The field of gene therapy is growing rapidly and Genezen is here to meet the exacting needs of our clients. We provide process development, produce GMP viral vectors, and provide cell transduction for gene and cell therapy clinical trials and are proud to be a part of the process that leads to new cures. 

WORKING AT GENEZEN

Many people have worked in environments where you feel like just another nameless part of an enormous machine. Genezen is different. We want our employees to be innovative, collaborative problem solvers who are dedicated to meeting the challenges of working at a fast-growing company. We are dedicated to empowering our employees to be their best and making Genezen a rewarding place to work. Every employee contributes to the success of the company and you can be part of that team.

JOB SUMMARY

Work closely with the Commercial team to implement Genezen’s overall business development strategy. That includes identifying and engaging new prospective CDMO clients, coordinating client visits and proposals, negotiating agreements, maintaining a relationship with current clients, and achieving sales objectives. This role requires a comprehensive understanding of the gene and cell therapy market space, manufacturing technology, and the drug development regulatory environment, as well as a demonstrated ability to influence positive outcomes without direct reporting authority.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Implement the overarching business development strategy, sales processes, structure, and customer experience
  • Identify and engage with new prospective clients using sources such as databases, publications, market analysis, trade shows, and contacts
  • Generate new leads, contact decision-makers, and screen and qualify potential new business opportunities
  • Lead and progress potential customers through the sales process (technical calls, RFP, quotes, visits, etc.)
  • Lead customer meetings/business due diligence evaluations
  • Own proposal generation for assigned accounts, including detailed RFP responses and proposal development, including inputs from scientific and operations teams
  • Negotiate sale agreements and achieve sales objectives
  • Document pipeline effectively in CRM, maintain prospect databases, and provide forecasting data
  • Prepare sales activity reports
  • Contribute to the implementation of marketing initiatives, including providing market information, distributing materials, and attending trade shows
  • Monitor and evaluate industry trends and customer drivers as well as internal capabilities and technologies
  • Meet regularly with management and stakeholders to discuss updates and potential impact to strategy
  • Demonstrate exemplary skills in leadership, communication, and account/relationship management while maintaining extremely high quality and efficiency standards

SPECIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Adaptability required as work schedule may change based on business needs, including flexibility for different time zones
  • Criminal background check required
  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES

Essential/Desired

BS in Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry

Essential

Advanced Degree in the life sciences and/or business

Desired

ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE

 

8+ years of sales/technical experience or client relationship experience, ideally in a bio-manufacturing or CDMO environment

Essential

Experience with CRM Software

Essential

Biologics experience specifically with gene and cell therapies

Desired

Experience within a regulated environment and ability to interact effectively with process development and quality assurance/quality control professionals

Desired

Experience with negotiating long-term commercial contracts; strong negotiation skills

Desired

SKILLS / ABILITIES

 

Strong influencing skills and attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects across functions

Essential

Tact and diplomacy

Essential

High levels of initiative, self-motivation, and energy with an ability to work well within a commercial team

Essential

Highly organized with an ability to manage complex information and work effectively to deadlines

Essential

Ambitious, performance-oriented, and able to work independently

Essential

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to meet the following physical demands:

Work Environment
Sit for long periods of time

Movement
Repeated hand movements, typing, use of keyboard and mouse
Frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms
Occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

Lifting
Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

Vision
Frequently utilize close vision and the ability to adjust focus

Communication
Frequently required to communicate by talking, hearing, using telephone and e-mail

GENEZEN'S VALUE-BASED COMPETENCIES

Growth Mindset
Believe that skill is developed through dedication and hard work.
Intelligence & talent are just the starting point.
Mistakes are valuable lessons, not shameful indictments.

Flexibility
Adapt rapidly to a quickly changing, CDMO environment.
Respond by constructively creating & impacting opportunity through active participation.

Team Focus
Work together; succeed together; fail together.

Integrity
Do the right thing, on time, every time.
Speak up when needed.
Exercise respect.

Inclusion
Embrace the unique viewpoint of each individual.
Join the ongoing journey to a more inclusive workplace and community where we all help each other get better.

GENEZEN'S BENEFITS

  • Paid vacation days, amount based on tenure, and paid sick time
  • 8 observed holidays + 1 floating holiday
  • 401(k) plan with company match up to 6% of salary, vested immediately
  • Choice of six healthcare plans
  • FSA and HSA programs
  • Dental & vision care
  • Employer-paid basic term life/personal accident insurance
  • Voluntary disability, universal life/personal accident insurance

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • Nothing in the job description for this role restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • This position is located in Fishers, Indiana.
  • This position requires a criminal background check.
  • Genezen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Genezen is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Genezen is located in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Fishers was named the #1 place to live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017 for its livability, safety and entrepreneurship. Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and is dedicated to supporting a high quality of life for all its residents. Nearby Indianapolis is home to professional and college sports teams, the Indy 500, a growing art community and the world’s largest children’s museum--to name just a few reasons why this area is a great place to live.

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