Business Development Representative

Full time
Job location: London or Remote
Salary: £25k to £45k + stock options
Opening date: 5 April 2020
Closing date: 4 July 2020

You rarely get the chance to change an industry. But that's position we find ourselves in.

We're developing a revolutionary new automated human cell growing system. Cells are key to every biotech and pharma company - from those developing new drugs, to those developing new cell-based medicines. And yet today they're all grown totally manually, the same as 100 years ago. With our machines, for the first time our customers can hands-off manipulate and monitor batches of cells from the cloud.

We've already signed up some of the biggest companies in the space as customers for the coming year, and in the near future, our solutions will be growing cells for cell therapies - the best cancer cures ever created. Join us and help us get there! We have recently been featured in top lists from Labiotech as well as Forbes, and we're backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup accelerator in the world which produced companies such as AirBnb, Dropbox, and Cruise.

You can learn more about what it's like to work at Cytera in this video: Link

Cytera is hiring a Business Development Representative who will play a vital role in making Cytera a category leader in cell culture automation. Your primary responsibility will be to identify and engage biotech and pharmaceutical companies that carry out cell culture to support their research. This role sits within our Sales function and you will report directly to the COO and Co-Founder. This role is a perfect way to break into or further develop a career in sales and high growth technology startups.

We are open to applicants who are interested in working remotely as well as r being based in London. Ideally on-boarding will happen in London for the first 2 months however we will be flexible on this given the changing travel restrictions. This role may involve travel to London and the US on occasions.

Activities and responsibilities:

Lead generation and prospecting (40%)
You will independently lead on identifying companies that would benefit from using Cytera’s automation based on their pipeline, product offering and research activities. You will use a broad array of tools and networks to source leads.
You will work directly with the founders to iterate on messaging and iterating on Cytera’s ideal customer profile.

Engaging leads (50%)
You will lead on making first contact with outbound and inbound leads and help drive interest and excitement all with a personalised and scientific style. Your mission is to convert these leads into first calls and web demonstrations with our COO.

Data management and reporting (5%)
Ensuring our CRM (Hubspot) is a single source of truth and also reporting key figures to help analyse sales performance.

Strategy and optimisation (5%)
You’ll work directly with the founders to report on and analyse sales performance with a view of optimising processes and individual performance.

What we are looking for someone who is:Entrepreneurial and targets driven A highly organised self starterScientifically mindedInterested in building a career in sales or startups

This is the first sales role Cytera is hiring for. For the right candidate there will be the opportunity to be promoted to a Business Development Manager position within 6 to 12 months which will offer significant opportunities to grow professionally and generate commission based on closed business.

Must have:
- A scientific background or demonstrated experience quickly in understanding new markets i.e a consulting background

Nice to have:
- 1+ years of sales or consulting experience
- Cell culture experience 

Sales at Cytera:
- We value integrity when engaging with companies. We always ensure there is a strong fit between customers and our products. 
- We love using automation in the lab but also in sales!
- We are ambitious! Our technology can make a huge impact across many segments of the industry. The sooner we get this technology into labs the sooner scientists can reap the rewards of more reproducible and time efficient cell culture

- £25k to £30k base depending on experience
- OTE £45k
- Rewards based on outbound opportunities created


    • Stock options
    • Lunch covered daily
    • Collaborative team environment with very high potential to learn new skills