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Senior Director, Corporate Development

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, CA 92101
  • Job Code
    114674048
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Senior Director Corporate Development will work collaboratively with a variety of company functions including R&D, legal, and Commercial as well as external resources, to identify and evaluate external assets, and to negotiate and close high-value transactions to enhance the ACADIA portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates/leads search efforts and conducts thorough technical due diligence activities that ensure an in-depth understanding of investment opportunities and provide effective decision-making tools for the organization.
  • Leads evaluation of new opportunities for scientific, clinical and commercial fit with strategy.
  • Leads thorough cross-functional due diligence activities and commercial assessment to ensure an in-depth understanding of investment opportunities and provide effective decision-making tools for the organization.
  • Effectively manages the transaction process (approach, opportunity assessment, due diligence, valuation, deal negotiations, deal structuring, closing process and integration planning for key initiatives). Develop a solid business case for each transaction.
  • Performs in-depth evaluations, interpreting competitive landscape and analysis of financial data.
  • Assembles and effectively utilizes internal and external resources (as necessary) to ensure adequate support for each transaction
  • Assists in developing negotiation strategies.
  • Works with Finance to create forecasting and deal evaluation models.
  • Maintains awareness and knowledge of product strategy to assess fit of potential candidates.
  • Stays abreast of emerging healthcare & pharmaceutical industry trends and assess their potential impact on business strategies.
  • Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with biopharma companies, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and industry executives.

Education/Experience/Skills:

PhD or MD in Life Sciences or related field is highly preferred with demonstrated leadership in a dynamic Corporate Development or business development environment. Alternatively, an MBA with experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical arenas with an establish track record of evaluating and transacting on opportunities.

A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience within Corporate Development/ Business Development or investment banking with a focus on in-licensing or acquisition of therapeutics/companies in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. A minimum of 5 years of drug discovery and development experience is preferred. Experience in the CNS space is preferred.

A combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. Must possess:

  • Substantial and varied transaction and negotiation experience. Has played a key role leading and supporting numerous in-licensing, out-licensing, strategic collaboration, commercial alliance and acquisition transactions. Possesses robust experience identifying, negotiating and closing transactions.
  • Deep scientific knowledge in CNS or Neurology with industry experience in R&D, Clinical Development or Medical Affairs.
  • Proven ability to lead in a complex matrix environment with and without direct authority.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in direct and cross-functional roles.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to get to the right level of granularity to balance speed of execution and facilitate optimal decision-making by executive management.
  • Excellent financial analysis and research skills and ability to translate analyses into sound strategic recommendations.
  • Skilled at negotiating with business partners or management and influencing senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical industry trends.
  • Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints.
  • Ability to think strategically as well as to act tactically.
  • Ability to connect with people and work multi-culturally.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills and MS Office Suite and database skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively within and outside of the U.S.


PI114674048

<b>ACADIA Pharmaceuticals</b><br/><br/>ACADIA Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity</em><br/><br/><p>The Senior Director Corporate Development will work collaboratively with a variety of company functions including R&D, legal, and Commercial as well as external resources, to identify and evaluate external assets, and to negotiate and close high-value transactions to enhance the ACADIA portfolio.</p> <p><u><strong>Primary Responsibilities:</strong></u></p> <ul> <li>Facilitates/leads search efforts and conducts thorough technical due diligence activities that ensure an in-depth understanding of investment opportunities and provide effective decision-making tools for the organization.</li> <li>Leads evaluation of new opportunities for scientific, clinical and commercial fit with strategy.</li> <li>Leads thorough cross-functional due diligence activities and commercial assessment to ensure an in-depth understanding of investment opportunities and provide effective decision-making tools for the organization.</li> <li>Effectively manages the transaction process (approach, opportunity assessment, due diligence, valuation, deal negotiations, deal structuring, closing process and integration planning for key initiatives). Develop a solid business case for each transaction.</li> <li>Performs in-depth evaluations, interpreting competitive landscape and analysis of financial data.</li> <li>Assembles and effectively utilizes internal and external resources (as necessary) to ensure adequate support for each transaction</li> <li>Assists in developing negotiation strategies.</li> <li>Works with Finance to create forecasting and deal evaluation models.</li> <li>Maintains awareness and knowledge of product strategy to assess fit of potential candidates.</li> <li>Stays abreast of emerging healthcare & pharmaceutical industry trends and assess their potential impact on business strategies.</li> <li>Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with biopharma companies, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and industry executives.</li> </ul> <p><u><strong>Education/Experience/Skills:</strong></u></p> <p>PhD or MD in Life Sciences or related field is highly preferred with demonstrated leadership in a dynamic Corporate Development or business development environment. Alternatively, an MBA with experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical arenas with an establish track record of evaluating and transacting on opportunities.</p> <p>A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience within Corporate Development/ Business Development or investment banking with a focus on in-licensing or acquisition of therapeutics/companies in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. A minimum of 5 years of drug discovery and development experience is preferred. Experience in the CNS space is preferred.</p> <p>A combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered. Must possess:</p> <ul> <li>Substantial and varied transaction and negotiation experience. Has played a key role leading and supporting numerous in-licensing, out-licensing, strategic collaboration, commercial alliance and acquisition transactions. Possesses robust experience identifying, negotiating and closing transactions.</li> <li>Deep scientific knowledge in CNS or Neurology with industry experience in R&D, Clinical Development or Medical Affairs.</li> <li>Proven ability to lead in a complex matrix environment with and without direct authority.</li> <li>Demonstrated leadership abilities in direct and cross-functional roles.</li> <li>Critical thinking skills with the ability to get to the right level of granularity to balance speed of execution and facilitate optimal decision-making by executive management.</li> <li>Excellent financial analysis and research skills and ability to translate analyses into sound strategic recommendations.</li> <li>Skilled at negotiating with business partners or management and influencing senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.</li> <li>Strong understanding of pharmaceutical industry trends.</li> <li>Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints.</li> <li>Ability to think strategically as well as to act tactically.</li> <li>Ability to connect with people and work multi-culturally.</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills and MS Office Suite and database skills.</li> <li>Ability to travel extensively within and outside of the U.S.</li> </ul> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br/></span></em></p> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/Z4P2RlIyQoKOixqmIbzy7"> <p>PI114674048</p>

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Posted: 2019-10-18 Expires: 2019-11-18

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