Business Development Specialist

Spain, Porrino

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The ongoing pandemic situation reminds us of the importance of developing therapeutic solutions for current and future unmet medical needs. While Pharma & Biotech companies working to develop innovative therapeutic solutions strive to improve patient´s life, they need the support of reliable and trustworthy partners to be successful in their efforts.

Lonza, as a CDMO supporting Pharma & Biotech in their manufacturing, can benefit from a unique expertise in QC, microbiological testing and production, and is searching for a colleague in the Cell & Gene (Bioscience) Business Unit.

As a Business Development Specialist you will have a direct impact on the Development and Testing work of Pharma & Biotech customers by positioning yourself as a consultant at customer´s side and developing the sales of Cell & Gene (Bioscience) products and services.

We are searching for a person who wants to grow and develop, owning his/her own career and devising ideas that help businesses to help people.

Key responsibilities:

  • Delivers on monthly and annual sales targets.

  • Owns the full sales cycle (identification, acquisition, implementation, expansion, and renewal) for assigned accounts within their territory

  • Prospects new customers and accounts within their territory.

  • Manages the sales funnel from new opportunity generation through closing.

  • Develops mid and long term profitable business within their assigned accounts/territory.

  • Manages assigned distributors in the territory as needed in alignment with the team´s strategy.

  • Coordinates support resources within Lonza to meet customers’ needs.

  • Provides solutions from the Lonza Biosciences portfolio to address customers’ needs.

  • Understands and appropriately communicates the Biosciences portfolio and Lonza’s value proposition to its customers.  Develops product knowledge capabilities, applications, regulatory knowledge, and product justification in order to be recognized as the expert in the field.  Maintains account awareness and evolving market knowledge.

  • Organizes, plans, and schedules time to provide optimum and effective account and territory coverage.

  • When requested, acts as team lead to coach others to achieve high performance.

  • Record activities and client information in the CRM database on a daily and timely basis.

  • Proactively elaborates plans to optimize own and team´s workflow and improve customer support, agility or profitability.

  • Communicate effectively and collaborate successfully within own team as well as cross-functionally.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or technical discipline (eg. Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology) required.

  • 0 - 5 years professional business experience

  • Language: English (Business Fluent) and Spanish (Business Fluent)

  • Computer software skills including Microsoft Office and CRM.

  • Interpersonal skills and comfort with public speaking in front of small groups.

  • Must be able to travel to accounts/sales meetings internationally (50%);

  • Demonstrates an ability and desire to learn from experience.  Is willing to take on new challenges.  Supports a culture of process improvement and problem solving.  Demonstrates an openness to trying new approaches.


  • Sales experience, to include contacts with Purchasing, Production, R&D

  • Experience in a related industry (drug discovery, drug manufacturing/QC, Cell & Gene Therapy, and the biotech/biopharma industry).

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R38629
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