Manager - Business Development - Digital

Pensacola, Florida, United States | Business Development | Full-time

Apply by: May 10, 2021

BioNews Employee Value Proposition
Be part of a special organization whose passion and culture are all about its patients. Contribute to helping our patient communities have a better quality of life. Learn about healthcare. Learn about rare diseases. Learn about publishing. Learn about research. Grow personally and professionally through direct engagement in how we deliver our services. Bring your passion to advocate for those living with rare diseases. Help spread awareness about the daily challenges that most will never have to face. We “live our culture”. Join us and make a difference. Work remote in most circumstances. We are very proud of the fact that we employ actual rare disease patients who contribute to our business.

Who is BioNews
BioNews Services is a leading online health, science, publication, and research company that exists for one purpose: to serve the patient living with a rare disease. We do this by connecting them with current, trusted, and relevant news and information. This content is delivered regularly and provided by actual patients as well as professional journalists, writers, editors, scientists, and experienced media executives.  Our end customers are truly patients living with rare diseases. 

Our  Company Culture: 
BioNews has a professionally led culture that is based on our foundation to support individuals affected by rare diseases. This means we operate as a professional organization that includes a real-life Vision, Mission, and Values. We treat our associates as professional individuals. In a professional environment, we understand and believe our actions are better when done professionally through processes that include communications,  strategic planning, business planning, organization development, leadership development, learning and development, performance management, and other human resources processes. We practice consultative management and value collaboration and firmly believe that "none of us is as good as all of us.  

BioNews Vision
To empower, inspire, and champion the patient voice as the preeminent resource that serves to engage, inform, and connect the global rare disease community.

BioNews Purpose
We connect rare disease communities by providing a unified and distinctive space to engage, educate, and empower those affected by rare diseases to help improve patient health and quality of life.

Values: R.A.R.E.


Characteristics of people we’d like to be part of our team
Passionate about our culture. Engaging. Flexible. Interested in learning. Wants to be part of a growing, learning organization. 

We are currently looking for a Regular, Full time, Exempt employee for the role of Manager - Business Development - Digital in our Business Development Department. 

Position Summary: 

The primary purpose of the Manager of Business Development Digital is to support and secure all insides sales for our Digital content platform that consists of client advertising, sponsorships, content syndication, and other sales opportunities in order to sustain and grow a strong profitable book of business. The manager will take direction from the Director of Business Development Digital and will collaborate with other members of the organization. The Manager will monitor sales metrics and manage the entire sales administration process. They will collaborate with various professionals, so it’s essential that they have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable working in a team environment. They should also be able to lead and motivate the sales team to achieve specific goals. The role entails a knowledge of professionalized sales, as well as the ability to explore and identify new revenue opportunities and implement growth strategies for the purposes of increasing revenue, and leveraging leadership skills to help other sales team grow and develop.


Pensacola, Florida : This position is strongly preferred to be located in the corporate office in Pensacola, FL. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee all sales opportunities, including responses to capabilities inquiries, RFPs, and sales renewals from current customers.
  • Manage the BD associates • Set and track sales targets for your team
  • Suggest and implement improvements in the sales administration process
  • Coordinate department projects to meet deadlines
  • Report on sales metrics and suggest improvements
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual sales forecasts
  • Use customer feedback to generate ideas about new features or products
  • Research and discover methods to increase customer engagement
  • Ensure sales, finance and legal policies and procedures are met
  • Build an open-communication environment for your team
  • Represent the company's products to clients, partners and other relevant third parties, including presentations and demonstrations of capabilities and solutions, PR activities
  • Develop sales opportunities with healthcare media agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and other potential clients.
  • Establish a healthy, productive, and evolving culture within the sales department.
  • Human Resources - Organize the function with the appropriate quality and quantity of people to ensure all performance expectations are achieved. Recruit, develop, manage, retain and scale the team. Support and perpetuate the Company’s culture and HR processes
  • Planning – Participate and support the Company’s planning processes.

Education Required:

  • BA/BS Degree in business or marketing

Education Preferred: 

  • BS degree in Marketing

Experience Required:

  • Strong understanding of sales strategies with proven ability to build and lead all facets of a sales function.
  • Successful record of at least 2+ years and sales performance attainment in sales management and sales

Experience Preferred:

  • Strong understanding of sales and marketing strategies
  • 2+ years’ healthcare industry • 2+ years’ in digital publishing industry
  • 2+ years’ selling to the pharmaceutical industry
  • 2+ years’ selling to ad agencies in the healthcare industry
  • 1+ years’ sales management Minimum of 1-year experience in rare diseases
  • Small company

Knowledge Required 

  • Publishing
  • Digital Advertising
  • Proficient sales processes

Skills Required:

  • Key Performance Indicator management
  • Excellent customer service • Excellent follow-up and follow-through
  • Negotiation
  • Communications (oral, written)
  • Organization
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PP, Outlook) Proficient
  • Google Apps

Skilsl Preferred: 

  • Pipedrive CRM

Abilities Required:

  • Flexible
  • Open Minded
  • Ability to execute and measure multifaceted campaigns and day-to-day communications initiatives
  • Poise and calm under pressure and a desire to immerse yourself in a client's business to become a true partner
  • Ability to work with senior leadership team to identify new business opportunities and lead new business processes