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SOPHiA GENETICS Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships in Boston, Massachusetts

Be part of our mission to disrupt healthcare and democratize the data driven medicine! SOPHiA is looking for a Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships to join the Business Development team at our Boston site in the United States.

Reporting to the VP of Business Development, you will be responsible for cultivating a network of enterprise partners to advance our strategic vision and accelerate growth. You will identify, secure, and manage collaboration opportunities between SOPHiA and a myriad of partners including diagnostic / reagent / instrumentation players, labs, distribution / channel partners, and various other entities that generate relevant multi-modal data. This is an excellent opportunity for a strategic thinker who does not need to operate linearly and who can think outside the box to develop win-win partnerships. Additionally, this role will support alliance management between SOPHiA and strategic partners, coordinating a highly cross-functional project team to execute the partnership objectives and interfacing with external counterparts.

Your Main Tasks Will Be:

  • Work closely with the Business, Technology, Commercial / Operations, Finance, Legal and Medical teams to understand and prioritize partnership needs, in support of the Company’s strategy

  • Proactively identify opportunities where a potential partner’s capabilities are complementary or synergistic with SOPHiA’s technology and could create win-win opportunities

  • Represent SOPHiA to partners externally and develop targeted material for presentations, including company and product overviews, and overview of business priorities

  • Create tools and planning processes that help us make better decisions

  • Partner with leadership to gain internal conviction and champion new opportunities

  • Develop and implement business development playbook for pipeline and deal execution

  • Generate and support negotiation of term sheets and definitive agreements for new collaborations which have been reviewed with the cross functional executive team

  • Collaborate with alliance management for executed programs to ensure and monitor achievement of aligned goals as well as identify further areas of expansion

  • Coordinate partner due diligence assessments collaborating with cross-functional teams


  • 7+ years in Business Development, Strategic Partnerships or similar (preferably at a venture stage company that is relevant to SOPHiA)

  • BA or BS required; MBA preferred

  • Experience with Business Development, Contract Negotiation, and Strategy Development

  • Strong program / project management: comfort managing projects with numerous ongoing work streams involving a wide range of stakeholders - both internal and external

  • Understanding of the data driven medicine industry; strong interest in increasing the usage of AI and ML applications within healthcare; Many strong connections across the industry

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

  • Strategic mindset that is highly analytical and detail-oriented

  • Ability to distill massive amounts of complex information into digestible formats that lead to productive discussions

  • Self-starter, low-ego, mentality and a willingness to always go the extra mile with an Entrepreneurial mindset


  • A flexible, friendly and international working environment with a collaborative atmosphere

  • An exciting company mission that brings together science and technology to directly impact the lives of patients with life threatening illness

  • A fast-growing company with plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development

Start: ASAP (or as agreed)

Contract type: Permanent Full-Time

Location: East Coast United States. Boston, MA preferred.

Application process

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

After an initial screening process, candidates will be invited for remote interviews. Selected candidates will then be invited for personal interviews.