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Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) is a cutting-edge Contract Research Organisation (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 60 countries.
In 2021, we’ve been recognised as Employer of the Year and Business of the Year at the Thames Valley Business Awards, and in past years have achieved OBN's Best CRO and Women in Business Enlightened Employer.
Enriched by our parent company Mondelēz International, our diverse team includes 22 nationalities from 300 members, creating a family feel as we strive towards our mission of science enhancing lives.
This is an excellent leadership opportunity with RSSL, an award winning CRO during an exciting growth phase for the organisation.
The successful candidate will lead a commercially focused team to ensure sustainable growth by securing contracts for scientific solutions on behalf of key clients.
How you will contribute
You will identify markets for high-value sales opportunities and develop new customer strategies from sourcing potential clients to closing sales opportunities. In addition, you will lead and develop a sales and account manager team not only keep the current client base but to grow sales by selling more to current clients and winning new clients. You will inspire your team to excellence by providing them with the appropriate tools and differentiating marketing techniques and to close sales opportunities, sharing your knowledge of market and sales techniques to them and to technical teams in laboratories. To succeed in the role, you must understand the external market today and in the future with an eye on regulatory and industry specific requirements; manage the budget and pricing plan; and take an active part in professional industry bodies and use differentiating marketing techniques to grow the profile of RSSL.
What you will bring
A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to autonomously define and drive the growth strategy for RSSL globally. If you have a proven track record of leading a function, driving change and consistently delivering growth to businesses within the Pharmaceutical sector, then please apply for an initial conversation about the role.