Director of Licensing & Business Devleopment
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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 1/13/2017
Saint Louis, MO
JOB DESCRIPTIONKey Accountabilities:
* Partner with strategy and portfolio development group to develop and implement licensing strategy for gene editing patent portfolio.
* Develop an internal network with patents, legal and SMI, Life Science, and Merck KGaA business development personnel to execute on the promise venture strategy.
* Close Opportunities that involve the Products or Services that include the application of the Company s patent-protected assets.
* Primary individual to determine fit of Opportunities with MilliporeSigma s technical capabilities
* Monitor incoming solicitations for strategic fit
* Represent Company by negotiating terms and conditions
* Serve as key interface with IP attorneys within the Company
* Assist GENM venture in identifying gaps and opportunities for in-licensing and out-licensing of gene editing portfolio
* Develop relationships with key thought leaders in the specific therapeutic target areas selected for product development
* Assist in identifying acquisition candidates and/or in-licensing or out-licensing opportunities
* Meet company expectations for overall revenue growth for gene-editing based Services, driven and supported by The Gene Editing Novel Modalities promise venture
* Minimum 10 years leadership experience in licensing, Marketing, Sales or relevant business area.
* MBA, legal degree, or advanced business or technical degree required.
* Deep understanding of Company s current patent position related to gene editing technologies, including Zinc Finger nuclease and CRISPR applications
* Ability to understand current Applied Product Line and how development of novel capabilities can be effectively monetized.
* Facilitates the constant flow of new ideas, excitement and energy necessary to maintain a high growth sales environment.
* Understands the crucial interdependencies that allow R&D, Business Development, Legal, Quality and Operations to work in an integrated fashion.
* Possesses marketing and business analysis skills to enable effective positioning of the BU in its market space. Specific working knowledge of relevant gene editing technologies and the Company s ability to maximize it s position in relation to competing technologies and/or claims.
* Strategic and visionary, with the operating experience to drive synergies, identify market opportunities and manage cost efficiencies.
* Skilled expert in all matters related to ZFN, CRISPR and other gene editing technologies,
* Skilled expert at negotiating service or product licenses that involve utilization of the Company s IP.
* Must be able to communicate the principles behind highly complex technical decisions to a business-oriented audience to ensure high level understanding and support. Is able to distil multi-phase development projects into basic contributing principles in order to make a case to senior management.
MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.
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