Director/ Senior Director Business Development - Remote

Business Development United States


Position at Premier Research

Premier Research helps highly innovative biotech and specialty pharma companies transform life-changing ideas into reality, targeting unmet needs in analgesia, neuroscience, oncology, pediatrics, and rare diseases.


We’re looking for an exceptional Director Business Development to bring your passion to our team. You will be encouraged to grow professionally and personally while enjoying cross-functional partnerships with genuinely supportive colleagues, regardless of location or seniority. Most importantly, you will be using your skills to bring tangible hope to critically ill patients around the world.


At Premier Research, we are science-minded and heart-centered. Join us.


This is a very exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative team and grow with a forward-thinking organization that is changing to course of medicine. This is a permanent role and can be located anywhere in the US.

As the Director or Sr. Director, Business Development, you’ll have the opportunity to cultivate and maintain both domestic and international client relationships in order to secure contract awards based upon financial targets. You’ll also manage for several key accounts, leading the client relationship process and working with clinical operations through development of strategic client solutions to acquire new business. You’ll be able to serve as a senior resource to all Account Managers working across all therapeutic areas, leveraging client contacts/relationships and expertise.    

We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate great energy and enthusiasm and who has the hunter/gatherer mentality. CRO experience is preferred but we will consider candidates with no industry experience - the attitude is what is important!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Identify and qualify business opportunities related to potential projects requiring clinical research services both for target and exploratory accounts.
  • Maintain account management for several key accounts, including direct account management and targeted client interactions to sell the services of the company
  • Support fellow Account Managers and Operations through development of strategic client solutions as part of our “One Team” approach; formulate account strategies and tactics with other Account Managers and therapeutic leaders, including generation of RFPs and client presentations
  • Support international client activities through collaboration with Premier Research operation teams and collaborative European partners
  • Obtain requests for proposals; secure client meetings and assist in proposal development and facilitates presentations at client site; secures contract awards based on above efforts and sales targets
  • Monitors and assists with change orders related to current contracts

You’ll need this to be considered:

  • Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline (MBA preferred) along with at least three years direct experience in consultative sales in the CRO or related industry is preferable; management experience helpful
  • Demonstrated understanding of Phase I through Phase IV drug development
  • Known for being customer focused in approach to work; proven communication skills, including acute persuasive, negotiation and selling talent (interpersonal, written, verbal, and formal presentation)
  • Maintains a positive, results orientated work environment; excellent team player, collaborative and able to build an effective team; Strong people management skills to motivate, enthuse, and lead
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills, able prioritize work to meet deadlines; ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities; accountable, dependable and strong commitment.
  • Ability to perform overnight business travel, up to 60%