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Manager or Senior Manager of Business Development

Business Development | Santa Monica, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Kite Pharma Inc, founded in 2009, is dedicated to the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to fight tumor cells.  We are a dynamic and accomplished team with an exciting growth trajectory for the coming year.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Business Development team to work in this exciting new area of cancer immunotherapy. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the identification of new external therapeutic opportunities and technology assets for in-licensing, M&A or partnership collaborations
  • Build and maintain analytical (e.g., P&L forecasting, valuation, transaction and company comparable analyses) tools and databases for deal tracking and analysis
  • Conduct financial analysis, including product forecasts, comparable transaction analysis and eNPV valuations for potential deals
  • Project management of business development activities including status tracking, documentation and ensuring project deliverables are satisfied
  • Build and maintain preparation of materials and updates (to models and Powerpoint) for presentation to senior leadership team and Board of Directors
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some travel may be required (e.g., meetings, industry conferences, scientific or medical meetings)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Advanced degree in a scientific discipline and at least three years of business development, investment banking, or management consulting experience with robust working knowledge in the oncology therapeutic area
  • Strong scientific, organizational, communication and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with a record of key accomplishments
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with the process of due diligence, valuation and portfolio/strategic assessments
  • Demonstrated ability to create and build relationships with internal and external parties
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Proficient in MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and related software
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

Kite Pharma, an equal opportunity employer, is located in beautiful Santa Monica, CA just steps from Santa Monica Blvd and right off the 10.  We are able to offer the opportunity to be part of the first 100 employees in this successful, fast growing company.  A place everyone knows your name and respects your opinion while at the same time offering benefits and time off packages commensurate to any large corporation.   Did we forget to mention the stock options?   To learn more about us, please visit our website at

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your resume or CV, cover letter and salary requirements.  All submissions will be evaluated and interviews will be conducted for those applicants who most strongly fit our needs. If you are not contacted for an interview, your resume will remain on file and active for available positions for a period of one year.

No phone calls please and no agencies or recruiters.