Business Development Manager

  • Closing date 31 Mar 2020
  • Type Full-time
  • Duration Permanent

At Mogrify, you’ll be joining a passionate and innovative team of world experts whose mission is to transform the future development of life-saving cell therapies using our proprietary direct cellular conversion technology (Rackham et al., Nature Genetics, 2016). Working in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment, you will help to address the challenges associated with efficacy, safety and scalability in the development and manufacture of new cell therapies, making a difference to your colleagues, collaborators and to the patients we serve.

We believe that success is a journey undertaken by aligned individuals who respect and enjoy each other, an ethos that since its inception has enabled Mogrify to redefine what is possible for a newly formed biotech. In 2019, we have raised over $20 million USD funding, established a team with unparalleled track records and received recognition from industry peers for our innovation and potential to be transformative in the discovery and development of new medicines.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a highly skilled and ambitious Business Development Manager. The right candidate will believe nothing is impossible, and that given the right opportunity, their hard work and adaptability will allow them to achieve the highest standards, delivering world-class science, commercial success and patient impact.

At Mogrify, you will:

  • Analyze industry activity and develop business plans for specific market segments and assigned accounts;
  • Develop, foster and systematically track relationships with top tier external parties (Biotech and Pharma companies) to deliver strategically aligned deals;
  • Shape commercial deal structures and lead deal negotiation from research program to legal contract;
  • Coordinate the involvement of members of the R&D, IP and legal team into Business development exchanges;
  • Attend and present at conferences and business networking events;
  • Maintain frequent communications with cross-functional internal stakeholders so that all parties are aware of exchanges with external partners;
  • Work closely with the alliance management to assure the continued fostering of key partnerships;
  • Prepare summary information on the progress of the business development pipeline, expected deal closures, and risk/opportunity assessments for periodic presentations with senior management;
  • Write thought leadership articles within the cell therapy and biotechnology space;
  • Be actively involved in the shaping of new partnerships in the cell therapy arena.

Candidate profile:

  • A degree in the biological sciences is required (PhD highly preferred) with a minimum of 3 years working experience in the pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology industry, with direct experience in business development and/or licensing;
  • A scientific background in cell therapy is highly desirable; MBA a plus
  • Ability to synthesize market intelligence and generate an appropriate strategy accordingly;
  • Highly resourceful team player with the ability to be extremely effective independently;
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Impeccable communication and interpersonal skills are a must in order to work effectively with key stakeholders, including both internal senior management and external business partners;
  • Well-developed skills for gaining the cooperation of others and brokering communication and harmony among both internal and external networks
  • A high-energy individual who strives on success and who has the persistence to follow problems through to their final resolution; understands all aspects relating to “ownership”
  • Self-confident and self-aware with gravitas, presence and credibility

How will you be rewarded?

We look for great, not good, rewarding hard work with upper quartile remuneration and a highly competitive benefits package including:

  • Contributory pension (8%)
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Share options scheme
  • Income protection
  • Life Assurance
  • 25 Days’ annual leave

How can you apply?

If this sounds like you and you share our core values, and you can also bring something new to our culture, we’d love to share our journey with you. To learn more and apply, please send your CV and a covering letter stating the title of the position you are applying for to [email protected].

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