Associate Director, Alliance Management

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Job Title: Associate Director, Alliance Management

Company: AffaMed Therapeutics

Location: Flexible, China or United States

Position Description:

We are building a first-rate business development and alliance management team in the US and China to partner with innovative biopharma companies and build diverse pipeline products in a few carefully selected therapeutic areas, with initial focus on Ophthalmology and CNS.

We are a teamwork orientated company in a startup environment and with global presence, looking for dedicated, self-driven and talented individual to join the highly visible corporate development team. As we start building out our pipeline of innovative therapies, we are looking for an experienced individual with an entrepreneurial spirit and expertise in many of the responsibilities and skills of Alliance Management. This is an exciting time to join our fast-growing company!

This Alliance Management role will lead collaborations with leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies with supervision/collaboration from the Head of Alliance Management.

Responsibilities:

Manage strategic collaborations to ensure that key goals for each alliance are achieved and the value for AffaMed and its partners is maximized

Develop a deep understanding of contractual elements pertinent to each alliance

Oversee all contractual obligations, and be the go-to person internally and for our partners on all alliance-related matters

Work closely with and support cross-functional teams to prepare for interactions with our partners. Be familiar and close enough to the details of the programs to manage day-to-day issues and to provide strategic directions to the teams

Prepare agendas, manage partner meetings, and document the key discussion points and decisions taken at these meetings

Proactively identify potential future issues and develop mitigation plans, and Identify issues as they arise internally, or as a result of partner interactions, and work with the Head of Alliance Management and the leadership team and other necessary stakeholders to formulate a position/strategy and participate and/or drive the resolution process

Required Experience:

· Ability to communicate fluently (both written and verbally) in both Chinese and English

· Prior experience executing on alliance management best practices in the pharma/biotech industry is preferred

· Thorough understanding of the drug development and/or commercialization process and essential activities across all key functional areas

· Ability to understand the basic terms and conditions of license and collaboration agreements

· Proven success as a cross-functional leader and collaborator that is able to influence others

· Process-minded with the ability to be flexible and nimble when appropriate

· An energetic problem solver that is effective at detecting and managing risk, while providing quick responses to emerging problems

· Flexibility to accommodate teleconferences outside of regular working hours

· Strong sense of get-it-done

Qualifications:

· A minimum of a Bachelor Degree related to biomedical field is required

· MBA or PhD in biomedical research preferred

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume/CV to lily.zhao@affamed.com and sharon.morgenbesser@affamed.com

Website: affamed.com