Business Development Associate Director

Business Development Marketing London, UK

You will love this role if you:

  • Enjoy driving client growth plans
  • Want to be apart of the new business pitches
  • Enjoy working collaboratively

You will be a success if you:

  • Have business development and pitch lead experience
  • Have a natural ability to build trust with teams and clients alike
  • Have strong leadership and organisational skills

As part of the OPEN Health Communications New Business team, you’ll be responsible for the following activities:

Working closely with the NB and Marketing team, Strategic Services and COE teams you will deliver new business activities including:

Client Growth Plans

  • Own allocated Client Growth Plans, driving actions, supporting targeted NBD initiatives and cultivating strategic partnerships in order to support revenue growth as well as diversity of services
  • Facilitate the building and implementation of a detailed new business plan in coordination with the Client Growth team, and report and monitor its efficacy and progress to leadership

Pitch Stewardship

  • Act as steward of pitch process and new business excellence for allocated pitches, proposals and prospects
  • Actively supporting (and leading when needed) OHC pitches ensuring adherence to processes and collaborative, strategic thinking throughout the pitch development


  • Deliver outbound and lead generation activities aligned to OHC target client strategies, including but not limited to:
    • o Manage own network of contacts and drive opportunities
  • o Selling at conferences; driving opportunities and contacts identified
  • o Prepare tailored credentials/capabilities and present at credential meetings
  • Management of inbound opportunities – development and triage to COE
  • Support procurement outbound activities
  • Provide training and support to COEs to build NBD culture and opportunity generation plans, making the most of their contacts

New business processes

  • NBD reporting: Lead NBD tracking and reporting in partnership with COEs, supporting OHC use of CRM
  • Partner with COE teams/BU leads to define and continually refine new business strategies that reflect the needs and priorities of the OPEN Health Communications practice and its target clients (attending regular COE new business meetings)
  • Oversee completion of RFIs

What you’ll bring:

  • Health communications agency experience
  • Business development and pitch lead experience
  • Deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, particularly the healthcare communications landscape
  • Business Development & Pitch leadership
  • Familiarity with New Business processes
  • Strong leadership and organisational skills
  • Diligent customer relationship management (internal and external customers)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Goal oriented
  • Respectful
  • Confident working with senior leaders

What we offer

At OPEN Health, we are entirely dependent upon our people. They are the basis of every contract we win, every service we provide and every project we deliver. As a result, we are always on the lookout for the brightest, most enthusiastic, creative and ambitious individuals to join our teams in the UK. We work hard to create friendly and collaborative workplaces; to provide fascinating professional challenges and amazing opportunities.

We have an extensive benefits package that includes:

  • A total of 29 days holidays – 25 plus an additional 3 at Christmas shutdown and your birthday off
  • Flexible start and finish times around core office hours
  • 4 pm Friday finish
  • A training platform that provides access to self-paced and face-to-face learning & development
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • Active CSR community supporting a range of worthwhile causes

Reasons to join OPEN Health

People are at the heart of our business. Without our incredibly talented people we couldn’t offer our clients the world-class service they have come to expect. We know how important it is to support, develop, reward and encourage.

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About OPEN Health

OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding and broad specialist expertise to support our clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing.

We are united as one flexible organization, harnessing the power of the collective to solve complex challenges. Our global team of experts — many with PhDs and PharmDs — work strategically alongside our client partners in Medical Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), Market Access and Commercial teams across a wide range of therapy areas.

OPEN Health: Established as many. United as one.

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