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Business Unit Director (Quantitative)

€80k - €130k | UK, France |  Market research agency/consultancy |  Permanent  | Ref:886395

The Role

Business Unit Director - Healthcare Market Research, €80,000 - €130,000, Lyon, Paris or UK

Our internationally recognised market research client is recruiting for a key position within their senior leadership team. They require a quantitative Business Unit Director to take responsibility for maintaining and securing existing business, whilst developing sales and business relationships through new revenue streams. The position will ideally be based in their Lyon HQ, but there is the opportunity for the right candidate to be based in Paris or the UK with frequent travel to Lyon.


The Company

Our client are experts in their field - specialising in primary market research for the healthcare industry:

  • They were created and have been continuously led by physicians and PhDs who are experts in their respective fields

  • Truly international presence with offices around Europe and the USA, benefiting from 15 different nationalities!

  • Real quantitative experts with a consultative led approach to problem solving

  • They demonstrate real innovation, and have shown strong growth over the last few years


The Role

Reporting into the CEO, this Business Unit Director will lead the business for a portfolio of clients within the pharma industry and will require a combination of business development skills and quantitative research expertise. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Accountable for turnover and margin, maintaining and developing close relationships with clients

  • Help to develop sales with new and existing clients, designing winning proposals to answer client needs

  • Overall responsibility for projects, adding value to the deliverables to ensure clients are happy with the service provided

  • Guiding and managing project management / research support teams

  • Other general team management responsibilities



In order to be successful in this position:

  • You will ideally be based in or willing to travel frequently to Lyon

  • You will be an expert at managing and selling quantitative market research, preferably with an understanding of analytics

  • You will have experience leading a team with strong commercial acumen and an understanding of P&L

  • You will have excellent verbal and written English skills


What should you do next?

This Business Unit Director job is a great role and won't be around for long! So don't delay. If you are unsure and need some advice, give me a ring, otherwise just click apply, upload your CV and send, it's really that easy!

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Matt Goldrick

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

I work in our market research and consulting team, specialising in senior vacancies within both pharma companies and external agencies

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

The roles I cover range from Associate and Research Directors, Senior Consultants and Business Intelligence Managers and Directors. I also cover C-suite roles.

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

We’re seeing a real shift from ‘traditional’ market research agencies who are recognising the need to provide more than just research solutions for their clients. In a marketplace that is becoming increasingly  competitive, the ability to stay ahead of the curve and provide more consultative, insightful, actionable solutions covering the whole marketing mix is paramount.

What’s makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?

I don’t give up easily and I’m very detail orientated – love a good spreadsheet!


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