Location: UK, Nationwide or North America

Salary: £35,000 – £45,000 per annum

Start: Immediately or flexible within 3 months

Duration: Permanent, Full time

Region: North America

Applications are invited for a Business Development Manager for North America to join our growing team working at the cutting edge of molecular biodiversity monitoring. The role will focus on working with key North American clients across multiple industries including infrastructure, energy and environmental consultancy. An understanding of protected species legislation, policy and licensing, biodiversity offsetting and net gain will be a distinct advantage.

NatureMetrics is a start-up technology company bringing high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies to the frontline of environmental management around the world.

We have grown steadily for three years and are now expanding following a recent investment raise. We are a team of bright, enthusiastic individuals who are excited to be breaking new ground and disrupting the world of biodiversity monitoring. We take great pride in our work and are seeking new team members who will do the same.

You will be part of a team of business developers, each responsible for a different geographical region and reporting to our Business Development Director. You will also work closely with the rest of our team. The role will be based in our offices in the Egham area but will involve frequent travel to North America. This is a role that carries a high level of responsibility. You will be comfortable working autonomously where necessary but must ultimately thrive as part of a team.

Familiarity with the tools we use (e.g. environmental DNA and metabarcoding) is helpful but not essential for this role since full training will be provided. Of greater importance is experience working in North America, preferably in the field of biodiversity science/ conservation.

The full specification can be found below. To apply, please email careers@naturemetrics.co.uk including a CV and covering letter. There is no fixed deadline for applications, and the position will be held open until we find the right candidate.

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Roles & Responsibilities

  • Represent NatureMetrics in North America, establishing key partnerships and strong networks with public-sector, private-sector and NGO stakeholders.
  • Develop business opportunities in the region, including running workshops for stakeholders and providing training on how DNA-based tools can be integrated into monitoring strategies.
  • Customer account management for clients operating in the region, which includes consulting on survey design and ensuring timely delivery of projects by coordinating with the laboratory and operations teams.
  • Train clients in the collection of eDNA samples. This may occasionally include joining survey teams in the field in remote locations.
  • Work with our Research Scientists and Statistician to advise clients on sampling design
  • Work with the NatureMetrics operations team to ensure supply of sampling equipment to clients in
    North America and to procure relevant permits to work and export samples where necessary.
  • Establish and maintain a working relationship with key partners and subcontractors.
  • Work with the wider business development team within NatureMetrics to develop opportunities with
    the largest clients operating internationally.
  • Maintain regular communications with the NatureMetrics team when overseas, complying with our policies and procedures at all times and upholding our standards and the core elements of our brand.
  • Build strong relationships with partners, collaborators and clients in the region.
  • Engage closely with the wider team to stay up to date with projects.
  • Work with our marketing team to produce online content and training materials relevant to North

Personal Specification

Education & qualities
  • No specific level of education is required
Specialist knowledge, skills & experience
  • Several years’ experience working within the North American market
  • A background in ecology, biodiversity science, conservation or similar
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

It would also be an advantage to have:

  • Experience in negotiating commercial contracts
  • An existing network of stakeholders in North America
  • Experience working on environmental impact assessment projects An understanding of environmental DNA and metabarcoding
  • Experience in science outreach activities and education
Interpersonal & communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills are vital
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to cultivate strong and lasting relationships
Additional requirements
  • All applicants are legally required to demonstrate the right to work/permission to work in the UK or North America.

Terms and Conditions

  • This is flexible – UK or North America based
Working pattern and hours
  • The postholder is expected to work 40 hours a week Monday to Friday with core hours between 10am and 4pm. Flexible working can also be agreed with the management team.
Length of appointment
  • Permanent
By Published On: 2nd March 2021Categories: Job Vacancy

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