Senior Director Business Development

€165000 - €170000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
  1. Commerical, Sales

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Hobson Prior are working with a growing Oncology-focused biotech company in the South of France, who are seeking a Senior Director Business Development to join them on a permanent basis. This position will be accountable for developing and executing the company's BD strategy and functional plans in line with the organisation's corporate objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will be acting as the business development/transaction interface between internal team members and potential partner companies.
  • You will be driving the deal process from initial prospecting, technical review, proposal creation, contract drafting, negotiation, and implementation.
  • Developing the business case and overall assessment of the opportunity including the financial model working cross-functionally with other functions.
  • Playing a lead role in the innovation and enhancement of business development services and products within the company- aiming to grow our forecasting offering through the development of new capabilities and business.
  • Proactive, hands-on approach to business development to ensure that revenue targets and key performance indicators are constantly over-achieved with incremental revenue growth from both the existing partnerships, as well as identifying and penetrating within new partners.
  • Conducting and utilizing market research and insights on patient needs and market trends in support of business development and partnering discussions, constantly monitoring market landscape and changing priorities if needed.
  • Continuously evaluate current portfolio from cost and risk management perspective, identify products for alternate source development.
  • Actively building, growing and maintaining in and out-licensing partner relationships to increase awareness of business development opportunities, ensuring a presence at all major partnering and scientific meetings.
  • To clearly identifying and understanding stakeholder challenges and unmet needs, and providing thought-leadership in identifying opportunities, mitigating possible areas of risk and adding value to their business practices and performance, throughout development and commercialization of products.
  • Any other assigned duties.


  • Biomedical PhD (or related, e.g. Science or Business).
  • At least 5-7 years + demonstrable relevant business development and strong deal-making experience working within the Biotech/Pharma industry with a deep understanding of the different challenges of Partnering and out-licensing deals (ideally within EU and US (ROW is an advantage)).
  • Strong knowledge in the areas of oncology, novel cell therapies and immunotherapy products.
  • An in-depth understanding of forecasting as a discipline, and familiarity of working with/developing forecasts and corporate models for US market required (preferably for Pharma & Biotech assets).
  • Experience conducting market research for biopharma pipeline or in-line assets.
  • Proven project leadership, business and strategic acumen with the know-how of having led the delivery of (multiple) partnered projects, with a focus on service quality, resource management and relationship management.
  • Demonstrated experience of managing and working within global cross-functional teams remotely and operating within different time zones.

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