• Business Development Executive – Life Sciences

    Posted: 03/25/2021

    Business Development Executive – Life Science Focus Position Summary

    The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, a mission oriented and dynamic quasi-public agency focused on economic development, seeks to hire a Business Development Executive to support and contribute to business attraction, expansion and retention initiatives, helping the Corporation reach its objectives and goals for economic development. In addition, the position will assist and help inform appropriate marketing initiatives, programs, and services to support in-state businesses and out-of-state leads.

    Responsibilities • Refine and implement a plan to grow the life sciences sector in Rhode Island – both through growing in-state businesses and attracting out-of-state businesses to RI. • Develop and maintain long- and short-range outreach and engagement goals in alignment with overall Business Development team objectives • Maintain up-to-date awareness of activities, industry trends and government regulations • Work with the marketing team to develop materials and collateral • Liaise with businesses, real estate brokers, and developers to provide relevant local ecosystem data, support site location and application for financial assistance/incentives, and assist with relevant business regulations and permitting • Engage and partner with members of the local ecosystem to promote the growth of life sciences in Rhode Island

    Key Competencies 1. Strategic skills: Determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends. Comprehends the big picture. 2. Resourcefulness: Passionately finds ways over, around or through barriers to success. Achieves results despite lack of resources. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability. Able to balance multiple requests and responsibilities and requests and responsibilities and prioritize efforts appropriately. Goes beyond the call of duty. Shows bias for action.  3. Persuasion: Persuasive in change efforts, selling a vision. Convincing. 4. Goal Setting: Sets fair stretch goals for self and others. Encourages individual initiative. 5. Vision: Provides clear, credible vision and strategy. 6. Energy / Drive: Exhibits energy, strong desire to achieve, high dedication level.

    Professional Qualifications • Life Science business experience/background is desired. • Relevant professional experience in business development, investor relations, and/or sales experience is required. • A bachelor or advanced degree in life science, finance, accounting, economics, business or strategic management is preferred • Experience with Salesforce CRM or other customer relation management system • Ability to conduct a targeted, systemic, and sustained business development strategy • Ability to identify unforeseen opportunities based on market feedback and internal discussions • Skilled at customer service and relationship management

    In order to be considered for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter along with a professional resume via email to: Rhode Island Commerce Corporation 315 Iron Horse Way – Suite 101 Providence, RI 02908 job.opportunities@commerceri.com

    The Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. The Corporation will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

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