• Strategic Collaborations Manager, Cell Based Assays

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
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  • Job Description

    JOB OBJECTIVE:        Deliver accelerated revenue growth by targeting senior level executives and developing collaborations in the drug discovery market and emerging markets and geographies. Coordinate the process of targeting key accounts, mapping strategic needs/technology opportunities, developing business models and proposal frameworks, negotiating contracts, and leading the resolution of problems encountered in doing so. Report critical field based intelligence back to the business team, including changes in market dynamics, customer organization and behavior, consumption dynamics and biology/technology trends.


    1. Develop and implement, with the Strategic Business Units, Branches and global Sales organization, programmatic relationships and agreements with a select number of strategic accounts globally. The collaborations will be managed at high-levels in our clients' therapeutic groups and other drug discovery and development units, and will apply a mix of catalog and custom solutions.

    2. Develop and maintain centralized account tracking templates and provide monthly updates to the Life Science SBU Leadership on key initiatives, revenue commitments, revenue phasing, progress    to plan, resource requirements (field based deployment, Madison site visits and project execution) and voice of customer.

    3. Lead feasibility assessments, define pricing objectives in line with business segment profitability goals, guide the development of work plans and agreements, and coordinate review meetings with clients for collaborations-in-process.


    4. Develop and implement a field-based plan for penetration into multiple new markets and/or geographies.

    5. Effectively interface with multiple internal functions including Strategic Business Units, Branches, Global Sales, Business Management, R&D, Operations, Finance and the Services Management team.

    6. Understands and complies with ethical, legal and regulatory requirements applicable to our business.


    1. Other duties as assigned.


    1. Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Cell Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline, or equivalent education and experience.

    2. Minimum 10 years experience in executive selling, business development, market development, product development or field technical support, with 3 years in a leadership position.

    3. Strong scientific and technical knowledge of target class biology (Kinases, GPCR’s, Nuclear Receptors, Ion Channels etc.), discovery workflows and relevant assay technologies and platforms.

    4. Strong scientific and technical knowledge of the Biologics workflow including bioassays, bioanalysis, antibody purification, antibody screening, and Biologics characterization.

    5. Advanced in-depth knowledge of Pharma/Biotech/Biopharmaceutical businesses, CROs, Academic Discovery Centers, Incubators, competitors, industry practices and functional knowledge of strategic business planning.

    6. Proven ability to respond to new business opportunities, often lacking shape, respond with systematic, analytically derived solutions, and effectively lead teams in the setting and achieving of project plans that result in high levels of customer satisfaction.

    7. Strong relationships with decision makers in senior positions across the global Pharma and global Biotech market segment.

    8. Strong relationships with decision makers in senior positions in US and EU academic screening centers and key CROs in the US, EU and Asia.

    9. Excellent communication and cross-cultural skills. Strong analytical, problem solving and planning skills. Relentless prioritization and ‘can do’ attitude.


    1. MBA preferred.


    1. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed.

    2. Ability to travel domestically and internationally minimum of 60%.

    3. Ability to use telephone equipment.

    4. Ability to use computer equipment.

    5. Ability to drive.



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