Interim Associate Director, Alliance Management

Location
Boston, MA, United States
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Ref
0E2619DF98
Hotbed
Genetown
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Location: Boston or London

Reporting to: Director - Business Operations [Interim Head of Alliance Management]

Job Summary

Orchard Therapeutics is clinical-stage biotechnology company developing transformative gene therapies for patients with severe inherited orphan diseases. The company was formed in September 2015 and was named a Fierce 15 Company by Fierce Biotech in 2016. As the company is rapidly expanding its pipeline of medicines for primary immune deficiencies and inherited metabolic disorders, we are looking to appoint an Associate Director, Alliance Management , to support and lead partnering with cutting edge science and governance support.

The role requires a tenacious individual with a passion for cutting-edge science, strong organizational skills and a highly collaborative style.

This is a unique opportunity to play a central role in the rapid growth phase of a biotechnology company with a transformative technology.

Key Elements and Responsibilities

  • Alliance Management & Business Development:
    • Work with partners and internal stakeholders to scope and implement partnership agreements including defining key activities, timelines and responsibilities for parties
    • Ensure effective and efficient partnership governance including management of joint steering committees and issue resolutions
    • Identify, understand, lead and resolve any disputes with partners including prioritization and escalation in collaboration with functional stakeholders
    • Monitor implementation of and adherence to agreed-upon research, development and commercialization plans and work closely with stakeholders to ensure execution
    • Work closely with R&D and Manufacturing teams to understand and support key strategic goals and associated business development activities
    • Structure due diligence process for in- and out-licensing activities, in coordination with all functional stakeholders
    • Manage integration of acquired programs and IP into Orchard
    • Manage divestment of programs where needed including termination settlements and any IP or operational considerations
    • Support and partner with business development in establishing new partnerships including participating in new partner engagements, partnering in contract negotiations and shaping governance structures and processes
  • Competitive Intelligence:
    • Work with business development to monitor existing and upcoming programs and technology in Orchard's fields of interest
    • Working with the program teams, R&D Teams and Commercial development teams to contribute to up to date comprehensive overviews of Orchard's programs and competitive positioning
    • Derive insights and recommendations for project teams and Executive Leadership Teams


Requirements

Required Knowledge

 

  • High scientific acumen and natural passion and curiosity for the gene therapy field
  • Knowledge of gene therapy market and competitive environment including deal activity and potential opportunities.
  • Demonstrated track record in successful management and execution of strategic collaboration, in-licensing and out-licensing agreements. Experience in other business transactions such as M&A transactions, joint ventures, co-promotions.
  • Strong business orientation and the ability to view issues from multiple functional perspectives while managing organizational ambiguity
  • Past academic or industry experience in the field of cell and gene therapies preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to positively interact and work in good intelligence with therapeutic and functional area leaders.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills, demonstrated ability to influence C-level management
  • Thrives in a rapidly evolving environment, with ability to lead in parallel strategic and tactical tasks
  • Strategic mindset, including the ability to identify the most relevant parameters driving a business decision and to focus the work accordingly
  • Proven financial analysis skills and strong analytical skills required to provide sound inputs into financial evaluations
  • B.S. required. PhD/MD/MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience in biotech/pharma. A background in science or medicine is preferred.
  • Must have an aptitude to build relationships, business partner with internal stakeholders and solve complex problems.


Skills and Abilities

 

 

 

  • Demonstrated ability to positively interact and work in good intelligence with therapeutic and functional area leaders.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills, demonstrated ability to influence C-level management
  • Thrives in a rapidly evolving environment, with ability to lead in parallel strategic and tactical tasks
  • Strategic mindset, including the ability to identify the most relevant parameters driving a business decision and to focus the work accordingly
  • Proven financial analysis skills and strong analytical skills required to provide sound inputs into financial evaluations


Education & Experience

 

 

 

 

  • B.S. required. PhD/MD/MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience in biotech/pharma. A background in science or medicine is preferred.
  • Must have an aptitude to build relationships, business partner with internal stakeholders and solve complex problems.

 


Orchard is an equal opportunity employer. We recognise and celebrate the diverse culture of our workforce and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees. We fully support the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. We assess all applications on basis of job requirements and individual qualifications.

We work within the requirements of all current legislation and we implement the provisions of regulatory codes of practice in employment.

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