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Chief Business Officer

St. Louis, MO; or remote work eligible 

Wugen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel “off-the-shelf” Memory NK and CAR-T cell therapies for the treatment of cancer.  Our Immuno-oncology therapies address the unmet need of patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Our transformative platform provides a distinct set of advantages over other immune cells commonly used for cell therapy. We have premier research facilities in St. Louis, MO and San Diego, CA. Come join us in our pursuit to eradicate cancer. To learn more about us, please visit www.wugen.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Job Description

The Chief Business Officer will be a major contributor in the strategic development and shaping the success of the company. He/she will work closely with the CEO, leadership team and the Board of Directors to drive all business aspects of further evolution of the company. Specifically, the CBO will be responsible for all operational aspects of the company, including corporate and business development activities, strategic planning, budget development and control, commercial input into clinical development, as well as support investor relationships and fundraising.  To be fully successful at developing and implementing corporate strategy, this position requires a creative and analytical thinker who has previous experience with traditional corporate strategy initiatives. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the CEO and members of the leadership team and Board of Directors to define corporate vision and strategy for long range planning, including corporate development and partnering strategy
  • Build corporate structure of our growing business (including HR, IT and compliance) and develops the company culture with the CEO
  • Negotiate significant company contracts, deals and financings
  • Support IR/PR activities and fund-raising activities
  • Design an executive business roadmap of potential business opportunities, including internal and external development programs, and financing opportunities
  • Lead external innovation opportunities (with academia and industry) to expand commercial opportunity of drug candidates
  • Cultivate a strong and effective partnership with R&D and clinical development teams to evaluate the potential new therapies and to integrate a commercial perspective early in the research and development process
  • Participate in the development of strategic partnerships, joint ventures and alliances, as well as platform technology and intellectual licensing opportunities
  • Commercial input into clinical development and biomarker programs
  • Monitor competitive intelligence by keeping up to date on market trends, competitors and opportunities

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS/BA in relevant field required (PhD/MBA preferred)
  • 7+ years of related experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry
  • Healthcare corporate strategy and transactional business development experience required
  • 3+ years investment banking, strategic consulting, or related experience strongly preferred
  • Deal / track record of successful identification, diligence and closing of opportunities
  • Exceptional project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects in a cross-functional environment with good understanding of project management process
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership, with strong abilities in relationship management
  • Strong familiarity with preclinical science, drug development and lifecycle management of pharmaceuticals

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