Associate Director, Alliance Management

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Sep 12, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

Position is responsible for managing multiple alliances with supervision and is independently responsible for managing and directing the activities for a single alliance with minimal supervision, as assigned. Position assists with the planning and allocation of required resources to ensure effective relationships and contributes to co-development contracts. This position implements process improvements, and assists in risk identification, escalating issues as necessary. This level resolves alliance conflicts with supervision and solves problems procedurally using some experience; seeking guidance for non-routine decisions.


Partnership Management: Manages multiple alliances with supervision and manages governance of one type of alliance independently. Has familiarity with relevant therapeutic area and development stage of alliance, and builds stakeholder knowledge.

Relationship Management: Establishes trusted relationships with key partners and other alliance stakeholders (i.e., function head, project lead).

Co-development Contracts: Reviews and provides input on co-development contracts prior to approval. Understands legal contract language.

Conflict Identification and Resolution: Identifies potential project risks and implements appropriate resolution and/or escalates as necessary. Contributes to the design of process improvements. Supports internal alignment of conflict management and leads resolution process, with supervision.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


  • BA/BS required, Advanced degree, MS, MBA or PhD is preferred
  • 9-10 years' pharmaceutical industry experience or commensurate education/experience
  • 5 years' alliance management experience, and an understanding of pharmaceutical development, project management, and new product planning.
  • Experience working in or with multiple functional areas within a pharmaceutical organization

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Associate Director, Alliance Management

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Business Development

New Jersey