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Charles River Laboratories Business Development Manager - Biologics Testing - CDI in Brussels, Belgium

Business Development Manager - Biologics Testing - CDI

Req ID #: 223249


Brussels, BEUSLuxembourg, DE, L-1030Amsterdam, NL, 1077 ZX

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Do you have a passion for sales coupled with a desire to work in the scientific industry, applying a strong technical expertise in supporting clients?

Our Charles River Sales Team is looking to recruit for a Business Development Manager on a full time permanent basis for the assigned territory of France and Benelux (territory subject to adjustment).

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for achieving quarterly and annual sales targets of Biologics Testing and other Manufacturing services. The role involves engaging with prospects and existing customers while guiding customers to Biologics services that best meet their needs. The role can be remote, but there will be need for this person to be able to travel to the France and BeNeLux territory.

Duties and responsibilities

• Work with management to prepare and implement a comprehensive territory management plan to indicate target opportunities, potential new accounts, expansion of existing accounts and an analysis of competitor accounts.

• Get proactive, with support from management, in applying account-specific sales strategies to sell portfolio services.

• Provide accurate forecasts for assigned accounts/territories throughout the year to track achievements versus goals.

• Develop and qualify account leads through prospecting and frequent customer interactions.

• Gather data on potential customers in their designated geographic region.

• Handle initial inquiries and qualify all prospective opportunities. Identify drug development business model at these accounts and effectively communicate the value proposition of the company's services.

• Meet or exceed overall revenue targets and business objectives.

• Gather data on marketing trends and competition, including new services and prices.

• On a daily basis, use CRM (Salesforce) to capture customer information.

• Complete all required sales documentation in a timely manner.

• Share customer problems/concerns with all appropriate departments for quality resolution.

Your qualifications

• Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in life sciences, biology.

• Language: fluent in English.

• Established sales experience in life sciences industry: combined technical and sales experience. Previous experience in quality control and/or analytical development acquired in the biotech/biopharma industry will be preferred.

• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

• Strong ability to identify and qualify customer needs. Ability to identify and tackle obstacles to the sales process.

• Excellent leadership and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence at the highest organizational levels.

• Valid driver’s license required.


• This position will be home based and requires regular travels (domestics and abroad) up to 50 % of the time.

• Base Salary and 20% SCP, car allowance, full IT equipment and various benefits according to the country where you are located.

About Biologics Testing Solutions

With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs. Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] . This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.