Senior Manager/Associate Director, Vendor Oversight & Business Development

Tango Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 03/27/2021
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  • Company Address: 100 Binney Street, Suite 700, Cambridge, MA, 02142

About Tango Therapeutics

Tango Therapeutics is a biotechnology company discovering and developing novel medicines targeting cancer vulnerabilities to deliver transformational new therapies for patients.

Tango was launched in 2017 with a $55 million Series A investment from Third Rock Ventures. The company has established a robust product engine that leverages advances in DNA sequencing and CRISPR-based target discovery to generate breakthrough medicines that have the potential to provide deeper, more sustained benefit than today’s targeted therapies, and extend the benefit of available immuno-oncology agents.

Job Description

Tango is an oncology biotechnology company focused on exploiting synthetic lethal interactions to discover and develop new breakthrough cancer therapies.

Our discovery efforts begin and end with patients. We have inverted the traditional discovery paradigm with our target discovery platform, where the discovery of novel targets and the associated patient selection strategy are integrated into a single experimental design. Our platform uses cutting-edge CRISPR technologies to identify novel targets for genetically-defined groups of cancer patients. We leverage the principles of synthetic lethality to find novel dependencies in cancer cells and identify the relevant drug targets. As we advance our molecules into the clinic, our trials will enroll the patients most likely to benefit from our new treatments as identified in the target discovery profess, thereby enabling greater speed, success, and impact for those patients.


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President of Business Development, the Senior Manager/Associate Director, Vendor Oversight & Business Development will have main responsibility for managing multiple vendor relationships and the review of contracts.  Additional opportunities include involvement in Business Development and Competitive Intelligence activities.  This role has tremendous opportunity for visibility with senior leadership as well as external partners and a strong runway for professional development.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily tracking, draft, review, negotiate and/or provide oversight and execution of a variety of agreements, including confidentiality, material transfer, services, consulting, clinical trial, purchase, license, and other business agreements in accordance with Tango’s legal standards.
  • Oversee and manage numerous vendor relationships as the face of Tango.  Track and measure vendor performance and ensure that Tango quality and performance standards are being met by vendors.
  • Participate in meetings with industry partners and work to establish new business relationships to benefit Tango.
  • Participate in the negotiation and execution of new business agreements, including license agreements, collaboration agreements, and supply agreements,
  • Gather competitive intelligence assessments of industry peers, including information pertaining to both preclinical and clinical programs.
  • Ensure that appropriate oversight committees are in place for all significant vendor relationships.
  • Negotiate superior business terms for high volume vendor relationships.
  • Conduct assessment of existing vendor relationships to ensure all high impact vendors are strategically evaluated for quality and performance.
  • Work with research and development departments to ensure that all vendor qualification tools are used consistently and properly.
  • Ensure that Tango’s contract repository is accurate and up to date.
  • Perform contract administration functions including obtaining approvals on authorization forms, maintaining a contract tracking system to report contract signing status updates, and providing notice of all executed contracts to the appropriate team members along with contract values.
  • Provide management with regular status updates on all open contracts and any outstanding issues.
  • Generate reports, presentations, spreadsheets, memos, and other documents for the Legal and Compliance Department, internal/external clients and/or the senior management team
  • Opportunity to lead and support additional special projects.


 Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required
  • MBA is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in performing contracting and vendor oversight or equivalent is required; 8 or more years of experience is preferred
  • Previous experience in biopharmaceutical/life sciences industry is required
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating, and executing contracts is required
  • Knowledge of and proven ability to manage contracts from initiation through execution and tracking is required
  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving skills, and proofreading abilities are required
  • Familiarity with basic legal concepts and transactional forms is required
  • Demonstrated business acumen and sound judgement is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Ability to work independently is required
  • Strong project management skills are strongly preferred
  • Commitment to integrity and ethical conduct and ability to handle confidential and proprietary information with discretion and sound judgment is required
  • 25% travel within the US/Globally is required (once safe to do so)

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