We have an exciting opportunity available for a Manager on our Business Development Team. The position is primarily responsible for supporting senior management in licensing and/or M&A activities. Primary responsibilities fall into two major roles, search and evaluation support and transaction support.
Search and evaluation support includes:
Screening products, companies and therapeutic areas
Coordinating due diligence of licensing opportunites
Product/market financial modeling
Conducting primary and secondary market research
Transaction support includes:
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
Masters of Business Administration or graduate degree in life sciences preferred
Minimum of 3 years experience working for a pharmaceutical/biotech company in business development, licensing, or strategic analysis capacities or experience working for a consulting firm or investment bank focused on the pharmaceutical/biotech markets with additional pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience
Strong analytical, communication, project management and project leadership skills, as well as the ability to execute plans/projects on rigid timetables, are essential
Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform complex financial calculations such as product forecasting, pro-forma product P&L modeling (including sensitivity analyses), probability adjusted net present value, internal rate of return, etc.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logic or scientific thinking to a wide range of complex intellectual and practical problems. Ability to understand scientific concepts and to analyze unrelated and sometimes incomplete data to make significant judgments about external and internal business issues and concepts
Research Experience: Experience with qualitative and quantitative market research techniques is strongly preferred
Business Acumen: A broad business understanding (particularly of the pharmaceutical/biotech industry) and the ability to coordinate cross-functionally is essential.
Communication Skills: The ability to make professional and credible first impressions with internal and external customers and write/present clear, succinct and convincing presentations at varying levels of detail depending on the project scope and audience is important to this position
Other Skills and Abilities:
Ability to use software for spreadsheet analysis, word processing, electronic mail and presentations graphics are essential
Experience using databases such as IMS, Encuity SDI, Adis, etc. is strongly preferred
Personal Attributes Needed:
The ability to influence others in a tactful and well thought-out manner with supporting information and logic
Comfort interacting with the highest levels of senior management both within Alkermes and at other organizations