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Alliance Management Director

Company: Alector, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At Alector, our mission is to develop therapies that empower the immune system to combat neurodegeneration and cancer. Our team is solely focused on developing treatments for some of the most challenging diseases facing our society. We are supported in this mission by experienced and accomplished scientists and clinicians, leading healthcare investors, and pharma company partnerswho share in our commitment to bettering the lives of patients.The Director, Alliance Management will support and work with Alector's VP Alliance Management, to build &/or maintain external collaborations and partnerships ranging from discovery to commercial, expanding Alector's R&D pipeline and enhancing the global potential of our neurology drug products.Alector's Alliance Management facilitates a collaborative and productive working environment with our industry partners, ensuring our teams operate according to standard process and within contractual terms. This internal and external-facing role requires excellent communication, people skills and influencing management skills and will interact closely with the Executive Committee and various functional leaders working with our partners to ensure the success of our collaborations (including Research, Clinical, Medical Affairs, CMC, Finance, Legal and others).Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Support Alector's Alliance Management team and diverse portfolio of partnerships and collaborations.
  • Ensure productive, collaborative alliances that operate consistent with contractual terms.
  • Act as a resource for the Executive Committee on alliance matters.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships and becomes a positive influencer internally and externally in support of alliance objectives.
  • Create a "best partner" reputation for the team and the company.
  • Partner with PTLs and PMs to align on strategic position, prioritization changes, and areas of opportunity for improvement; Raise issues to internal and external Sr. Leaders, as appropriate.
  • Proactively identify challenges within the alliance portfolio and work with internal and external partners to define and implement solutions and risk mitigation plans.
  • Ensure effective communication between Alector and its alliance partners and assist in the provision of clear documentation in joint forums. Establish credibility, trust, and respect with partner organizations.
  • Establish a firm understanding of partner contracts. As alliances evolve and in collaboration with internal stakeholders, negotiate new terms and agreements (amendments, new or restated contracts) with existing partners.
  • Ensure consistent governance across all alliances enabling and supporting Joint Committee Meetings and other partnership meetings. Serve as the main point of contact for escalation of cross company, cross functional, and business conflicts (internal and external) which impact the collaboration.
  • Conflict/crisis management - proactively identify and resolve conflicts as needed or escalate to senior mgmt. for timely resolution.
  • Establish, improve, coach, and provide guidance to cross functional team members to drive effective collaboration best practices to reflect a positive company reputation which supports Alector's partnering and/or fundraising efforts.
  • Partner with Business Development to ensure deal terms enable effective governance for new collaborations and partnerships. Actively contribute to Business Development projects (new partnerships) through review and input on term sheets and contract drafts.
  • Responsibilities may require a flexible work schedule outside of standard business hours due to partner time zone differences.Education:
    • Advanced degree (Masters, Doctorate, or Bachelor's degree) with minimum 8+ years bio/pharma, life sciences or related industry experience, of which at least 3 years are in Alliance Management or external partner relationship management role; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
    • Advanced degree in Life Sciences, Business, or Law preferred.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • Strong knowledge and interpretation of contracts.
      • Solid negotiation skills with good command of complex, detailed matters.
      • Strong issue and conflict management skills with demonstrated experience in driving to resolution.
      • Broad understanding of global biotech/pharma industries with a strong understanding of drug discovery and drug development processes
      • Professional and has Executive presence; ability to work credibly and reliably with senior company executives, internally and with external partners; manages complex issues and communicates difficult matters; decisive but diplomatic.
      • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills with a "roll up your sleeves" mentality; a team player who collaborates, oversees, coaches, and drives to meaningful outcomes and positive business impact.
      • Actively listens and demonstrates emotional intelligence.
      • Strong project management and organizational skills.
      • Learning agility; ability to quickly grasp new or unforeseen situations, concepts and processes.
      • Self-motivated, requires minimal supervision and strong people management.
      • Familiarity with alliance management best practices, industry standards and collaborations.$227,390 - $245,945 a yearBase salary ranges will be determined by the candidate's level, qualifications, skill set, and experience.#LI-BL1Alector is a phenomenal place to learn and grow. Alector is a dynamic environment where teams are encouraged to experiment, take ownership of decisions, and question convention to solve complex problems. At Alector, we value shared wins, perseverance, and a growth mindset.Alector was named on Fortune's ""top list for small and medium-sized companies for the second year! And we moved up from #16 to #11 in 2022.Among the things you'll discover at Alector on Day 1 and throughout your tenure: Committed and driven colleagues, a bold and important company goal, brand-new brightly lit offices in Oyster Point, right at the heart of Biotech Bay. Alector offers flexible remote work options, and competitive compensation and benefits.Come join us!At Alector, we believe that hard-working teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other's assumptions with fresh perspectives and bring creative ideas to the table. We are committed to building an open, diverse, and inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Keywords: Alector, Inc., San Francisco , Alliance Management Director, Executive , San Francisco, California

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