Business Development

Manager/Senior Manager, Business Development (2180-U-700-PMA)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

ArsenalBio is  seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Program Management and Alliances team as a Manager/Senior Manager of Business Development.  We are committed to furthering the diversity of our talented community of employees.

This individual will work closely with the leadership team and functional leaders to identify, track, and prioritize opportunities of highest interest/value, coordinate with cross-functional teams to prepare proposals and facilitate due diligence, and support negotiations / transactions as appropriate with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer.  This candidate will also be responsible for creating processes needed to track new technology development, transactions, and financings in the cell and gene therapy space.

The Senior Manager, Business Development is a critical role with a high degree of visibility and impact within  the organization, and as a representative of the company to potential partners.  This person needs to embody ArsenalBio’s values of One Team, appropriate Transparency, Humility, and Sustainability.  Strategic thinking, diligence in landscape analysis, strong project management, and excellent communication and negotiation skills are critical skill sets.  

What You Will Do:

  • Leverage competitive intelligence channels to stay abreast of new developments and technologies in cell therapy
  • Work cross-functionally with the leadership team and functional leaders to identify and track strategic partnering opportunities which align with ArsenalBio’s technology platform and business objectives
  • Work with internal Discovery, Technology, Medical Sciences, Technical Operations and Finance teams to facilitate partnering discussions and due diligence
  • Participate in structuring and negotiation of term sheets, including detailed comparator deal analysis and running valuation scenarios to align on proposed terms
  • Provide project management support throughout the deal lifecycle from opportunity identification to transaction close
  • Prepare slide decks appropriate for presentation to the leadership team in partnership with key stakeholders
  • Lead and participate in strategic initiatives and special projects to advance our business processes
  • Communicate with external parties in a manner that reflects positively on the company, its strategy and leadership.

  • What You Will Bring:

  • Advanced degree with 2+ years of relevant work experience in the life science industry.  Experience in project and alliance management, management consulting, investment bank or venture capital a plus
  • Understanding of the drug development process; specifically, understanding of cell and gene therapy and/or immuno-oncology
  • Strong knowledge base in key aspects of business development and licensing from search and evaluation, competitive intelligence, market assessment, and creative deal structure
  • Ability to conduct landscape analysis on technologies and disease areas, identifying key advances and gaps, and prioritizing opportunities based on ArsenalBio’s strategic objectives
  • Results-oriented with analytical skills and attention to detail required to understand and challenge inputs into evaluations and build business cases
  • Excellent project management skills; attention to detail, strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing cross-functional, strategic projects
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, including the ability to quickly build clear, persuasive slide decks
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter who can juggle multiple priorities and thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment 

  • We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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