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Catalent Pharma Solutions Director, Corporate Innovation in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Title: Director, Corporate Innovation

Location: Field/Remote

Position Summary

The Director Corporate Innovation will be a key architect of Catalent external technology (development, delivery and manufac turing) collaborations, partnerships, in-licensing and acquisitions due diligence and transaction implementation across existing, new and emerging modalities (small molecules , biologics , cell, gene and nucleic acid therapies).

The Director Corporate Innovation will be a very influential business and scientific leader implementing investments in new and disruptive technologies as a strategy and growth tool. Position will be part of Catalent Strategy and Corporate Development group and will report to Catalent Vice President Corporate Innovation .

The Role (daily responsibilities)

  • Coordinate due diligence and transaction implementation process from initial opportunity being identified, created, assessed and selected by Catalent Open and / or Corporate Innovation to closure

  • Work with BU, central teams and external parties to support due diligence levels and market evaluation

  • Build business cases and deal model with BU and central teams

  • Propose final structure for detailed collaboration, co-development, partnership, in-licensing, technology acquisition agreements and conduct negotiation of corresponding agreements.

  • Work with Legal and IP teams, as well as external counsel and attorney to enable and structure deals

  • Build written materials and presentations on collaboration, partnership, in-licensing… opportunities to support our investment thesis and seek approval

  • Work with Corporate Development function for deals related to outright acquisitions of technology-based assets

  • Support Open Innovation team to create Catalent BUs technology roadmap as part of our annual strategic planning process

  • Support senior leadership in defining and resolving major strategic questions

  • Manage selected strategic partnerships and alliances post transaction approval and deal closure

The Candidate (requirements)

  • MBA or relevant graduate degree from top-tier institution or similar academic/professional experience

  • MS degree, engineer, pharma cist in fields such as molecular biology (preferred)

  • 5 - 10 years of transaction experience in external innovation in pharma ceutical industry or biotech industry; experience in strategic partnerships involving biotech, pharma companies, and/or Institutions is a plus, CDMO experience is a plus.

  • Significant experience in coordinating due diligence, building and negotiating partnership and/or in-licensing deals, elaborating business cases and financial models and all aspects of transactions

  • Significant experience in setting-up and managing successful partnerships

  • Deep knowledge of IP environment

  • Understanding of the biotech, pharma and CDMO industry with knowledge of drug development process

  • Experience with multiple and bespoke deal models (ie collaborations, in-licensing, build-to-buy companies…)

  • Ability to convert opportunity into closed deal

  • Ability to coordinate projects with multiple workstreams, with proven leadership success over a wide variety of functional business problems

  • Superior inter-personal and relationship building skills, problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor

  • Excellent presentation skills, including strong oral and writing capabilities; ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to senior managers and external business partners

PLUS: Catalent’s standard leadership competencies that are used to interview and for Performance & Development:

  • Leads with Integrity and Respect

  • Delivers Results

  • Demonstrates Business Acumen

  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Champions Change

  • Engages and Inspires

Position Benefits

  • HR to fill-in the comp benefits

  • Unique opportunity to keep-up with the rapid pace of change of our industry and advancements in new modalities

  • Exposure to Catalent ELT and partners executives through presenting external innovation investment cases

  • Position will have a direct impact on Catalent future growth trajectory

  • Opportunity to develop unique business, scientific and leadership skillsets and success across a broad range of new modalities

Catalent offers rewarding opportunities to further your career! Join the global drug development and delivery leader and help us bring over 7,000 life-saving and life-enhancing products to patients around the world. Catalent is an exciting and growing international company where employees work directly with pharma, biopharma and consumer health companies of all sizes to advance new medicines from early development to clinical trials and to the market. Catalent produces more than 70 billion doses per year, and each one will be used by someone who is counting on us. Join us in making a difference.

Catalent is committed to the health and safety of its employees, visitors and the customers and patients we serve. As a result of the global pandemic, we have modified many of our recruitment and on-boarding processes to maintain everyone’s safety. The Human Resources teams will communicate all necessary safety processes and procedures throughout each stage.

personal initiative. dynamic pace. meaningful work.

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Catalent is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veterans.

If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email, and confirming your request for an accommodation and include the job number, title and location to . This option is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability. Information received will be processed by a U.S. Catalent employee and then routed to a local recruiter who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the application or hiring process.

Notice to Agency and Search Firm Representatives: Catalent Pharma Solutions (Catalent) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Catalent employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Catalent. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. Thank you.

Important Security Notice to U.S. Job Seekers:

Catalent NEVER asks candidates to provide any type of payment, bank details, photocopies of identification, social security number or other highly sensitive personal information during the offer process, and we NEVER do so via email or social media. If you receive any such request, DO NOT respond— it is a fraudulent request. Please forward such requests to for us to investigate with local authorities.