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Business Development Manager-Cell Culture

Date: Mar 27, 2021

Location: Home Office, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Business Development Manager-Cell Culture


Location: United States : Home Office

Function: Marketing & Sales

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Health Care


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.


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Evonik’s Health Care Business Line includes a fast growing portfolio of products, services and technologies for the cell culture and biopharmaceutical industries. 


The Business Development Manager – Cell Culture position is critical to the continued growth and success of the cell culture and biopharmaceutical business in North America.  The position will be focused prospecting and lead generation for new business, growing some existing accounts, and looking for strategic/innovative development opportunities in new markets for existing products and new products for Evonik’s biopharma and cell culture segment. 





Business Development: 

  • Prospecting and Lead Generation.  Identify new opportunities and build relationships at companies developing and marketing cell culture media, cell culture contract manufacturers and biopharmaceutical companies within assigned regions. 
  • Negotiate contracts (non-disclosure agreements, supply agreements, service agreements, material transfer agreements, quality agreements, etc.) as necessary. Internal support will vary depending on the type of agreements and could include IP, legal support, quality/regulatory and business development groups.


Account Management: 

  • Responsible for revenue and contribution margin from products at newly developed customers. 
  • Develop short and long term forecasts and business plans to further develop these accounts. 


Market Analysis & Intelligence:  

  • Identify key trends and needs in this industry to introduce the usage of Evonik portfolio of products, services and technologies. 
  • Determine additional products, features etc. needed to differentiate Evonik from other competition  
  • In collaboration with the product line, support the development of market strategy and recommend strategic actions and potential partnerships in all steps of the value chain.


Marketing & Communications:

  • Identify and participate in relevant conferences, technical seminars, trade meetings, etc. to make new contacts and identify new development opportunities
  • Contribute actively to the science-based communication via social media, trade journals
  • Actively communicate with Health Care team via timely distribution of call reports, maintenance of product and service pipeline projects, and other reporting. 
  • Work with the product line and other internal stakeholders to prepare marketing promotional programs at the assigned accounts.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, engineering degree preferred.  Advanced degree a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years of proven sales track record in cell culture media and/or media ingredients with proven experience in prospecting and lead generation including experience selling products, services and technologies (ie – licensing / royalty deals).
  • Technical and application knowledge of cell culture media, cell culture manufacturing and operations, and biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing.  
  • Strong technical background with an ability to engage in technical discussions with scientists and engineers developing new products.
  • Must have the ability to build and expand relationships with customers and prospects, and be comfortable calling on a variety of companies, technical and supply chain contacts, as well as all levels of management.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ideally possess established relationships with contacts in the biopharmaceutical and cell culture industry.  Contract negotiation skills (confidentiality, supply, service, licensing and quality agreements).  
  • Ability to self-motivate, maintain high level of organization, and coordinate many projects simultaneously. 
  • Proven track record of effective prospecting and lead generation.

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.