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Senior Director, Corporate Development

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, CA 92101
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    112857147

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals

U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information
In keeping with our commitment to the community in which we do business, and in compliance with state and federal law, ACADIA is an equal opportunity employer. Our employment policies and procedures ensure that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran's status, marital status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We invite you to complete the optional self-identification fields below used for compliance with government regulations and record-keeping guidelines.


Location:
San Diego, CA - HQ


The Senior Director Corporate Development will work collaboratively with a variety of company functions including R&D, legal, and Commercial as well as external resources, to identify and evaluate external assets, and to negotiate and close high value transactions to enhance the ACADIA portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Facilitates/leads search efforts and conducts thorough technical due diligence activities that ensure an in-depth understanding of investment opportunities and provide effective decision-making tools for the organization.
  • Leads evaluation of new opportunities for scientific, clinical and commercial fit with strategy.
  • Leads thorough cross-functional due diligence activities and commercial assessment to ensure an in-depth understanding of investment opportunities and provide effective decision-making tools for the organization.
  • Effectively manages the transaction process (approach, opportunity assessment, due diligence, valuation, deal negotiations, deal structuring, closing process and integration planning for key initiatives). Develop a solid business case for each transaction.
  • Performs in-depth evaluations, interpreting competitive landscape and analysis of financial data.
  • Assembles and effectively utilizes internal and external resources (as necessary) to ensure adequate support for each transactionAssists in developing negotiation strategies.
  • Works with Finance to create forecasting and deal evaluation models.
  • Maintains awareness and knowledge of product strategy to assess fit of potential candidates.
  • Stays abreast of emerging healthcare & pharmaceutical industry trends and assess their potential impact on business strategies.
  • Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with biopharma companies, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and industry executives.

Education/Experience/Skills:

PhD or MD in Life Sciences or related field is highly preferred with demonstrated leadership in a dynamic Corporate Development or business development environment. Alternatively, an MBA with experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical arenas with an establish track record of evaluating and transacting on opportunities.

A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience within Corporate Development/ Business Development or investment banking with a focus on in-licensing or acquisition of therapeutics/companies in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. A minimum of 5 years of drug discovery and development experience is preferred. Experience in the CNS space is preferred.

A combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.

Must possess:
  • Substantial and varied transaction and negotiation experience. Has played a key role leading and supporting numerous in-licensing, out-licensing, strategic collaboration, commercial alliance and acquisition transactions. Possesses robust experience identifying, negotiating and closing transactions.
  • Deep scientific knowledge in CNS or Neurology with industry experience in R&D, Clinical Development or Medical Affairs.
  • Proven ability to lead in a complex matrix environment with and without direct authority.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in direct and cross-functional roles.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to get to the right level of granularity to balance speed of execution and facilitate optimal decision-making by executive management.
  • Excellent financial analysis and research skills and ability to translate analyses into sound strategic recommendations.
  • Skilled at negotiating with business partners or management and influencing senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical industry trends.
  • Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints.
  • Ability to think strategically as well as to act tactically.
  • Ability to connect with people and work multi-culturally.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills and MS Office Suite and database skills.
  • Ability to travel extensively within and outside of the U.S.

PI112857147

</br><b>ACADIA Pharmaceuticals</b></br></br>U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information <br> In keeping with our commitment to the community in which we do business, and in compliance with state and federal law, ACADIA is an equal opportunity employer. Our employment policies and procedures ensure that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran's status, marital status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We invite you to complete the optional self-identification fields below used for compliance with government regulations and record-keeping guidelines.<br/><br/><bSenior Director, Corporate Development</b><br/>Location:<br>San Diego, CA - HQ<br/><br/><br>The Senior Director Corporate Development will work collaboratively with a variety of company functions including R&D, legal, and Commercial as well as external resources, to identify and evaluate external assets, and to negotiate and close high value transactions to enhance the ACADIA portfolio.<br><br><u><strong>Primary Responsibilities:</strong></u><br> <ul> <li>Facilitates/leads search efforts and conducts thorough technical due diligence activities that ensure an in-depth understanding of investment opportunities and provide effective decision-making tools for the organization.</li> <li>Leads evaluation of new opportunities for scientific, clinical and commercial fit with strategy.</li> <li>Leads thorough cross-functional due diligence activities and commercial assessment to ensure an in-depth understanding of investment opportunities and provide effective decision-making tools for the organization.</li> <li>Effectively manages the transaction process (approach, opportunity assessment, due diligence, valuation, deal negotiations, deal structuring, closing process and integration planning for key initiatives). Develop a solid business case for each transaction.</li> <li>Performs in-depth evaluations, interpreting competitive landscape and analysis of financial data.</li> <li>Assembles and effectively utilizes internal and external resources (as necessary) to ensure adequate support for each transactionAssists in developing negotiation strategies.</li> <li>Works with Finance to create forecasting and deal evaluation models.</li> <li>Maintains awareness and knowledge of product strategy to assess fit of potential candidates.</li> <li>Stays abreast of emerging healthcare & pharmaceutical industry trends and assess their potential impact on business strategies.</li> <li>Cultivates and maintains positive relationships with biopharma companies, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and industry executives.</li> </ul> <br><u><strong>Education/Experience/Skills:</strong></u><br><br>PhD or MD in Life Sciences or related field is highly preferred with demonstrated leadership in a dynamic Corporate Development or business development environment. Alternatively, an MBA with experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical arenas with an establish track record of evaluating and transacting on opportunities. <br><br>A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience within Corporate Development/ Business Development or investment banking with a focus on in-licensing or acquisition of therapeutics/companies in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry. A minimum of 5 years of drug discovery and development experience is preferred. Experience in the CNS space is preferred. <br><br>A combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.<br><br>Must possess:<br> <ul> <li>Substantial and varied transaction and negotiation experience. Has played a key role leading and supporting numerous in-licensing, out-licensing, strategic collaboration, commercial alliance and acquisition transactions. Possesses robust experience identifying, negotiating and closing transactions.</li> <li>Deep scientific knowledge in CNS or Neurology with industry experience in R&D, Clinical Development or Medical Affairs.</li> <li>Proven ability to lead in a complex matrix environment with and without direct authority.</li> <li>Demonstrated leadership abilities in direct and cross-functional roles.</li> <li>Critical thinking skills with the ability to get to the right level of granularity to balance speed of execution and facilitate optimal decision-making by executive management.</li> <li>Excellent financial analysis and research skills and ability to translate analyses into sound strategic recommendations.</li> <li>Skilled at negotiating with business partners or management and influencing senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.</li> <li>Strong understanding of pharmaceutical industry trends.</li> <li>Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints.</li> <li>Ability to think strategically as well as to act tactically.</li> <li>Ability to connect with people and work multi-culturally. </li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation skills and MS Office Suite and database skills.</li> <li>Ability to travel extensively within and outside of the U.S.</li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/nVPwnLFYDNeytExahwxNa"> <p>PI112857147</p>
Posted: 2019-08-16 Expires: 2019-09-17

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