Business Development & Corporate Development Executive

Reports To: Strategy & Portfolio Director

Main Roles & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Strategy and Portfolio Director, and working closely with colleagues across the business, this role will require a seasoned business development professional or licensing executive with experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry. You will be a significant contributor to the commercial success of the business. You will be the focal point for market assessment, lead generation and development of licensing opportunities.

In particular, you will:

  • Identify and secure in-licensing and co-development candidates to develop the product portfolio in line with Carrick’s goals.
  • Play a pro-active role in the out-licensing of the Company’s product and technology assets
  • Identify and develop potential licensees to enter feasibility programs, co-development programmes and term sheets
  • Support the development of commercial justifications for new opportunities proposed for the Carrick portfolio
  • Manage all aspects of the deal process in collaboration with, and with input from colleagues across the company; including planning, initiating and contract negotiation, and with a strong emphasis on completion
  • Establishing and maintaining excellent business relations with partners, collaborators, licensees and potential new partners through appropriate networking
  • Representing the company at company visits, conferences, trade shows, partnering meetings, and other events

Position Requirements

The Business Development and Corporate Development Executive should have a profile that is closely aligned to the following.

  • Degree level education, with a first degree ideally in a science discipline, and a further business qualification such as an MBA
  • Membership of the Licensing Executives Society International would be an advantage
  • To have performed roles in the pharmaceutical industry that provide demonstrable credentials in Business Development & Licensing
  • Track record of achievements with deal sheets as evidence
  • Good knowledge of fundamental terms of licensing agreements, good commercial practice and awareness of current market dynamics
  • Strong financial skills and sound financial judgement
  • Awareness of trends in the science underpinning products in our therapeutic areas
  • Awareness of the commercial drivers in our sector
  • A positive, constructive and team-oriented work style, able to operate through influence and effective communication, and able to engage others around common goals
  • Well organised, self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • High energy, commitment and willingness to align to the values of the business

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