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Business Development Executive

This position concerns developing business, be it in a start-up or established business. The role is not an out-and-out sales role, but involves aspects of marketing, branding and raising the awareness of the company. Often a more consultative role that a Field Sales position. Excellent communications skills, as well as a technical background and the desire to travel are normally high on the priority list.

The Business Development Executive is responsible for conducting sales activity throughout Europe and the US.

  • Developing and supporting direct and partner sales activity
  • Prospecting as part of your regular routine, ensuring new prospects are being added to the sales funnel on an ongoing basis
  • Building and managing a quantifiable sales pipeline
  • To develop and maintain an accurate forecast of opportunities substantiated by accurate notes and planned follow up actions
  • Meeting and exceeding set sales quotas
  • Managing a complex, enterprise solution sale with a 6 - 12 month purchasing cycle
  • Moving the sale through the entire sales process actively engaging other company resources as necessary to ensure success
  • Being well informed about current industry trends. Effectively using sales tools to record all sales information
  • Attending and participating in sales meetings, live demonstrations, product seminars and trade shows
  • Preparing written presentations, reports and price quotations
  • Independently driving contract negotiations
Person Specification
  • The successful candidate will ideally have a proven track record in Sales (complex solution
  • software sales industries is desirable)
  • Must have strong understanding of enterprise software sales cycles and dealing with key decision makers
  • Ability to manage a pipeline of 50+ accounts at any given time
  • Strong presentation skills and will be expected to arrange and give on site customer presentations at a high frequency
  • Proven success prospecting, building a pipeline, moving opportunities through the sales cycle; proposing, presenting and discussing solutions with decision-makers
  • Ability to craft a solution with appropriate products and services that meets business goals based on client discussions
  • Working knowledge of web and database technology
  • Higher level qualification (degree or higher) in life sciences or biomedical science essential
  • PhD desirable
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