Head of Transactions Oncology

Posted 2 years ago

Key responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships between our company and Heads of Business Development, CEOs, Research and Commercial Heads, of outside companies and leading university scientists to position The company as a credible in- and outlicensing partner.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with key stakeholders (Commercial, Search & Evaluation, Project Management, Research & Development, Finance, Legal and Management) in building sustainable partnering strategies for current and upcoming pipeline assets.
  • Develop and maintain a solid, active and trustworthy network of potential pharma partners, through a thorough understanding of their portfolio strategies and evolution.
  • Create on going visibility and interest in the company’s portfolio by strongly positioning the company portfolio to secure successful out-licensing deals.
  • Drive the cross-functional efforts for the screening and sourcing of potential commercial partners, the identification and engagement with key decision makers, the due diligence process, the negotiations and conclusion of transactions.
  • Lead the building of a solid business frame and seek internal approval from Leadership team, CEO and Board to conduct successful negotiations with prospective partners and secure deal closure.
  • Lead the development of deal structure and support their presentation to the company governance boards as appropriate, be responsible both for progressing, closing and terminating transactions.
  • Ensure that the company is regarded as partner of choice by third parties in contributing to build a state-of-the-art corporate, business and medical communication momentum.
  • Represent the company in selected conferences and industry functions (such as BIO, JP Morgan, and other key partnering conferences).
  • Be the “project owner” in regard to in-licensing opportunities, participate in due diligence and lead the negotiation processes opportunities, in close collaboration with the Search & Evaluation representatives.
  • Together with relevant internal functions, seek out and generate data required to build robust business cases that are aligned with insights generated during the due diligence
  • Create, own and present content for investment opportunities to the leadership team and executive committee, and present ongoing updates.
  • Ensure a smooth transition of business opportunities to operational activities once a deal is closed, in close collaboration with Program Management from the due diligence, to the asset transfer.

Your profile

  • PhD (or Master) in Life Sciences, MBA a plus
  • 10 years of experience in Business Development, with a solid oncology knowledge and network strongly preferred.
  • Measurable Track record in negotiating and closing multiple value-creation licensing deals (out- and in-) in the biopharmaceutical industry, with a strong focus on early development transactions (up to Ph. II). Must have a strong deal sheet (applications without a deal sheet will not be considered).
  • Expert understanding of key principles of contracts, deal structures, intellectual property, value drivers and valuation principles of relevance for licensing, collaboration and related
  • Has developed a strong network amongst Heads of Business Development, CEOs, Research & Commercial Heads in the Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, and Biotech Industry as well as in Academic research centers.
  • Strong ability to build and nurture relationships with multiple external and internal
  • Expert analytical skills and ability to effectively understand and act on complex information under high time pressure situations
  • Excellent communication and team player skills, including in situations of very high pressure, with the ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Outstanding ability to multitask and pre-empt future situations including at times of high pressure
  • Gravitas and significant leadership and influencing skills
  • Expert project management experience and track record of proactive initiation of projects
  • Significant track record in terms of independently leading and transacting major complex deals
  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills in order to take responsibility both for progressing, closing and terminating transactions.
  • Solution and results oriented, looking for “Win-win” solutions, able to be creative to solve problems in order to achieve major objectives of parties involved.
  • Proactive, self-driven, and well structured, able to work in a rapidly shifting, fast-paced
  • Excellent command of English, good command of French strongly preferred

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