Business Developer Life Sciences - Washington DC. Area

Rockville, Maryland | University | Fulltime

The Catalyze Group is one of the largest providers of funding advisory services in the life sciences industry. Our global Headquarters is in Amsterdam and the company is in the scale-up phase. We help leading researchers and companies to secure financing for ambitious R&D projects. From early-stage, pre-clinical research up to clinical-stage development. Furthermore, we provide management- and strategy consulting services.

Catalyze was launched as a spin-out of a larger group of life sciences companies, after successfully fulfilling their funding needs. Today, we still put skin in the game by offering our clients success fee-based pricing models.

We value team players who take initiative, demonstrate creativity and take responsibility. We have a “can-do” culture where fun and professional development go hand in hand. Furthermore, we have a strong passion for the latest technological innovations and support a variety of life science developments including, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare solutions. Our consultants work with the best clients and projects worldwide.

Since our number of US clients has grown substantially, we are soon opening our US Headquarters in Rockville, MD (nearby Washington DC.). We are seeking an addition to our US sales team for that office:

Business Developer- Life Sciences

You will join an international team with 100 colleagues in Europe bursting with energy in a professional and dynamic scale-up organization that offers room for independence and professional development. You will be reporting to the Global Sales Director based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

What are you going to do?
It is a big challenge for our clients to raise funds for their innovative projects. As a Business Developer, you will identify and qualify prospects and, discuss their project ideas and funding strategy. When you have identified a strong match between grant and project, you will negotiate the contract terms and close the deal, which enables our consultants to start working on their grant applications (and related projects). In addition, you will maintain existing customer relationships. You will work with Start-ups, SME’s, Corporates, Universities and Research Institutes in the US. At Catalyze, we want to accelerate the development of innovative projects.

What are we looking for?
Ideally you have fulfilled three sales positions with success in this industry. Your degree in Life Sciences gives you an advantage in understanding our customers when it comes to advising them on their research and development projects. You have a passion for innovation, and you strive to help our customers to bring their products to market faster. You already have a network in the Life Sciences industry, and you have knowledge of research and development grants. You are an experienced and enthusiastic business developer who is a resident of the Washington Metropolitan area or you live at a reasonable travel distance from Rockville (within a 50mile range). Furthermore:

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a sales or business development position.
  • Master or PhD degree in Life Sciences.
  • Native English with excellent communication skills.
  • Energetic self-starter with strong persistence.
  • Goal oriented and solution-oriented thinker.
  • Fast learner, with some humor and creativity.
  • Knowledge of grant applications and various funding opportunities is required.
  • Work experience in the Life Sciences and/or healthcare industries.
  • Experience in acquisition, contract negotiations and closing deals.

We offer
Training, a base salary and a generous commission scheme and support for your success. You must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. If you are ready to join a growing sales team dedicated to to serve clients and help market their products faster, please submit your resume.
How to apply for this career opportunity?
We appreciate hearing from you before May 30th by submitting your application by using our Online Application Form. For questions and more information about the Business Developer Life Sciences - Washington DC. Area vacancy, please contact Daniella Mahazri (Recruiter) based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands via daniella.mahazri@catalyze-group or on phone number 0031-20-7234492.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.