Debiopharm Group

Partnering Manager - North America

Debiopharm Group

Lausanne, Switzerland

Debiopharm Group™ (Debiopharm) is a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical group of five companies active in drug development, GMP manufacturing of proprietary drugs, diagnostics, and investment management. Debiopharm International SA searches, evaluates and in-licenses promising drug candidates for development. Towards the end of the development process, the products are licensed out to pharmaceutical companies for worldwide marketing and sales.

For our Business Development & Licensing Department based in Lausanne we are looking for a Partnering Manager - North America.

Your main responsibilities

  • Develop new scouting strategies to identify global licensing opportunities;
  • Feed the in-licensing pipeline with innovative oncology and anti-infective products;
  • Prepare and conduct partnering discussions with North American organizations at international events (partnering meetings, scientific meetings);
  • Nurture regular pro-active contacts with North American companies and institutions having a preclinical and early clinical pipeline of products in the field of oncology and microbiology;
  • Present and defend programs at internal meetings during the early stages of the evaluation process;
  • Facilitate follow-up interactions with potential partners for programs under internal evaluation;
  • Maintain the internal database of in-licensing programs up-to-date;
  • Collaborate with the evaluation and negotiation team during the in-licensing process.

Your profile

  • Business understanding of the partnering and licensing process;
  • Advanced degree in oncology or microbiology;
  • 5+ years experience in biotech or pharma, with a track record in licensing activities;
  • Outgoing personality and excellent communication skills;
  • High degree of self-motivation, coupled with a positive and a “can-do” attitude;
  • Large North American biotech/pharma network strongly preferred;
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English;
  • Availability to travel (approx. 20%).

Debiopharm can offer you

  • An international and highly dynamic environment, with a long term vision;
  • The opportunity to join a successful company, at the forefront of the most advanced scientific developments in the industry;
  • The possibility to be in a company in which innovation, people and entrepreneurship are the fundamentals of its success.

If you fit this profile please send your application to

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