Basildon, Essex or London

Graduate – Corporate Development    

Graduate Program – September 2023

Basildon or London

Competitive salary + Benefits + Bonus

If you are entrepreneurial with an interest in pharmaceutical innovation within the healthcare sector, then we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting fast-paced role that will have you working with counterparties from San Francisco to Tokyo (and everywhere in between), bringing to patients across the world innovative treatments in our key therapy areas, as well providing you with a unique opportunity to learn from the best and work alongside some of the world’s leading advisory practices, consultants, and investment banks. During this 2-year program you will have the opportunity to get real hands-on experience and contribute to large-scale real-world pharmaceutical acquisition and licensing projects.

Reporting to the Associate VP Corporate Development, you will be an integral member of the Pharmanovia Corporate Development team, providing first-rate representation of the company, and building on our existing credibility, to position Pharmanovia as a global partner of choice for innovative, orphan and value-add medicines. 

Working in tandem with the global team, and regional commercial affiliates and partners, you will proactively identify and assess new product opportunities that support the development of a profitable and sustainable pipeline, that delivers 3 to 5 new product launches globally each year. Opportunities can take the form of licensing, distribution or co-development deals and you will play a key role in the assessment and completion of each transaction. You will help co-ordinate attendance and meetings schedules at conferences, and ensure all activity is fully tracked and captured in monthly reports. You may also be involved in identifying potential acquisition targets and coordinating their evaluation.

About Pharmanovia:

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 140 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers, and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 300 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, and South Korea.

We are an agile and imaginative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

About the role:

  • Supporting end-to-end deal lead processes and prospecting activity
  • Actively participating in searching and screening for new opportunities for licensing and M&A, as well as tech platforms and digital opportunities which are aligned with Pharmanovia’s global business strategy
  • Developing strong relationships with commercial management and local partners/distributors to understand their local strategy, commercial capabilities, and pipeline needs
  • With the support of respective deal leads, prepare materials required to present the opportunity internally, and gain management buy-in
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams including medical affairs, regulatory, product development, commercial, franchise management, market access, IP and regulatory to ensure a complete evaluation of each opportunity
  • Coordinating internal and external diligence teams to ensure all due diligence exercises are carried out in efficient and timely manners
  • Supporting diligence activities for assigned CD projects, assisting with Q&A, managing cross-functional team activity, preparing materials, diligence reports and commercial forecasts
  • Co-ordinating with CIU and central functions to run business cases using either IQVIA or epidemiology assumptions, ensuring turnaround from respective stakeholders are met within appropriate timelines
  • Co-ordinating global B2B conferences ensuring each is efficiently organised with productive meetings scheduled and spend/ROI tracked
  • Support global team with all Corporate Development activities, ensuring compliance with global operating procedures and timely actively reporting
  • Co-ordinating market research and advisor activity in support of deal activity

About you – what we are looking for:

  • On target to achieve a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or higher) in a life sciences, biomedicine, or business discipline
  • Further qualification (MBA) would be advantageous
  • Great communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Strong MS Excel, PowerPoint skills
  • Team player who can support cross-functional teams and quickly build rapport with colleagues and partners from around the world
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and thrive in a dynamic environment with high level of agility
  • Entrepreneurial skills, strategic thinker, and collaborative approach
  • Occasional travel for conferences, site visits and partner meetings is required
  • High level of spoken and written English

To apply please submit your CV. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in March/April. The program starts in September 2023.

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid work.

We believe that everyone, irrespective of their background, should be able to achieve their full potential. Supporting social mobility is one of our priorities and we’ve been working hard to help, we are aligning our attraction and recruitment activities to engage with a broader range of applicants. if you would like to submit a supporting statement or complete our contextual recruitment questionnaire, please – just let us know. The questionnaire is optional. It is a tool that we hope will help us as an employer to understand any barriers that you have overcome, allowing for a fairer assessment of your abilities.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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