Senior Director, Business Development & Strategy

Senior Director, Business Development & Strategy

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide a strategic framework to assist the executive team in defining and executing a partnering strategy.
  • In-license or acquire approved or late stage device or drug products which could leverage one of Vericel’s existing two sales forces.
  • Partner with companies to market and distribute Vericel’s current portfolio outside of the US.
  • Access products and programs which leverage Vericel’s cell therapy development, manufacturing and commercialization capabilities

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Take the leading role in defining and executing a partnering strategy.
  • Identify partners and targets for collaborations, out-licensing, in-licensing and acquisitions.
  • Collaborate with both internal and external experts to develop a cross functional (scientific, clinical, commercial and financial) assessment on potential deals.
  • Develop and recommend proposed deal structures and terms.
  • Lead negotiations.
  • Review contracts and guide drafting in conjunction with legal counsel.

Leadership Qualifications:

An ongoing commitment to conducting our global business according to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to continually pursue excellence in the development and delivery of all of our products and services. This includes:

  • Respecting the laws and operating within the applicable regulations of the places in which we conduct business, as well as our own Company policies and procedures.
  • Being honest and treating people with respect and courtesy.
  • Constantly striving to make Vericel a great place to work, and a company respected for the quality of its people and products.
  • Acting as role models for our fellow employees by acting responsibly, fairly, and honestly in our dealings and exercising sound judgment in performing our jobs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MBA and/or advanced degree in a scientific discipline.
  • Experience leading business development transactions as well as experience in management consulting or corporate strategy.
  • 7+ years of experience in or consulting to the Medical Technology and/or Pharma/Bio industry.
  • Expertise in orthopedics/sports medicine, burn therapies, and/or cell therapy preferred.
  • Knowledge of Medical Technology and/or Pharmaceutical commercialization, product development and at least a high level understanding relevant scientific technologies.
  • Strong financial modeling and valuation skills.
  • Creative thinker with a broad perspective on the pharmaceutical and Medical Technology industries.
  • Proactive and hands-on with a high level of self-motivation and drive.


All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.

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