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Company: Covance
Location: Münster, NRW, Germany
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Overview:

Who we are

Covance, a global contract research organization, has worked on all of the top 50 best-selling drugs available today through its full spectrum of nonclinical, clinical and commercialization services with our clients from leading pharma and agile biotech. Our unique perspectives, built from decades of scientific expertise and precision delivery of the largest volume of drug development data in the world, along with our innovative technology solutions, help our clients identify new approaches and anticipate tomorrow's challenges as they evolve. Together with our clients, Covance transforms today's healthcare challenges into tomorrow's solutions.


Covance is now part of LabCorp. LabCorp, an S&P 500 company,  a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services. With a mission to improve health and improve lives, LabCorp delivers world-class diagnostic solutions, brings innovative medicines to patients faster and uses technology to improve the delivery of care.


What we need

Covance is currently seeking an experienced Senior Business Development Director to join our Clinical team in Europe, this represents an incredibly exciting opportunity for the right person to join a very successful European team.


You will be tasked with generating a broad opportunity pipeline by initiating conversations and nurturing relationships with clients, providing clinical trial solutions that bring together Covance's full portfolio of drug development services. Delivering personalized attention, deep therapeutic expertise and extensive experience working with pharma and biotechs in this region. Your gained knowledge of the Covance suite of services (clinical development services, regulatory, central labs, clinical pharmacology, market access strategies and more), will be required to meet the growing complexity of our clients' needs.



So, if you are passionate about being part of a team that can help deliver the best possible life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world by leveraging your scientific and industry expertise, then this position could be perfect for you.



In Return we offer

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality as we stay abreast of industry and research latest knowledge and innovation.


We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career with highly competitive salaries and remuneration packages. Covance's ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities.


So, if you are passionate about Covance and the impact it can have on healthcare, have passion, commercial acumen and are flexible in your way of working and thinking, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.


To register your interest

To express your interest, please apply online using your CV or LinkedIn profile. Alternatively, for more information or for a confidential conversation, please contact Lauren Sigmon at




This position is home based and successful applicants will ideally be based in Europe and must have fluent English and German. We are seeking an experienced an Business Development Director, with a background in a CRO sales experience, although we would consider candidates from other scientific backgrounds who have strong account management skills and experience of clinical trials.


  • Bachelors degree in life science or business field preferred




In addition, the ideal candidate should be able to offer:


  • Good understanding of the drug development continuum
  • Strong team player: ability to work very closely with colleagues, share leads and form highly effective collaborations
  • Significant (at least 4 years) commercial expertise, ideally in a CRO or other Life Sciences environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, ability to form strong and effective relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to adapt your style and approach to different audiences internally and externally
  • Experience of presenting to executives and/or senior levels within a client organization
  • Able to work autonomously and effectively, managing your own priorities in conjunction with those of your colleagues and your clients
  • Proven ability to identify, develop and implement creative and innovative strategies that lead to effective long term client relationships
  • Experience of developing accounts by effective networking and prospecting, building a sales pipeline, delivering creative proposals and delivering opportunities
  • Willingness to travel, depending on COVID this would ideally be around 50% of the role will include visiting clients in Europe with some travel to the US for meetings



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