Business Development Manager — Biotechnology

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Job Details

£40,000 – £56,000 per annum
Full-time - Permanent
Business Development
28 Feb 2021 - 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

To capitalise on the latest exciting developments in our target markets, CPI is looking to recruit a proactive Business Development Manager for the Biotechnology business unit, to support the delivery of ambitious growth targets. The successful candidate will engage, grow and manage a client pipeline encompassing organisations ranging from universities and SMEs to global companies. You will be responsible for developing and executing plans to grow income in alignment with the business development strategy. You will also develop opportunities by applying market knowledge. Developing sustainable collaborative partnerships, managing networks and stakeholder relationships both internal and external are all key aspects of the role.

The person we are seeking

We are looking for an individual who has experience of business / collaboration development in a technical organisation. It is essential you are educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant scientific/​engineering field and have relevant industry experience. The candidate will be expected to generate leads and secure contracts, and develop a deep understanding of clients’ needs and challenges. Liaising closely with CPI’s scientific team to develop high-quality, creative commercial proposals is a key part of the role. The candidate will be expected to have an appreciation of the challenges in the development, optimisation and commercial scale-up of biotech processes, products and technologies. Therefore CPI will also consider applications from outstanding biologists, biochemists, chemists, biochemical engineers, microbiologists, and other life scientists who have already worked in a customer-facing role, and who are looking to take the next step in their career.

You should at least have working knowledge and broad experience of IT packages.

The successful candidate will have excellent client management and communication skills, to enable effective collaboration with technical and commercial leads within CPI and network partners and will also be able to generate strong value propositions with project partners.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 33 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

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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