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Director, Business Development, Precision Medicine in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

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    Secaucus, NJ
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Job Description

Director, Business Development – Precision Medicine


Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2017 revenues of $7.4 Billion, and approximately 42,000 employees and 2,100 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions.

Quest Diagnostics Healthcare IT solutions connect over 165,000 physicians.

Approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and improve their business performance.


  • FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list

  • Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

  • Forbes Global 2000

  • Barron’s 500”

  • Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

  • Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings


    Diagnostic Testing Services

    Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.


    In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

    Quest Diagnostics’ long term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

  • Deliver Innovative Solutions

  • Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

  • Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

  • Deliver Superior Patient Experiences


Position Description

The Director of Business Development for Precision Medicine is responsible to maintain and grow existing Precision Medicine business. The position requires a self-starter with proven revenue-generating skills, strategic planning, and executing a multi-year business development strategy.

The position reports to the Director of Companion Diagnostics, and work location is flexible.


  • Retain, extend, and acquire pharmaceutical and biotech partnerships through effective identification of opportunities and implementation of solutions

  • Develop a healthy pipeline of solid commercial opportunities to meet and exceed revenue goals

  • Keep abreast of diagnostics and personalized medicine developments (internal and external) in the relevant TAs that may impact and/or present an opportunity for added value

  • Utilize strong product, market knowledge and sales experience to manage complex sales and resolve customer questions and concerns

  • Strong business and financial acumen: ability to manage contracts and solutions as a “win-win” for both the client and Quest Diagnostics

  • Healthcare industry knowledge on trends and influences for our client base

  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and how to tailor to our client solutions

  • Management of sales activity and tracking of key sales actions

  • Knowledge and experience across multiple technologies and modalities of diagnostics



The successful candidate for Director of Business Development for Precision Medicine will have the following attributes and/or experiences:

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant sales experience, preferably in Companion Diagnostic and/or experience in Pharmaceutical BD/alliance management

  • BA with advanced degree preferred

  • CDx/Dx experience from a major diagnostics or pharmaceutical company is a plus

  • A sense of urgency to outperform in a highly competitive market space

  • Proven track record of developing compelling business cases

  • Knowledge of test sample journey, currently utilized diagnostic technologies preferred

  • Proven experience with a broad base of external customers including patients, prescribers, payers, providers

  • Ability to combine both scientific and commercial knowledge to meet customer needs

  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate complex concepts

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects

  • Occasional travel is required, estimated 30%


Personal Competencies

The successful candidate for Director will demonstrate through education and experience the following competencies:

  • Project Management                 
  • Effective Communicator
  • Negotiating
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Political Savvy
  • Customer Focus
  • Perseverance
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Oral and written communication skills