Sales Manager (Biotech) - North UK

Job Description

Reports to:                     Head of Commercial Sales

The role:

  • A skilled sales and business development position involving the increase of sales within key Pharma/ Contract Research Organisation, Biotech within North UK.
  • Selling a broad field of extremely creative life science products and tailored solutions to commercial research organisations within the territory
  • Deliver a high level of individual service to customers at all times.
  • Liaise with an efficient manner utilising current tools and methods.
  • Keeping a customer relationship management (CRM) database for customers you given location.
  • Grow revenue budgets for key accounts.

The Person:


  • PhD degree in Life Sciences or a life science degree with a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a Laboratory
  • Previous technical commercial experience in the Life Science sector with a main focus on pharma/biotech accounts
  • The Person should be very self-motivated, driven and sociable.
  • Well organised and an expert at managing time efficiently.


  • Ability to technically communicate features and benefits of extremely creative products to customers.
  • Able to listen and react to customer requirements.
  • Ability to communicate technologies and techniques at senior level (Director/ Group Leader)
  • Ability to create and establish sales plans for the area.
  • Well organised and able to perform tasks under pressure
  • Ability to use a variety of computer software
  • Great communication skills both verbal and written.

Personal qualities

  • Able to appreciate and relate to people well.
  • At ease with dealing with senior level scientists in sales organisations
  • You must be customer and results focused, be able to think laterally and use your own initiative
  • You need to be flexible and change to new obstacles
  • Strong practical sense along with “can do” attitude is key to successful performance but you must also have the ability to work together with an energetic team
  • Positive, happy and friendly attitude