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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000

Location: University of Bath, Bath

Cellular Agriculture is looking for a Business Development Manager to support the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in the commercial and strategic development of the company through the translation of the company’s engineering and research & development streams into industry-leading products, and to build and grow external relationships in order to identify new business, grow revenues and increase profitability.

As a Business Development Manager your responsibilities will include:


  • Act as a liaison between the Engineering team, the Research & Development team (R&D) and our customers.

  • Support the development pathways of the Engineering team and the R&D team to deliver marketable product.

  • Research and identify new business opportunities including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services, or new ways of reaching existing markets.

  • Generate new leads and seek out the appropriate contact in an organisation.

  • Foster and develop relationships with customers/clients.

  • The ability to think strategically - seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives in order to develop and improve the business.

  • Work strategically - carry out necessary planning in order to implement operational changes.

  • Liaise with our legal team to draw up client contracts, non-disclosure agreements and material transfer agreements.

  • Have a good understanding of the business’s products and services and be able to advise others about them.

  • Liaise with the finance team, procurement, Engineering, R&D and other teams/departments as appropriate.

  • Seek ways of improving the way the business operates.

  • Attend seminars, conferences and events and, where appropriate, represent the company at presentations and pitching.

  • Keep abreast of trends and changes in the industry and wider business world, and interpreting these for business opportunities.

  • Lead and support colleagues in the commercial team on projects, grant work, partnerships, collaborations, marketing and communications activities.

  • Support colleagues in the Engineering team and Commercial team on intellectual property, contracting, and legal documentation.


To succeed as a Business Development Manager, we ask that you have the following experience:

  • Has typically 3-5 years of commercial experience in the life science or closely related sector.

  • Has worked actively in commercially driven science/engineering/innovation over an extended period.

  • Demonstrable revenue generation

  • Problem solving in a practical environment.

  • An understanding of mammalian cell culture and/or life sciences industries.

  • An understanding of intellectual property.

  • Project finance experience.

  • Experience of project management.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent presentation and pitching skills for different stakeholders.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication style and team working.

  • Ability to collaborate for the successful delivery of milestones.

  • Ability to integrate into and lead a diverse team and be respectful of others to ensure inclusivity.

  • Ability to acquire, document and share knowledge.

  • Demonstration of independence in thought and innovative design.

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills for level of experience.

  • An organised, practical, and logical mindset to ensure tasks are prioritised and completed in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Ability to form positive working relationships with people both internal and external, across business and other stakeholders, the community and the general public.


First stage Teams interviews: TBA

On site/ Final stage interviews to be held on 15th November,2023

What you will get in return:

In addition to working in a world class facility based in the Bath region with a supporting and inclusive team, you will receive a highly competitive base salary, share options in a growing biotech enterprise, competitive holiday allowance and benefits package including pension, medical cover and life assurance. Access to world-class training, development, and networking with organisations across cellular agriculture, and food & agriculture more broadly.

About us:

Cellular Agriculture Ltd produces technology that aims to make cultivated meat a widely available, sustainable, ethical, affordable protein alternative.

We are passionate about food security with an enthusiasm for next-generation solutions, innovative technologies, sustainability, and the future of food and agriculture, and are looking for like-minded people to join our growing team.

The company is structured between a Research and Development Department responsible for innovating, an Engineering Department that delivers scaled iterations of bioreactors and bioprocess and the Operations Department responsible for ensuring the company runs smoothly. These Departments work seamlessly together towards delivering technology that allows a sustainable alternative protein to diversify food stuffs for food security across the world.

We are committed to being an inclusive workplace. We strongly believe in having a diverse and equal culture with a range of people who will contribute to our community and culture from day one, influencing our day-to-day working and encouraging growth.

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