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Academic Sales Executive - West Coast

Mission Bio

Mission Bio

Sales & Business Development
California, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024

About Mission Bio

Mission Bio is a high-growth, well-funded Series C company based in South San Francisco, California. Our mission is to enable our customers to eradicate cancer. We do so with our innovative microfluidic system that is the leader in the high throughput single cell, multi-omics space that is used by major cancer centers and pharma / biopharma companies globally to better characterize cancer as well as providing solutions to accelerate therapeutic development, such as the future standard of care in cell and gene therapy.

We are a dynamic and diverse team. We live by the culture of “One Cell One Team One Vision”. We are collaborative, we are driven, and we are curious.


The Sales Executive will leverage their knowledge of the translational and clinical biomarkers space and relationships with key opinion leaders in the Mid-West territory to achieve sales objectives in line with the Company's mission. Knowledge of cancer genomics and translational space is a plus.


  • Develop and manage to a business plan to meet/exceed business goals
  • Develop and maintain strategic account plans, and provide accurate forecasts and reports of sales activity entering data into Salesforce.com
  • Demonstrate funnel management skills with strong account management, good understanding of Capex and complex sales cycles and closing skills
  • Key Account Planning, market knowledge, competitive positioning
  • Understand scientific project needs and business needs of the customer to win the business
  • Utilize product and application knowledge to successfully conduct selling presentations

Required Skills, Education and Experience

  • Minimum of five years sales/business development experience in life science research
  • Minimum of B.S. Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell Biology or related field
  • Knowledge of Next Gen Sequencing and related molecular/genomics technologies.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong history of account relationships with key thought leaders in the translational and clinical biomarkers space.
  • Proven track record winning business and establishing long-term high-level customer relationships
  • Excellent sales skills, including prospecting, negotiating, listening, and closing
  • Must be willing to work from home office and travel up to 50%
What can Mission Bio offer you?
The base salary for this role is between $140,000 to $160,000 depending on experience. In addition, there is a commission plan, monthly car allowance and other perks.
Additional Benefits We Offer:
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as pre-tax commuter options and a 401(k) plan for all our US-based employees.
  • Unlimited PTO and Flexible Working Hours: We believe in the importance of work-life balance, offering unlimited vacation time to allow you the flexibility to recharge and be your most productive self at work. Plus, we support flexible working hours to accommodate your needs.
  • Training and Professional Development: Your manager will collaborate with you to define objectives for your professional growth, guiding you in advancing in your field.
  • Employee Assistance Program: We offer an Employee Assistance Program to provide support for various aspects of your well-being.
  • Travel Assistance Program: Our Travel Assistance Program ensures you're taken care of wherever your journey may lead.
  • And Much More: We value our team members and are committed to providing a robust benefits package to enhance your overall job satisfaction and quality of life.
Mission Bio is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.