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Business Development & Corporate Strategy

Director, Alliance Management

  • Cambridge, MA
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Position Overview:

Beam seeks a Director, Alliance Management who will be responsible for managing Beam strategic partnerships.  This person will work closely with Beam’s leadership, the project teams, and the business development team to ensure productive and successful alliances and support our company strategy and mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage strategic collaborations as the primary point of contact for partners and as the bridge to Beam’s internal project teams and leadership.
  • Establish and maintain trust, strong relationships, and open lines of communication between Beam and its alliance counterparts and influencers within partner organizations; navigate differences in cultures, processes, and policies.
  • Foster strong relationships with internal project teams and various functions within Beam.
  • Guide internal project teams with respect to opportunities and constraints arising from the collaboration agreement; ensure project aims, deliverables, and strategic objectives are met.
  • Ensure firewalls are appropriately implemented and teams appropriately trained.
  • Establish and facilitate stage-appropriate governance systems, including steering and operational committees and decision-making processes.
  • Monitor and track compliance with contractual obligations, such as development timelines, research updates, committee meetings, and milestone payments.
  • Support Beam and partner strategy and budget planning processes in partnership with Joint Committees.
  • Lead launch of new alliances to include pre-deal collaboration considerations, transitions to a new deal structure or wind-down of alliances as appropriate.
  • Proactively identify and problem solve issues and risks, conduct health checks, and identify opportunities to improve, expand, or redirect the alliance.
  • Participate in strategic discussions and negotiations for new partnering agreements with Business Development, Finance, and Legal.
  • Serve as the owner of certain Alliance Management business processes to improve capabilities and drive efficiencies; Document best practices where appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree, an advanced degree (e.g. MBA, JD and/or PhD) preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 8-10 years relevant work experience, including experience in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in alliance management, project management or business development at a biotech or pharmaceutical company.
  • Highly collaborative mindset with a demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and organizational skills.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of drug discovery and development processes.
  • A strong aptitude for and interest in science.
  • Familiarity with legal agreements and partnering dynamics in the biopharma field.
  • Strong proactive problem-solving skills and business judgment.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently and within teams to address complexity in growing, changing environments.

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