CPRD Senior Business Development Manager - £65,915 p.a. + benefits

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Business Development Manager to join us at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research. This is a full-time, fixed-term position within the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) division.

CPRD, jointly funded by the agency and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), is the UK’s preeminent research service providing anonymised NHS data for retrospective and prospective research. CPRD services are designed to maximise the way anonymised NHS clinical data can be used to safeguard public health and improve the efficiency of clinical research. For more than 30 years, data provided by CPRD have supported a range of drug safety and epidemiological studies that have impacted on health care and resulted in over 2,600 peer-reviewed publications. The UK is in a unique global position to use patient records in novel ways for patient recruitment, clinical trials management and follow up. In addition to supporting high quality observational research, CPRD is developing world leading services based on real world data to support clinical trials and intervention studies.

CPRD is facing growing demand for its innovative real-world data services supporting observational research and improving the efficiency of patient recruitment and clinical study management. The Senior Business Development Manager is responsible for increasing the uptake of CPRD’s products and services by academic and commercial organisations worldwide and delivering a high quality customer management service. We are seeking a dynamic individual with extensive experience leading business development teams within the life sciences or health research sector, to join our expanding organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing CPRD’s business development strategy.
  • Investigating and realising new market opportunities to grow CPRD’s client base across commercial and non-commercial sectors in the UK and internationally
  • Negotiating research contracts
  • Managing an efficient business development function
  • Proactively engaging with existing and potential customers
  • Overseeing CPRD communications
  • Delivering business development improvements to facilitate CPRD achieving its strategic goals

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Extensive experience leading business development teams within the life sciences or health research sector
  • Track record of successfully promoting research products and services to academic and commercial markets
  • Be an expert in contract negotiation
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Degree in healthcare or life sciences
  • Hands-on research experience in an academic, government, not for profit or industry health research setting

If you would like to know more about this role, please click on the Job Description and Person Specification.

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Closing date: 29th November 2020

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other questions please contact careers@mhra.gov.uk

 

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency-based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role. Applicants are scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations, Mira.Mepa@mhra.gov.uk.

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk

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