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Director, Business Development (Europe)

Company: Premier Research
Reference: BD-EUROPE
Closing Date: 18 Nov 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Premier Research are a growing global CRO focused on delivering high quality clinical research projects to their diverse client base. With industry leading expertise in Paediatrics, Analgesia, Oncology and CNS we are looking for career focused individuals who want to be a part of our growth


Role: Director, Business Development

Contract: Permanent

Location: Home Based or Office Based in one of our EU offices 

Premier Research helps highly innovative biopharmaceutical and medical device companies transform life-changing ideas into reality. We take on the most challenging areas of study, with a special focus on unmet needs in such areas as analgesia, CNS, rare diseases, medical device and diagnostics, and paediatric research. We’re looking for a talented and energetic Director, Business Development  to join our team to cover accounts in Continental EUROPE! Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team in EUROPE. A home based setting is appropriate or at one of our European offices.

Your main accountabilities will include:

  • Identifying and qualifying business opportunities related to potential projects requiring clinical research services both for target and exploratory accounts
  • Securing client meetings
  • Obtaining requests for proposals
  • Assisting in proposal development and facilitating presentations at client sites
  • Securing contract awards based on above efforts and sales targets
  • Assisting with maintaining client satisfaction
  • Providing project team support as appropriate
  • Monitoring and assisting with change orders related to current contracts
  • All other projects as assigned

You’ll need the following to be considered:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical drug development process
  • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, written, verbal), ideally in various European languages
  • Experienced negotiation skills
  • Formal presentation skills
  • Ability to perform overnight business travel, up to 60%
  • Excellent persuasive/selling skills
  • Strong direct experience in consultative sales (preferably in CRO or related service industry)

If you are looking for a career within a transparent and non-hierarchical organisation then please contact us at the email address listed below. We are open minded and flexible regarding the talent we recruit, ultimately we are looking for people who will share in our vision and realise the importance of communication, building relationships and adhering to the highest quality standards.

To apply for this role please click ‘apply’ or send your CV to

For more information about careers at Premier please visit our careers site at

Please note:-

You must be eligible to live and work in the specified country in order to apply for this role.


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Contact Information:

Address:  European Headquarters
1st Floor,
Rubra 2
Mulberry Business Park,
RG41 2GY
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Tel:  +44 (0) 118 936 4000
Fax:  +44 (0) 118 936 4001
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

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