Business Development Director, OptymEdge

Rockville, Maryland
May 21, 2023
Jun 20, 2023
Full Time
Business Development Director, OptymEdge

US Remote Worker

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience, we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships, and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

The Business Development Director position identifies and pursues new business opportunities with existing clients/CROs as well as prospective clients/CROs needing ophthalmology clinical research services but more specifically focused on ophthalmic certification and training services provided by OptymEdge:

Primary Responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of OptymEdge as well as Emmes general experience and capabilities
  • Sells the OptymEdge's capabilities and differentiates OptymEdge from competitors, and follows up on leads
  • Achieves annual sales plan
  • Creates opportunities to pull through other CRO services
  • Develops client call cycle to achieve objectives and sales plan
  • Establishes, nurtures, and grows client relationships at senior levels
  • Develops account plans and partnerships with accounts (must have established network of biotech, pharmaceutical and CRO contacts), and provides regular sales activity reports to management
  • Provides general market and key competitor intelligence
  • Interacts well with OptymEdge operations and has a detailed understanding of our operations including capabilities, capacity, and timelines
  • Identifies the right "win strategy" for individual opportunities and client partnerships
  • Sets and manages customer expectations
  • Collaborates with OptymEdge resources to achieve superior customer satisfaction
  • Organizes and hosts client visits and bid defenses
  • Evaluates proposals and quotations for territory and ensures both client and company requirements are met, and participates in proposal scope development
  • Uses CRM tool to manage internal communications and document territory and client information
  • Builds opportunity pipeline
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Minimum requirement of bachelor's degree in scientific or business field
  • 7 years related experience to demonstrate skill proficiency
  • Understanding of Ophthalmology is preferred
  • Significant sales and business development experience in providing CRO services to the biotech, pharmaceutical market segments with direct experience in biotech, pharma and/or CRO account management and interaction with mid-level and executive level decision makers
    • Demonstrated ability to acquire, grow, and retain client base, as well as manage difficult situations
    • Strong working relationships with internal operations, scientific and business staff
    • Effective presentation, documentation, and interpersonal/teamwork skills preferably in the MS Office suite

Emmes requires all US -based Clinical Research Associate new hires to be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment. All new hires may also be required to comply with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols, such as masking or testing. Emmes complies with all applicable laws regarding reasonable accommodations or exemptions for religious, medical, or other legally protected reasons.

Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

  • Unlimited Approved Leave

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

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