Evotec (UK) Ltd - Business Development Executive

Job Title:
Business Development Executive
Closing Date:

Role: Business Development Executive, Permanent
Direct Report: Cyprotex VP Head of Business Development
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Salary: £28,000 to £35,000 pa, dependent on experience and qualifications plus we offer a fantastic benefits package and annual bonuses.
Location: Alderley Park, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG.

We have an amazing opportunity to join our successful global business development team. Are you looking to step into the world of business development? Do you have a degree in science with some ADME/Toxicology scientific experience? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you!

Our Company

Cyprotex vision is to be pioneers of innovative ADME-Tox partnerships, driving delivery of safer and more effective medicines.  With state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise, we specialise in in vitro and in silico ADME-Tox services, providing a wide range of assays tailored to our client’s needs.  This includes in vitro ADME screening to support discovery projects, regulatory in vitro ADME and DDI studies to support preclinical and clinical development, specialist mechanistic in vitro human and animal toxicity models and PBPK/QSAR modelling expertise. As well as supporting clients directly, we have a strong focus on R&D.

Our Alderley Park site is set in the heart of Cheshire surrounded by stunning 400-acre estate, open green spaces, sweeping viewpoints, all within easy reach of Merseyside and Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and Shropshire. Easy access to public transport.  

Due to year-on-year success of the company and continued business growth, exciting opportunities has arisen at the Alderley Park site to join our global business development team. 

Within Cyprotex we are a team of seven Business Developers driving the success of Cyprotex. As a member of the business development executive team, you will be part of the larger business development executives’ team of Evotec. This allows you to draw on the contracts and resources within Evotec.

Cyprotex has seen growth in revenue continuously over several years and the trajectory forecast continues to accelerate business growth. We are an effective solution oriented and highly collaborative team that is building and refining a scalable system of delivering the best possible service to our clients. The dynamic, high level of responsibility and fast-paced working environment aimed for company internal development and progression.

This role is office based initially with some flexibility for home office working as you grow into the role. We meet twice annually for global sales meetings with Evotec and Cyprotex in the US and Europe.  

Role and Responsibilities

As a business development executive, you will be working closely with the business development directors, marketing, and the senior global team. You will be responsible for researching and generating new clients, qualifying the leads for our field business development team to follow up. Managing commercial development projects, ensuring these are performed to a high standard and within scheduled timeframes.

  • Supporting the Cyprotex BD team throughout the opportunity life cycle (proposal generation, CRM entries, CAF entries, proposal generation)
  • Execution of lead generation campaigns (e.g., by email)
  • Manage and redistribute direct enquires
  • Importing leads into Salesforce and ensuring updated data for reporting
  • Coordinate with marketing as required activities directly linked to lead generation, such as providing customer lists for focused campaigns and maintenance of BD conferences
  • Full business development for a small number of specific client and partnering opportunities in collaboration with the territory business development person.

Education, Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in an ADME or toxicology related area and, or equivalent experience working within a CRO laboratory environment. Experience could be from within a pharmaceutical company, Biotech, CRO or academia.
  • Ability to work independently to deliver high quality data in fast-paced environment, as well as the ability to enable change and inspire a sense of purpose and direction in others.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple activities and priorities simultaneously to achieve tight deadlines. 
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, producing exceptionally high standard of project work, with good verbal and written communication skills and computer literate with Microsoft Packages i.e., Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Self-motivated, independent with an enthusiastic approach, cooperative working, reliable with a strong work ethic.


  • Knowledge of the drug discovery & deelopment process
  • Understanding of market and the competition
  • Experience in leveraging databases and other knowledge bases
  • Exposure to the use if a CRM system ideally using Salesforce.

Additional Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

Plus, mileage paid if travel required in the future (post COVID).

  • 10% non-contributory Pension on completion of your 3-month probationary period
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional length of service days awarded on the anniversary, up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Private health insurance with BUPA for the employee and their partner/family under the company scheme
  • Wellbeing support 24/7 and counselling services
  • Permanent health insurance providing 75% of base salary after the qualifying period
  • Eligibility to participate in the Company Bonus Scheme.  This is a discretionary benefit.
  • Career progression within the company, we have an excellent training and support and continuing professional development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme, team and annual events, recognition awards and many more!

Onsite Facilities

  • Company pays for secure onsite parking
  • Restaurant, café, and a gastro pub
  • Gym and workout studio, running, walking, and cycling routes
  • Good public transport links with the shuttle bus service.


Apply NOW – please upload your up-to-date CV and covering letter to Workday. Click the link to our website, careers page.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lomas, Recruiter on 07706 353703 or email to view our current vacancies and more for information about company visit our website at Career - Evotec or Careers - Cyprotex.

Evotec is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, welcoming individuals regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, age, nationality, religious denomination, or disability. We match our role based on your suitability and experience.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. We will consider European applications with the right skills and experience.

All roles will be subject to a security screening check.

Due to the high volume of applications, we may close this vacancy at any time once we find our perfect match.

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