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Senior Alliances Manager



London, UK · Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023

About us

Owkin is an AI biotechnology company that uses AI to find the right treatment for every patient. We combine the best of human and artificial intelligence to answer the research questions shared by biopharma and academic researchers. By closing the translational gap between complex biology and new treatments, we bring new diagnostics and drugs to patients sooner.

Owkin has raised over $300 million and became a unicorn through investments from leading biopharma companies (Sanofi and BMS) and venture funds (Fidelity, GV and BPI, among others).

Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

About the role:

To ensure the success and growth of our strategic alliance in terms of delivery, client satisfaction, legal compliance and financial impact.

Key activities :

  • Accountable for the Alliance overall success (client satisfaction, scientific milestone achievement, etc)`
  • Build and sustain relationships with senior executives.
  • Responsible for a portfolio (2 to 9) of research projects
  • Oversee the legal & financial terms of the alliance (revenue recognized, milestone achieved, investment made)
  • Promote effective and impactful communication with our partner (steering committees, reporting, individual stakeholders management...)

Interactions with other teams:

  • Work closely with the senior scientific teams (Biomarker & Target Identification Leads), project teams (Project Managers, Researchers), business teams (Key Account Manager) to manage the Alliance
  • Support the marketing/communications strategy to develop the notoriety of our partnership internal & externally with the communication team
  • Manage the alliance PnL with the finance team

About you

Required qualifications / experience:

  • A good level of experience in managing high-stakes alliances, partnerships or engagements within the medical, pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
  • PhD, Masters degree or BS in computer science (machine learning, applied mathematics, computer science, software engineering) or life sciences (MD, PharmD, biology, bioinformatics, biological engineering…)
  • A general understanding of life science data-driven research projects (ex. experience in Biostatistics, Machine Learning or Deep Learning algorithms & methodologies)
  • Proven experience in developing trust-based relationships with our clients and teams, both at the senior and operational levels
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized and meticulous about details; capable of tackling complex problems logically and effectively;
  • Excited to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about the intersections of Healthcare and AI
  • Fluent in English

The position requires occasional travel across Europe and in the USA.

What we offer

  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please complete the form and submit your CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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