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Director R&D Alliance Management

Company: Direct Staffing Inc
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

In this role, you will be providing leadership on our key alliances in the Academic and potentially Biotech space. You will be working directly with the project and management teams of potentially all R&D units. This position reports directly to the NA Head of Global R&D Alliance Management.Major Duties and Responsibilities:Oversee the alliances;Develop deep understanding of the contractual framework of the alliance and the implicationsSolve contractual questions that s-a participants of the alliance may have (in all aspects);Act as the interaction point with various department such as Legal, BD, Patents, Finance, Commercial Alliance Management;Manage the relationship. This includes relationship analysis, the ability to look at it from both sides and helping to create win win solutions for both parties;Ensure that the alliance is following the contractual framework which has been put in place and that all milestones and obligations are met;Generate in a timely fashion the appropriate agenda;Ensure availability of key staff/members on both sides;Prepare and conduct pre-meetings and debriefing meetings as appropriateExecute the JSC and any sub-team meetings as appropriate;Write timely meeting minutes and follow up action items;Set up and take care of joint documentation (joint eRoom/BALI).Provide timely updates on key alliance deliverables and KPIs to R&D managementPresent alliances at the R&D reviews as appropriatePrepare the handover and do the handover to Commercial Alliance Management once an alliance reaches POC.Ensure clear level of understanding of the contract to the project team.Set up alliances according to the intention described in the AED or AIF.Alert management of any upcoming issues including but not limited to financial diversionsKey Internal/External Relationships:This role is a matrix leadership position at the interfaces with all R&D Therapeutic units, Therapeutic Business Divisions, Strategic Core Platforms, R&D Support Functions, Industrial Affairs Business Development, Legal, Patents and Finance. It is also the glue between Sanofi and our partners. Furthermore it is the voice to the outside world. Therefore, an in-depth understanding of the drug discovery and development process as well as excellent scientific knowledge, excellent communication and contractual skills are key factors for the success of the role. Major challenges may occur by unforeseen problems with all aspects of the alliance including the relationship as such.Key Internal Relationships:S&I management and ColleaguesHead of Global R&D Alliance Management & Transactions;Regional Heads of R&D AM & T;Leadership of BUs, SCPs and TSUsTransactions, Business Development, FinancePatent & Legal Department.Project Managers and other JSC membersQualificationsBasic Qualifications:PhD in one of the life sciences; chemistry, biology, biochemistry pharmacy or medicine and 8+ years of experience in drug discovery and development, including significant experience in managing R&D alliances.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working with academic institutions and key opinion leaders is strongly preferred. The candidate should have strong leadership through influence skills, highly motivated, results driven and well organized with proven ability to lead cross-functional teams in a complex matrix environment. The candidate should have excellent communication (oral and written), negotiation, and proactive problem solving skills and have demonstrated ability to build strong trusting relationships with external and internal partners. Ability to have very good understanding of agreements and educate others on contractual provisions (intellectual property provisions, publication language, long term obligations, etc.). other important skills are resilience, project management, conflict resolution skills.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Direct Staffing Inc

Keywords: Direct Staffing Inc, Cambridge , Director R&D Alliance Management, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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