Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

  • Business Development Manager, Research Department

    Job Locations US-NY-Rye Brook
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    Full Time Regular
  • Why LLS

    How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
    Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."


    Summary:           Responsible for transactions, portfolio management, compliance, and analytical activities in support of the TAP Venture Philanthropy, Research Grant, and other Mission initiatives for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)



    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Negotiate contract amendments, revenue sharing, and other agreements with companies and institutions working with LLS business and research leads, external consultants and legal counsel.
    • Obtain and review required reports from partners, including filed with securities exchanges for publicly traded firms, related to financial strength, product development, milestone, sales, and monetization transactions (e.g. licensing transactions, asset sales, creation of start-up newco’s).
    • Review and analyze company board structures, investors, auditors, financing strategy, forecasts, and benchmark comparable metrics on probability of success.
    • Perform financial analysis on TAP prospect companies and projects, and ROI calculations for prior and potential Research transactions to analyze and shape deal structures.
    • Ensure contract documents are uploaded into LLS contracts portal, and filed in appropriate locations within LLS IT systems, for stakeholders in Legal, Finance, Mission, to have access
    • Identify and request missing documentation or filings.
    • Develop and implement organizational best practices with regard to contract process and documentation, and managing, tracking, and reporting on pre-closing, closing, and post-closing funding, accounting, and compliance obligations
    • Develop and implement document version control and tracking process and reports for term sheets, definitive agreements, and exhibits to agreements.
    • Develop and implement standardized transaction and diligence checklists, and reports.
    • Track and monitor portfolio management meetings, and develop standardized materials for meetings including financial health metrics/scorecard, governance changes and reports.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of portfolio health metrics.
    • Track, review, and integrate time spent on projects by external consultants and legal counsel into reports by project, activity, or other identified metrics.
    • Ensure satisfaction of participants with deliverables, and timely resolution of problems.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS's mission and programs to promote the Society's innovation funding, research, and mission initiatives.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    Education & Experience Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business.  
    • 5 years experience managing biotech research contracts, license, collaboration, or equity investments agreements, performing basic financial analyses, and developing key terms.

    Position Requirements: 

    • Demonstrated experience in results oriented task completion and achievement.
    • Highly organized and professional.
    • Resourcefulness, problem solving acumen.
    • Collaboration skills to work with LLS Mission, Finance and Legal team members.
    • Knowledge and experience in managing contract process/documents across departments.
    • Knowledge and experience in financial analysis and forecasting.
    • Knowledge and experience working in drug development.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively.
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence.
    • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
    • Experience using MS Office Suite, document review, tracking, and contact management software. 


    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
    • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
    • May be required to move physical files and standard office materials related to own workflow.
    • Periodic after hours support in transaction or project specific circumstances.
    • Periodic travel to meetings primarily in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic area.


    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) does not accept resumes from third party recruitment/search firms. Please do not forward resumes to LLS employees or any company locations or email addresses. LLS is not responsible for any fees related to resumes not solicited by LLS Recruiting. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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