Business Development Managers Needed At MPP, Geneva, Switzerland

Policy and Advocacy Officer Medicines Patent Pool (MPP)

The Medicines Patent Pool (MPP), an independent public health foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland, is currently looking for Business Development Managers (BDM4  and BDM5).

BDM4 Duties And Responsibilities
  • Help develop business cases and engagement strategies for licensing novel compounds in the field of viral hepatitis;
  • Forecasting for HIV and hepatitis treatments in collaboration with partners and experts;
  • Modelling MPP’s economic and public health impact;
  • Modelling and helping report MPP’s economic and public health impact
  • Engage with partners and key stakeholders regarding products being developed through MPP licences to help maximize benefit for patients.
BDM4 Experience/Background/Knowledge:
The Business Development Manager should have:
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative modelling/forecasting skills;
  • Ability to mine data and information; creativity to work with non-traditional data sets and qualitative information;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Strategy development skills;
  • Excellent professional writing skills;
  • Understanding of the field of viral hepatitis (especially HCV), and HIV would be helpful.
  • Advanced university degree in public health, economics, finance, business administration or related field. Formal training in modelling, forecasting and quantitative skills is desirable.
  • At least five years’ relevant experience.
  • Native proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of French would be helpful.
    BDM5 Duties/Responsibilities
    • Help develop licensing/engagement/entry strategies, business cases for TB compounds: approved and pipeline, both drug sensitive and drug resistant TB;
    • Help initiate and participate in negotiations with the pharmaceutical industry for TB compounds;
    • Engage with external stakeholders: industry and non-profits to help further development of TB medicines;
    • Develop forecasts for TB treatments in collaboration with partners and experts;
    • Develop models to estimate MPP’s likely economic and public health impact due to its work in TB;
    • Manage Management Intelligence System to keep abreast of and provide early visibility into trends and industry developments that may affect the work of MPP or present opportunities for the MPP.
    • Identify new potential technologies in current and other therapy areas of MPP as well as; and new potential partners for MPP, including for new technologies.

      BDM5 Experience/Background/Knowledge: 

      • The Business Development Manager should have:
        • Good understanding of the field of TB, treatments for drug sensitive and resistant TB, and drug pipeline;
        • Deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry;
        • Understanding of multiple technology and therapy areas of the pharmaceutical industry;
        • Good pharmaceutical industry network;
        • Strong analytical skills including ability to handle quantitative and qualitative information; creativity to leverage non-traditional data sets;
        • Good strategy development skills;
        • Excellent professional writing skills;
        • Good blend of long term, visionary thinking and execution orientation;
        • Knowledge of public health and issues related to access to medicines and intellectual property.
BDM4  and BDM5 Personal Qualities:
  • Organised, autonomous, and able to work within short timelines and new areas;
  • Meticulous and excellent attention to detail;
  • Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork;
  • Ability to work with relatively senior and more experienced people especially; those outside the direct sphere of influence;
  • Sensitivity to different cultures and work styles.
Application Process
Interested and qualified individuals should send a cover letter and C.V. in English to: .
Your application subject line should indicate either  “BDM4” or BDM5″ as applicable.
When applying for the position, please indicate whether you currently have Swiss employment authorization.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline
App applications are expected before or on 21st July, 2016.
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