Head of Business Development

Contera Pharma A/S

Lead pipeline and portfolio

Commercial and very visible entrepreneurial role
You will take on a pivotal role in extending Contera Pharma’s pipeline through key partnerships and licensing agreements of other high-potential drug candidates, thereby ensuring the value growth of the company. From the headquarters in Copenhagen and in close collaboration with international colleagues, you will proactively scout for opportunities, evaluate their potential, and close the deals.

Leadership team- Shepherding project progress and success
Reporting to the CEO in Denmark, you will be part of the leadership team to set the future direction of Contera Pharma. You will support strategic discussions, decision-making and communications and align between key stakeholders such as clinical experts, licensing partners, potential investors, shareholders and employees.

Build and grow a strong company culture
Investment in people and culture is essential in building a successful business and you will play a key role in bridging the cross-cultural collaboration between Contera Pharma headquarters in Copenhagen, the branch office in Seoul, the current major shareholder, Bukwang Pharmaceuticals and future shareholders. You will have an essential role in the transformation of Contera into a more established company.

Your main tasks are:

  • Develop partnering strategies and business plans based on company strategy
  • Drive business development and partner deals
  • Search and evaluate drug candidates and align overall communication efforts to all potential stakeholders

Ambitious entrepreneur
Most likely, you have a scientific degree within a relevant field such as Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or equivalent, or you might have a commercial degree and substantial experience evaluating scientific opportunities. A Ph. D and/or an MBA is also preferred. You have at least 2-6 years’ experience with business development from pharma or biotech and experience across multiple functions (e.g. Non-clinical, CMC, Clinical Operations and/or Regulatory Affairs) and in deal making (licensing in / licensing out / investment / research collaboration). Additionally, you have pharmaceutical R&D knowledge and international experience – preferably in an entrepreneurial role. Finally, you must have strong leadership skills, a commercial and open mindset and have influenced the culture building in young organisations. You speak English fluently, and have the flexibility to travel frequently.

Contact and application
The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Life Sciences & Healthcare Tom Zehngraff, on tel.: +45 70 20 12 75. Please submit your application and CV as soon as possible, if you are interested. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

About Contera Pharma A/S
Contera Pharma A/S is a Danish biotech company headquartered in Copenhagen focusing on the development of CNS drugs. In 2014, the company was acquired by Bukwang Pharmacueticals Co., Ltd. and is now aiming for an IPO at the Korea Stock Exchange in about two years. Currently, Contera Pharma is being supported by Bukwang with key professionals to secure the pipeline, the commercial momentum towards the IPO. Contera has recently established an office in Seoul, Korea and will expand its organization in both Denmark and Korea. Contera Pharma offers a dynamic place for employees to grow and develop their skills, while influencing the direction of this high potential CNS company.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Copenhagen
Reference: 2001.175
Company: Contera Pharma A/S