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Senior Account Director, Business Development - MedComm-143524

Company: PPD
Location: Europe, Middle East & Africa-UK-England-Cambridge
Reference: 143524
Closing Date: 23 May 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application

Job Summary:

This role operates in a rapidly growing division of PPD focused on MedComm.  We are creating a world class sales organization to drive industry-leading growth and are recruiting selectively for this specialized team. ...


This role operates in a rapidly growing division of PPD focused on MedComm.  We are creating a world class sales organization to drive industry-leading growth and are recruiting selectively for this specialized team.     Position Overview     This position will primarily focus on leading and driving business development and sales to expand our existing high quality MedComm offering into the European market, consolidating our position with existing and new, large and small pharma and biotech but creatively applying our strong value proposition to consolidate and break into key target clients. However, the Senior Account Director role is different from traditional sales roles.  It has high visibility to senior leaders at PPD and provides the opportunity to drive sales through a cross-functional team approach, including close collaboration with our MedComm operational leadership and team. This position offers the opportunity for a self-motivated individual to influence business unit sales in a matrixed environment such that sales targets and account goals are met.  This provides the opportunity to demonstrate management and leadership experience while functioning as an individual contributor, thus setting up the individual for future growth and development.  In addition, there is opportunity to engage with many different types of accounts with various relationship maturities and at different points in the sales cycle.       Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for building and developing the pipeline, maintaining win rates, effectively leveraging the broader selling team to ultimately achieve sales targets
  • Securing and retaining business through professional, consultative, proactive sales activities directed at decision-makers and decision influencers at existing and new clinical sponsors. 
  • Leverages personal network and PPD’s networks to create and expand client relationships; initiates and leads client visits
  • Serve as central account owner and craft/oversee the execution of effective strategic account plans
  • Drive opportunities through cross-functional account teams to maximize impact from different departments and business units across PPD
  • Assess execution and progress against account plans and maintains sales database to ensure strong performance and continuous improvement over time
  • Qualify deals and develop proposals including developing unique value propositions to solve client needs and defining the solutions and recommend pricing structures to meet strategic company goals. 
  • Prepare client presentations, negotiate, and close contracts. 
  • Serve as the primary contact until work is sold, then coordinate with the relevant clinical and scientific development area(s) to ensure a successful implementation.  Act as a liaison between sponsor and company on all business development activities and requirements. 
  • Ensure client satisfaction through proactive client contact; report and develop recommendations to address client dissatisfaction; respond to all client requests.
  • Gather data on marketing trends and competitive products/services and pricing.




  • Bachelors degree in science or business, MBA a plus.
  • 3-5 years experience in CRO, Pharmaceutical, or Medical Device sales or 5-10 years related experience in the Pharmaceutical or CRO industry. 
  • Prior experience in MedComm business development.
  • Track record of achieving/exceeding performance targets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to manage and fully integrate with Operations, Scientific organization, Finance, Bids & Contracts and Marketing, and follow-up to expand relationships and business opportunities. 
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and developing sales leads, making professional presentations, managing the sales process through close, and handling all aspects of contract negotiations.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively manage in a cross-functional environment, including gaining buy-in and support from internal stakeholders
  • Ability to think strategically, creatively, and a hunger to compete and win
  • Excels in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments and takes ownership and initiative over personal book of business
    Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.   

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Contact Information:

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Granta Park
Great Abington

CB21 6GQ
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