Director Business Development - Europe

Lead Candidate
Start date
18 Jul 2022
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Full Time
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Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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Director, Business Development -Biologics - Europe

NorthX Biologics, is a new kind of Biologic company. With more than 3 decades of technical expertise and having come under the ownership of Flerie Invest, the future is incredibly exciting!

Lead Candidate are proud to champion the people, businesses, and opportunities the pharma and bio-outsourcing space has to offer.

In partnership with the team at NorthX Biologics, it is our great pleasure to be leading the search for a Director of Business Development to play a key role in their efforts across the European marketplace.

Focused on providing services in Plasmid DNA and Technical Protein development and production, NorthX is set for ambitious expansion.

As Director of Business Development, you will drive and coordinate sales activities targeted at potential Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology customers, from pre-clinical through clinical and up to phase III/commercial scale projects.

The successful candidate will relish active prospecting of new business. You will cultivate strong long-term relationships with key decision-makers and develop an excellent knowledge of target customer organizations.

Working across the company service lines to cross-promote and respond to RFPs, this role requires an individual who works effectively in a matrix, international organization where they can create solutions using multiple services.

Developing short and long-term sales and marketing strategies for NorthX Biologics, you will also undertake operational activities such as attending, participating and speaking at trade shows and industry conferences.

Who are you?

It is likely candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree in a subject such as Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or have qualification by virtue of extensive experience in a closely related field.

As a minimum candidates will bring proven experience from the biotech, pharmaceutical or drug development sector, with at least 3 years expertise in CDMO sales development experience.

With excellent business acumen and a strategic mindset, individuals will have a proven track record at developing mid-level and high-level contacts, within pharmaceutical and/or bio-pharmaceutical sectors.

You should demonstrate ambition, an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to thrive in a fast paced, evolving environment. As this is a remote role, self-discipline, attention to detail and drive to achieve multiple deadlines are a given.

Equally, NorthX Biologics are developing a culture of collaboration and teamwork, so evidence of building strong internal relationships, the ability to influence and engage colleagues at all levels is essential.

This is a rare opportunity, to play an influential role in the evolution of an incredibly exciting business. If you would like to know more, then please contact us at or apply directly with a copy of your CV.


Lead Candidate was co-founded by the coming together of three minds.  Two entrepreneurs that have spent their entire careers growing companies in the pharm and bio supply chain.  And a lifelong recruitment expert who knows what it takes to deliver something truly special to professionals in our sector.

Whether you are looking to hire or looking to be hired, Lead Candidate exists for you and only you.  We support companies and professionals in the pharmaceutical and biotech outsourcing space the world over.  We create and curate talent communities with the sole intention of making sure our industry has access to the very best talent.  In doing so we help people achieve their career ambitions and make sure companies achieve their ambitions.

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5 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
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