Business Manager, Early Commercial Strategy


Remote / Cambridge, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 04/06/2021
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  • Company Address: Charter House, 66-68 Hills Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB21LA, GB

About Healx

Healx is an AI-powered and patient-inspired technology company, accelerating the discovery and development of rare disease treatments.

Our AI drug discovery platform leverages public and proprietary biomedical data and features the world’s leading knowledge graph for rare diseases.

Job Description

Start Date: Negotiable


Salary: Competitive compensation package including share options, subject to experience


Closing Date: 23/04/2021


Do you want to use your technical skills to help improve the lives of others?


About Healx


Healx is an AI-powered, patient-inspired tech company, accelerating the discovery and development of treatments for rare diseases. There are 7,000 known rare diseases that affect 400 million people across the globe but only 5% of those conditions have approved treatments. Our mission is to discover and develop novel treatments for rare disease patients at scale through a combination of AI technology, drug discovery expertise and patient insight. Our innovative approach aims to identify existing drugs that may be repurposed and combined to treat rare diseases, meaning treatments can be found more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively than traditional drug discovery methods allow.


Founded in 2014 in Cambridge, UK, by Dr Tim Guilliams, a Biochemical Engineer and tech entrepreneur, and Dr David Brown, co-inventor of Viagra and former Global Head of Drug Discovery at Roche. In 2019, Healx raised $56 million in Series B funding. In 2019, the company was listed in Tech Nation’s Future Fifty cohort and, in 2020, Healx won 5 prizes at the CogX Awards including Grand Jury Prize and Best AI Product and was listed in CB Insights Digital 150.Healx is a fast growing Cambridge, UK start up combining computational methods and drug discovery expertise to identify existing drugs that may treat rare diseases, enabling treatments to be found at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional drug discovery. There are over 7,000 rare diseases that affect an estimated 350 million people worldwide, most of which lack effective treatment. We have recently announced raising $56M Series B investment that will allow us to take more drug programs into clinical trials and grow our team. Our goal is having a patient impact at scale through technology.


The Business manager Early Commercial Strategy role is to prepare and propose recommendations regarding diseases, drugs, and external partnership opportunities to support the development of our Commercial Portfolio strategy. This role reports into the VP Commercial Portfolio Strategy. It involves strategic, analytical, and highly cross-functional work, working closely across all teams within Healx. 


Responsibilities include:


Carry out rigorous secondary research, draw commercial insights and formulate recommendations to the Senior Management Team, supporting strategic decision making. 

Build comprehensive evaluation of the commercial viability through market forecasts and competitive intelligence insights of the diseases of interest to Healx as part of the disease selection process and provide recommendations.

Carry out commercial evaluations of Healx drug candidates, including research of drug characteristics, patent searches, recommending commercial routes for our potential drug candidates.

Liaise with the Healx pharmacologists and clinical team to gather scientific and clinical information informing commercial analysis. 

Drive the tracking & analysis of the Competitive environment analysis to support strategic decision making along the development pathway of our treatments.

Contribute to the overall Portfolio Strategy, working closely with the VP Commercial Portfolio Strategy on the modelling of the portfolio value.

Prepare the regular Commercial & BD team meetings. 

Support the Head of BD in carrying out commercial evaluations of external assets for in-licensing and other required analytical research to contribute to the overall BD strategy.

Work closely with the Tech team (product managers) to ensure products will be developed that will lead to increased efficiencies in the commercial assessments and enable scaling of our portfolio.

Member of diverse cross-functional (Pre)clinical Project teams to represent the commercial perspective and lead diverse cross-functional projects.



We'd love to hear from you if you have:


3-5 years’ experience in a business analysis position within the biopharmaceutical industry or biopharmaceutical consulting industry.

Demonstrated ability to independently gather, analyse, interpret, and communicate market-related data from a variety of sources and translate into recommendations to support strategic decision-making.

Good knowledge and understanding of the drug development and market approval process and the ability to integrate scientific, clinical, technology and commercial input into decision making processes. Understanding of IP (patentability, patenting process and freedom to operate) is a plus.

Knowledge of rare diseases is a strong preference.



Personal characteristics


Strong analytical and communication skills, with a high level of business acumen and a good level of strategic thinking.

A switched on, entrepreneurial attitude with excellent problem-solving skills.

Attention to detail and ability to deliver high quality work within tight timelines and excellent presentation and materials preparation skills.

Able to work in a fast-paced, fast-growing, and dynamic environment. 

Ability to work cross-functionally.

An interest in the use of AI technology in drug discovery and an affinity with the implementation of new technologies.

A strong desire to help patients with rare diseases.



It's a bonus if you have:


A Life Sciences degree such as pharmacology, biology or biochemistry



Working at Healx


Healx works from a modern accessible office in the centre of Cambridge within easy reach of the train station. We offer a flexible, diverse and inclusive working environment that considers your individual needs and believes in maintaining a sustainable work-life balance. You will be welcomed by a team of colleagues with decades of accumulated experience in their areas of expertise, happy to help you develop your own skills in a highly collaborative environment and who are keen to provide guidance and support in your personal and career development plans.


Healx will provide you with support and guidance to help you do your best work and make an impact. We offer flexible working and believe in maintaining a sustainable work-life balance.


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