Associate Director, Corporate and Commercial Development

 

Arvinas is a biopharmaceutical company creating new small molecules ‒ known as PROTACs (PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeras) ‒ that degrade disease-causing cellular proteins via proteolysis. Based on innovative research conducted at Yale University by Dr. Craig Crews, Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor, the company is translating natural protein degradation approaches into novel drugs for the treatment of cancer, neurological disorders, and other diseases. The proprietary PROTAC-based drug paradigm induces protein degradation, rather than protein inhibition, using the ubiquitin proteasome system and offers the advantage of potentially targeting “undruggable” as well as “druggable” elements of the proteome. This greatly expands the ability to create drugs for many new, previously unapproachable targets.

Arvinas is at exciting stage in its growth as a company.  The company expects its first two drug candidates, ARV-110 and ARV-471, to enter the clinic in 2019 for patients with prostate cancer and breast cancer, respectively.  Also in 2019, Arvinas expects to present compelling new data on its neurodegeneration program (tau).  Arvinas is growing rapidly, having roughly doubled in size in 2018 while also completing its initial public offering (IPO; NASDAQ:ARVN).  For more information, visit www.arvinas.com.

Position Summary

At Arvinas, Corporate Development includes responsibilities in Corporate Strategy, Commercial Development, Business Development, Investor Relations, and Communications.  The Associate Director, Corporate and Commercial Development will report to, work closely with, and be a key strategic partner to the Vice President, Corporate Development.  The ideal candidate will be excited to roll up their sleeves across multiple disciplines in a fast-paced, entreprenurial environment.

Given the breadth of responsiblities, there is flexibility with regards to both candidate experience and to how the various responsiblities below are prioritized.

Principal Responsibilities

This will be a high-profile role where the candidate will gain firsthand strategic and operating experience while helping to build a premier biopharmaceutical company. The high energy individual will “wear many hats” and have the capacity to drive numerous complex projects forward simultaneously. This position will require both strategic and operational excellence while working closely with senior management and business partners.

Corporate Strategy

  • Develop and maintain strategic frameworks to make decisions regarding the prioritization of new targets, therapeutic areas, and disease states
  • Provide input and support to new target prioritization
  • Understand disease biology, mechanism of potential intervention, current treatment paradigms and competitive landscape to inform decisions regarding potential clinical programs
  • Support the strategic planning process, as well as strategic input to annual budget planning
  • Build and own long-term corporate financial models for Arvinas, including scenario analyses
  • With stakeholders across the company, reinforce and communicate Arvinas’ mission
  • Ensure Arvinas’ corporate strategy is reflected consistently across internal materials, investor presentations, and external communications
  • Support the development of presentations to the senior team and/or board of directors
  • Identify critical risks to Arvinas’ strategy and prioritize potential mitigations
  • Work directly with the executive team to prioritize and lead strategic initiatives

Commercial Development

  • Lead commercial analyses/assessments for portfolio prioritization and decisions across therapeutic areas and indications
  • Develop and communicate strong understanding of treatment protocols, unmet needs, potential patient segments, and competitive pipeline in order to identify targeted product concepts and necessary product profiles
  • Create and maintain target product profiles (TPP) for potential and pipeline assets
  • Provide strategic commercial input to pipeline programs in early and mid-stage development
  • Develop business cases for prioritized targets
  • Conduct diligence on competitors/precedents to inform business cases
  • Provide commercial input to clinical trial design, regulatory approaches, and other aspects of development
  • Provide commercial forecasting and analytical support for pipeline programs in the long-range plan
  • Provide commercial input to business development opportunities
  • Develop and maintain competitive intelligence views for pipeline programs

Business Development

  • Conduct competitive and business/financial analysis to support the transaction process, including benchmarking of analogous BD deals
  • Contribute to BD strategy by analyzing scientific and industry trends and competitive environment
  • Create and maintain valuation models of potential transactions, executing scenario analyses, and evaluating alternative deal constructs
  • Support the development of BD materials and presentations

Education & Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • 4+ years total relevant work experience (pharmaceuticals or biotech) required
  • Within biopharmaceuticals, experience in business development or commercial development (or new product planning) preferred
  • Outside biopharmaceuticals, experience in management consulting, banking, private equity, or venture capital preferred
  • Oncology experience is a plus
  • Previous hybrid experience in financial and scientific/commercial analysis strongly preferred

Competencies

  • High self-motivation and aptitude for working in a dynamic, collaborative, fast paced, and deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels and across diverse areas of the company, including Research and Development, Legal, CMC, and Finance
  • Adept at facilitating productive discussion and debate by listening effectively and managing stakeholders
  • Passion for helping patients through innovative science
  • Independent, persistent problem solving and the ability to work successfully with ambiguity
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to combine attention to detail with big picture perspective
  • Desire and ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Good knowledge of drug discovery, development, and commercialization processes
  • Excellent written, verbal, computer and social media knowledge and skills
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) skills
  • Public biotech company experience preferred
  • Knowledge in oncology/immuno-oncology therapeutic area preferred

Please send CV and cover letter to: careers@arvinas.com

Arvinas is proud to offer a competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, and much more. To learn more about Arvinas, please visit www.arvinas.com

Arvinas is an Equal Opportunity employer