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Senior Manager of Business Development

美国 - 加利福尼亚州 - 圣莫尼卡业务发展/企业发展正式员工


Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join Kite’s Corporate Development and Strategy Team as the Senior Manager of Business Development. The Senior Manager will be actively involved in executing against Kite’s business development strategy to drive short and long term growth.  This opportunity will be based in Kite’s Global Headquarters in Santa Monica, California and will report to the Head of Business Development. Occasional travel will be necessary for the job.

Responsibilities of the Senior Manager of Business Development include:

  • Establishes collaborative, effective, and trusting relationships with key internal functions including Research, Development, Commercial, Legal, and Finance to ensure the free flow of information and ideas

  • Supports identification, evaluation and execution of potential investment, licensing, partnership, and/or acquisition opportunities

  • Facilitates cross-functional coordination of due diligence efforts for opportunities of interest and ensures that assumptions are appropriately challenged and well validated by the relevant functional experts

  • Supports deal lead in term sheet and contract reviews in close coordination with Legal to support deal structuring and negotiation

  • Supports deal lead in negotiations and makes recommendations on deal terms based on analysis of appropriate comparable transactions and public comparable companies as applicable

  • Conducts market analysis, forecasting, and financial modeling as needed

  • Supports the creation of business case presentations for senior leadership, executive management and Board of Directors articulating key deal issues, risks and critical assumptions underpinning the business case

  • Implements business development initiatives that are consistent with corporate strategy

Basic Qualifications:

PhD Degree


MS / MA Degree and 6+ years of Strategy and/or Operations and/or Business Development experience


BS / BA Degree and 8+ years of Strategy and/or Operations and/or Business Development experience


High School Degree and 12+ years of Strategy and/or Operations and/or Business Development experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, business or finance (advanced degree is preferred)

  • 2+ years of relevant experience within Pharma/Biotech, preferably with knowledge and experience in oncology, immunology and/or cell therapy  

  • Prior experience in either corporate strategy, business development, corporate development, strategy consulting, venture capital, private equity or investment banking

  • Familiarity with drug development, approval, and commercialization process

  • Knowledge of early and late-stage transactions (strong forecasting and financial modelling capability a plus) and at least a high-level understanding of the science and technologies involved

  • Strong grasp of finance, accounting, and valuation key concepts and methodologies such as NPV, IRR, DCF, etc.

  • Ability to dive into a valuation model and understand the key value drivers, risks, and opportunities (strong forecasting and financial modelling capability a plus)

  • Track record of delivering under a sustained high-pressure environment and in ambiguous situations with limited information

  • Ability to work independently and experience working cross functionally within a highly matrixed organization, including ability to drive results across functions and levels

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to build and manage collaborative relationships at all levels inside and outside the organization to support decision making

Does this sound like you? If so, please apply today!