right to live and work in the UK at the time of application. Presentation of appropriate original documents will be required.

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