Business Development Manager

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Posted 4 months ago
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Ash Spec Ireland Ltd
Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?
Are you always solving?
Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.
Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager, to join our $700 Million+ Life Sciences business. The position is located at our fast growing Mullingar, Ireland office but open to hybrid-candidates located elsewhere in Ireland/Europe. This is a significant role within the Company and commercial function. The ideal candidate will work very closely with R&D, sales teams and business unit as we grow in injectable and expanded markets for high value materials/excipients.
The Business Development Manager will be responsible for driving growth and supporting Ashland’s injectable strategy in a variety of situations including leading Innova (our new product development process) projects, managing/growing new products and participating as the commercial expert in assigned portfolio assets.
You will help to develop and drive strategic projects, global strategy and marketing plans and lead the implementation of targets/measures. You will participate in expanding the scope of a growing facility. In addition, you will need to help create consumer insights to drive innovation and new product development in the pharmaceutical sector.
The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Drive business development in the injectable excipients and medical device materials space for assigned assets.
  • Expand reach of our viatel bioresorbable polymers into new application markets in wider pharmaceutical & medical devices markets.
  • A candidate who can grow into a technical-commercial point of expertise to support customer needs or resolution of same would be attractive.
  • Lead efforts in the transdermal drug delivery space for wider Ashland excipients including Viatel and Gantrez: build market understanding, outline strategy, understand trends, key players and liaise with customers/stakeholders.
  • Develop/execute business case, resources, and marketing plans for new polymer materials/services in high value market segments.
  • This may include polymers/services for medical devices, drug delivery or other related spaces.
  • Work with the global sales team to identify customer opportunities and expand the business development [sales/pipeline] efforts.
  • Seek out new material technologies in life sciences segment for Ashland to pursue by organic development or inorganic routes.
  • Organic: Drive new Innova projects for internal development of new materials/ingredients.
  • Inorganic: Support activities relating to external technologies that may have potential fit in Ashland portfolio.
General Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with R&D, technical service, regulatory, sales and marketing teams to develop new applications, products, and technologies.
  • Work with sales and technical service, identify key stakeholders within the customers’ organization to build and foster strong relationships leading to mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Grow and translate the opportunity pipeline into revenue to meet business goals
  • Identify and support resolution of bottleneck areas required for business growth at our Mullingar facility.
  • Support sales to segment customers and analyze market environment, industry drivers, and competitive landscape in order to maximize value.
  • Develop promotional plans/programs to maximize reach of our technologies including presentations / webinars / tradeshows
  • Identify and assess potential business opportunities utilizing market research, business intelligence, competitive and scientific analysis, and pursue/maximize opportunities with the end goal of growing revenue and increasing profitability and market share.
  • Seek opportunities to grow the business through strategic partnerships, funding applications and product development agreements internally and with interested parties.
  • Working as part of the Pharma team preparing business plans, identifying opportunities, and launching products
  • Define key marketing performance metrics and tracking tools to provide market research, forecasts, competitive analyses, campaign results and market trends in order to translate results into actionable insights
  • Support entry/communication/feedback versus orders / samples and to enhance relationship with customers.
In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, pharmacy, chemistry, or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a related field.
  • A technical background in pharmaceutical / medical industry or materials technology would be an advantage.
  • Ability to travel, up to 25% globally.
  • Strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making.
  • Highly analytical and strategic thinker excited to identify and create opportunities to grow business.
  • An enthusiastic problem-solver with a strong result orientation.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and working collaboratively, cross-functionally, and globally.
  • Ability to build a compelling business case to justify executing on business proposals with financial acumen.
  • Ability to thrive in a multinational and multicultural environment.
The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:
  • An advanced degree, preferably an MBA, MS or PhD.
  • Relevant knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry or medical materials industry.
  • Past experience working within a phase/stage gate development process.
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.
Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. NOTE: We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Japan

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 18, 2024
Company Overview

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Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a global additives and specialty ingredients company with a conscious and proactive mindset for sustainability. The company serves customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, nutraceuticals, personal care and pharmaceuticals. Approximately 3,800 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Visit and to learn more. ™ Trademark, Ashland or its subsidiaries, registered in various countries.
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