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Senior Business Development Manager (Global)

Austin, TX, USA

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About the Role

Position Overview:
Arna Pharma is seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Business Development Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a key role in driving the company's growth through strategic global acquisitions, in-licensing agreements, and managing Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) partnerships. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to Arna Pharma's expansion into new markets and therapeutic areas.


- Identify and evaluate potential acquisition targets, licensing opportunities, and CDMO partnerships
aligned with Arna Pharma's strategic objectives.
- Lead negotiations and execute agreements for global acquisitions, in-licensing deals, and
collaborations with external partners.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including pharmaceutical companies,
biotech firms, research institutions, and CDMOs.
- Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams to assess market opportunities, conduct due
diligence, and drive decision-making processes.
- Manage the end-to-end business development process, from initial contact through contract execution
and implementation.
- Monitor industry trends, competitive landscape, and regulatory developments to identify new business
opportunities and mitigate risks.
- Drive commercialization strategies for acquired products and technologies, including market
assessments, pricing strategies, and launch planning.
- Represent Arna Pharma at industry conferences, networking events, and business meetings to
promote the company's capabilities and foster partnerships.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, Life Sciences, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business development roles within the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Proven track record of successfully executing global acquisitions, in-licensing agreements, and CDMO partnerships.

  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical product development, manufacturing processes, and regulatory requirements.

  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence key stakeholders and build productive relationships.

  • Strategic thinker with a results-oriented mindset and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Willingness to travel internationally as needed.

About the Company

Arna Pharma is a leading pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving global healthcare through innovative solutions. With a focus on research, development, and manufacturing of high-quality pharmaceutical products, Arna Pharma aims to address unmet medical needs and enhance patient outcomes worldwide.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Arna Pharma is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. We celebrate the unique qualities and perspectives of each individual and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or veteran status.

Join Our Team:
If you are a motivated professional with a passion for driving business growth and making a meaningful impact in the pharmaceutical industry, we invite you to apply for the Senior Business Development Manager position at Arna Pharma. Join us in our mission to innovate healthcare and improve lives around the world.

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