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Business Development Manager

Apex International Recruitment Ltd
Hybrid working - 2 days office Suerry, 3 days WFH
Competitive salary and benefits
Start date
27 Nov 2023
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Sales / Commercial, Business Development, Product Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Job Details


  • Full-time permanent position
  • Hybrid working - 2 days office (Surrey) 3 days WFH
  • Competitive package
  • Global pharma company



Objective / Purpose of Role

To help drive M&A and in-licensing activity by identifying and evaluating potential targets (assets or companies) aligned to the company’s growth objectives; conduct market research, data analysis and commercial assessment to build business cases, and support commercial due diligence; maintain the BD and M&A Pipeline; manage database resources to generate business insights and competitive intelligence; work closely with Finance Modeller to generate valuation models

Key Activities / Key Responsibilities

  • Working with databases such as IQVIA to generate insights for target identification, selection and business case development
  • Conducting market research to identify and evaluate pre-commercial stage targets and mapping of markets / therapeutic areas aligned to company’s strategic growth objectives
  • Sizing in-licensing and acquisition opportunities using IQVIA data, epidemiology, reviewing published clinical literature, reading pricing information and performing competitive landscape analysis
  • Building sales forecasts and business cases for marketed and pre-commercial stage opportunities
  • Supporting Commercial due diligence, including project managing interactions with external advisors / consultants
  • Collaborating with Commercial team to generate and evaluate business cases
  • Generating recommendations, advising and supporting the Senior Director, M&A on in-licensing and acquisition targets for the business
  • Supporting the preparation of investment papers for internal stakeholders

Full job description available on application




  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences (MSc or PhD desirable)
  • MBA, CFA, CIMA or other similar qualification would be an advantage


  • Solid experience in Pharmaceutical / Life Sciences Business Development or market research consultancy
  • Numerate, with evidence of strong data analytics and excel skills
  • Experience in business analysis (competitor landscape analysis, corporate strategy)
  • Experience in using various secondary resources for pharmaceutical and clinical data
  • Multinational experience, ideally pan-European

* Please note that only candidates currently living in the UK with Right To Work in the UK in place will be considered.


Please complete the details below to apply. For further information or a discreet discussion regarding your recruitment requirements, please call Alex on 01227 844466 or email

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Apex Recruitment are a specialist agency providing opportunities within the pharmaceutical, biopharma, biotech and medical device industries recruiting in the areas of medical affairs, drug safety, clinical and quality.


Apex International Recruitment are experts in recruiting for the Pharmaceutical and Life Science sectors across the UK.

We work exclusively with some clients, and on PSLs with numerous other agencies operating through RPOs / MSPs with other clients.

Apex are a niche agency providing hiring solutions for both permanent headcount and contractor requirements. We specialise in recruiting for roles across the lifecycle of a product, through from early-stage clinical trials through to manufacturing and from market launch through to established products. We recruit for a number of positions and the sectors we specialise in are listed below:

  • Clinical Research / Clinical Trials
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Medical Affairs / Medical Information
  • Pharmacovigilance / Drug Safety
  • Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain
  • Health Economics / Market Access
  • Clinical Data Management
  • Healthcare Compliance
  • Industrial Pharmacists

We have the ability to recruit for the areas above from entry level through to Senior Director level.

Company info
01227 844466
Clover House
John Wilson Business Park
United Kingdom

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