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Director Business Development (EDDC)

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15-50 Years
14,000 - 22,500 monthly SGD
10 days ago
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About us

The Experimental Drug Development Centre (EDDC) is Singapore's national drug discovery and development platform. We seek to translate excellent science into impactful medicines, globalize Singapore/Asia-originated innovation, and foster a collaborative environment for creativity and scientific excellence. For more information about EDDC, see

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to Deputy CEO, EDDC, for the following responsibilities.

Develop EDDC's Value Proposition:

  • Build and articulate the value proposition for EDDC's partnerships with Pharma, Biotech companies, VCs, academic partners, and drug discovery organizations.

Strategic Leadership:

  • Collaborate with EDDC's core leadership team to formulate and execute corporate development and business strategies.

Deal Structure and Negotiation:

  • Innovatively design deal structures, assess risk factors, and employ effective negotiation strategies in alignment with EDDC's objectives.

Partnership Management:

  • Lead negotiations with business partners, crafting and negotiating term sheets and contracts for research and clinical activities, material transfer, licensing, and collaboration agreements.
  • Manage alliances, ensuring alignment with EDDC's strategy, and nurturing strong working relationships with partners.

Partnership Governance:

  • Ensure proper governance of existing partnerships with Pharma, Biotech, and academic partners, including rigorous contract compliance.

Project Contributions:

  • Provide strategic inputs into EDDC projects, enhancing asset value and steering projects towards successful commercial outcomes.

Due Diligence Management:

  • Oversee scientific and business due diligence activities to inform project entry into EDDC's portfolio, track progress within the portfolio, and assess development exit options.

Team leadership:

  • Provide leadership to a team of Business Development colleagues, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Mentor and guide team members, facilitating their professional development.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in Business Development, Alliance Management or Project Management in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
  • Proven track record of successful deal-making and partnership development. Experience in leading major transactions.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication (spoken and written), and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, drug discovery and development.
  • Well-organized and detailed-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects concurrently.
  • Team player with strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter, independent and self-driven.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and integrity.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a supervisory management position preferred.
  • Strong and existing networks within the early-stage life science community and key ecosystem stakeholders in Singapore are desired.

The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A.STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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