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Senior Alliance Manager for Global R&D, Ballerup

Created 02/11/2021
Reference 1945349713
Category Other
Job type Full Time
Country Denmark
City Ballerup
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive
Can you manage a strategic alliance?

If you are an experienced Alliance Manager who thrives from working with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative therapies for medical dermatology, we have just the right job for you in our strategic Alliance Management team, part of the broader R&D Portfolio & Program Leadership.

LEO Pharma has set the very ambitious goal to become the world's preferred dermatology care partner. To succeed, we have made historical investments within R&D and in the last decade entered into several license agreements with biotech and pharmaceutical companies to bring new systemic and innovative medicines for patients with unmet medical needs. We have a strong pipeline with proprietary compounds as well as licensed compounds and technologies, and alliance management is responsible for driving effective collaboration, communication and governance across the projects with Strategic R&D partnerships.

Help LEO Pharma deliver on our strategic goals

As a senior Alliance Manager you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of alliances with assets in clinical development and in close collaboration with the Global Program Lead (GPL) to ensure that LEO is diligently performing the contractual obligations. You will become a member of the Global Program Team (GPT), with the responsibility to onboard team members to the alliance to ensure adherence to our license agreements. Together with the GPL you will responsible for the communication plan with the partners and that the day-to-day business with the partner is running smoothly in terms of information sharing, project progression and fi-nancial considerations. When it comes to governance of the alliances, you are responsible for planning and executing the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) meetings, ensuring that the JSC members have received the information needed to make decisions. You are also responsible for preparing the minutes of the JSC meetings and collecting feedback from both parties. On a strategic level you are expected to look for opportunities to grow the value of the alliance.

Your primary tasks include:
  • Act as primary contact for the alliance partner
  • Facilitate good communication with partner on all aspects of the alliance
  • Keep track of contractual obligations in legal agreements, and amending contracts if needed
  • Onboard new team members to the alliance
  • Plan and execute the joint steering committee meeting with the partners
  • Work closely with executive management when needed
  • Facilitate milestone payments in alignment with Finance and Tax
  • Serve as a member of the GPT
  • Proactively identify issues and risks related to alliance - bringing them to the attention of the GPL and JSC members
  • Maintain alliance team sites, and ensure relevant information sharing with partners
  • Participation in DD and contract negotiation
  • Alliance kick-off meetings, as well as winding down activities


A driven team player with strong collaborative skills

We are looking for a university trained (B.Sc., M.Sc., Cand. Pharm, MD or PhD in a life science discipline) can-didate with at least 10 years experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. Experience from working within pharmaceutical drug development projects and/or with partnerships is a preferred. You are known for your open and positive mindset and find it motivating to work in teams and have strong stakeholder manage-ment and communication skills. As part of this, you must know how to understand and summarize legal con-tracts in lay language, and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues from a variety of scientific and business disciplines. Additionally, you have a good understanding of alliance dynamics and how to promote and support constructive collaboration across organizations - with understanding of and due respect to cultural, geographical, and professional differences.

Your new department

Alliance Management resides in the R&D Portfolio and Program Leadership area in Global R&D. We are a great and diverse team of Alliance Managers, Project Managers and Global Program Leads (GPMs) responsible for driving portfolio projects. Our environment is founded on trust, respect, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
We believe that people that thrive make the greatest results. We know that we can only succeed as a team and for the same reason we have an on-going focus on teamwork and collaboration.

The department is located at LEO Pharma headquarter in Ballerup, Denmark, however this position could be located outside Denmark.

The deadline is the 3rd of March. We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, so do not hesitate in sending your application.

Join us! We look forward to receiving your application.