CT147_1_2019 - Business Development Transactions Executive (UK South)
Posted: 11/11/2019 12:25
Location: Guy's Hospital, London
Level: Business Development
Deadline: 29/11/2019 17:00
Job Type: Permanent
Purpose of Role:
The role of the Business Development Transaction Executive (UK South) is to identify and transact projects suitable for Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult core funding or joint collaborative R&D grant awards. Maintaining relationships between the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult and leading academic institutions to ensure a flow of high quality projects for execution by the Catapult operational teams. The Business Development Transaction Executive will assess the market place to identify needs / gaps and to allow the team to target key technology developers.
Build relationships in their territory (UK South) with UK academic, clinical and commercial communities
Build close working relationships with UK Technology Transfer Offices
Identify and close transactions to secure projects suitable for support via Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult core funding or by applying for external collaborative R&D grants e.g. Wellcome Trust, MRC, etc.
Analyse the Cell and Gene Therapy “market” (academic and commercial) to enable targeting of organisations developing new technologies
Experience of sales / business development within the life sciences sector
Experience of customer facing key account management
Experience of technology transfer in an academic or innovative environment
Experience of grant supported R&D collaborations
Knowledge / Skills / Competencies:
Currently working, or have recently worked, within life science / therapeutic organisations
Previous experience of being in a global business development, commercial or technology transfer role
Extensive experience in key account and customer relationship management
The intellectual interest and experience to interact with academic clinicians and the commercial healthcare industry
Working knowledge of the UK and European grants e.g. Innovate UK, Wellcome Trust, Horizon 2020
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills.
Accurate with a strong focus on attention to detail.
Keeps up to date with professional knowledge, expertise and best practice
Proven ability to engage constructively with colleagues at all levels across different departments to deliver objectives
Education / Qualifications:
BSc hons in a relevant life science
MSc / PhD / DPhil would be preferred but not necessary