AKKA Life Sciences is a global IT/Engineering Consulting organisation assisting key players in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological, process industries in developing their future products. With over 1000 consultants solely dedicated to the Life Sciences industry, this is a fast growing unit of the AKKA Technologies Group (15’000 employees, 1.4b EUR).
To further develop and structure our presence in Switzerland we are now looking for our Life Sciences Senior Business Manager with a strong Business Development ability.
Senior Business Manager - Life Sciences
As a Senior Business Manager, develop and manage a portfolio of clients; be in charge of generating revenue and businesses with major accounts in the life sciences industry in Switzerland; responsibility for lead generation through targeted prospect calling efforts, as well as proposal and opportunity management support; meeting with C-Level technical and executive management both at their offices and at industry trade shows.
As the face of AKKA, you should quickly develop a deep understanding of our services and unique value proposition so that you can partner with client executives to provide technological solutions for their business needs. You will position AKKA as the Strategic Long-term Partner to our clients thanks to a wide range of Solutions and high level engineering skills.
You will coordinate the actions of your consultants and project managers in order to bring our clients the most innovative and efficient solutions.
Native German or French with fluent English
Min. 2 years’ experience in Sales or Account Management in the Consulting businesses for the Life Sciences industry; You have a solid understanding of key challenges of the Life Sciences industry
A sheer hunger for sales and account management, ever optimistic and motivated to pick up the phone to ensure your pipeline is filled; a true hunter who will never stop at no and always find a way to create opportunity
Intelligent and genuinely curious about technology; the role demands the ability to understand technology well enough to quarterback proposal generation with the top engineering minds at Foliage and to present them and their value clearly to demanding clients. Engineering background is a plus but not required
True understanding of the business partnership that goes into solutions and consultative selling; providing high-end services for complex engineering challenges and seek enduring relationships with our clients
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal skills and client facing skills; tenacity and persistence balanced with integrity and professionalism is the perfect combination
One of the big plus of working with AKKA Life Sciences in Switzerland is that we have organised our delivery/recruitment model to support our sales team across the DACH region;
We are investing in the Life Sciences practice across Europe; fantastic career opportunities are happening for the right person
A family owned stable management and geared towards your growth development
A truly attractive package with an uncapped bonus structure.
Large and welcoming offices for when you are in the office !
Don’t delay making a real impact and change to your carer; give a call to Florent Aubail, AKKA Switzerland Country Director, on +41 78 888 1444 and/or send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org