Director Due Diligence, Business Development and Licensing

Director Due Diligence, Business Development and Licensing

Sanofi

Cambridge/United Kingdom or Paris/France

Job Summary:

The current position, reporting to the Head of Due Diligence Centre of Excellence, is to lead Due Diligence activities for new business opportunities across the full scope of Sanofi Businesses.

This includes the following:

Establishing diligence strategy for each project Staffing due diligence teams including the identification of internal and external experts and contributors; Coordination of all activities relating to the due diligence evaluation and process for a specific opportunity; Internal kick-off and objective setting; Creating an environment for Sanofi as the preferred partner through liaising with third parties and target companies; Efficient management of remote (data room) evaluation, Q&A and on-site visits; Deliverables including diligence reports and slide presentations that are adapted to asset and audience; Interaction with Senior management in support of decision-making; Supporting transactions teams by ensuring diligence output is integrated in risk mitigation plans; Learning from experience for continual improvement and contributing to defining best practices and strategies for optimizing corporate resource utilization.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Project management skills and the ability to lead cross-functional teams for scientific and medical projects, setting clear goals and meeting timelines;
  • Problem-solving: The ability to analyze, solve problems and propose solutions in complex situations are essential skills;
  • Risk assessment: good appreciation of methodologies for risk assessment and how to translate to mitigation strategies;
  • Broad-based scientific training: the ability to quickly understand a novel mechanism of action or disease indication or a drug discovery technology is important;
  • Business Acumen: the ability to understand basic economic, commercial and financial project valorization;
  • Communication and negotiation skills for effective interaction with internal partners such as R&D function heads and business leaders, as well as senior management;
  • Leadership: demonstrated leadership skills including leading transverse teams.

Education & Experience:

Required

  • A PhD or MD in an area of drug discovery or development is required (candidates with a Master’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the pharma/biotech industry will also be considered);
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional business experience is required;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working within the pharma/biotech industry is required;
  • Proven and demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional teams is required;
  • Position may require up to 10% overall travel (Domestic and International);
  • Written and verbal fluency in English is required.

Preferred

  • Experience of leading significant cross-functional due diligence projects in a life science business development or M&A role;
  • MBA degree.

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