Asst. Manager – Strategic Alliance
Full time


Novumgen – The group of Entrepreneurs and Scientists.

Novumgen is a diverse, integrated specialty pharmaceutical and biological company focused on investing, developing, manufacturing, and supplying innovative products that provide benefits to patients and prescribers. We are focused on delivering life-changing medicines that contribute safety and value to patients, healthcare institutions, and prescribers across the globe. As a company, Novumgen has made a lasting commitment to patient safety, introducing new products to our portfolio while maintaining unrivalled quality and exceptional service to the pharmaceutical industry

We are currently looking to recruit a Human Resources Advisor, with experience in the UK to cover a period of maternity leave, with the view to become permanent, dependent on company growth. The role of the Human Resources Advisor is to give counsel to the company regarding our human resource policies and procedures. The main duties will include offering guidance on employee recruitment and retention, evaluating employee performance, and maintaining employee relations

Candidate Duties

  • To manage and maintain the smooth functioning of multiple, complex, global and regional alliances that span the clinical development (CRO) and commercial lifecycle.
  • Proactive leadership to accomplish the strategic and financial goals of the Alliance, through the management of operational and relationship risks and differences inherent in a partnership and to improve the effectiveness of the alliance operations internally and externally with partners.

Key Responsibilities

Alliance management and leadership to ensure partnerships delivers value

  • Provides alliance leadership, problem solving and decision-making to identify solutions deliver win-as-one outcomes for the alliance.
  • Leads and manages internal teams through decision-making for activities and issues that affect the partner, often influencing without authority, to seek and obtain internal alignment, so to drive resolution with the partner.
  • Negotiates contract interpretations with the partner to resolve differences of opinion.
  • Negotiates and prepares formal contract amendments
  • Supports commercial team in deal negotiation and implementation

Relationship management and consensus building

  • Builds and continuously supports personal and professional relationships between members of internal and partner alliance teams and stakeholders.
  • Acts as the principal axis of communication for the alliance, both internally and with the partner, to foster a collaborative, win-win relationship between the partners; leads efforts to mitigate risks and accelerate value creation.
  • Represents the partner to the internal organization, and vice versa, to prioritize and manage areas of misalignment and to deliver results across all facets in the alliance including Finance, Supply, Quality, Legal and Patents, Clinical and Non-Clinical Development, Commercial Performance, Compliance etc., to ensure the effective functioning and success of the alliance relationship.
  • Recognizes and addresses problems or potential conflicts at an early stage and takes the necessary steps to support and negotiate their resolution.

Alliance governance and best practice

  • Ensures all functions within the organization understand their obligations and responsibilities under the contract.
  • Monitors and manages contractual obligations, such as payment schedule and deadlines to ensure compliance with the contract.
  • Leads activities to measure alliance health and success and implements restorative / improvement action plans.
  • Implements best practice for Alliance Management within the organization.

Candidate Qualifications

  • M.Sc/B. Pharm/M. Pharm (advanced degree – MBA preferred)


  • 5-7 years in either clinical or commercialization roles specially for MIA activities, Batch testing/release and Distribution activities for Europe/UK.
  • Previous roles in alliance or pharmaceutical governance.
  • Coordination and leadership of cross-functional teams.
  • Regional knowledge of business practices –UK, Europe, Canada and Australia.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of drug development from clinical perspective and commercialization across functional areas i.e. Commercial Launch of products, Batch testing and release, MIA activities.
  • Leadership skills with high emotional intelligence.
  • Strong ability to influence without authority. Able to build strong, trusting personal relationships.
  • Excellent networking and communication skills.
  • Fluency with legal contracts, deal terms and ability to be creative in deal structuring.
  • Talent for seeing the big picture whilst ensuring a high level of attention to detail.
  • Commitment to drive action and to achieve internal consensus.
  • Ability to understand and appreciate the needs and perspectives of the partner.
  • Financially literate and able to make commercial viability assessments.
  • Ability to manage multiple different complex projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrable leadership and execution of effective joint problem-solving.
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