Senior Director, Oncology Global Partnering

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jun 25, 2021
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Director, Oncology Global Partnering

Ipsen Bioscience, Inc.

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of a global oncology business development team?

As Senior Director, Oncology Global Partnering you will be part of the Global Partnering team with Ipsen and report directly to the VP, Head of Oncology Global Partnering. You will support the VP in all BD-related operations in Oncology and lead all activities related to evaluating and negotiating BD transactions. Your role is to ensure BD opportunities and transactions are aligned with Ipsen's overall corporate strategy as well as needs of the Oncology franchise while maintaining close working relationships with Oncology External Innovation colleagues and internal stakeholders to ensure alignment in strategy, process and execution on BD opportunities. As Senior Director you will contribute to establishing a robust reputation for Ipsen in BD and increase Ipsen's partner-of-choice visibility for Oncology globally.

Your role:
  • Provide support to VP to optimize deal flow (process and execution), BD strategy in and visibility of Ipsen as partner-of-choice in Oncology
  • Manage due diligence, and structure and negotiate transactions, including licensing deals, product acquisitions, strategic partnerships and M&As
  • Collaborate with VP (where relevant) and stakeholder functions (including but not limited to country/regional leadership, Commercial Franchises, R&D, IP, Finance, Legal, Manufacturing and Corporate Strategy) to:
  • (a) Establish BD strategy & goals for Oncology that are aligned with overall business/corporate strategy and objectives
  • (b) Ensure high-quality due diligences
  • (c) Execute value-add deals
  • Ensure transactions support Ipsen's strategy in Oncology for assets across all stages of development and commercialization/marketing
  • Lead multi-functional due diligence for robust assessment of opportunities to support decision-making in the BD process, and contracting/negotiations
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of due diligence findings, and review and approval by respective functions
  • Lead (or co-lead with VP where relevant) contract negotiations and work cross- functionally with colleagues from all stakeholder functions (including but not limited to Legal, IP, Finance, R&D, Commercial and Manufacturing) to ensure high-quality contracts are negotiated and executed to protect future interests of Ipsen's business
  • Provide concise and accurate updates and documentations to VP and senior management (and committees involving members from the Board of Directors when necessary) for deal review and decision-making
  • Contribute to business strategy through analysis of evolving market, R&D/competitive landscape, Ipsen's needs and objectives in Oncology as well as ensuring alignment with Ipsen's overall corporate strategy and objectives
  • Deliver accurate and timely updates, and provide customized support to VP and Ipsen's Global External Innovation and Partnering leadership for regular review and decision making at senior management level
  • Interface with key stakeholder functions within Ipsen as well as with executives outside Ipsen including individuals at C-level roles.
  • Maintain professional network with external companies and advisers including attendance at appropriate conferences and other industry events

In return, you will bring:
  • Master's degree in Science required
  • Advanced post-graduate degrees including Masters, Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology or Medicine ideal; Master's in Finance or MBA desirable
  • 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a strong track record of executing BD deals
  • Experience of BD in the R&D and commercial context, ideally with international experience
  • Experience of several therapeutic areas ideal, Oncology required

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to apply your oncology business development expertise, apply today!

IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.