Business Development Manager, US West Coast


START DATE: August/ September 2018
WAGE: Competitive
HOURS: Full-time



Oxford Genetics, a leader in synthetic biology, offers products, services and technologies to support the discovery, development and production of biotherapeutics. Our novel technology platforms and evolving capabilities mean we are helping to overcome some of the major challenges facing the biopharma industry and so deliver on our mission to help our clients build better biologics. Our global headquarters are at the Oxford Science Park, just South of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and we have a US sales office located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.



This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding company has it looks to extend its sales coverage into the US. The Business Development Manager for the US West Coast territory will be responsible for building customer relationships and promoting the technologies, services and products of Oxford Genetics to achieve or exceed sales and profit targets. This role will report to the Head of Sales for the US region. The ideal candidate will be someone with excellent commercial experience, a deep understanding of mammalian cell biology, and a passion for cutting edge science.



  • Ensure that the quarterly and annual sales targets are achieved for the assigned territory
  • Develop a detailed strategic plan to manage your territory; maintain, protect, and grow your business for both short and long-term revenue growth
  • Identify your customers’ needs, goals and challenges, and provide solutions to these through the proper positioning of Oxford Genetics products, services, knowledge and expertise; inform, train and influence customers
  • Know and be known by your customers; maintain a regular presence within territory
  • Follow-up on leads, close action items and customer requests completely and in a timely fashion
  • Secure targeted meetings to identify and advance opportunities with your customers
  • Identify and map the key stakeholders and decision makers around projects and opportunities in your territory
  • Create and deliver presentations; coordinating appropriate resources for customer visits
  • Lead and organize internal partners around presenting to, or supporting your customers; provide input and direction on content, customer needs, drivers, audience profile, etc.
  • Manage forecasting and pipeline by utilizing the CRM to manage, track, and report on all sales activities; provide, accurate, detailed forecasts for your territory
  • Work collaboratively with all business partners (customer service, technical service, marketing and project management, etc.) to handle customer requests



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required in related scientific discipline; Molecular biology degree desirable
  • Higher degree in related scientific discipline preferred
  • Previous sales experience (two years in related industry required)
  • Experience in mammalian expression/bioproduction systems and/or gene therapy and/or virology would be an advantage.



  • Entrepreneurial spirit and assertive
  • Ability to understand highly technical concepts and then explain these and their benefits to others
  • Excellent understanding of pharma and biotech drug discovery and manufacturing process
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire, grow and retain clients
  • Experience developing and executing strategic business plans
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting to senior levels of the client organization
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal, written and through presentations
  • Solid understanding of sales processes and CRM
  • The ability to travel to approximately 50% of the time.
  • Based in California.



To apply for the position then please send a cover letter and CV to