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Business Development Director

Join an international team of experienced Business development directors and account managers!
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This position is exclusively handled by Mantell Associates.

For further information and details, please reach out to  to Ramona Joita-Asprei on +44 203 778 0090 or email ramona.joita-asprei@mantellassociates.

About Ardena

Ardena is a leading contract development organization for the pharmaceutical industry. We assist pharmaceutical companies, from virtual biotech to big pharma, in bringing their valued molecule(s) to the clinic and market. We provide a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of drug substance and drug product development services.

 Your Responsibilities:

  •  Proactively, creatively, and persistently develop the Bioanalytics customer pipeline by engaging in conversations with emerging, qualified, biotech/biopharmaceutical companies and CROs.
  • Leverage deep insight into the bioanalysis markets to provide support, guidance, and advice to Ardena’s leaders that optimize market development and growth.
  • Develop and execute work proposals and engage in proactive sales and marketing activities to promote Ardena’s offerings and foster strong business relationships.
  • Develop relationships with decision-makers, identify prospective projects, present Ardena’s capabilities and expertise, and advance the conversation.
  • Lead the way in generating business revenue and contributing to the growth of Ardena’s bioanalysis business unit.


  • PhD/Master’s degree (preferably in biology, chemistry, pharmacy, or biotechnology)
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar function (preferably in a CRO or a clinical background)
  • Proven success in a Business Development/Sales role within Life Sciences
  • Deep understanding of bioanalytical services (including PK method development, validation and sample analysis for both small and large molecules; immunogenicity of biologicals; biomarker analysis; flow cytometry and cell-based assays; drug discovery; logistic services) and bioanalytical techniques (including LC-MS/MS, ligand binding assays, flow cytometry).



  • A true learning environment where you will have the ability to grow your skills
  • A rapidly International developing and growing company with an interesting services,  product and customer portfolio
  • A dynamic working environment with nice colleagues
  • Open straightforward but also caring culture
  • We are true to our values
  • An attractive remuneration package

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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W.A. Scholtenstraat 7
9403 AJ Assen Directions View page

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