Associate/Account Director Business Development - Biotech

Cambridge, United Kingdom
27 Aug 2021
16 Sep 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Associate/Account Director, Business Development - Biotech

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

PPD is now actively recruiting for an Associate/Account Director to join our Business Development team. This position supports PPD's Biotech business and is an outstanding opportunity to demonstrate your success so far in securing new business opportunities and develop your commercial career further.

In this role you will secure and retain business for PPD through professional, consultative, proactive sales activities directed at decision makers and decision influencers at existing and new clinical sponsors. This position will also be responsible for positioning PPD as a primary provider for all clinical development work to be outsourced, qualifying deals and developing proposals, and acts as a liaison between sponsor and company on all business development activities and requirements. You will work in dynamic commercial environment and have partnerships with a high caliber team.


Ideally, you will have:
• Bachelors degree in science or business, or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job.
• Industry sales experience and proven track record of proactive selling and relationship building
• The ability to professionally present capabilities, manage the sales process through to close and handle all aspects of contract negotiations.
At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.