Director of Account Management at Emerald Cloud Lab | Powderkeg

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Business Development

The Director, Account Management will have the primary responsibility to drive sales activities for Emerald Cloud Lab (ECL), including managing key accounts and soliciting new business for the company. Reporting to the co-founders of ECL, this individual will execute strategies for revenue growth consistent with the company’s mission and an agreed upon annual sales plan. Initially this individual will be responsible for sales activities both in the United States and internationally, especially focused on start-up biotech and academic clients.

Requirements for this role include:

  • An experienced sales professional who has a successful track record of developing strong client relationships in similar roles; experience working in Pharma and Biotech companies is also a plus.
  • Experience driving significant revenue growth; managing and delivering on sales targets
  • The skills required to autonomously drive and close opportunities, and willingness to take on new tasks and challenges in a dynamic startup environment
  • The ability and initiative to work autonomously and drive key metrics without a direct manager

Sales Cycle Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the sales and pipeline development activities of ECL in the US and internationally, which includes generating sales leads, organizing client visits and capabilities presentations, meetings with clients, direct sales, and bid defense presentations
  • Effectively communicate the company’s value proposition to key opinion leaders, and prospective pharmaceutical and biotech companies
  • Provide information such as sales forecasts and metrics
  • Management of sales activity plans

Proposals, Contracts, and Negotiation Responsibilities:

  • Manage the budget and contract negotiations with the company founders
  • Interface with Emerald’s Legal and Finance teams as it pertains to contracts including but not limited to: master services agreements, work orders, preferred provider agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Advise management in negotiation and alignment of contracts and pricing strategies with regards to both short and long-term strategies
  • Review and provide input to the company founders for new proposals and budgets

Visibility Responsibilities:

  • Develop relations and sales pipeline at major conventions, symposia, industry meetings
  • Organize speaking opportunities for the company founders at conventions and industry functions
  • Leverage the founders to help promote the company mission, vision and objectives to transform the way in-vitro life science experiments are conducted

About You:

  • You have at least four (4) years of experience in a sales or sales-adjacent position
  • You have relevant previous experience in sales and marketing, including a proven track record in achieving sales targets and fostering client relationships
  • You have a scientific background and a working knowledge of life sciences experiments and research
  • You are comfortable reading into and becoming familiar with the technical details of the product with the assistance of ECL’s team
  • You are able to inspire confidence in and excitement about ECL’s product
  • You are comfortable generating and reaching out to new prospective customers
  • You are able to multi-task in a fast-moving environment
  • You are resourceful in setting priorities
  • You have outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • You have a solid network of industry contacts, preferably in the pharma and biotech sector
  • The mission of the company resonates with you and you are passionate about the unprecedented potential of the technology that Emerald is developing

You might resonate with the culture at ECL if ...

  • You are passionate about science, technology, and medicine.
  • You are impressively empathetic. You can argue the rationale you disagree with as convincingly as the one you agree with.
  • You are intellectually fearless. Stretching yourself well out of your comfort zone across multiple disciplines is more the rule than the exception at Emerald.
  • You are curious. When first-principles reasoning illuminates a path that diverges from the standard assumptions, you feel compelled to see where it leads.

About ECL The Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) enables life scientists to move out of the lab, and to conduct research entirely from a computer. Stepping away from manual completion of experiments at the bench, scientists on the ECL leverage the remote, automated execution of all standard biology and chemistry experiments in Emerald’s industrial lab facilities, working within a software platform for all stages of research workflows, from experimental design to data analysis.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Director of Account Management
  • Company
    Emerald Cloud Lab
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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