Director - Due Diligence - Global Business Development & Licensing - Zurich

Lieu: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Fonction: Strategy

Ramiro Villanueva

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

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Votre profil

We are currently recruiting for an accomplished Global Business Development & Licensing Director (Due Diligence) with a broad scientific and technical background to support and conduct large due diligence projects globally.

In this role you will  report directly to the Head Global Business Development and Licensing (BD&L)

BD&L responsibilities

  • The candidate will form teams for each due diligence project comprised of internal and external resources. The teams are tasked to firmly analyse all available information on a given company or product in the areas of CMC, Quality, Pre-clinical and Tox, Clinical, Regulatory, Intellectual Property and Legal. Typically, such projects last between 2 and 6 months and involve 5-30 people, depending on the size and complexity of the project
  • The candidate will develop a system that ensures intelligent resource deployment throughout the due diligence process and the early identification of red flags that might lead to the termination of the project or investment opportunity. The candidate will be responsible for the timely completion and the delivery of a due diligence report
  • The candidate will also ensure any legal documentation required to run the process, including confidentiality agreements, master service agreements, notices of commission, among others are put in place. For projects involving our joint company Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), the candidate will build relationships with key stakeholders at FMC and include them in the due diligence process whenever possible
  • For due diligence purposes, the candidate will be the primary contact person for the partner company as well as internal and external stakeholder involved and pro-actively organize any required meetings, teleconferences or workshops to complete the task
  • The candidate will be part of a larger BD&L group and participate with his other team members in the early evaluation and project triage of newly identified opportunities (deal flow)


  • University degree in Biology, Chemistry or Medicine with 10+ years of work experience in relevant corporate positions within the Life Sciences Industry (Pharma/Biotech/Medtech)
  • Has a broad background and practical working experience in multiple Departmental Functions such as Pre-Clinical, Clinical, Regulatory, CMC, IP, Quality and others
  • Experience in nephrology is a plus
  • Can manage, influence, challenge and lead large cross-functional teams without direct reporting lines
  • Interest in working in a dynamic and international work environment. Ability to communicate and work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Open, self-driven and communicative personality. Ability to deliver high quality work independently and under time pressure. Goalgetter mentality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

You are self-motivated, proactive, and have a result-driven personality and are ready to step into action when required. You have an open and communicative personality, which fits well with your ability to work in interdisciplinary teams. You have high client orientation and a passion for close collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders. Your ability to deliver high quality work under time pressure reflects your interest in working in a dynamic and international work environment such as Vifor Pharma.

A propos de nous

Le groupe Vifor Pharma est une entreprise pharmaceutique internationale spécialisée. Son ambition est de devenir le leader mondial dans les domaines de la carence en fer, de la néphrologie et des traitements cardio-rénaux. L’entreprise est le partenaire de choix pour les médicaments et les solutions innovantes axées sur le patient. Le groupe Vifor Pharma aspire à aider les patients du monde entier atteints de maladies graves et chroniques à mener une vie meilleure et plus saine. La société développe, fabrique et commercialise des produits pharmaceutiques offrant des soins de précision aux patients. Le groupe Vifor Pharma occupe une position de premier plan dans toutes ses activités clés. Il se compose des entreprises suivantes: Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (sa société commune avec Fresenius Medical Care); et OM Pharma.

Le groupe Vifor Pharma a son siège en Suisse et est coté à la Bourse suisse (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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