Head of Alliance Management (m/f/d)

Full Time
Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
Experienced Professional
August 09, 2023
Hybrid Remote


As Head of Alliance Management (m/f/d) you are responsible for managing the alliance of our strategic partners: The alliance management plays a critical role in the setting of the alliance governance model and the continuous supervision of the processes and results of the partnership. You deal with the complex alliance between internal and external stakeholders to meet corporate and alliance objectives to form long-term, value creating business relationships.

  • Monitoring the contractual obligations of our strategic partners like milestone payments, resolving issues in case of different interpretation of the contract

  • Establishing preparation and management of governance and decision-making meetings between strategic partners and Merz Therapeutics (e.g., Joint Steering Committee, and others)

  • Defining and reporting of KPIs and leading periodic health checks of the alliances

  • Leading efforts between internal stakeholders and strategic partners for increased mutual understanding and trust

  • Acting as the ambassador of the alliance at the partner and within the own organization

  • Identifyng and focusing on value drivers and mitigation of key risks

  • Participating in various projects as well as searching and evaluating of external innovation opportunities that complement Merz Therapeutics strategy

  • Facilitating strategic PMI projects and negotiation of contractual matters with strategic partners and management of project leads




  • University degree in natural science, economics or MBA

  • Further training in company valuation and project management as well as experience in leading cross functional teams

  • Minimum of 10 years pharmaceutical / biotech experience, with minimum of 3 years work experience in partner management, business development, licensing, strategic planning, R&D, commercial, legal, finance or manufacturing

  • Demonstrable abilities to translate complex contract terms and conditions into strategic and operational elements for both internal and external parties

  • Experience in contract management and due diligence processes
    Fluent in English, multilingual is a plus

  • Great presentation skills and strong interpersonal and motivational skills to work cross-functionally and to effect people without direct authority

  • Team player, structured working habits and can-do mentality




  • Individual career development with the purpose of improving the quality of life of our patients

  • Hybrid work model that allows a good work-life balance

  • Attractive location with good transport links, modern workplaces and a company restaurants (€3.80,-/menu)

  • International family business with flat hierarchies and an open, appreciative corporate culture

  • Attractive remuneration with extensive social benefits

  • Variety of employer-subsidized benefits such as WellPass (€17.90,-/month), Germany ticket (€ 10,-/month), Corporate Benefits and JobBike


Find out more about our benefits here.




The Merz Therapeutics GmbH is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and is represented in more than 90 countries worldwide. As part of the Merz Group, a privately held, family-owned company, we have been dedicated to the development of innovations for more than 110 years.

Merz Therapeutics is committed to improving treatment outcomes for patients around the world. With our relentless research & development efforts and culture of innovation, we strive to identify unmet patient needs and provide appropriate treatments. In particular, we focus on
patients suffering from movement disorders, neurological diseases, liver diseases and other health issues that severely impact quality of life.

For more information, visit https://www.merztherapeutics.com/.


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