Strategic Partnerships Director

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    London, England

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    £80000 - £100000 per annum

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    Experis UK

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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The post holder develops and maintains strategic partnerships with commercial, academic, healthcare and government organisations. These partnerships aim to enhance the scientific, technological and clinical mission of the company.


  • Works with the senior members of the commercial team to shape strategic partnerships in line with the company's mission.
  • Works across the company squads to develop and execute the commercial strategy for the company.
  • Evaluates and develops potential partnerships with existing industry partners and potential partners from across the spectrum of the life sciences industry; translates the benefit of the company to life sciences sector.
  • Develops scientific projects with commercial partners to drive the use of the company dataset to maximise generation of insights and improved patient outcomes.
  • Develops and coordinates internal resources to meet commercial agreements and feeds industry requirements into company's activities.
  • Reports on commercial partnership performance in line with agreed metrics and producing management reports.
  • Attends national and international meetings to showcase commercial projects and network with life industry sector partners.
  • Renewal of existing industry partners' memberships
  • Winning new partnerships
  • Transition of memberships from Tier 1 to Tier 2
  • Design and approval of strategic partnerships
  • Delivery of new industry projects in line with the strategy (e.g. cancer)
  • Revenue stream generation
  • Co-creation activities leading to improved platform or dataset for GEL
  • Public announcements of GEL-led partnerships


  • Knowledge sources - MS Teams, MS Office suite, SharePoint, CRM, Miro
  • Frequent communication with external stakeholders
  • Ability to organise high level meetings, workshops, design briefs and capture notes
  • Cascade information from external engagement internally
  • Leverage correct decision making mechanisms to approve new partnerships initiatives
  • Produce high level, succinct reports and commercial documentation for senior audiences
  • Mission driven
  • Advocate for Genomically-enabled precision health
  • Champion of the commercial agenda to benefit patient outcomes and the UK healthcare system
  • Approachable and open to change
  • Pragmatic in finding solutions that satisfy disparate interest groups (eg commercial vs clinical vs patient vs legal)
  • Extensive experience in dealing with large pharma, and biotech
  • Understanding of genomic data applications
  • Understanding of clinical data, its sources and its limitations
  • Understanding the regulatory landscape
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Pro-active collaborator
  • Diplomatic and sensitive
  • Actively progresses self-learning and development
  • Life sciences degree (Bachelor or higher)
  • Experience in pharmaceutical sector

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