Biogen Assoc Director, Business Development, Digital Health and Pharma in Cambridge, Massachusetts
About This Role Our Business Development team supports the overall strategy by targeting, evaluating, and executing external growth opportunities for Biogen via licensing, collaborations, equity investments and/or M&A transactions. This role supports the assessment of growth opportunities, partners with business teams, leads due diligence, and negotiates transactions. This is a high impact role working across many large functions. This role collaborates closely with External Innovation, Solutions, and Science teams across Pharma and Digital business units to evaluate external growth opportunities and execute a variety of transactions including but not limited to licensing and M&A. The individual will report to Senior Director, Business Development. What You'll Do • Consider broad Biogen corporate priorities and participate in strategy planning for financial investment trade-off decisions required for corporate growth. • Participate in one or more cross functional committees responsible for the initial triaging of externally generated licensing, collaboration, equity investments and/or M&A opportunities opportunities. • Lead negotiations in business transactions. • Work effectively with legal, finance and scientific teams and make business development proposals to senior management. • As a thought leader in the pharma, digital health and life sciences areas, stay abreast of market trends and build relationships with the startup and investment community Required Skills * 8+ years in pharma, digital health or life sciences, including 5+ years in business development function. * Undergraduate degree required * Deal sheet submission mandatory * Transactions/investment experience within the context of life sciences is a must * Understanding of and experience with Business Development and/or M&A process, including due diligence, valuation, financial, legal, and operational considerations Preferred Skills * VC/investment banking/M&A experience highly preferred * Undergraduate Degree preferably in scientific, medical, engineering, or business * MBA, J.D., Ph.D., or other graduate degree strongly preferred. * Deep understanding of key drivers of value for transactions and how they can be measured and quantified; outstanding analytic and strategic skills * Demonstrated ability to build rapport with functional area leaders. * Strong analytical skills required to provide sound inputs into financial evaluations * Ability to identify and prioritize risks across functional areas, weigh those appropriately with benefits of investment, and effectively frame business decisions for senior management. * Strong communication and leadership skills necessary to effectively lead diligence teams and navigate the Biogen corporate structure, i.e., possessing organizational savvy. * Ability to “think on your feet” both during negotiations with third parties and during internal discussions of risks and strategy. * Strong presentation skills. Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive. Our Business Development team supports the overall strategy by targeting, evaluating, and executing external growth opportunities for Biogen via licensing, collaborations, equity investments and/or M&A transactions. This role supports the assessment of growth opportunities, partners with business teams, leads due diligence, and negotiates transactions.