VP, Commercial Development, Healthcare Services/Sampling

Job Locations US-NJ-Somerset
# of Openings
Sales/Business Development


The Vice President, Commercial Development Healthcare Services/Sampling is responsible for revenue growth, company financial health and relationship strength with customers. Additionally, to work in partnership with their customer solutions counterpart to increase penetration into existing customer accounts. This poaitions will also be responsible for prospecting and growing Knipper’s market penetration in new accounts by establishing and maintains key relationships within each of the assigned accounts as well as new accounts above the level of day-to-day contact, up to and including C/executive management.


  • Achieve all revenue targets for growth collectively as well as by service line and by customer type (new vs. existing).
  • Act as a subject matter expert in area of Healthcare Services and Sample Management to partner with other commercial development resources to win business.
  • Identify market and customer specific needs and work to develop solutions to meet those needs.
  • Provide expertise on solution expansion/development, packaging and rollout, to include pricing, profitability, and positioning.
  • Accurate and timely contracting of new business.
  • Actively engage in industry tradeshows, conferences and networking events to generate relationships and opportunities.
  • Ensure account strategies align with the organization’s goals.
  • Develop and implement account penetration plans for both new and existing clients.
  • Participate in client meetings as required to help improve client relationship as well as business development.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key decision makers in client organization.
  • Consult with assigned client’s key decision makers on business strategies that improve overall ROI.
  • Ensure all parties within Knipper have the proper knowledge and expectations of the client’s needs as well as their account strategy.
  • Represent client perspective and business goals to promote product and solution innovation and in turn impact organizational decisions.
  • Mentor Business Managers on strategy to grow account and manage client relationships.



  • 10 years’ experience related to healthcare services especiatlly related to sample management.
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in a client services/ sales role.
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in the life sciences industry.
  • Experience leading sales demonstrations, presentations to existing or potential clients.
  • Proven history of sales/ revenue generation.
  • Proven history of new client acquisition.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent collaboration in a team environment.
  • Deep network of current industry contacts.
  • Highly skilled in negotiating multimillion dollar contracts.



  • Ability to effectively balance and manage internal and client expectations.
  • Strong overall business knowledge specific to strategic planning, sales, and financial abilities.
  • Detailed knowledge of life sciences industry.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Advanced skill in business consulting and management.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office programs as well as Microsoft Project and Visio.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Ability to accurately perform steps and follow processes related to proposal generation and statements of work.
  • Ability to design solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Ability to identify process enhancement opportunities, training needs, and client challenges.
  • Ability to adjust leadership and communication style to motivate diverse groups to achieve extraordinary results.
  • Must be willing and able to travel overnight at times and day travel as well.  Travel time will vary and can be upto 25% of time.



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