Business Development Director, inScience

Posted: 11/12/2019 | Expires: 12/12/2019

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive




inScience Communications has over 30 years’ experience in providing strategic and tactical medical communications services to the global pharmaceutical industry. Working in partnership with our valued clients, we deliver the highest quality of service and ethical content by drawing on the extensive talent and experience of our global team. We pride ourselves on ensuring each individual has the ability to contribute to our continuing expansion, providing the opportunity to progress their career and make a real difference to this dynamic agency.




The Business Development Director drives new business opportunities and takes responsibility for selling our strategic publication planning services to an assigned client target list.  Provides strategic input regarding clients and industry demand, and builds strong relationships with the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies.














  • Target and open new sales opportunities within an assigned client account list working towards achievement of specific sales/revenue targets for scientific communications

  • Lead all pitch opportunities for assigned client base
    • Internally – lead the preparation of all pitches

    • Externally – be the point of contact for pitches and take overall responsibility

  • Contribute to the profitability of inScience Communications by working with specific product Account Teams to ensure all business closed is financially viable and Springer Healthcare’s profit margins are maintained

  • Provide counsel to clients and assigned staff to develop programs and address issues in a legal and regulatory compliant manner

  • Prepare annual account plans for each key account and work with the management team to develop a strategic plan for assigned accounts



  • Develop a current product and pipeline analysis on assigned client base

  • Identify leads for potential sales and follow-up with mailings, e-mails, faxes, etc.

  • Create own marketing material with inScience Communications marketing manager to increase sales and exposure

  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you




Experience, Skills, and ​Qualifications















  • Minimum 5 years' previous consultative sales experience, to the pharmaceutical industry, within a medical communications agency environment

  • An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug development process

  • Able to travel, primarily domestic, as required (up to 50%)

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work with tight deadlines

  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office packages and experience updating databases

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of client contracts (MSAs) and their operationalization

  • A strong, enthusiastic team player and leader to partner with senior business leaders, key account management and scientific services teams to identify and pursue new business opportunities











  • Knowledge of the publishing industry a plus








To apply please upload a copy of your CV and covering letter, stating your salary expectations










We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:





  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Summer Hours






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