Role details

VP of Sales; Life Sciences

Boston   •   USD145,000 - USD175,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Targeting someone with a LifeSciences industry background
  • Role can be based anywhere but preference would be in the Boston area.

About Our Client

Our client is an international firm that is has recently been in a rapid growth phase with a number of acquisitions. The VP of Sales; Life Sciences will be a new position to consolidate the varied businesses to one unified approached with a focus on transitioning the business from a relationship/ account management sales strategy to one that is much more KPI focused. They are targeting a VP of Sales that will shift the culture to a more entrepreneurial standard. Candidates with previous experiences shifting a sales team from gatherers to hunters will be preferred.

Job Description

As this life sciences firm continues its growth, they continue to seek top sales management talent for this current VP of Sales opportunity and are currently looking for a VP of Sales; Life Sciences. Apply your sales leadership experience in the B2B services arena and join as they expand our North American presence in the Life Sciences sector. Achieve a new level of success and drive company growth by leveraging the increasing demand for our advanced products that are well positioned in the market. We will look to you to you, as a sales leader, to help continue the growth of the business. As the VP of Sales ; Life Sciences vertical, based in one of our many national sales offices, you will provide leadership and support to a team of outside sales consultants in local markets they represent in remote markets across the US, CAN, and MEX. These sales consultants are focused on generating new business within the life sciences industry, maintaining our customer base and increasing our market share in a highly consultative environment.

A career with this client is truly an opportunity to join a company poised for years of growth. Your prior experience managing outsourced B2B services sold directly to life science businesses, particularly when it involved educating prospects and strategic partners, will prove to be invaluable. As part of our sales leadership team, you will build a team, and use your demonstrated communication skills and ability to motivate others to lead by example in a dynamic growth organization.


  • Manage sales consultant pipeline to ensure team is at or above quota at all times
  • Analyze quality of prospective clients with sales consultants to proactively deliver monthly, quarterly and annual quota
  • Monitor team performance, provide ongoing feedback and apply clear, consistent performance standards aligned with plan goals
  • Understand the company, the market, the Life Sciences Industry and the competition.
  • Leverage financial understanding the company's value proposition to ensure service fee revenue strength that withstands competitive bids
  • Develop and implements quarterly and annual business plans
  • Demonstrate deep level of understanding of firm's book of business and current sales cycle
  • Accurately forecast prospective clients within the life sciences vertical to achieve targeted worksite employee goals and revenue targets agreed with the C-Level team.
  • Validate pipeline by assessing early-stage leads.
  • Demonstrate a strong external focus including external industry involvement to influence direction and build the firm's reputation in the life sciences vertical market.
  • Share important information and ideas with key stakeholders using effective methods and channels in a timely manner.
  • Cascade company and departmental information appropriately and shares information that is actionable and meaningful.
  • Foster co-operation, communication and commitment among team. Encourage collaboration within and across organizational boundaries.
  • Anticipate and resolve conflicts and remove barriers to success.
  • Establish mechanism to ensure optimal level of teamwork by valuing contributions, and encouraging accountability.
  • Acts as key player in managing corporate change initiatives. Initiates and drives constructive corporate, organization and/or work group changes.
  • Create and develop a high performing team by mentoring, challenging, and developing employees. Motivate team by supporting their individual and team growth and by celebrating their success and achievements. Provide positive feedback and celebrate others' success as well as provide corrective feedback to inspire team to stretch and perform their best.

The Successful Applicant


  • Minimum 10-15 years' management experience required
  • Experience leading a remotely based sales team
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in consultative sales
  • Minimum 5 years of B2B sales experience required
  • Experience working in or selling to the Life Sciences Industry
  • Prior experience selling in one of the following industries: Filtration, Membranes, Lab Products, Disposables, etc.
  • PEO industry experience preferred; Human Capital Management industry experience a plus

What's on Offer

Great opportunity to lead and develop a sales organization with a growing international company

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