Big Health

US Business Development Manager

Position Purpose

Overview Billions of people worldwide are suffering from problems for which we have proven behavioral solutions. Yet most can’t access anything other than pills. That’s where we come in. We take your data and turn it into personalized behavioral medicine – to help you sleep better, stop smoking and worry less, without pills or potions. Our first product, Sleepio, is a digital sleep improvement program clinically proven to help overcome long term poor sleep. Our ambition is much greater – to transform non-drug healthcare using the power of technology. Our partners include Jawbone, Fitbit, Oxford University and two leading multinational health insurers. We’re VC backed, raising our Series A from Index Ventures and Forward Partners, the UK’s two leading Venture Capital firms. Your role As Business Development manager you’ll report into the Commercial Lead and be responsible for: • Shaping our US commercial strategy • Building our enterprise and clinical sales channels • Developing key partnerships in a range of areas including wearable device companies, private and public payers and medical groups
Skills & requirements - You will:

Have 3 - 5 years experience in business development, strategy consulting or a startup
Hands on commercial and operational experience
Have an interest in the US healthcare market – experience is an advantage but not needed
Value creating relationships as well as closing deals
Be self-motivated and organized
Relish the prospect of taking on responsibility within a rapidly growing team
Not too proud to get your hands dirty
Have a passion for technology and its potential
Love the idea of using your skills to improve people's health

Compensation A competitive base salary and benefits, share options and generous cash bonuses for meeting targets. Location: San Francisco About the company Co-Founded by ex-insomnia-sufferer Peter Hames and Oxford University psychologist Professor Colin Espie, our goal is to help billions of people worldwide sleep better, stop smoking and worry less – without pills or potions. Our first product, Sleepio, is a digital sleep improvement program featuring proven cognitive and behavioral techniques, led by your virtual expert The Prof and his narcoleptic dog Pavlov. In a world-leading clinical trial Sleepio has been shown to be comparable in effectiveness to face to face therapy, and many times more effective than sleeping pills. The Lancet called Sleepio “A proven intervention for sleep disorders using the internet…from www to zzz”. We’re a well funded, VC backed startup with the UK’s two leading VC firms – Index Ventures and Forward Partners – behind us. We were one of Jawbone UP’s ten worldwide API launch partners and we’ve also partnered with Fitbit and BodyMedia to ensure our users have a choice of wearables to track their sleep. With an advisory panel featuring Martha Lane Fox (UK Digital Champion), Prof Sir Neil Douglas (Emeritus Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges) and Esther Dyson (Angel investor) we are uniquely well placed to succeed. With offices in London and San Francisco our small team is dedicated to creating the next generation of personalised healthcare in a way that doesn’t feel like medicine. Friday Team Talks ensure that we keep learning from each other and we balance the hard work with regular nights out. We’d love you to get in touch. How to apply We’d like to know why you think you would excel in and enjoy the role. Please email your answer plus your resume to

Job Summary

  • San Francisco, CA, US
Date Posted:
22 Sep 2014
Business Development