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Groom & Associates(és): Director Of Business Development

Groom & Associates(és)

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted July 27, 2021.

TITLE: Director, Business DevelopmentLOCATION: Montreal, QC home office-basedINDUSTRY: Life SciencesPermanent, full time positionABOUT OUR CLIENTSince its creation, our client has raised nearly $190 million to fund the development of approximately 130 drugs addressing major health challenges, including cancer, neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.

Our client is a biopharmaceutical research consortium whose mission is to fund the development of innovative tools and technologies that accelerate the development of safe and effective drugs.

We bring together world-leading pharmaceutical organizations, several Canadian biotech companies, the best researchers from the public and private sectors, as well as the Canadian and Quebec governments.

Our collaborative approach bridges the funding gap needed to drive innovation, especially where early-stage research is concerned.

SUMMARY OF POSITIONIn collaboration with the management team, the Business Development Directoris responsible for seeking new opportunities foracademic-private collaborationfor our client’s funding programs,assisting researcherswith the preparation of their grant applications, and contributing to theevaluation of applications submitted to our client.

He/she is also involved in thedevelopment of strategic partnerships.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
·Promote our client’s funding opportunities to researchers and companies in the life sciences sector through presentations, meetings and networking activities.
·Keep abreast of important events affecting the Quebec life sciences sector as well as recent scientific breakthroughs in drug development and biopharmaceutical research.
·Develop and maintain relationships based on trust with external stakeholders, including researchers, the business community and other stakeholders of the Quebec life sciences ecosystem.
·Support applicants in the preparation of their application and financing package.
·Contribute to the scientific evaluation of projects.
·Assess the commercial potential of drug development technologies.
·Perform the project due diligence process.
·Acquire deep knowledge of submitted projects and present the applications to our client’s Scientific Advisory Board.
·Lead contract negotiations (research, collaboration, and funding agreements).
·Organize information and networking activities.
·Identify strategic partners and set up new collaborations.
·Represent our client externally and ensure its visibility.
·Contribute to the development of our client’s network of partners in the academic and private sectors.
·Analyze the life sciences ecosystem of companies in Quebec and Canada to target the needs of the various stakeholders in the sector.

·PhD in a life science discipline with an interest and expertise in the development of new drugs and related technologies.ExperienceFive to ten years of experience in a similar business development position or in advancing research related to drug discovery.Practical experience in translational/applied research an asset.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSFluently bilingual, with excellent written and spoken skills in English and French.Leadership, autonomy, thoroughness and agility.Highly skilled communicator and listener with a customer focus.Excellent interpersonal skillsandproven track record for workingin ahighly collaborative, results-orientedenvironment.Good knowledge of the Quebec and Canadian life sciences ecosystem (academic and industrial).Ability to multi-task across projects and manage priorities.Ability to integrate into a small multidisciplinary team.Proficiency inMicrosoftOfficesuiteand good knowledge of customer relationship management (CRM) tools.START DATE:ImmediatelyWORKING ENVIRONMENTOur client’s team is young and dynamic.

They offer very competitive employment conditions.We foster knowledge sharing among an agile and experienced team and promote work-life balance.

Our beautiful offices are located in downtown Montreal.

Seize the opportunity to make a difference by helping to create a product that effects positive change in the world!