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Digital Content Editor


Biocom is looking for a self-driven, hard-working Digital Content Editor. This position is responsible for Biocom’s on-line presence and user experience, including the organization's web sites and online communications. This position works with the MARCOM team to maintain the graphic consistency, writing style, and photographic quality of the website, including uploading new digital photos and keeping the site visually appealing to help drive membership and overall engagement.


Working at Biocom provides a strong team environment and the opportunity to work within life sciences sector, one of the strongest sectors in San Diego.


Position Responsibilities: ‚Äč

  • Develop and implement content strategy for website and email campaigns to increase user engagement and conversions.
  • Manage all Biocom sites and selected publications from a content and image perspective in keeping with the organization's marketing initiatives and strategic plan and to ensure consistency of messages
  • Serves as overall editor and approval source of changes for the Content Management System (CMS) and assists with the management of the CMS through content assessment, usability reviews, etc.
  • Manage email marketing automation campaigns using ESPs like Pardot, including building templates to be used organization wide.
  • Oversees web-related projects and coordinates production schedules with MARCOM team.
  • Manage optimization strategy of website, landing pages and email campaigns using a data centric methodology
  • Ongoing multivariate testing and website traffic analysis to support website and landing page improvements.
  • Assist in managing the editorial process, content calendars, and ideation of blog content.
  • Design, launch and manage programs to engage members and build a strong community.
  • Track metrics across all programs and initiatives.
  • Monitor relevant emerging web technologies, market trends, tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
  • Implement and monitor SEO best practices including but not limited to backlink monitoring, development of contextual marketing strategy and ongoing meta tag maintenance.
  • Provide regular reports to supervisors showing site traffic and make recommendations to strengthen user experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Competency Requirements:


This position requires demonstrated experience with web content management; familiarity with The AP Style Book, strong interpersonal and communication skills, experience writing and editing for web publications, and demonstrated knowledge of web production. The ability to work well under pressure, work in a creative team environment, meet multiple deadlines, and handle multiple projects is also necessary.


Required Skills:

  • Entrepreneurial -- you're a self-starter that knows how to make things happen.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Results-driven with ability to determine and articulate program effectiveness, and ROI.
  • Experience with marketing automation and Content Management Systems (i.e. WordPress, Site.com etc.)
  • Email marketing experience.
  • Content driven and marketing focused approach.
  • Experience managing SEO strategies.
  • Outstanding communicator (written, verbal, visual) with strong writing, editing skills
  • Hands-on experience building online communities and customer portals.
  • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS.
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and strong interpersonal skills with an ability to interact with all levels in the organization.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills to meet numerous scheduled and unforeseen requests and deadlines, and ability to deal with numerous interruptions throughout the day and still perform necessary tasks.

Required Education/Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, communications/journalism, or marketing.
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficient at using various analytical tools (i.e. Google Analytics).
  • Experience working with creative and/or technical development of web based solutions, technology and emerging media
  • Microsoft Office tools

Other skills/experience desired but not required:

  • Adobe Creative Suite experience
  • Salesforce experience
  • Google AdWords Certification
  • Google Analytics Certification

Candidates should be prepared to provide work samples and writing samples.


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  Please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to biocom.org and reference “Digital Content Editor” in the subject line.  Biocom is EOE.


Business Development Manager – Los Angeles Region


The Business Development Manager will primarily be responsible for membership recruitment and retention, and promoting member usage of Biocom Purchasing Group’s supplier network in the greater Los Angeles Region.  The Business Development Manager will work with Biocom’s Sr. Director of Membership to develop long term relationships with members, industry leaders and to represent Biocom and the Biocom Purchasing Group in the Greater Los Angeles Region.  The Business Development manager will assist with events, member services, and member outreach as well as performing their business development duties.  


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with Biocom and Biocom Purchasing Group sales efforts in the Greater Los Angeles Region.
  • Drives member usage of existing Supplier products and services and products working in coordination with Biocom Purchasing Group Suppliers.
  • Partners with members to identify and evaluate Purchasing Group contracts that deliver cost savings opportunities to drive ROI.
  • Represents Biocom and Biocom Purchasing Group at networking events.
  • Responsible for achieving budgeted revenue goals.
  • Collaborates with internal sales and marketing teams to develop collateral to support sales and retention efforts.
  • Leverages SalesForce as a key sales enabling technology and ensures timely and accurate updating of customer records internally and externally with Purchasing Group Suppliers.
  •  Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.


Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of proven excellence in business development or professional sales.
  • Experience in or selling into the life science market and/or experience with the L.A. B2B market. Experience in both areas is ideal.
  • Strong desire to work in a fast paced team focused organization.
  • Ability to manage competing obligations with collective goals.
  • Must have exemplary verbal and written skills with an ability to communicate descriptively or persuasively with all levels in an organization.
  • Ability to speak effectively in public meetings and make convincing presentations.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism and credibly at all times.
  • Proficiency with SalesForce or similar CRM.
  • Must be able technically sophisticated and possess working knowledge of general office equipment.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite products.
  • Required travel: Regional travel and occasional travel to Biocom headquarters in San Diego.

To apply please email biocomhr@biocom.org your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and reference “Business Development Manager – Los Angeles Region” in the subject line.   No phone calls or recruiters. Biocom is an EOE.


Business Development Manager – Northern California Region


Biocom is the largest and most developed regional life science association in the country serving the greater Southern California region for over 20 years by leading initiatives in advocacy, capital development, workforce and talent development, networking/best practices, and group purchasing.  Serving over 830 member companies Biocom is a leader in cluster development and industry acceleration. Biocom historically has served Southern California with limited participation from Northern California organizations, but market conditions and customer demand has resulted in the accumulation of 120 Northern California members without any external outreach.  In response to this demand we have recently hired a Business Development Director to better serve these existing customer and Biocom is hiring a Business Development Manager for the Northern California region to recruit and retain additional members. 

The Business Development Manager will primarily be responsible for membership recruitment and retention, and promoting member usage of Biocom Purchasing Group’s supplier network.  The Business Development Manager will work with the Director of Business Development to develop long term relationships with members, industry leaders and to represent Biocom and the Biocom Purchasing Group in the Northern California Region.  The Business Development manager will assist with events, member services, and member outreach as well as performing their business development duties.   


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists Biocom and Biocom Purchasing Group sales efforts in the Greater San Francisco Bay area.
  • Drives member usage of existing Supplier products and services and products working in coordination with Biocom Purchasing Group Suppliers. 
  • Partners with members to identify and evaluate Purchasing Group contracts that deliver cost savings opportunities to drive ROI.
  • Represents Biocom and Biocom Purchasing Group at networking events.
  • Responsible for achieving budgeted revenue goals.
  • Collaborates with internal sales and marketing teams to develop collateral to support sales and retention efforts.
  • Leverages SalesForce as a key sales enabling technology and ensures timely and accurate updating of customer records internally and externally with Purchasing Group Suppliers.
  • Partners with Purchasing Group suppliers to ensure joint goals are realized and members experience high levels of satisfaction.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.


Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of proven excellence in business development or professional sales.
  • Strong desire to work in a fast paced team focused organization.
  • Ability to manage competing obligations with collective goals.   
  • Must have exemplary verbal and written skills with an ability to communicate descriptively or persuasively with all levels in an organization.
  • Ability to speak effectively in public meetings and make convincing presentations.
  • Maintain a high degree of professionalism and credibly at all times. 
  • Proficiency with SalesForce or similar CRM.
  • Must be able technically sophisticated and possess working knowledge of general office equipment.   
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite products.
  • Required travel:  Regional travel and occasional travel to Biocom headquarters in San Diego.

To apply please email biocomhr@biocom.org your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and reference “Business Development Manager – Northern California Region” in the subject line.   No phone calls or recruiters. Biocom is an EOE.