Animal Plant and Health Agency New Haw, Addlestone KT15 2DT, UK
In this unique role, you'll be at the forefront of applied research and consultancy services to customers in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and research and development sectors. APHA Scientific is the commercial brand of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). Internationally renowned as a centre of scientific excellence, APHA has expertise in diseases of livestock, wildlife and plants - from diagnosis to surveillance. We harness this unrivalled knowledge for a host of commercial services including research and development, laboratory testing, a unique cell characterisation service, intellectual property, vaccine development and product licensing. As Business Development Manager, you'll be responsible for growing our commercial business in the pharma, diagnostics and R&D sectors. Creating strong relationships with both new and existing clients, you will develop new business and carefully manage accounts. We'll look to you to identify potential areas for vaccine development and veterinary diagnosis in collaboration with the veterinary industry, universities, R&D institutes and others. Working closely with our project delivery and marketing teams, you'll make sure we make the very best of every opportunity. We expect you to have a degree in a biological science subject and a background in R&D, preferably with a focus on microbiology. You'll bring to the role excellent communication skills - from presentations to negotiations. Willingness to travel to customers is vital. In return for your commitment you will benefit from a range of benefits including a competitive salary, flexible working, civil service pension and generous holiday entitlement. Closing date: midnight on 29th October 2018.