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Business Development Specialist - B2B - Pharmaceuticals - Entry Level

Business Development Specialist - B2B - Pharmaceuticals - Entry Level

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Outstanding career opportunity to enter the world of Pharmaceutical Sales! 


  • This is an entry level position that could ultimately lead to a role in the Sales team
  • The candidate will be responsible for identifying and developing contacts with virtual Pharma companies, contract research organizations and consultants who are engaged in the development of oral solid dosages
  • Will be promoting the Ashland Pharmaceutical portfolio and technical capabilities. This will be achieved through cold calling, market research and attendance at appropriate industry events such as tradeshows, seminars and conferences from time to time


  • B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry or related field
  • Minimum 1 + years of experience in business development setting
  • The qualified candidate will have a strong technical background
  • The role will require a tenacious individual with a strong personality who can demonstrate resilience and the capacity to communicate effectively by phone
  • Additionally, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the capacity to work independently. They will be passionate and curious about the potential customer’s operations and the Pharmaceutical industry in general
  • Position location: Wilmington, DE


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2016-6447 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply online.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer.


At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.


Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.


Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.




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