CDG Conseil, an executive search firm specialised in Life Sciences, is looking for a International Business Development Director for its client, one of the global world-leading companies in biomarker testing and immunobiology services.

As Director of the Business Development & Marketing and directly reporting to the General Manager, your main task will be to drive the expansion of this booming company.

More specifically, you will:

  • Use the sales cycle to develop the business, from prospecting for new leads in the biopharmaceutical industry to closing the sales
  • Develop and communicate the sales and marketing business plan
  • Manage and drive sales specific collaborator(s)
  • Contribute with internal marketing and technical teams to develop new presentation materials
  • Coordinate opportunities and participate in seminars globally


  • Being titular of an advanced degree in biology is required, ideally a PhD
  • Proven business or sales experience is required
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Experienced in team management
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Outlook and Salesforce)
  • An established network of contacts within the biopharmaceutical industry is highly desirable
  • Strong knowledge of preclinical and clinical product development process would be valuable

Strong knowledge of the concepts of GLP- and GCLP-compliant processes would be valuable.

The job is based in Lyon, France. 30% of it will be business trip.