Director, Business Development - Companion Diagnostics



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Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek ---- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at

The Director of Business Development will report to the Chief Business Development Officer (CBO), Companion Diagnostics (CDx) and will lead activities to identify and facilitate opportunities to create and grow partnerships with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industry manufacturing companies in the use of Agilent's companion diagnostics products and services.

Additionally, the Director of Business Development will be responsible for establishing, aligning and facilitating pre-commercial agreements with pharma partners for projects in negotiation and development phases. During development phases, early commercialization and launch the Director of Business Development will also be responsible for maintaining commercial alliances with key commercial Agilent and pharma partner stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

* Lead establishment of CDx partnerships to develop, register, manufacture and commercialize companion diagnostics in parallel with pharmaceutical and biotechnology targeted therapy and personalized/precision medicine programs
* Generate, secure and drive a continuous deal flow of attractive partnership opportunities that lead to high value agreements with an emphasis on agreements that cover pre-launch commercialization and launch activities that are executed by DGG commercial business channels such as the Pathology and Genomics Divisions
* Primary lead to field and screen incoming partnership and licensing opportunities related to CDx
* Primary lead to solicit and pitch CDx capabilities, competencies and offerings to strategically important potential new partners
* Primary lead negotiation role to establish partnership contracts, conduct due diligence and drive deal process to execution of contracts and related CDx business agreements
* Support, maintain and grow current and newly entered partnerships in an alliance management role to foster highly satisfied, customer focused CDx development and/or commercial partnerships
* Lead the development of financial models to support the business case for new CDx partnerships and projects
* Collect and analyze market and financial data to establish and present compelling business cases for CDx partnerships
* Drive development of deal specific work plans by project management and create key financial terms and budgets for new CDx partnership projects in collaboration with finance
* Devise market and product research to identify potential CDx partnerships with pharmaceutical and related industry organizations
* Lead due diligence of strategic emerging technologies related to CDx products and services as targets for potential partnership, in-licensing or acquisition.
* Develop and maintain a roadmap of all potential companion diagnostic partnerships to maintain a healthy, growing and diversified CDx partnership pipeline
* Understand and effectively engage a wide range of internal and external functional areas including Legal, IP, Finance, R&D, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Project Management and Alliance Management in order to develop and maintain effective companion diagnostic partnerships services and solutions.




Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and/or a PhD/Master's degree in a Life Sciences discipline with equivalent experience working in a business development, licensing or commercial business role for an In vitro Diagnostics (IVD) or Biopharma industry organization.

Required, at least 10 years of experience in the following:
* In-depth skills and expertise within the precision medicine space: co-development of companion diagnostics and targeted therapies

* Demonstrated extensive and successful track record of establishing partnering or licensing contracts within diagnostic, medical device or pharmaceutical industry, preferably within the field of companion diagnostics

Required, at least 5 years of experience in the following:

* Experience working in a corporate, global or regional marketing role involving diagnostic or medical device products/services, preferably with companion diagnostics

Additional experience preferred:

* 5 years of direct management of employees responsible for business development activities.


Skills and Personal Characteristics:
* Analytical, able to extract and compile voluminous technical, market and financial data and construct business case recommendations
* Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills (written, verbal and oral) and required to effectively communicate with all levels of potential and current CDx biopharma partners
* Highly professional presentation skills
* Proactive, able to work with minimal direction
* Goal oriented with the drive for self-directed accomplishments
* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster available here:,

Agilent Technologies, Inc., is committed to diversity in the workplace and strives to support candidates with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance with any part of the application or interview process or have questions about workplace accessibility, please contact +1-262-754-5030 (US and Canada only) or email EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Travel Required

Yes, 10% of the Time


Carpinteria, CA, United States - 1005 Mark Ave

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