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Bayer Director Technology Partnerships in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Director Technology Partnerships


The primary responsibilities of this role, Director Technology Partnerships, are to:

  • Identify and evaluate technology options for alliances/partnerships/co-creation in close collaboration with Research and Development (R&D) functions, development and implementation of innovative alliance models and contract negotiation;

  • Ensure value generation for R&D out of alliances/ collaborations/ open innovation initiatives/ workstreams/ partnership initiatives by definition of clear deliverables and milestones, tracking and documentation of progress of alliance;

  • Evaluate any kind of upside potential of established partnership;

  • Identify and build relationships with key innovation stakeholders (start-ups/ biotechs/ academia/innovation-oriented organizations) in the given ecosystem;

  • Think creatively about novel structures for accessing early innovation and novel structures for collaborating with innovation stakeholders;

  • Scout for early stage breakthrough opportunities in the technology field and present at internal co-creation meetings;

  • Ensure close interaction with R&D functions, present alliance/ allocated projects to respective internal management meetings (e.g. ROC, OIC etc.);

  • Develop trustful relationships and solve potential conflicts with internal (e.g. R&D functions, Legal, BD&L and Communications) and/ or external stakeholders/ partners;

  • Maintain and further develop Bayer’s network in respective region, take over prestigious tasks;

  • Present at external conferences or organizations to develop Bayer becoming a preferred and trustworthy partner for external institutions and companies;

  • Value added to the success of the company;

  • Contribute to Bayer’s pipeline by efficient management and leadership o alliances and accessing breakthrough opportunities from the ecosystem;

  • Position Bayer Pharmaceuticals as trustworthy partner of choice with high integrity and ensure value generation for Bayer. Successful Alliance Management is one of the key components to build our reputation as partner of choice and beat the competition in establishing strategic partnerships;

  • Contribution context

  • Be an Individual Contributor and a Team Leader;

  • Manage internal as well as external teams and be responsible for guiding the Teams towards agreed goals in alignment with Senior Management, as Open Innovation Manager the position holder.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Academic degree (Ph.D. or similar) in natural sciences (such a biology, chemistry, pharmacy) and experience in pharmaceuticals research areas;

  • Ability to develop strong networks with the innovation stakeholder community (e.g. academia, biotech’s, start-ups, investors, patient groups) in key ecosystems;

  • Entrepreneurial mindset coupled with scientific and business acumen; creative thinker that can connect strategic dots across the value-chain;

  • At least 10 years’ knowledge and strong experience in Pharma R&D, in particular in early drug discovery technologies;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, good presentation skills;

  • Negotiating and influencing skills;

  • Basic understanding for Legal and Compliance topics;

  • Excellent organizational skills;

  • Experience in project management;

  • Solution / goal and action oriented working style;

  • Relationship management skills, comfortable with a diverse set of people, high integrity, able to handle cultural differences.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Massachusetts : Cambridge

Division: Pharmaceuticals

Reference Code: 208821

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