Business Development Lead – Cell & Gene


Some of the most exciting advances in the pharmaceutical industry are happening in the Cell and Gene Therapy space. Patients with a terminal prognosis are now being offered curative treatments, and we are starting to see interventions for chronic disease being developed too.

Unleashing the promise of these therapies, expanding the range of indications targeted, and extending patient access will require new modalities and enabling technologies that address time, cost, and scale challenges in advanced therapies manufacturing.

Cell & Gene at TTP

TTP is engaged in the development of hardware for end-to-end manufacture, best-in-class unit operations, and innovative process analytical tools. Through the advances TTP makes in technology and product development, we help ensure that more people get access to life-changing therapies, working in partnership with many of the world’s leading tools companies, from emerging start-ups to S&P 500 companies.

We are seeking a senior business developer and account manager to work within the fast-growing field of cell and gene therapy, playing a key role in identifying, developing and maintaining new future commercial opportunities to build sales pipeline for the Cell and Gene 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 within our cell and gene business and playing a key role in its continued growth 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 bioprocessing tools in the cell and gene therapy sector.
  • An established network of contacts within the cell and gene community with whom you have successfully developed new business opportunities and maintained long term relationships.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrable thought leadership skills.
  • The ability to travel within the UK and internationally, 30% – 50% of the time.
  • Contract negotiation skills (an advantage, but not essential).


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings on Melbourn Science Park, 10 miles south of Cambridge. We’re be moving into our brand-new sustainable offices and labs in the same location on the 17th April!

Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas, and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We value the collaborative culture we’ve built and see the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and the business. However, we understand the importance of work-life balance and offer freedom and flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Our employee benefits include:

  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
  • Enhanced family friendly leave
  • Life insurance worth 6x salary
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • An activities and community fund that supports healthy activities that bring colleagues together; whether it’s lunchtime squash or football, Zumba or TTP’s own rock band. Colleagues initiate new clubs and outings whenever they feel there’s something missing!
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships

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Applying to TTP

We’re always recruiting

We never close our applications, because we never stop looking for people to join us. Our internships can be competitive though, so the earlier you apply the better.

We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.