Director, Alliance Management
Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by Myovant Sciences Ltd.
We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Director, Alliance Management. The primary focus of this position will be our exciting new alliance with Pfizer. The position reports to the Vice President, Development Operations. The location of the position is in Brisbane, CA.
The Director, Alliance Management is responsible for actively managing and optimizing the value of the relationship between Myovant and assigned corporate partners. This position interacts regularly with Myovant leadership across a range of functions to drive agreed initiatives forward, as well as with key contacts at assigned corporate partners. This position oversees the governance of assigned relationships including governance committees and working group meetings and will be the primary internal source of information on the corporate partnership.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Work with Myovant leadership, legal and business development, as well as assigned corporate partners to set the direction and scope for implementation of the partnership agreement: identify key activities, timing and responsibilities of both parties
Oversee the governance of the partnership agreement including participating in governance committees and working group meetings
Serve as a central point of contact to streamline communication and meetings between functional areas within Myovant and across assigned corporate partners
Develop and cultivate strong relationships directly and through Myovant leadership with key contacts at assigned corporate partners
Work diligently to mitigate the risk of relationship crises occurring. As necessary, escalate hot topic issues that require immediate attention in a timely manner
Monitor adherence to agreed plans and take appropriate action to ensure execution
Liaise with legal, finance and functions to ensure that key contract milestones, financial transactions, progress reports etc are handled appropriately and provide information/updates/reports as needed
Conduct regular reviews/meetings with senior management and functions to communicate key issues, milestones etc and gather feedback
Participate in review of new partner contract negotiations as appropriate and provide input into partnership execution terms of the contract, in particular, governance structures and processes
Build expertise about assigned partner companies, including company organization/leadership, strategies, financials, priorities etc; become internal expert on assigned corporate partners
Proactively suggest process, strategy and prioritization changes or areas of opportunity to Myovant leadership to optimize the value of each assigned relationship. This may include, but is not limited to, tasks such as:
Implementation associated with Myovant opting in to partner's capabilities
Development of reporting or governance processes required to facilitate inter-company relationships
Drafting of internal communications related to partner relationships
Leading and/or participating in contract re-negotiations as appropriate
Evaluating additional potential partner-related opportunities:
Partner with BD to perform due diligence of additional potential opportunities
Perform robust evaluation of partner's capabilities where there is a business rationale to opt-in
Leverage project management skills to partner with appropriate functional stakeholders focused on partner-related workstreams to ensure that:
Strategy and plans are formed and endorsed
Gaps in project resources that put at risk partnership goals are highlighted and addressed
Project risks are understood and plans for mitigation are put into place in a timely fashion
Roadblocks and challenges are recognized and escalated to senior management and decision making is facilitated to address and implement solutions in a timely manner
Core Competencies, Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Ability to synthesize information from a range of key stakeholders to generate workable solutions to important development and business challenges faced in corporate relationships
Track record of building productive relationships enabling effective collaboration and to influence internal and external stakeholders across cross-functional teams to deliver important project and corporate objectives.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable with proactively communicating both orally and in writing with a broad range of audiences and stakeholders, including executive leaders.
Ability to proactively identify areas of opportunity to improve processes and relationships to ensure partnerships are operating in an optimal fashion.
Strong project management and execution skills to drive forward multiple projects in parallel from implementation, through execution and ultimately, closure
Superior attention to detail that ensures obligations for both parties are adhered to and met within timelines and parameters set forth in all binding agreements
Strong problem solving, leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution and influencing skills, particularly outside direct line authority
Skilled in understanding and planning in ambiguous situations
Effective time management and organization skills
Able to multi-task and shift priorities quickly while working under tight timelines
PC literacy required; excellent MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with planning tools such as Smartsheet
Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or relevant field
Minimum of 12 years of industry experience within Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals or other Healthcare related field
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in alliance management leveraging the required skill sets to successfully collaborate with corporate partners in the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical industry
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