Thermo Fisher Scientific Director, Business Development in Carlsbad, California

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How will you make an impact?

The position will work with VP of Strategy, Portfolio and Business Development and other cross-functional business partners to drive the identification, pursuit and acquisition of strategic business opportunities including commercial and R&D partnerships, alliances, joint ventures, licensing and acquisitions that support the business strategy.

What will you do?

  • Collaborates cross-functionally with team members (Business GMs, Product Management, Research & Development, Finance, Legal and others as needed) in technical and business assessment of potential candidates in support of business opportunities.

  • Leads, directs and is responsible for day-to-day management of deals with potential partners.

  • Drives projects through cross-functional teams. Holds team members accountable for deliverables.

  • Responsible for developing the business case and presenting it to senior management.

  • Drives all communications and negotiations with potential partners.

  • Provides clear, concise project updates to all levels in the organization.

  • Work with internal product development teams to coordinate with external partners.

  • Interacts with key thought leaders and customers in the industry to keep up with science and proactively look for potential opportunities.

How will you get here?

  • 7+ years experience in Life Sciences in managing Business Development / Corporate Development deals.

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or Business Administration.

  • Possess a broad business perspective: have in-depth knowledge of the market, industry and organization, and their impact on work processes and deliverables.

  • Excellent communication (verbal, written and presentation) skills required, proven ability to communicate ideas and recommendations at all levels in the organization, across functional and geographic boundaries.

  • Highly networked in the Life Sciences market.

  • Exhibit strong problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.

  • Demonstrate high attention to detail, and solid organization, project management and planning skills.

  • Ability to travel up to 30% both domestically and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD degree and/or MBA preferred.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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