Global Head of Business Development and Alliance Management


About Pharming
Pharming Group N.V. (Nasdaq: PHAR/Euronext Amsterdam: PHARM) is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare, debilitating, and life-threatening diseases.  Pharming is commercializing and developing an innovative portfolio of protein replacement therapies and precision medicines, including small molecules, biologics, and gene therapies that are in early to late-stage development.  Pharming is headquartered in Leiden, Netherlands, and has employees around the globe who serve patients in over 30 markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

Our Culture
Pharming is committed to our core values: “We Care, We Collaborate, We Walk the Talk”, which is complementary to our focus on self-development of our people, teamwork, leadership and being results orientated. In our growing organization, it is important that employees feel connected and engaged. Our core values enable our mission of bringing the unserved rare disease patients the solutions they need and create a clear pathway forward to meet our strategic goals and objectives.

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the CBO, a member of the Executive Committee, the Global Head Business Development and Alliance Management will be a member of the CBO Leadership Team. S/he will spearhead all Business Development & Licensing activities and lead, manage and develop a team of experienced BD&L professionals who:


  • Together with Preclinical Research, Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs and Commercial Strategy develop and enhance the ambitious strategy for external innovation for Pharming Group N.V.
  • Ensures effective integration of assets and oversees Alliance Management activities.



  • Develop a robust BD strategy which fits with current pipeline/portfolio needs.
  • Support the BD&L team in identifying opportunities and make a compelling case for these internally. 
  • Leads all BD activities at Pharming. 
  • Oversees all Alliance Management activities
  • Support M&A work through close coordination with Finance, Legal and Compliance.
  • Efficient and impactful communication to internal stakeholders.
  • Establish his/her position within the CBO leadership team through collaboration and engagement.
  • Leadership of the BD&L team which translates into:
    • Aligned focus of BD&L activities with company strategy
    • Robust deal pipeline
    • Staying abreast of competition
    • Identifying high quality opportunities consistent with Pharming needs, in a timely fashion
  • Assessment of opportunities through collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Sound recommendations regarding specific transactions
  • Effective navigation through internal processes and towards clear decisions
  • Successful and smooth implementation of collaborations and alliance
  • Act as the single point of contact for the organization in all matters concerning BD&L


Your Profile

  • Solid scientific knowledge in Rare Disease therapeutic areas of interest (immunology, non-oncology hematology, respiratory)
  • Ability to communicate with high impact with Executive Committee
  • Ability to translate science into commercial value and to challenge business cases
  • Ability to present to and obtain endorsement by senior management on complex projects through evidence-based communication and an ability to read with audience and be effective in challenging discussions 
  • Credible deal experience or strong track record of involvement in BD&L evaluation activities or innovative product development 
  • Delivery mindset, strong external network in biopharmaceutical community
  • Leads by influence
  • Strong leadership skills – people focus 
  • Ability to quickly build relationships internally
  • Ability to handle high workload 
  • Resilience 
  • PhD / MD preferred, ideally combined with MBA


What you'll get in return
We offer you a permanent position (starting with a one-year contract), with an excellent remuneration scheme, including:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • 8.33% holiday allowance (for NL)
  • A minimum of 30 vacation days
  • An excellent pension plan
  • Commuting allowance

You will also join our Learning & Development program, which can offer a tailor made development plan, based on your personal and professional needs. Learning opportunities are everywhere, in all forms imaginable and we want to create learning memories for all “Pharmers”.

Also important! We truly value a healthy life-work balance with a lot of flexibility.

Apply for the job
Does this sound like you and do you want to join our team? Then we'd love to hear from you!

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.