Senior Manager, Corporate Development

Arena Pharmaceuticals | United States

Posted Date 5/03/2021

This is an exciting time to join Arena Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biotechnology pharmaceutical company with a robust portfolio of assets across multiple therapeutic areas.

The Senior Manager of Corporate Development will report to the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and will participate in identifying, assessing and pursuing external opportunities for portfolio expansion and developing comprehensive partnering plans for Arena’s programs.  Activities include, building qualified target lists, in-depth company profiles, strategic assessments and related information to enable Arena to “get up to speed” for potential engagement, evaluation, or competitor analysis.

What you'll dive into

  • Adapt Arena’s program development plans and commercial positioning into impactful presentations for discussions with potential partners
  • Work with relevant internal core teams and functions, such as investor relations and scientific affairs
  • Assist with developing robust and thorough qualitative and quantitative assessments of business development opportunities, including financial modeling, deal comparables and other valuation tools to develop scenarios and various options in support of negotiations and internal decision-making
  • Collaborate with colleagues in finance, program management, legal and commercial
  • Participate in due diligence processes for in-bound and out-bound new business opportunities by working cross-functionally with select individuals and relevant internal core teams/departments
  • Maintain detailed and up-to-date knowledge of biopharmaceutical deal trends and changes in the market and financing environments, including competitive intelligence, analyst research and company reports, that could impact Arena’s partnering plans and recommend appropriate mid-course corrections to strategies and tactics
  • Interact with potential collaborators and participate in partnering conferences
  • Support alliance management activities by preparing for relevant governance meetings, attending meetings, issuing ongoing communications, reporting, and monitoring progress
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory and legal requirements and with Arena’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

What we expect

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific field; An advanced degree is highly desirable (MBA or PhD)
  • 5+ years of work experience, preferably in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Proven experience with responsibilities including involvement with business analytics, strategic and tactical planning, and project management
  • Excellent oral, written, verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills required

What you’ll get

  • To be a part a growing company and fantastic team passionate about developing novel drug therapies to improve people’s lives
  • Opportunities to learn and contribute to creative solutions
  • Competitive compensation package including long-term incentives
  • Comprehensive health insurance (highly subsidized cost sharing on all medical plans)
  • Generous matching 401k retirement plan
  • Flexible time off policy and holidays including two company-wide shut-down periods each year
  • Multi-cultural work environment
  • Company celebrations 

Arena celebrates and supports our differences and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Arena is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified iBy submitting a resume for consideration, applicants verify that they have read Arena's Applicant Personal Information 

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