The Alliance and Integration Management Group is responsible for managing and optimizing the value of alliances and acquisitions across pharmaceutical product life cycle.
We are seeking an Associate Director level candidate to manage alliances and lead integration of acquired companies. The ideal candidate will have experience managing multi-program alliances, as well as experience integrating complex partnerships and acquisitions, dis-integration experience including carve-outs, divestitures and developing best practices.
This role is highly cross-functional, requiring effective communication and collaboration with Biogen teams, alliance partners and respective leadership to achieve partnership, acquisition objectives.
The position will be based in Baar and report to the Vice President, Head of Alliance Management and Integration.
Key responsibilities :
Work with new and existing partners to achieve partnership goals.
Lead efforts to establish mutual understanding, respect, trust and good communication between alliance partners.
Establish common understanding of the operational framework, drive governance bodies to ensure alliance progress and issue resolution per contractual mandate.
Lead effective and efficient joint team operation, culture and mutual accountability. Ensure timely and efficient flow of information, meeting materials, outcomes.
Ensure cross functional monitoring, coordination and mutual compliance with contractual obligations.
Develop partner insights : understand partner organization, decision making, interests. Facilitate mutual understanding of the respective organizations.
Proactively engage partners to manage issues, unexpected events, resolve conflicts at the lowest level. Drive process, decision making on renegotiations, alliance conclusion as appropriate.
Develop and execute integration strategy for acquired companies. Manage integration governance.
Develop alliance and integration success metrics and reporting tools.
Track and report health of the alliance, progress against key partnership objectives or key acquisition value drivers.
Establish best practices.
Partner with Business Dev, legal and Project teams pre-deal to ensure project plans, value drivers for partnership / acquisition, governance are aligned appropriately in the contract
Foster alliance management understanding and skills across the organization.
7+ years in biotech, pharmaceutical, and / or consulting environments
Thorough understanding of contracts, partnerships, experience in negotiations, alliance management and / or M&A integration
Track record of having managed successful alliances preferred
Experienced, hands-on project manager adept at establishing processes, defining playbooks and templates, and managing cross-functional teams through significant ambiguity and complexity·
Experience leading and / or significantly contributing to integration of acquisitions.
Strong general management and leadership qualities and an ability to influence across company lines and to communicate at the Executive Committee level.
Understanding of the drug development process and working knowledge of the essential activities for all key functional areas.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, relationship building skills, ability to navigate organizations and with individuals at all levels.
Ability to manage difficult conversations and interactions as they arise. Ability to manage and resolve conflict; negotiation skills.
Strong analytical and leadership skills, including creative, problem solving mindset and ability to work in multicultural environment.
Highly motivated, results-oriented individual with passion for leveraging differences and doing right for patients.
BS / BA required; advanced degree (e.g., MBA) and / or advanced life sciences degree (MD, PhD, PharmD) strongly preferred