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Job Title
BioPharma Pipeline Planning & Portfolio Strategy
San Francisco Bay Area
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description
BioPharma Pipeline Planning & Portfolio Strategy: Start-up

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Strategy & Science
A well-capitalized, start-up BioPharmaceutical company in the SF Bay area is expanding their strategic planning team. They work exclusively in the rare disease market with a focus on gene therapy treatments and now have two assets in late stage clinical development. This venture-backed organization was founded in 2015 by industry veterans and their goal is to commercialize novel therapeutics for critical needs with no therapeutic options. We are now adding a Portfolio Planning professional to help set the product road-map for the organization. If you’re looking for a strategic challenge in a dynamic, scientifically driven organization this could be the opportunity for you.

The role:
The Manager of Pipeline Planning and Portfolio Strategy will report to the VP of Business Development and lead the scientific evaluation and commercial assessment of in-licensing opportunities, identifying gaps in the current pipeline and developing Target Product Profiles to fill those gaps. This is a high-profile role that will drive key business decisions by providing evidence-based scientific input to shape the R&D portfolio. Duties will include analytics, market research, competitive intelligence and developing strategies for potential indications for new therapies.

In this broadly defined assignment, you will also help lead the effort to secure funding for early stage projects by working across functions and managing outside consultants. The majority of projects will include large molecules and gene therapy treatments, all to be evaluated as potential products for rare diseases. In addition to scientific literature searches and lead-identification of new molecules you will also develop forecasts and valuation models to evaluate opportunities. You will present and defend recommendations to senior management and the Board on a routine basis. Their rapidly expanding organization means there are significant opportunities for career development and advancement.

• Advanced degree in the Life Sciences (PhD, Masters or BS with MBA)
• 3+ years of Business Development, New Product Planning and Commercial Assessment experience in the BioPharma industry, either for a drug manufacturer or for a management consultancy
• A strong understanding of the drug development process, and experience developing Target Product Profiles and valuation models
• A desire to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment

This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay area; limited financial assistance is available for relocation support.

This is an entrepreneurial opportunity with a dynamic company that prides itself on the unique, differentiated qualities of its product offerings. If you are a motivated, self-starter who would like to help this organization grow, and if your background and qualifications meet these specifications, please apply or respond by e-mail.

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