Senior Director, Business Development and Corporate Strategy

Cambridge, MA
December 18, 2019

The Role

The Senior Director of Business Development and Corporate Strategy will lead and support inbound and outbound business development initiatives, develop and execute on key corporate strategies, and lead the design and implementation of new strategic initiatives.  This individual will also be a key member of the team responsible for shaping external corporate communications, especially interactions with buy and sell-side investors in support of future rounds of financing.  This will be a high-profile role where you will gain firsthand strategic and operating experience while helping to organize and build a premier biotechnology company. This high energy individual will wear many hats and will have the opportunity to drive numerous complex projects forward simultaneously. This position will work closely with senior management, business partners, and potential investors.



  • Lead corporate partnering efforts (e.g., negotiation, coordination of due diligence activities, drafting research plans, financial analysis, term sheet drafting, etc.)
  • Drive and close transactions in support of strategic R&D and business needs (e.g., license/collaboration agreements)
  • Drive the integration of business development into overall strategic planning and scientific progress and direction of Rheos
  • Support development, refinement and articulation of Rheos’ investor facing messages
  • Key member of team responsible for design and execution of financing plan to support long term growth


Requirements & Qualifications

  • MS/MBA degree, advanced scientific degree (PhD) a plus
  • 10+ years of business development experience in the biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry. Financial industry experience a plus.
  • A track record of proven results, ideally in both emerging and well-established companies.
  • Lead experience, of successful business development deals spanning a broad range of transactions (i.e., in- and out-licensing, co-development, co-promotion, international rights).
  • Experience interfacing with clinical and R&D departments, and successfully integrating commercial factors into product development plans.
  • An active and extensive business development network in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
  • A verifiable reputation of integrity, resilience, fairness, collegiality and passion for supporting difficult, data-driven decisions
  • Good business instincts and fluency with business analytics and valuation methodologies
  • Superb oral and written communication, interpersonal, influence and negotiation skills
  • Skillful presenter of scientific and business topics to internal and external audiences
  • Proven ability to drive business decisions and manage multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Energetic, result-driven, self-starter with a strong executive presence, collaborative mindset, and ability to think strategically and analytically


Apply Now

At Rheos we endeavor to create an environment where great people have the opportunity to do great things.  We are pioneering new science and that takes creativity, innovation, integration and lots of teamwork to solve complex challenges.  We are risk takers and desire that our work at Rheos creates a new paradigm for immune-mediated diseases.

A highlight of our current benefit offerings:

  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield, dental coverage through Delta Dental and vision coverage through VSP.
  • 401k with match
  • Discretionary time off in addition to a 2 shutdowns per year (summer and winter) and additional company holidays
  • Complementary Long- and Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Monthly Cell Phone reimbursement
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or subsidized commuter rail pass

Rheos Medicines is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rheos Medicines complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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