Pharma Sales at Mission Bio
South San Francisco, CA, US

Are you curious, driven, and collaborative? Do you want to work at one of the most innovative and impactful biotech companies in the bay area? We are #2 on the Scientist 2018 Top 10 innovations list and voted 2019 method of the year in single cell multi-omics by Nature. Our mission is to enable our customers to cure cancer.


Mission Bio is a start-up developing innovative solutions in single-cell genomics to enable precision biology and translational research with the discoveries to impact patient care. We are a small team that is growing rapidly, so this is an opportunity for talented, driven individuals to make a significant impact on the direction and success of an exciting young company. If you are a collaborative, curious, hardworking professional who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive environment, we would love to meet you. Mission Bio offers a comprehensive benefits and wellness package to eligible employees.



The Specifics…

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the Commercial Team as Sales Executive, Pharma and Industrial Accounts.  This exciting and challenging role is responsible for managing business, identifying, pursuing, and closing new opportunities within the territory. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and passionate individual with a driven, curious, and collaborative spirit to join the team at Mission Bio, ensure the company’s success by driving to achieve revenue targets and play a key role in enabling our customers’ goals of making precision medicine a reality.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Demonstrate technical acumen to consult with customers on technology solutions
  • Expand biopharma business with value-based strategic selling by building the business case for adopting precision biomarkers in clinical development
  • Develop and manage 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
  • Demonstrate funnel management skills with strong account management and closing skills
  • Territory Key Account Planning, market knowledge, competitive positioning
  • Understand scientific project needs and business needs of the customer to win the business
  • Develop and maintain current knowledge of genetic analysis markets, products, and buying practices necessary to effectively compete in the territory
  • Utilize product and application knowledge to successfully conduct selling presentations
  • Minimum of 8 years sales experience in life science research with an emphasis on selling genomics solutions to translational and clinical biomarker groups and solid understanding of pharma drug discovery and development workflows
  • Experience structuring and negotiating various types of agreements and contracts with complicated stakeholders across all levels of the organization in pharma, biotech and CROs
  • Minimum of B.S. Degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field
  • Proven track record winning business and establishing long term high level customer relationships
  • Excellent sales skills, including prospecting, negotiating, listening, and closing
  • Knowledge of Next Gen Sequencing
  • Must be willing to travel up to 70%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to maintain a home office and travel overnight up to 60% of the time based on the territory.    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



  • Work 100% remotely, maintaining a home office within reasonable proximity to major airport
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle, car insurance, and acceptable driving record