Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company which engineers targeted immunotherapies, seeking to improve patient outcomes through the power of innate immunity. Affimed’s fit-for-purpose ROCK® platform allows innate immune engagers to be designed for specific patient populations. We are developing single and combination therapies to treat cancers.

To strengthen our highly motivated Business Development Team in New York City, USA, we are looking for a

Vice President Business Development & Alliance Management (f/m/d)

(Reference No. GA2104)

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  • Lead the overall Business Development process including strategy, outreach, management meetings, term sheet, contract negotiations and alliance management
  • Manage key stakeholders across all levels of the organization in the Business Development process
  • Establish, maintain and grow key contacts within industry
  • Develop focused Business Development presentations supported by the cross functional teams
  • Develop a focused Business Development outreach plan, including conferences, roadshows, and management meetings
  • Prepare and negotiate term sheets with appropriate collaboration and leadership endorsement
  • Negotiate contracts and amendments
  • Lead due diligence process and cross-functional diligence team
  • Develop colleagues by providing expert content and professional guidance
  • Manage ongoing alliances, ensure alignment of strategic vision and operational execution


  • Master in Business, Finance or Life Sciences
  • Deep knowledge of both Business Principles and Healthcare/ Oncology drug development
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Pharmaceutical/ Biotechnology industry
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Business Development
  • In depth understanding of the field of Immuno-oncology
  • Strong comprehension of and ability to articulate Affimed’s strategy, technology and pipeline
  • Ability to converse fluently about Affimed’s pipeline and oncology drug development
  • Proven record of a portfolio of successful transactions (i.e. deal sheet) with a focus on pre-clinical and clinical stage pharmaceutical assets
  • Cultural fit with Affimed’s values: Passion, Innovation, People Matter, Teamgeist and Performance
  • Excellent and effective communication (both written and oral), organizational and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English (written and oral)


The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, highly motivated, multidisciplinary, and collegial team.
For any queries, please contact Susanne Hering (Tel: +49 6221 6743 675, e-mail:

May 2021

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