VP, Business Development – Biosciences

Job Overview

GPEC is actively seeking a Vice President of Business Development – Biosciences. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Business Development and will lead business development activity and prospect generation in the biosciences sector. And will be responsible for sourcing and nurturing new business expansion and relocation leads, qualified prospects in the biosciences sector, and for delivering GPEC’s core services to the highest standard in line with the GPEC mission to attract and grow quality businesses and to advocate for Greater Phoenix competitiveness.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a regional business attraction and investment growth plan focused on biomedical sectors of opportunity (notably inclusive neuroscience, diagnostics, oncology, and regenerative medicine subsectors among others)
  • Identify key companies in target sectors that are ready to make regional investment/expansion and executes strategies to engage decision makers
  • Establish a system to engage local healthcare/biomedical assets to provide ongoing market intelligence to inform organizational strategy relative to healthcare, bioscience and medical devices
  • Understand and articulate nuanced advantages of anchor institutions, educational assets and bioscience focused real estate developments
  • Provide guidance and leadership on the deployment of industry targeted marketing strategies
  • Support the GPEC Competitiveness efforts by providing technical knowledge to key grant opportunities
  • By end of first year, establish a pipeline of projects evaluating the market

Requirements, Qualifications and Desired Traits

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years direct bioscience/biomedical related experience.
  • Experience developing new business prospects and managing prospects to a successful completion.
  • Exceptional organizational and management skills, including the handling of multiple projects simultaneously and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated client relationship management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Dynamic, instinctive leadership traits.
  • Driven, focused work ethic.
  • Strong accountability.
  • Ability to drive and motivate others.
  • Excellent follow-up and follow-through.
  • Self-starter with the ability to think creatively and work effectively with small teams.
  • Professional demeanor at all times.
  • Availability for frequent travel.

Application Information 

Salary range is dependent on experience & offers a full range of benefits. Qualified candidates should respond by sending a cover letter and resume with salary history via email to jobs@gpec.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

About the Greater Phoenix Economic Council

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), named the top economic development organization (EDO) globally in 2021 by the International Economic Development Council, works to attract and grow quality businesses and advocate for the competitiveness of Greater Phoenix. A data-driven regional EDO, GPEC works with 22 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 190 private investors to accomplish its mission and serve as a strategic partner to companies across the world as they expand or relocate to Greater Phoenix. Over the past 32 years GPEC has fueled the regional economy by helping 895 companies, creating nearly 164,000 jobs and $33.4 billion in capital investment. Greater Phoenix is in a relentless pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial-focused companies looking to thrive and scale in a vibrant, dynamic region. There is an undeniable spirit about Greater Phoenix; one rooted in strength, collaboration and resilience. Greater Phoenix is Greater Together.

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GPEC Values

  • We are an inclusive, diverse family
  • We lead from the front
  • We are change agents
  • We promote intellectual curiosity
  • We remain on the edge
  • We are agile and adapt to change
  • We are tenacious
  • We are committed to selfless service

GPEC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national, social or ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.