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PDT (Plasma-Derived Therapies) Ventures Lead (Director)

Cambridge, Massachusetts


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PDT (Plasma-Derived Therapies) Ventures Lead (Director)

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Job ID SR0034596 Date posted 04/25/2019 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts; Zug, Switzerland


  • Understand market trends, competitor behavior / insights & expectations as well as opportunity landscape
  • Make recommendations on potential opportunities - develop economic model and business case for the impact on the plasma business
  • Maximizing the commercial value of our plasma fractions
  • Establish processes and governances around priority setting, scouting, preliminary screening and business case development for PDT opportunities, incl. new indications, new formulations, new fractions and new fractionation/collection activities
  • In case of “buy”:
    - Liaise with BD and support due diligence and negotiations for acquisitions or alliances
    - Assist in transition to GMS/ R&D / BioLife, define performance metrics and oversee integration plans
  • In case of “make”: Work with appropriate function(s) to generate project plan, refine cost & timeline estimates and track progress eg. within GPT


  • Business or technical background
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree required, MBA preferred
  • Prior BD/M&A experience and track record
  • Track record of complex projects managed
  • Product development experience a «strong plus»
  • R&D-related and/or GMS project experience a «plus»
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and forge partnerships across multiple functions and levels across the organization
  • International experience a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience

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