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Commercial Development Manager – Life Sciences

Support Office»Corporate Functions & Business Support


Job Reference: 2 2 9 0 2 1 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Closing date: 20th May 2024

Recruitment Partner: Laura Taylor

About the role

The Human Life Sciences sector is among the most valuable and strategically important in the UK economy, and critical to the country’s health, wealth, and resilience.

Boots is the UK’s leading Health and Beauty retailer and well positioned to help address the recruitment, diversity and equity challenges the Sector is currently facing which is placing UK clinical trials and the Sector at risk. A Boots Clinical Trials service offer supports the UK in their ambition to become a Global Life Sciences superpower whilst delivering against our ambition to lower the cost of care and improve health outcomes.

As Commercial Development Manager for Life Sciences in the Clinical Trials Unit you will focus on early and mid-stage Commercial Development in clinical research and healthcare working in partnership with relevant stakeholders and teams across the business to ensure the proposition is fit for purpose and can be delivered in a commercially viable way.

Key Responsibilities

· Ensure that the clinical trials propositions are strategically relevant, insights driven and follow the most up to date clinical guidance.

· Lead and manage the development of value propositions in the Life Sciences space.

· Manage complex projects, identifying project requirements and working with stakeholders to turn these into a project plans, ensuring the proposition is commercially attractive, delivered on time and activated within budget.

· Examples of clinical trials service development work could include:-

o Proof of concept with selected Life Sciences partners that would contribute to Boots Clinical Trials business strategy

o The role includes preparation of new submissions, business cases, investment papers and recommendations

o Development of requirements for Health Research and Clinical Trials that improve health outcomes

o Support for overarching strategy development to include identification and development of business enablers

o Leading the day to day liaison, acting as the primary business contact within the cross functional team during the early to mid development phase, ensuring everything is running smoothly and issues are being addressed both at an internal Boots UK as well as at a global level

o Manage expectations of key stakeholders both within Boots UK and at a global level and be robust in reporting and reviewing each project.

o Support the development of bid defence for clinical research

What you’ll need to have

· Contracting experience

· Proposition and strategic development - Ability to develop client propositions based on customer and industry insights

· Business case and investment paper development and strong commercial negotiation skills, particularly in the Life Sciences

· Strong cross functional working skills eg. marketing/digital/governance/operations

· Project Management Skills

· Ability to manage uncertainty and ambiguityIt would be great if you also have

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

At Boots, we foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we change for the better.

What's next

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.

This role requires the successful candidate to complete a Pre-employment check after receiving an offer. Depending on your location you will be asked to submit either a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service), PVG (Protection of Vulnerable groups) or an Access NI Check.

Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis.

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