Business Development Director – San Francisco

Job title: Business Development Director – San Francisco

Company: Synteract

Job description: Business Development Director – San Francisco


Who We Are

Synteract ® , a Syneos Health ® company, is a leading full service Contract Research Organization (CRO) with a successful three-decade track record of supporting emerging biotech and pharmaceutical companies. With our mission of Bringing clinical trials to life TM , we provide customized Phase I through IV services globally, offering expertise across multiple therapeutic areas, including notable depth in oncology, dermatology, general medicine, infectious disease and vaccine, neuroscience, pediatrics, and rare and orphan diseases.

Position Overview

The Business Development Director develops and maintains sales and business relationships with focus on prospective new clients while maintaining relationships with existing clients in the Northern California and North West US Markets. Seeking candidate based in San Francisco area.

Specific tasks would include:

  • Identify potential clients.
  • Visit prospective clients to introduce capabilities and therapeutic experience in an effort to create new business relationships towards the achievement of targeted annual revenue goals.
  • Communicate with clients and provide information needed (follow-up of contacts, proposals, other information as appropriate).
  • Address client issues so that a high degree of client satisfaction is maintained and recommend to management ways to improve the firm’s services, as appropriate.
  • Plan and organize specific marketing activities in order to target customers.
  • Attend conferences and trade shows and follow-up on contacts made during these events.
  • Participate in the development of plans for service promotion in support of sales and marketing objectives.
  • Brief new project team on history of sale, key contract provisions, deliverables, budget, timelines, and other helpful information such as personalities and/or politics. Promptly advise team of new developments and changing client needs.
  • Supervise and support proposals preparation in collaboration with colleagues from Contracts and Proposals, and colleagues from other relevant departments.
  • Ensure timely completion of proposals within agreed boundaries of profitability and based on adequate assumptions.
  • Coordinate, prepare, attend, and follow-up of defense meetings.
  • Administration and control of client contracts and related documents (Letter of interest, change in scope, contract amendments and work orders) in collaboration with colleagues from Contracts and Proposals and operational colleagues as applicable.
  • Distribute marketing material and other company information to clients.
  • Provide and distribute business development reports and statistics.
  • Keep details on every opportunity and client contact up to date in the CRM system.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, preferred in a related field of study and 10 years of related experience in a CRO, pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a BD Director in a CRO environment.
  • Understanding of the clinical process (PH I – IV).
  • Financial interest and Profit & Loss know-how.
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the ability to use Outlook, the Internet and Access or similar database software.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; English + local language, if relevant.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time.

This job excludes Colorado applicants

Synteract’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in all of its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for positions with Synteract must be legally authorized to work in the country which they are applying and verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire. The Company will not sponsor applicants [to this position] for work visas.

Expected salary:

Location: USA

Job date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:59:34 GMT

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