Business Development Manager

Employer Information



T: 02838332200


Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive

Business Unit: Almac Sciences
Location flexible: Tokyo or Osaka area, Japan

Open To: External applicants

The Company

Almac is an exceptional, award winning, drug development solutions provider at the forefront of the pharmaceutical industry.  We are a privately owned organisation that has organically grown over 50 years and now employs in excess of 5,600 highly skilled personnel worldwide.  Our Global headquarters is located in Craigavon, Northern Ireland with additional operations throughout Europe (UK, Ireland), across the US (Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California) and in Asia (Singapore and Japan). 

Our drive and passion for the values championed by our Founder, and enshrined in the ethos of Almac, ensures that ‘Partnering to Advance Human Health’ is more than just a strapline – it is our way of life.

Advancing human health requires exceptional people – your talent, experience and passion will be the perfect match.  Together we will make an exceptional difference to the health of countless patients all over the world ………and this is just the beginning. 

Let’s be exceptional together

The role
We are pleased to offer this opportunity based at our Japanese location supporting our Almac Sciences business unit.  The Business Development Manager will be responsible for developing sales and enhancing customer service for Almac CMC services and will focus essentially on developing Almac API business across Japan.

They will also be responsible for generating new business and managing existing clients through a range of BD activities including client visits, reviewing Requests For Proposals (RFP’s) and converting to quotations and providing project expertise. They will also be responsible for supporting promotional activities and conferences to further grow the brand in Japan. 

The role will be highly influential in maintaining and developing relationships with both customers and Almac key stakeholders, ensuring a high quality service is provided.
To apply for this position, you should have a Degree or equivalent qualification in a Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Science or Life Science subject along with a minimum of three (3) years of CMO or Pharma drug development experience, either ‘in the lab’ or as business development. 

You should possess knowledge of drug development process including basic knowledge of the regulatory requirements for various phases of development along with general knowledge of Chemistry and Analytical services. A general knowledge of structure of the pharmaceutical industry and its supporting industries, including ‘Big Pharma’, Biotechs, virtual companies, CROs, CMOs, etc. is also highly desirable.

Additional essential and desirable criteria are outlined in the job description and person specification.

To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV, (in English or Japanese) to: Masayuki Hattori (Business Development Manager, Japan) ensuring you detail how you meet the requirements for the role

Closing date for receipt of CVs: 28 February 2021

  • Permanent
  • Tokyo
  • Closing date: Sunday 28 Feb 2021
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