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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services..

As one of the largest biotechnology companies in Germany, we research, develop and produce innovative biomarker diagnostics and distribute our products in more than 65 countries. B•R•A•H•M•S is based in Hennigsdorf near Berlin, which is home to about 285 of the company’s 550 employees worldwide.

We are looking for a
Director Business Development
Region: Hennigsdorf/ Berlin

In this key role you contribute to the strategic planning of the company in its M&A, OEM, licensing and partnering dimensions. The position reports directly to the General Manager.

Your key responsibilities:

• Contracting / Negotiation of business development opportunities (OEM, out-Licensing, in-Licensing).
• Evaluation of technology or commercial partnerships.
• Identification of M&A opportunities.
• Applying expert knowledge in using market research and competitive intelligence to derive business case inputs.

Your qualifications:

• Higher education in Life Sciences or Medicine with MD, MSc or PhD or relevant higher education in business / MBA.
• Sound experience in Business Development or Commercial roles involving large negotiations in a B to B technology environment.
• Knowledge of the IVD industry, Medical Devices, or Pharma / Biotech companies is clearly a plus but not a must.
• Proven track record in technology, product and market assessment and diligence for partnering, licensing and M&A opportunities.
• Strong analytical skills; able to structure and rationalize complex decisions paired with the ability to deal with uncertainty and incomplete information.
• Leadership skills in a matrix organization; proven ability to lead cross-functional teams.
• Finance, business, IP and legal knowledge.
• Excellent customer focus and communication skills.
• Strong negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain effective internal and external partnerships.
• English fluent (both written and spoken), German beneficial.

We offer:

• Employment with an innovative, future-oriented organization.
• Outstanding career and development prospects.
• Company pension scheme.
• Exciting company culture which stands for integrity, intensity, involvement and innovation.

We are looking forward to receive your application. Please refer to the above Job ID and include your salary expectations as well as your period of notice.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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