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Sr Director/Exec Director of Alliance Management/ Business Development

Legend Biotech

This is a Contract position in Piscataway Township, NJ posted December 24, 2019.

Role Overview:


The position will support Alliance Management activities related to Legend’s collaboration with Janssen Biotech. In addition, this position will lead/support business development activities that include in- and out-licensing of products and technologies that support Legend’s corporate strategy.


Responsibilities including but not limited to : 

  • Support the alliance between Legend Biotech and Janssen Biotech for the BCMA CAR-T program and ensure that the relationship is productive and provides long-term value for Legend.
  • Participate in working group meetings and relevant joint committee meetings (medical, commercial, manufacturing)
  • Report on the performance of the alliance at regular intervals.
  • Report disputes to manager and other key Legend stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Business Development team to identify target opportunities and companies for in-bound and out-bound programs
  • Lead the diligence review of opportunities ensuring inclusion of representatives from relevant internal line functions
  • Review licensing and collaboration targets with Legend management
  • Represent the company in negotiations with external industry partners on potential licensing or collaboration programs and execute transactions with approved terms.


Bachelor’s degree with a major or concentration in biological sciences; PhD and/or MBA preferable



  • Strong knowledge & experience in the drug development process
  • 7-10 years’ experience in business development and/or alliance management in the biotech industry


Key Capabilities, Knowledge, and Skills:  

Understanding of cell therapy, excellent verbal and writing communication skills, track record in business development and alliance management