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Associate Business Manager

Scientific Supplier
Marketing Team inc Dir
£Contact Libby
Molecular Biology

Role Overview

An ideal position for Life Science Graduate who is looking to enter the commercial life science market with a well-established and rapidly growing distributor of life science research products.

Purpose of the post
As an Associate Business Manager you will work within the reagents business management team. You will have responsibility for the management and success of a small portfolio of reagents suppliers whilst supporting the reagents supplier portfolio as a whole. This role offers significant opportunities for career development and progression and is offered with ample training.

Role Requirements

Key responsibilities
Portfolio management
– Identify opportunities (accounts, products, ranges, suppliers, tenders) from your existing portfolio using data analysis, market research and by working with key internal stakeholders (marketing, sales, customer service/finance)
– Assess market competition compared to identified opportunities
– Understand, identify target markets and position key product/ranges/suppliers
– Set yearly sales forecasts and short and long-term objectives and strategies
– Support key internal stakeholders (marketing, sales, IT and customer service/finance) in the determination and implementation of tactics to meet your objectives and achieve your strategies

Supplier management
– Create and maintain positive, productive and profitable partnerships with your suppliers
– Promote the company as a powerful channel to aid in your supplier’s success
– Communicate clearly and regularly, meeting the needs of each individual supplier
– Set clear expectations for reporting and deliver on these expectations
– Encourage engagement by your suppliers and support their marketing/sales plans
– Collect and analyse customer feedback and communicate this to your suppliers

Overall reagents portfolio support
– Analyse and benchmark reagent product prices against the market
– Review technical copy
– Optimise reagent product data utilising input files from suppliers
– Manage basic price enquiries from Sales team
– Support Reagents Business Managers as required

Person Specifications

Person specification:
Skills and experience required
A Life Science Graduate with a degree
A passion for life science research and a desire to enter the commercial life science market
A strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude and the drive to learn and progress
Be results orientated with the drive to set and meet agreed objectives
The ability to translate analysis into actionable, practical strategies
The ability to prioritise and manage many projects at the same time whilst meeting agreed timelines
Strong interpersonal skills including well-developed listening, written and verbal communication skills
Strong Excel based data management, manipulation and reporting skills
The ability to work with a degree of independence
Happy and able to travel within the UK as required
Full driving license
Fluency in written and spoken English


Saffron Walden
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Date Updated
25 Apr 2022
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