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Business Development Director - Cell & Gene Therapy CDMO - Benelux & DACH.

Dusseldorf - Germany Depending on Experience

Charlton Morris have recently partnered with a multi-billion dollar pharma services company who specialise in CRO and CDMO activities and they are looking to grow their European Business.

We are seeking a Director or Associate Director of Business Development, Cell & Gene Therapy to join the Business Development team to develop the DACH and Benelux Region.

As a Director or Associate Director of Business Development, Cell & Gene Therapy, you will be responsible for supporting business development activities for Our client US-based cell and gene therapy business line and the UK based GMP gene therapy manufacturing CDMO.

The role provides an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to interface with existing and potential clients, as well as coordinate their efforts with the other members of our clients business, scientific, and clinical teams.


This is an exciting role where the business is rapidly growing through expansion and investment, therefore the ideal candidate will have a passion for working in the biomedical research, development and manufacturing industry, a strong life science background and ideally experience in the provision of AAV GMP manufacturing services. Candidate should have prior experience working in a CRO/CDMO setting and understand the positioning of modern outsourcing.


  • Experience working in a CRO or CDMO
  • Experience in selling AAV GMP manufacture services
  • Identify and qualify customers in assigned territory to meet and exceed sales targets by building relationships with key decision makers, including senior management
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities and services of the Company and target customers that have potential for our services
  • Maintains ongoing contacts with prospective and current customers to increase business growth, and provide accurate and detailed activity, sales and account plans to be reported to management on a regular basis (SFDC management)
  • Ability to identify and execute on cross-selling opportunities across multiple Company sites
  • Conducts and reports industry related market research, to identify potential new customers and industry trends
  • Participates in industry trade shows and related promotional efforts



  • Advanced degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline + 5 years’ experience in sales/business development + 3 or more years’ experience with a Contract Research Organization (CRO) or GMP manufacturing CDMO.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of the cell and gene therapy market, AAV gene therapy manufacturing industry with an understanding of the served and total markets available
  • Experienced acting as a liaison for the customer with internal teams and moderate communication as needed
  • Partners with internal R&D and Operational leads to implement client-specific programs
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