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Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: FC-2018-44625
Closing Date: 12 Mar 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Job Summary:

An outstanding opportunity to join one of the world’s leading contract research organisations and be part of a dynamic and growing international company. Join PRA Health Sciences as a Account Director - Business Development and help realize your career potential.



Location: United Kingdom

We believe that our people are the future of the industry. We provide a culture in which our employees can enjoy personal satisfaction, professional achievement and have the ability to strategically map out long-term career plans. If you're ready to be a part of something inspiring join us and Discover Your PRA.

Position overview:

Working as a key collaborator within our global Business Development team, the possibilities for this new Account Director are limitless. This is an end-to-end business development role, allowing for full exposure to the complete sales lifecycle across a wide geographical region full of potential. The ideal opportunity for a creative and self-motivated individual who can learn from others, this is a foundation role where you can truly make an impact and forge a long-term career.

Your focus will be on driving growth and securing business with new and existing clients across the European market, specifically promoting and actively selling our Strategic Solutions Embedded services (also known as ‘FSP’) to local affiliates, capitalising on our existing global agreements with these customers and breaking in to new accounts.

Whilst no two days will be exactly the same, you can expect the following to feature in your typical working schedule:

  • Meeting in person with local affiliate offices to understand requirements and craft the ideal customised solution to meet the clients’ needs
  • Finding appropriate potential target clients, identifying key contacts and establishing that crucial first initial communication
  • Contributing to proposals and working on billing rate compilation
  • Working with Marketing for their input in marketing materials and events

Of course, the fundamental part of your role will be to meet with clients and secure new business, leveraging existing relationships and learning from experienced Business Development colleagues to ensure success. In addition to this you will work cross-functionally with other internal departments (for example Legal, Finance, Proposals, Talent Acquisition) to drive contract finalisation.

This position can be fully home-based anywhere within the United Kingdom.

You are:

Self-aware, ambitious yet eager to learn.

This role is a great transition from an inside sales role, proposals or even an operational function. In fact, we are more interested in your personality and mind-set than the words on your CV. Do you have passion and self-motivation? The confidence and proactivity needed for sales but the modesty to absorb knowledge from others?

Our Strategic Solutions Business Development team is second-to-none. With coaching and mentoring from your more experienced colleagues, you can expect to grow through the ranks. Your success is our success and we want to get you there. To enable success in this role you must have:

  • A firm grasp of the nature of clinical trials and an appreciation for the workings of the global pharma business
  • A creative and open-minded approach to sales, with an eagerness to learn from others
  • An organised and proactive approach that enables you to think and react quickly
  • The ability to take accountability for yourself yet work effectively with the wider Business Development team and colleagues in other functional areas
  • Exceptional communication skills to navigate internally and externally
  • Willingness to travel extensively across Europe

Your health, your family, your career, your money — the things that matter to you, matter to us. The benefits of PRA just get better and better.

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

If you have any questions please email or call our recruitment department at +44 (0) 1189 213098

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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
500 South Oak Way
Green Park
Tel:  +44 (118) 918 1000
Fax:  +44 (118) 918 1001
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