Licensing Director (Oncology)

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: January 25, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-33015
Amgen is searching for a Licensing Director (Oncology). This role will report to the Executive Director, Licensing and can be based on our campus in Thousand Oaks, CA or South San Francisco, CA.
The Director works in the External R&D group of Business Development and will be responsible for leading the business development efforts in identifying and evaluating external therapeutic assets for in-licensing, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) or partnership collaborations, in support of the Oncology therapeutic area strategy. The Director will develop and nurture a network of key industry and academic contacts to ensure robust communication of ideas, interests and information between the external community and internal groups. The Director will proactively manage efforts to search and identify opportunities through networking along with landscape and strategy reviews. They will lead the technical evaluations of opportunities by creating and managing cross-functional review teams, providing recommendations based on scientific and drug industry knowledge, and ensuring appropriate and efficient decision making processes. The Director will work closely with the transaction lead to ensure efficient reviews and business negotiations. The position will also lead strategic discussions and presentations, collaborate closely with senior management, R&D, and Commercial to develop a set of priorities for licensure or M&A. The Director will also mentor any direct reports, and present themselves as a thoughtful and respected professional to both internal colleagues and external parties. This position will also support out-licensing activities.
Travel will be approximately 20%.
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree and 4 years of drug development industry and/or biopharm business development experience
Master's degree and 7 years of drug development industry and/or biopharm business development experience
Bachelor's degree and 9 years of drug development and/or biopharm business development experience
Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate in scientific discipline, with robust working knowledge in oncology therapeutic area.
5+ years of management experience in business and drug development activities, and strong technical R&D experience along with business development and licensing experience.
Strong leadership, scientific, organizational, communication, and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Excellent presentation skills. Effective communication skills pertaining to scientific and business development.
Demonstrated ability to foresee and solve problems, and prioritize and meet deadlines.
Strong team player, experience in successfully managing teams and a demonstrated ability to interface effectively with all-levels of staff across differing functional expertise.
Demonstrated ability to create and build relationships with internal and external parties.
Professional demeanor with strong decision making.
Be able to work independently, manage large cross functional teams, and mentor individuals.
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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