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Business Development Director , Oncology Partnering

Roche AG

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Business Development Director , Oncology Partnering

Business Development Director*, Oncology Partnering

Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel

United States, California, South San Francisco

*You can be based in Basel or South San Francisco for this position, title is commensurate with experience (Associate Director / Director / Senior Director)

At Roche Partnering, we are passionate about science: yours and ours. Through partnerships we build a better future together with medicines that make a real difference to patients.

As the Director of Business Development you will be responsible for identifying external collaboration opportunities in oncology on behalf of our Research, Development and commercialisation function. You will work closely and lead a cross functional team to evaluate and conduct due diligence on new opportunities. In doing so, you will also lead the team to ensure endorsement from key governance committees to transact, manage the interactions with potential partners, draft and negotiate term sheets, and driving deals to completion. The position reports into the Global Head of Oncology Partnering.

Key responsibilities

  • With Pharma and pRED colleagues, you will participate in triaging the large number of unsolicited incoming preclinical and clinical stage licensing and M&A opportunities in oncology that Roche receives.
  • You'll also effectively run negotiations with external partnering stakeholders (VCs, key academic institutions & investigators, and oncology companies) in Roche areas of interest in oncology
  • Facilitate communications and interactions with internal colleagues in the evaluation, diligence, and transaction processes
  • Build trusting relationships with external partners so that Roche is “in the game” for the most exciting opportunities in oncology
  • Staying abreast of key developments in oncology by reading the literature, going to conferences, and interacting with internal and external partners
  • Working one or more Pharma disease area strategy teams and the pRED oncology disease therapeutic area, ensure that Pharma and pRED’s views on important new data from key conferences is translated into actionable partnering activities
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with key internal stakeholders in Basel and South San Francisco
  • Build an internal consensus around deals and present to key governance committees to secure endorsement for moving Forward


  • Who you are
    You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

    Skills & Professional Experience:

    We're looking for people with good technical skills - ideally a PhD in a chemical or biological science and/or MD required; preferably with focus on oncology. An MBA in addition to technical degree is preferred.

    • At least 6-8 years’ job related experience (Research, Development, Business), preferably in top-tier strategy consulting, investment banking, venture capital, or pharma/biotech business development, preferably with experience in oncology
    • Proven track record in cross functional team leadership
    • Understanding of commercialization activities preferred
    • Fluent in English with excellent communication skills
    • Ability to travel (partnering and medical conferences, Basel/South San Francisco, to partners)
    • Regular availability for communication between Basel and South San Francisco (4 – 6 pm CET; 7-9 am PT)

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer

  • Who we are
    Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at US.Accommodation@roche.com.

    EEO is the Law


    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
  • Job facts
    • Location Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel | United States, California, South San Francisco
    • Function Business Development
    • Subfunction
    • Schedule Full-time
    • Job level Executive (Director/VP/SVP)
    • Job type Regular Employee
    • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Posted since 2017/11/27
    • Posted until 2017/12/15
    • Job-ID 3223949143