Chief of Staff

Redwood City, California
Nov 20, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Title:                                     Chief of Staff
Reports To:                         Chairman, CEO & President
Location:                             Redwood City, California
Classification:                     Exempt


The Chief of Staff work as the right-hand to the CEO and will be immersed in strategic and operational analysis, as well as take a lead role in driving large projects within the business, to maximize the organizational strategy and direction of the Company.  The Chief of Staff must be adept at compiling information and reports for the CEO, enabling the CEO to quickly understand where the business is and the issues it faces. This position will be expected to give opinions on such findings, and proactively design and implement action and project plans.

The Chief of Staff will understand how the senior management team operates and how important decisions are made. The position is responsible assuring there is a process for information to come to the CEO, and ensures that the information is thorough and accurate, providing that the executive decision making process is effective.

The position will be responsible for executive meetings, planning for Board meetings, earnings calls, CEO presentations internally and externally, and other projects as assigned.   The Chief of Staff will also have project work critical to the organization’s growth and development and the ability of the Company to effectively scale as it grows.  The incumbent will gain experience and will be able to grow into a management role that encompasses the strategic, financial, and operational aspects of leading a global, complex biotechnology organization.


  • Understanding the nature of each functional area of the Company, including Commercial, Product Development, Technical Operations, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
  • Attending business meetings with the CEO and providing action items and executive minutes
  • Preparing critical meeting agendas and sending out pre-meeting documentation
  • Participating in meetings and responsible for tracking outcomes and deliverables
  • Working closely with the CEO to identify and prepare for critical thought leadership engagements
  • Become aware of issues from an integrative, executive leadership perspective
  • Obtain an up close and personal understanding of leadership and decision-making related to the simultaneous execution of a complex organizational growth strategy
  • Review and analyze the company’s financial reports, flagging issues to the CEO
  • Financial due diligence on internal departments and external competitors
  • Undertaking research on potential brand opportunities including financial and marketing
  • Access to executive developmental opportunities that augment their responsibilities
  • This role provides privileged access to the inner workings of Coherus and to highly sensitive information


Education, Background and Skills:

  • MBA with 5 years of experience working in the life sciences industry, which may include management/strategy consulting
  • Must be discreet, agile-minded, strategic, proactive, highly-organized and committed to the vision and values of Coherus Mission-driven
  • Willingness to work hard and take direction, ownership and accountability and creatively solve problems
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, suggest improvements to current systems. as well as establish new processes
  • Highly-developed communications skills (written/verbal) and interpersonal savvy
  • Results and action-orientation
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Outstanding organizational and negotiation skills
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust
  • Able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong strategic and financial analysis skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic agility
  • Meticulous attention to detaacil and accuracy
  • Willing to get involved in ad hoc projects with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to both influence key stakeholders as well as drive for decisions and outcomes when necessary
  • Able to thrive in a highly dynamic, fast paced, continuously changing environment with minimal oversight/direction
  • Able to travel globally up to 50% of the time

Beginning July 19, 2021, Coherus BioSciences requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.  This requirement is a condition of employment at Coherus BioSciences, and it applies regardless of whether the position is located at a Coherus BioSciences facility or is fully remote.  If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, or because it is prohibited as a result of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.