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Director of Business Development - Biotechnology

San Francisco, CA 94105

Employment Type: Direct Hire Position: Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals Job Number: 6000869

Job Description

The new hire will serve as a key member of the team, working closely with cross functional partners and the executive management team to advance pre-clinical/clinical/commercial opportunities and initiatives that support the corporate vision and goals. These initiatives include developing a search strategy for non-gene and gene therapy assets, buy-side activities, sell-side activities, and corporate strategy projects.

The new hire will play a leading role in developing strategic plans to enter and expand new business opportunities with a specific focus on rare diseases, drive the business development process externally with bio-pharmaceutical companies targeting licensing/acquisition of key therapeutic assets, R&D collaborations, and related collaborations, with responsibility for prospecting, early search and evaluation, conducting diligence, and managing transactions for assets and opportunities that advance disease product pipeline.


Job Requirements

  • PhD/MD required 
  • Deal Sheet REQUIRED
  • Must have “VC mindset”, experience in small Biotech companies preferred
  • Robust understanding of the full drug development process, life-cycle management and commercialization of therapeutics 
  • Strong EQ combined with scientific/technical acumen of clinical development process
  • Scientifically Strategic and willingness to "own" the process
  • Excellent leadership/influencing skills are required to manage the internal stakeholders (e.g. Research, Drug Development, Commercial, Market Access, etc.) as well as, external alliances
  • Ability to conduct Landscape Analysis, Alliance Management, Milestone Tracking, Royalties and Diligence Reporting
  • Track record of owning, driving, and closing projects from inception to execution, to include valuation, diligence, deal engineering and leading negotiations
  • A strategic thinker with outstanding business instincts who can help chart the course and translate into actionable, value-creating results for the company
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with the ability to make sound business judgments
  • Energetic, resourceful self-starter with high integrity, strong executive presence and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that requires "win-win" collaboration at all levels
  • Equity Research and or Top-Tier Venture Capital experience is a +




Meet Your Recruiter

Heather Keller
Vice President of Operations

Heather has over twelve years of pharmaceutical and medical device staffing and consulting experience gained from roles with global staffing and professional services firms. Heather's focus is on strengthening client relationships to become a trusted partner and talent advisor. Heather’s expertise includes developing creative and efficient sourcing and recruitment processes, uncovering channels of top talent for hard to fill roles and optimizing organizational design in order to deliver top talent to clients. Prior to joining the staffing industry, she conducted biomedical research and conducted drug target validation studies. Heather has a bachelor of science in Biological Sciences from UC Davis with an emphasis in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

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