TTP plc. Full-time 2022-03-07

Business Development Lead - Life Science

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


TTP is one of the world’s leading technology and product development companies, with an international reputation for value creation and business transformation.

Our life science business has grown substantially in recent years, driven by our ability to invent and develop new technology at the intersection of biology, physical science and engineering. Through technical leadership, innovation and disruptive thinking, we develop solutions for many of the world’s leading life science companies, from emerging start-ups to S&P 500 companies.

We work in a wide variety of application areas, including: bioprocess; cell therapy; high-throughput drug discovery; point of care diagnostics; cancer screening; gene editing; molecular detection and sequencing.

In addition to working with clients on a fees-for-time basis, we also develop enabling technologies for licensing ( or as a basis for new spin-out companies like Cellular Highways (

We are seeking a senior business developer to work across our life science business, taking a leading role in identifying and developing new future commercial opportunities to build sales pipeline for the team.


The activity of business development within TTP is deeply integrated with our technical teams, forming close links between our capabilities, ideas, and market opportunities. Insight gained through business development is a vital catalyst for the creation of new ideas and, as such, you will have an enquiring mind and strongly entrepreneurial outlook.

You will use your expert knowledge and insights to identify opportunities and work with our technical teams to develop new commercial propositions for our clients.

You will have excellent people skills and be able to build meaningful relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, both within TTP and the companies we engage. Operating across the business unit and as part of the leadership team, you will also seek to inspire and nurture business development capabilities in others.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for establishing new business relationships and building a significant leads and sales pipeline.
  • Strong academic credentials in engineering or science coupled with in depth knowledge of the life science sector.
  • At least 10 years of post-graduate work experience.
  • Direct experience of the life science and / or healthcare sector, resulting from working in the industry. Specific experience in the diagnostics, ‘omics or cell and gene space would be a distinct advantage.
  • Demonstrable thought leadership skills.
  • An established network of contacts with whom you have successfully developed new business opportunities.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to develop effective sales and marketing collateral.
  • Proven ability to identify prospective clients and partners and secure introductory meetings with senior stakeholders.
  • A strong understanding of research and development and the commercialisation of technologies and products.
  • Contract negotiation skills would be an advantage.
  • The ability to travel internationally, 30% - 50% of the time.


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you with the freedom to do your best work. We value our collaborative culture and the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and to the business. We also understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
  • Life insurance worth 6 x salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, with the option to return part-time for a year
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • A wide range of activities including squash, Zumba, yoga, arts and crafts, and TTP’s own rock band
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

How to apply

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