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ElevateBio Manager of Business Development and Corporate Strategy in Waltham, Massachusetts

Title: Manager of Business Development and Corporate Strategy

Location: Waltham, MA

Reports to: Vice President of Business Development

The Role

The Manager, Business Development and Corporate Strategy will have responsibility for evaluating growth opportunities and seeking collaborations and partnerships for ElevateBio. This includes activities from finding and conducting due diligence for collaborations and partnerships to transaction negotiation and execution.

ElevateBio is a dynamic, high-growth, and intellectually challenging workplace with many projects that span Corporate Strategy, IP and R&D strategy, financings, BD deals, and competitive analyses. The successful candidate will be a scientifically and intellectually curious self-starter who can tackle daunting tasks by breaking them down into solvable parts. A demonstrated track record of taking on projects with increasing responsibility and scope is expected. Must be deeply passionate about and driven by the goal of helping patients. This individual will be a key member of ElevateBio’s Business Development group.


  • Work as an integral part of the business development team and alongside ElevateBio leadership to strengthen ElevateBio’s position in the cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine space

  • Work closely with research colleagues to perform scientific diligence, competitive analysis, and scoping activities

  • Support licensing and partnering efforts (e.g., negotiation, coordination of due diligence activities, drafting research plans, financial analysis, etc.)

  • Identify, source and evaluate potential targets

  • Partner with Business Development and R&D team to craft external partnering presentations

  • Construct deal structures in consultation with internal and external stakeholders

  • Opportunity to learn how to properly read a variety of business and R&D agreements, and real time negotiation practice

  • Create and improve overall forecasting and predictive models for the group and the company. Partner closely with finance to build short and long term models that drive key business strategy questions

  • Work closely with alliance managers on existing and future academic collaborators and align internal and external stakeholders to ensure appropriate resource deployment for success of the alliance

  • Think creatively about Elevate’s business, bring in new ideas and help make them a reality


  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with senior leaders as well as bench scientists- excellent collaboration skills are essential for success in this role

  • Strong analytical skills required to provide sound inputs into financial evaluations

  • Strong scientific background and demonstrated interest in science and biotechnology preferred

  • Ability to identify and prioritize risks across functional areas, weigh risks appropriately with benefits of investment, and effectively frame business decisions for senior management

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks without significant oversight

  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills necessary to effectively lead diligence teams and navigate the Elevate corporate structure, i.e., possessing organizational savvy

  • Ability to “think on your feet” both during negotiations with third parties and during internal discussions of risks and strategy

  • Ability to build stories in presentations and to present them clearly and strongly


  • PhD in relevant disciplines such as immunology or regenerative medicine strongly preferred

    Why join ElevateBio?

    ElevateBio is accelerating the future of biotechnology; developing the next-generation of cell, viral and regenerative medicine therapeutics for the treatment of severe diseases. We have launched a revolutionary new model that integrates innovators, infrastructure and capital to effectively develop cell, gene and related therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening disorders. With plans for a cutting-edge laboratory and manufacturing center already underway, we're building a world-class organization lead by expert talent with bench-to-bedside capabilities.

    At the heart of the ElevateBio platform is ElevateBio Base Camp, a state-of-the-art research, development and manufacturing center for innovation in the Greater Boston Area to be staffed with a world-class team of scientists.

    Our Vision: Next-generation product development for advanced therapies supported by global bench-to-bedside expertise shared across our portfolio of companies

    ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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