Current opportunities

Title Business Development Lead
Location Cambridge, UK
Application end date 2017-12-08
Job description



The Business Development Lead will hold the primary responsibility for identifying, evaluating and negotiating licensing opportunities for Mundipharma and will be assigned a therapeutic area of focus based on prior experience and existing networks.  The remit will be truly international.

Given the evident strategic and operational significance, principal responsibilities associated with the role will include the following



  • Develop and maintain an active network with external business developers.
  • Act as ‘product champion’ for business development opportunities whilst proactively screening the international market to identify new opportunities for Mundipharma.
  • Manage and evaluate new business development opportunities with particular emphasis on evaluating potential Licensing opportunities to meet Mundipharma’s strategic needs.
  • Develop the business case with a thorough understanding of the commercial and scientific basis of the opportunity and drive and manage the internal and external evaluation process.
  • Obtain medical, scientific and technical input from colleagues in MINT, other Associates, and where appropriate external advisers/consultants to support the evaluation of new opportunities.
  • Provide relevant business recommendations based on a complete and well documented understanding of the underlying products, the market in which the opportunity would compete, the opinions of both internal and external scientific experts, and the projected financial return.
  • Negotiate the commercial terms of the contract and thus bring deals to fruition.
  • Remain always current and alert on pharmaceutical industry changes (activities likely to include monitoring trade journals and press releases, networking with investment banks, venture capital firms and companies, and attending conferences to learn about and monitor new business development opportunities).
  • Present opportunities to the Board of Directors for approval.



  • Degree qualified, ideally with additional professional qualification such as a Masters, PHD or an MBA.
  • Extensive prior product licensing experience from the pharmaceutical, biotech (or related) industry within an international business setting.
  • Successful track record in licensing, acquisitions and/or other commercial arrangements.
  • Evident expertise in sourcing a variety of high quality molecules, projects, collaborations and deals.
  • A flexible, entrepreneurial and ‘can-do’ attitude – this individual needs to be comfortable operating within a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrable relationship building and alliance management experience.
  • Familiarity of deal terms and evidence of creativity in deal structuring.
  • Proven ability to drive and sponsor projects and to achieve necessary internal consensus.
  • High levels of financial literacy and so able to read and interpret P&Ls and Balance Sheets – experience of creating and developing financial spread-sheets and project plans preferred.
  • Broad scientific knowledge and credibility and so with the ability to source opportunities in support of Mundipharma’s commercial objectives.
  • Established network in the pharmaceutical industry with an ability to establish and maintain enduring professional relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Track record of successfully managing across functional areas within an international environment and so working collaboratively to produce optimal results.
  • Fluent English speaker, additional language skills would be an advantage.
  • History of successful goal attainment.
  • Experience of working with Investments banks on M&A.



  • Self-starting mind set together with a proactive and highly motivational personal style.
  • Solutions orientation with a high degree of business acumen and proven application of judgment.
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively handle multiple assignments/projects concurrently.
  • Strong influencing aptitude and thus able to motivate others to action even without direct accountability.
  • Evident social competence and cultural sensitivity and thus with the ability to operate effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong presentation competencies that enable effective communication at all levels.
  • Very strong intellectual capabilities underpinned by keen analytical acuity.
  • Proven track record in leading cross-functional teams and comfortable working effectively in a complex yet highly collaborative environment.
  • Evident leadership qualities with clear ability to motivate and gain the extra mile from those reporting in – effective in engendering a collegiate work environment within which collaboration/consensus are key.
  • Track record demonstrating conviction that people are a key asset – able to exemplify teamwork and implement it within the Mundipharma team.
  • Creative and innovative in approach: someone with imagination, who brings perspective gained from other world-class organisations.
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Title Senior Legal Adviser
Location Cambridge, UK
Application end date 2017-11-17
Job description

To work with the Principal Legal Adviser, MINT to provide legal services to Mundipharma International Limited (“MINT”) and, as required, its independent associated companies in Europe.

Core business activities of MINT include international business development and alliance management, strategic European marketing, medical affairs and market access, and corporate and brand communications.

The role is based in Cambridge, though some foreign travel will be required.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate:


  • Degree-qualified
  • Qualified as a lawyer in the UK (4/5+ years PQE)
  • Strong transactional/contract law experience
  • Personable, team-spirited and able to build good working relationships with colleagues and internal clients at all levels
  • Strong influencing skills: the individual should have a collaborative working style, be diplomatic, respectful and an effective communicator in all formats
  • Pragmatic and solution-focussed
  • A self-starter, with the drive to learn about the business and its products, achieve goals and a willingness to be accountable
  • Takes pride in the quality of their work
  • Confident and credible
  • A track-record demonstrating commitment and achievement
  • Analytical and organisational skills
  • Good judgment
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo


  • Experience of the life sciences industry and related law, including IP (especially patents), competition and data privacy law
  • Management of complex licensing/collaboration deals
  • Experience of the UK’s ABPI Code of Practice
  • Demonstrable interest in the pharmaceutical industry and/or healthcare
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Title Facilities Manager
Location Cambridge, UK
Application end date 2017-11-17
Job description

Working in the Facilities Team as part of the broader services of Reward & Wellbeing, the role requires a detailed understanding of service design and delivery within a ‘soft’ Facilities environment.

The role is responsible for the management of a small team for the effective and efficient delivery of soft facilities services to a customer group of approximately 1,000 employees at the Cambridge campus. This involves developing, driving and monitoring all aspects of the services provided.

The role requires close liaison with in-house Engineering who are responsible for the management and maintenance of the properties and building fabric and ‘hard’ facilities.

Required to work closely with the Head of Reward & Wellbeing to develop and deliver a facilities service and standard that is aligned to the needs of the businesses and the delivery of reward and wellbeing strategic aims.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Specific skills and aptitudes around the design, development and delivery of a service based in a network of companies with very diverse stakeholders.
  • The ability to communicate very effectively, to listen and assimilate the current stakeholder environment, pressures, issues and changes in relation to the service are paramount.
  • The ability to manage levels of ambiguity and a relationship with Engineering as ‘hard FM’ where the lines between two services are not completely black and white.
  • Project Management skills and experience are essential.
  • Procurement/commercial contract negotiation skills and experience are desirable. Being able to demonstrate work where the person has considered multiple commercial options and service delivery designs is desirable.
  • The ability to understand and advocate the broader goals of Reward & Wellbeing as a critical strategic element of UK business delivery and where facilities plays its part in this overall service.
  • Knowledge and experience of financial management and budget management is desirable to show understanding of how this relates to service design and delivery within an environment where financial controls and processes may be different from those experienced for other employers.
  • It is essential that the person has prior team management experience.
  • It is desirable that the person either has prior experience of working in facilities or experience of working in a service-providing team, preferably having managed in this environment.
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