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Director of Sales

BioSpace, Inc.
West Des Moines, Iowa
Negotiable + benefits
Start date
Jun 3, 2024

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Sales & Service, Business Development
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

If you like working at a company where individual contribution matters and is recognized, where you can have both autonomy and support to achieve your goals and where creativity and accomplishment are rewarded, then you should consider BioSpace. Our team operates with a fun, entrepreneurial style that combines our passion & high-energy with an aggressive vision of growing the company.

BioSpace, Inc. is the leading online community for industry news and careers for life science professionals. For over 35 years, BioSpace has provided essential insights, opportunities and tools to connect innovative organizations and talented professionals who advance health and quality of life across the globe.

BioSpace has an exciting opportunity for sales leader to join our team. We are looking for a results-driven individual that is proactive and thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for leading the new business strategy along with supporting and enhancing our existing processes to drive revenue growth. As a player-coach, you will also have the opportunity to work directly with clients and to lead by example. You will be responsible for developing relationships and strategies with key decision makers for new business expansion.

Employees located in the Des Moines, Iowa area work a hybrid schedule: In-office Monday – Wednesday, and work-from-home option Thursday – Friday.

  In this position you will:

  • Build out the new business function and lead a growing, high-performance team
  • Assist in development and execution of strategic plans to achieve sales targets within schedule
  • Track, analyze, and present sales team statistics based on key quantitative metrics
  • Develop and enhance plans, processes, and best practices to support the day-to-day activities of the team
  • Develop an intimate understanding of our business, products, services and customers to serve as a subject matter expert (SME) and to lead forward-thinking initiatives and new sales opportunities
  • Collaborate with Customer Success, Marketing and other internal teams to maximize client ROI
  • Creatively and efficiently resolve issues and navigate challenging situations
  • Use data and analytics to provide valuable insights to BioSpace clients and internal stakeholders
  • Secure new and deepen and broaden existing client relationships Initiate and maintain a proactive schedule of touch-points with BioSpace clients
  • Generate consistent cross-selling and new product opportunities within existing accounts
  • Deliver a consultative, solution-oriented sales approach to maximize results
  • Establish, develop and maintain positive internal and external relationships
  • Utilize CRM tools/resources available to efficiently and effectively manage you and your team’s business
  • Be a company ambassador within accounts and channel partners, maximizing our brand recognition and mindshare

Job Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of sales, marketing or strategic client-facing experience
  • 2+ years of formal leadership experience
  • Bachelor’s degree business, marketing, or related field or equivalent experience
  • Desire and demonstrated success with business development, relationship management, marketing strategy & execution
  • Ability to develop relationships with high level executives and decision makers
  • Ability to create and deliver presentations tailored to the audience needs
  • Excellent selling, communication and negotiation skills
  • Prioritizing, time management and organization skills
  • Superb written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate within a team
  • Tech-savvy, with the ability to quickly learn to leverage new tools and apply new processes
  • Proficiency in using MS Office and CRMs (Salesforce)

BioSpace offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including the week off between Dec 25 and Jan 1!

Interested candidates may apply through our website at  Questions may also be emailed to:

Pre-employment background check required.



BioSpace champions the Life Sciences industry as a digital hub for news and careers. Since 1985, BioSpace has provided essential insights, opportunities and tools to connect the innovative organizations and talented professionals who advance health and quality of life across the globe. offers a multi-faceted venue for industry professionals to come together on the Web with several unique and reliable resources. It has become the centralized source for information and job listings for the Life Sciences industry.


  • Daily news and job postings is a comprehensive source of information for Life Sciences professionals. Reliable news content is posted daily, keeping followers and investors up to date on the latest in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Along with breaking news, jobs are posted daily from some of the best companies in the industry. There are several opt-in emails, like GenePool, that provide daily news and career opportunities.


  • Talent Connect BioSpace offers career events for life science recruiting professionals who want to take the recruiting process to the next level. Talent Connect career events are next generation networking events. The events bring together top companies and thousands of highly qualified candidates across various disciplines, giving hiring managers and candidates the opportunity to meet face-to-face. Several Talent Connect events are held across the country throughout the year in some of the most thriving Life Sciences communities.


  • Hotbed Communities For over 30 years, BioSpace’s world-renowned Hotbed communities have highlighted specific regions or “Hotbeds” of industry activity. Each year-long Hotbed campaign features innovative Life Sciences communities on a country-wide map. The map features company logos and original artwork with renderings of company buildings, depicting their location on the map. On, Hotbed Maps are interactive linking the company image to their online profiles.

A spot on the Hotbed map is a coveted position. The map and individual Hotbed regions are printed on thousands of promotional materials annually and distributed across the nation. In fact, the original Biotech Bay™ map from 1989 hangs on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
BioSpace Hotbeds include: Biotech Bay Biotech Beach BioCapital BioMidwest Bio NC BioForest Genetown, Ideal EmployerPharm Country, NextGen Bio 


  • Branding Solutions Deliver your message to our audience of industry professionals through our targeted channels. Use banners, Skyscrapers, e-mails, and more to promote your brand to job seekers and other relevant industry professionals.

Having a company profile includes an online description of your business with contact information, development pipeline, and key management. It also includes reciprocal links to your clinical trials, press releases, jobs, events, and corporate URL (where applicable).

BioSpace has been, and continues to be, the go-to website for reliable and up to date information on all things biotech and pharmaceuticals for over 30 years. Promoting your company with BioSpace’s advertising and recruitment solutions not only reaches a large audience, but a passionate and experienced audience of job seekers and Life Sciences professionals.

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BioSpace, Inc.
10506 Justin Drive

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