Entry Level Business Development Associate

This is an exciting new opportunity for a confident and driven graduate with real commercial acumen and a passion for business development with long term goals of commercial management

This is a pivotal role in the development / growth of the organisations IVD business.

The role will provide effective commercial support for all areas of the IVD business in order to maximise sales and budgetary objectives in the UK and Ireland, including product business / marketing mix; product costs and pricing; forecasting; new product launches; presentations to key internal and external stakeholders; internal administration including CRM; sales introduction and support to direct customers and third-party distributors, within the guidelines agreed with the IVD Business Manager.

The role will also be responsible for managing and delivering projects and programmes aimed at providing growth to the business in both the vet and human market segments, as directed and agreed with the IVD Business Manager.

The role is targeted at developing talent for succession planning into the role of IVD Business Manager. As such the role will spend time in the field learning about our products and how they are used by our customers, ultimately leading to successful customer demonstrations.

Key competencies


Use effective and targeted communication. Able to communicate at all levels in a professional manner. Confident in delivering presentations.

IT & IS                                     

Ability to make use of IT tools to enhance communication and fast business processes (MS Office: primarily excel and powerpoint; email, production of reports and documents).

Time Planning                         

Managing time; planning; being effective; efficient; productive and reliable. Organised and structured approach to work


Comfortable working with financial information – particularly pricing and margin calculations.

This role has role has a career progression path – so after one year you should progress to Account Manager and ultimately to IVD Business Manager.

Candidates MUST live within a 1.5 hour drive time of Bedford and will require a UK driving licence.

Role: Entry Level Business Development Associate 

Location: Bedford

Salary: Up to £25 + 10% bonus + car / car allowance + benefits


For more information or to apply for this position, please contact our consultant Shahrukh Subhanquoting the reference CL/12606/w sending your CV including full career details, notice period and your current salary via email to: or telephone 01928 711800 for an initial discussion.

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