Strategic Alliance Executive
Cancer Research UK
Stratford, GB
4h ago

Strategic Alliance Executive

  • Stratford (2 Redman Place)
  • CRT Cambridge (Babraham)
  • Strategic Alliance Executive

    Cambridge or London based with potential flexibility for some home working, with travel

    Full time - however we are open to discuss a 4 day week.

    Closing date : 23rd September - however we encourage candidates to apply early

    Application process : please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience and motivation for applying

    As a Strategic Alliance Executive working within the Strategic Alliances team, you will be responsible for the management and propulsion of CRUK’s strategic commercial alliances within Commercial Partnerships and will play a critical role in advancing portfolios of discoveries to beat cancer.

    As part of Commercial Partnerships’ efforts to expand its alliance management resource and capabilities, the Strategic Alliance team provides best-in-class alliance management to drive, support and expand our innovative portfolio of strategic commercial alliances.

    You will work closely with academics, technology transfer offices, biotech and pharma partners to develop and support a diverse portfolio of alliances focussed on cancer therapeutics and platform technologies, applying your business acumen to deliver business management to the alliance to achieve successful outcomes for the portfolio to benefit cancer patients across the globe.

    As a senior member of the Strategic Alliances team you will play a key role in the delivery of the team’s strategy to expand CRUK’s commercial alliance portfolio to deliver novel technologies.

    Your outstanding interpersonal skills will help you navigate complex relationships with alliance stakeholders and you will have the ability to translate contractual frameworks into functional, progressive and collaborative partnerships.

    You will also apply your alliance management skills to provide support in the build and negotiation of new alliances to progress CRUK towards its goal of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034.

    Make an impact every day by :

  • Overseeing a portfolio of alliances and managing the day-to-day business activities required to progress alliances towards success;
  • Providing a deep understanding of contracts, scientific awareness and business acumen;Managing long term relationships with alliance stakeholders, including senior members of pharma / biotech alliance partners and academics by establishing a high level of trust;
  • Working closely with related functional areas within Commercial Partnerships including Business Development & Transactions, and Legal to support new alliance deal negotiation and advise on contractual needs of future alliance agreements;
  • Leading negotiations concerning all contractual work relating to the prosecution of existing alliances in your portfolio;
  • Identifying new business opportunities with existing partners and providing additional business support for CRUK’s Therapeutics Discovery Laboratory including exploring new strategic relationships;
  • Providing coaching and mentoring for Strategic Alliance Managers

    What skills are we looking for?

  • Project or alliance management skills with strong business acumenAbility to help drive a collaborative environment within a cross-functional teamRelationship management, working effectively with key stakeholders at all levels across organisations in an alliance or business process role, championing needs of partners, showing excellent influencing skills and having tenacity to develop recommendations and solutions;
  • Driving to ensure successful delivery of alliances and translation of drug discovery opportunities as well as achieving commercial and operational objectives;
  • Critical and strategic thinking about partnershipsOncology drug discovery, patent protection and development of associated science

    Key Technical Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Behaviours

    PhD (or equivalent) in a life sciences discipline, ideally oncology relatedExtensive knowledge of drug discovery and experience of translating early stage discovery research gained from working in biotech or pharma industry, non-profit organisations, or technology transfer is essentialProven success in effectively managing a portfolio of alliances or high level cross-functional teams involving external relationships is essential (5+ years desirable)Deep business acumen with excellent understanding of varied contractual arrangements and ability to interpret complex agreementsExcellent inter-personal skills with ability to work collaboratively, lead, influence, negotiate, and resolve conflict by developing innovative solutions and recommendationsStrong listening and communication skills, able to communicate at all levels of an organisation internally and externally, both verbally and in writing

    What will I gain?

    Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible.

    Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more.

    You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.

    If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

    For more details about the role and the team, follow the link to our candidate pack here

    At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential.

    We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

    Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitment cancer.org.uk

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