Job Number: 20017307

Location: Dublin, OH

Date Posted: 7-22-2017

Job Title: Director, Business Development

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Position Summary

The Director of Business Development contributes to the development and execution of core strategies and organic and inorganic growth initiatives within Cardinal Health’s Nuclear Pharmacy Services business, ensuring the business unit achieves its strategic and financial objectives. In addition, the Director will maintain real-time awareness of market trends, competitive actions and fresh strategic partnerships, furthering segment and enterprise leadership’s knowledge of the market and its potential impact on their business.

As part of a visible, highly impactful team, the Director will have demonstrated experience flourishing in rapidly evolving industries and environments and possess proven, superior analytical and problem solving skills. Complemented by an approachable, congenial demeanor, the Director will be personally driven to succeed, align with Cardinal Health’s values and have the ability to communicate complex ideas and strategies to senior leaders.

The position will report to Sam Cooper, Director of Strategy.

Position Responsibilities

  • Work with NPS leadership to understand the strategic direction and objectives of the organization and align on strategies in support of this direction
  • Excel in a matrixed management environment; communicate regularly with executive teams
  • Work with external advisors in the evaluation and execution of strategic opportunities
  • Proactively prospect for, develop and maintain a pipeline of strategic opportunities
  • Collaborate with NPS leadership, a myriad of colleagues and external sources to identify potential partnership or acquisition candidates which support the broader organizational goals
  • Be a resource in the process to assess/select new internal intellectual property to pursue
  • Provide briefs to NPS leadership on emergent competitors/technologies
  • Provide market analysis in support of decisions to pursue new product or service opportunities
  • Drive the initial financial and operational evaluation of the business development opportunities; work with finance to evaluate financial impact of prospective opportunities
  • Prepare presentation materials in support of recommendations to proceed with strategic opportunities
  • Lead and/or support financial and operational due diligence
  • Successfully lead negotiations that satisfy business objectives for both Cardinal Health NPS and the partner
  • Serve as primary Cardinal Health NPS account owner for select Strategic Partners and ensure expected business results are realized for both parties
  • Maintain an understanding of regulatory, market, and competitive trends which impacts the company’s strategic positioning
  • Expand the company’s network of trusted advisors and information sources with respect to business development

Position Qualifications

  • BS in life sciences; demonstrated scientific knowledge in related field (e.g., biology, chemistry, laboratory sciences, imaging); MBA strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and track-record in building successful partnerships/concluding successful acquisitions
  • 3+ years of business development experience in radiopharmaceuticals (preferred), pharmaceuticals, in-vitro Lab Diagnostics (IVD) or medical device sectors with a complex, competitive, global company
  • Fast learner of technical and scientific concepts
  • Experience in reading, writing, and negotiating licenses, partnership agreements, and related legal documents
  • High Emotional IQ
  • Strong negotiating capabilities
  • Excellent planning, organization, and written/verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective long-term customer/partner relationships that lead to mutually beneficial business results and outcomes
  • High degree of integrity, authenticity, creativity and intelligence; excellent problem solving skills and results oriented
  • Strong analytical and reasoning capabilities coupled with ability to perform exceptionally in fast paced, matrix environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication style that will develop confidence not only internally among employees and the management board, but also externally among current and potential customers
  • Strong, self-confident, decisive leader with good listening skills; self-starter with drive, initiative and forcefulness
  • Proficiency in executive level presentation development and business case creation

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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Meet Brent

Cardinal Health is making peoples’ lives better with all of the research it does to cure certain diseases. We have good benefits and the company values its associates. Something is always changing within the business and the technology. I like the fact that I learn something every day in this career.
Brent, Sales Manager