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Alliance Manager

Company: Alpha Consulting Corp.
Location: Rahway
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

ALLIANCE MANAGER RAHWAY, NJ Hybrid role (1-2days/week onsite). This position may be based in Rahway NJ, Upper Gwynedd PA, or Philadelphia PA. Project Description: Global Project and Alliance Management (GPAM) resides within the Research and Development (R&D) organization at Client's (Research Laboratories). The Project, Portfolio and Alliance Managers in GPAM are core members of cross-functional discovery, development, and alliance teams responsible for discovering and developing products that improve human health. In addition, GPAM includes a Project Management Office (PMO), which is responsible for the development, sustainment, and training of GPAM-owned systems, tools, and business processes that serve MRL more broadly. The GPAM MRL Alliance Managers focus on achieving the goals of the alliance by ensuring activities, resources, communications, and decisions are coordinated and maximized with our R&D partners. Under the broad direction of the Director, Strategic Alliances, the Senior Specialist, Strategic Alliances is responsible for ensuring successful relationship and contractual management of R&D licenses and R&D alliances/collaborations that result from agreements executed by Corporate Business Development (Corp BD). In addition, the Senior Specialist, Strategic Alliances is responsible for developing and implementing critical cross-functional/cross-divisional business operation processes and initiatives involving the GPAM MRL Alliance Management team. Manage a portfolio of R&D licenses. Organization of timely kick-off meeting planning and execution between the Client and its partners to ensure clarity on the agreement and communication mechanisms between the companies. Providing each R&D licensing partner with an open and continuous channel of communication to ensure partner perspectives are heard and well represented internally. Proactively identifying and resolving conflicts as needed, and/or raising conflicts and disputes to the Director, Strategic Alliances, appropriate management, or committees for timely resolution. Interfacing closely with Corp BD and Legal groups to clarify contractual aspects of R&D licensing agreements with intent of providing guidance internally to team members and senior management to ensure appropriate boundaries are set and guide decision-making. Supporting evolution of R&D licensing agreements through their life cycles, including negotiation/drafting of contractual amendments, and management of any necessary agreement terminations and close-out processes. Working closely with Finance, Investor Relations, Public Affairs and partners to manage appropriate financial obligations and disclosures that may be material to the Client or its partners. Maintaining a database that captures all current rights/obligations under portfolio of R&D licensing agreements. Support R&D alliances/collaborations managed by Director/Associate Director, Strategic Alliances. Working with a Director or Associate Director, Strategic Alliances as well as internal stakeholders and joint teams, support the productive operational relationship between the Client and assigned R&D collaboration partners, including ensuring alliance governance is established and functions efficiently, consistent with agreement intent; ensure process is in place to facilitate timely, joint decision-making. Preparing for, facilitating and documenting outcomes of R&D alliance meetings, ensuring meetings have clear purposes and objectives, and that conflict is surfaced and resolved. Preparing reports that summarize R&D collaboration status/issues and documents for senior management and alliance committees. Support Alliance Management operations and business initiatives. Serving as process owner of critical cross functional/cross-divisional business operation processes and initiatives involving the GPAM MRL Alliance Management team. Developing and implementing clear process guidance for the GPAM MRL Alliance Management team. Defining key metrics to ensure GPAM MRL Alliance Management team's compliance with the deliverables of the business processes and initiatives. Required Skills: Bachelor's degree required; concentration in a scientific or applied discipline preferred. Advanced degree (MBA, MS, PhD or equivalent) preferred. A minimum of 5 years' experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. A minimum of 1 year in an engagement, alliance management or equivalent relationship management role. Broad understanding of global pharmaceutical and biotech industries with a solid understanding of drug discovery and development processes. Demonstrated leadership and ethics, including ability to hold others accountable for delivery. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team setting, including experience building and leading teams, accomplishing goals, etc. Strong collaboration and problem-solving skills; ability to establish good working relationships with internal and external colleagues at all levels, resolve conflict and provide feedback, and devise and implement creative solutions to problems. Strong communication skills, both oral and written; demonstrated ability to speak up appropriately and to raise issues to teams and management. Highly organized and capable of working with attention to detail. Able to relate project and alliance details to larger project and alliance objectives. Experience in understanding and interpretation of contractual language. Experience in implementing and improving business processes. Up to 5-10% travel required. This 6+ month position starts ASAP. Please E-MAIL your resume (attachment to email) with rate and availability to Malika: malika@alphaconsulting.com ALPHA'S REQUIREMENT #22-02689 MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE U.S. AS AN HOURLY W2 EMPLOYEE

Keywords: Alpha Consulting Corp., New York , Alliance Manager, Executive , Rahway, New York

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