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Senior Director of Business Development (m/f/d) - Job Cambridge, Rostock, Berlin - CentoCareer

Senior Director of Business Development (m/f/d)

Welcome at CENTOGENE!


We, CENTOGENE GmbH ("CENTOGENE"), are the experts in rare hereditary diseases. We know the genetic basis and the clinical phenotype of genetic disorders inside-out. Our platform is based on the world’s largest curated mutation database for rare diseases. We have an unrivaled global diagnostic footprint, and an unmatched ability to derive diagnostic solutions to accurately identify rare disease patients and accelerate the path to approval for new orphan drugs.

How do we do this? By bringing together more than 600 individuals from 70 different countries to transform clinical and genetic data into medical solutions for patients. We work together at our HQ in Rostock, Germany, and also at additional offices in Berlin and laboratory facilities in Cambridge MA. Our employees - medical experts, scientists, IT professionals, bioinformaticians, technicians, researchers, project managers, and many more - are all passionate about one thing: improving the lives of our patients.

Does this sound like you? If it does, we’d love to hear from you.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

The Director of Business Development is responsible for executing strategy and process for identifying key growth markets and evaluating opportunities in the global pharmaceutical area. You will be a key contributor to global business development initiatives that are consistent with the company’s overall strategy and also play an active role in negotiations and transactions for potential collaborations and key assets. You are happy to work out of one of the major biotech/pharma hubs in Europe (e.g. Zug (CH); Berlin; Basel, London, Copenhagen).

  • Establish and nurture close partnerships with key stakeholders and related governance groups domestically and globally to enhance inter-company and cross-regional review and consideration of potential opportunities. 
  • Proactively seek, establish, and leverage domestic and global industry contacts from academic institutions, venture firms, early and late stage biotech/biopharma, and mid to large pharmaceutical companies to gain early access to the obvious and non-obvious opportunities.
  • Identify new pharma partnership opportunities leveraging Centogene data assets
  • Coordinate with CENTOGENE departments including our R&D, Clinical Trials and Lab operational teams to design the most competitive offering for each potential pharma partner across the spectrum of rare diseases
  • Own partner negotiations through contract execution, create draft proposals including medical rationale and build consensus with the external counterpart
  • Communicate deal funnel and forecast business for newly identified programs on a quarterly basis to CENTOGENE management team
  • Regular interaction with pharma customers to align expectations and develop strong customer relations
  • Drive analysis and recommendations on key strategic decisions, including partnering with key leaders in the orphan drug market
  • Analyze market, industry and technology trends and incorporate them into a comprehensive business strategy that extends CENTOGENE’s capabilities and contributes to growth
  • Inspire and lead assigned staff to ensure attainment of established goals and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable internal and external policies. 

You have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred in a scientific discipline with MBA or PhD highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 plus years of Business Development experience
  • Excellent business development skills in the pharmaceutical area, especially in the rare disease environment
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Well organized, detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Means to work independently, oriented towards performance and results
  • Solid grasp of scientific and medical concepts and procedures
  • Strong aggregate background in science/medicine and search and evaluation (external innovation, business development).
  • Knowledge of external healthcare business environment along with an understanding of competitive history and ability to forecast future developments.
  • Ability to work effectively in a global matrixed organization.
  • Excellent aptitude for leading and collaborating with cross-functional teams.

Those advantages are waiting for you at CENTOGENE:

  • Talents are individually supported by internal and external trainings
  • An international career in a multicultural environment
  • Regular company events form us as one team
  • Bike leasing or job tickets allow an environmentally friendly and reasonable travel to work
  • In case of language barriers we offer German and English classes as well as support in finding accommodation to help you get going
  • Precaution and financial protection guaranteed by company pension scheme

Applications from severely disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. Severely disabled applicants and equivalent status are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.
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For those who embark on a career with CENTOGENE, they’ll enjoy an exciting, dynamic, entrepreneurial and extremely fast-paced environment. Working alongside dedicated colleagues, CENTOGENE employees enjoy other benefits including upskilling from a dedicated training department, yoga classes, company-sponsored bicycle leasing, German language classes, and new state-of-the-art premises conveniently located featuring roof terraces and an in-house fitness center. For employees new to Rostock we’ll also support on finding local housing.

Who we are

CENTOGENE is a rare disease company focused on transforming clinical, genetic, and biochemical data into medical solutions for patients. We are focused on bringing rationality to treatment decisions and accelerating the development of new orphan drugs by using our knowledge of the global rare disease market, including its epidemiological and clinical heterogeneity and our innovative biomarkers.

As one of the largest rare disease companies worldwide, CENTOGENE is dedicated to transforming the science of genetic information into solutions and hope for patients with rare diseases and their families. 


Anja Seidel
0381 80113 654