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Director (m/f/div) Business Development CDMO Projects

Date: Mar 16, 2021

Location: Home Office, DE

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Director (m/f/div) Business Development CDMO Projects


Location: EMEA (Home Office)

Function: Marketing & Sales

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Operations GmbH

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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  • Represent Evonik’s Business Line Health Care Exclusive Synthesis services, Drug Delivery services & specialty technologies. Ability to cross sell and connect with clients on  Pharma Polymers,  Food Ingredients & other segments.
  • New account penetration & development. Typically medium to large pharma + other industries (Food Ingredients & Specialty Chemicals) + Key Account Management (as applicable).  Expand various business line sales across targeted acounts.
  • Independently analyze the accounts, their product portfolios and outsourcing strategies
  • Senior level management across multiple areas of expertise
  • Identification and reporting of relevant market trends, unmet customer needs or portfolio gaps. Responsible for defining and implementing strategies for growth at individual accounts


  • Successfully completed university degree in chemistry, biotechnology or chemical engineering or associated fields desired
  • Typically more than 7 years of experience and track record in new business development, marketing and sales in the CMO area in conjunction with an extensive network to key customers (Top 50)
  • Desire a minimum of 5 years experience in an industrial research and development department, program management and/or similar experience with and exposure to chemical research and development, with focus on API, intermediates and fermentation 
  • Interest in commercial aspects and advanced negotiation experience (lead negotiator)
  • Fluent knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication skills with internal and external business partners
  • Involved as active team member on multiple strategic initiatives
  • Expertise as evaluating cost models, developing offer tracking sheets & generating complex proposals 
  • Potential to manage small team as a coach
  • Consistent regional travel & regular international travel (as applicable)

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.

Please address your application to Kareen Braun. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our Recruiting Center Team at  0800 2386645 (Germany only) or +49 201 177 4200.


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.