Business Development Manager - Germany Austria

Req ID #:  186891

Kaarst, DE, 41564 Cologne, NW, DE, 51105 Erkrath, NW, DE, 40699 Freiburg, DE, 79108

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   

Our European Sales Team are recruiting a Business Development Manager (m/f/d) for the assigned geographic territory of Germany and Austria. 




  • Handle inquires and qualify all prospective opportunities. Identify the business model at these accounts and effectively communicate the value proposition of the company’s products and services.
  • Work with the client services team to ensure that the customer has a cohesive and responsive team throughout the sales process.
  • Work with management to prepare and implement a comprehensive territory management plan to indicate target opportunities, potential new accounts, expansion of existing accounts and an analysis of competitor accounts.
  • Gather data on marketing trends and competitive products and pricing.
  • Utilize CRM to capture customer information.
  • Complete all required sales documentation in a timely manner.
  • Participate in sales meetings and trade shows as required. 
  • Share customer problems/concerns with all appropriate departments for quality resolution.



  • This position will be a home based. 
  • Must be based in the territory and fluent in German. 
  • This position requires frequent domestic and international travel.


  • Master degree or equivalent in life sciences, sales or related discipline. 
  • Established sales experience in life science industry. CRO industry experience is a plus.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. English speaking Proficient in the use of standard office computer applications.



  • Unlimited full-time position with varied, demanding activities.
  • Work in a future-oriented global industry.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Participation in shaping your field of activity in a motivated team.



Please apply under job ID 186891 via our career portal with your application documents in English and your earliest possible starting date.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Charles River Laboratories Germany GmbH

Human Resources
Max-Planck-Str. 15a
40699 Erkrath
Phone: 0211 9255-356 (Michaela Klein)

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities. 


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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