Job type full-time
Full job description
Motionhall is looking to hire candidates prepared to lead as next generation business development strategy consultants in the life sciences.
This role is well suited to an ambitious early career professional with some exposure to traditional methods of working close to life sciences transactions (such as in investment banking) and who is interested in innovative approaches to informing transactions that are high-leverage for human beings in a world rapidly modernizing around ai technology.
Due to the technology-enabled nature of work at motionhall, you will enjoy efficiency gains that allow you to achieve more and gain greater exposure to the biopharma market without working the long hours typical in investment banking or traditional strategy consulting firms.
We pride ourselves on a healthy and supportive work environment where ambitious people can develop their career potential.
Natural career paths following a tour of duty in this role include opportunities in:
Senior strategy consulting and transactions advisory;
Venture, private equity and investment banking;
Exposure to the skills and toolsets to be an effective biotech ceo, cbo or to lead in licensing or corporate development at a pharmaceutical company; and/or
Operations & company leadership.
As motionhall business development director (member services and strategy consulting) you will:
Learn, teach and guide senior leadership teams in applying motionhall tools, methods and philosophies towards company value inflection points levered on business development excellence, including:
Applying a market lens to platform and asset go-to-market including selection of initial markets, market segmentation and indication and/or target and/or asset prioritization.
Applying the business development lens to portfolio management including asset development decisions and planning of licensing and m&a timing such as to likelihood of maximizing company share value and/or achieve other company strategic goals impacted by business development and partnering.
Partnering market analysis and approach planning, including discussions of deal comparables, competitive landscape and partnering market composition and application of a series of research-backed, best practices for achieving ideal market outcomes in each individual scenario.
Effective outreach, outreach best practices and effective internal navigation of companies.
Market development planning as needed to achieve desired deal outcomes.
Assistance guiding and directing the creation of company materials as informed by motionhall’s model, platform and expert methodology including partnering presentation decks, data room construction and other materials as required to support our membership.
Act as a direct resource to motionhall clients and members throughout the engagement by facilitating and leading portions of client meetings from initial contact through to success, according to project requirements.
Work directly and in close concert with motionhall’s strategy consulting team, scientific and business analyst team, with interface points to the motionhall engineering, product and data science teams.
This role has significant exposure to senior leadership at motionhall including ceo rachael craig, managing director biotechnology mark beards, svp partnering relationship intelligence, danielle lovell, and industry veteran and board member rod ferguson.
Work within a technology-enabled remote-first team environment, and travel for conferences and events where applicable.
Ph.d or master’s degree or equivalent in an applicable health sciences discipline.
2-4 years experience supporting senior executives or consultants in leading in life sciences transactions strategy and execution, or other relevant project-based work experience.
This role requires flawless written english, a high ability to work with meticulous attention to detail, and a desire to assure responsiveness and quality in all interactions with biotech and pharmaceutical customers.
Business research and analysis experience, with demonstrated ability to read data and draw accurate, logical conclusions.
Demonstrated experience working and presenting to senior business leaders, including ceo and boardYou will be required at times to deliver bad news to senior industry leaders, say no, receive intense criticism, and throughout maintain frame, kindness and professionalism without faltering on the critical points that will lead to their eventual success.
Demonstrated ability to be a kind, humble and effective team player deserving of the high-trust environment you will be working inThis includes operating with transparency to senior leadership, and with respect and kindness to junior colleagues and executive assistantsYou must share mistakes with clarity of mind and delegate efficiently to your supporting teamIf you cannot be trustworthy, humble and kind we will fire you at our earliest awareness without hesitation or regret.
Alignment with our mission to serve and support biopharmaceutical leaders with best-in-class tools and strategies to meet their business development goals.
The following characteristics are not required, but valued for this role:
Fluency in chinese mandarin;
Experience closing venture, licensing and/or m&a deals as a supporting player to the deal leader and negotiator;
Interest and/or exposure to entrepreneurship, silicon valley technology companies, or other innovation environments;
High, impact-oriented, ambition.
Location: you may live in any suitable global location for this role.
Posted 30+ days ago