Senior Director of Strategy & Corporate Development

The Senior Director of Strategy & Corporate Development has three primary focus areas: (1) managing the company’s Corporate Strategy process, (2) assessing and leading potential strategic partnership or acquisition opportunities, (3) lead strategic projects on an ad hoc basis.


The Senior Director of Strategy & Corporate Development has three primary focus areas: (1) managing the company’s Corporate Strategy process, (2) assessing and leading potential strategic partnership or acquisition opportunities, (3) lead strategic projects on an ad hoc basis. Overall, this role will work hand-in-hand with the CEO to help align and drive priorities in a rapidly growing company with ambitious goals to transform healthcare in the space of genomic medicine.

This is an innovative, team-oriented leadership role in facilitation of core business targets with ongoing, effective influence and governance of an evolving strategic roadmap. The Senior Director will work in close collaboration with the geographically dispersed global leadership team and stakeholders. This individual will align with team members and CEO to anticipate of directional shifts and planning with knowledge of current industry standards. A strong business acumen and exceptional analytical skills will be essential to success.


Strategy Management & Thought Leadership

The process of managing the company’s strategy including providing the frameworks, tools, processes and data for analyzing, developing, reviewing and updating our strategy and communicating our strategy through-out the organization. While the entire senior leadership team, in particular the CEO, will take responsibility for developing the strategy, this role owns the process and is responsible for ensuring that the end result is complete, coherent, measurable and conveyed to the broader organization.

Corporate Development

The scouting, evaluation and transaction management of strategic transaction opportunities (e.g. M&A, strategic partnerships, divestment/spin-out opportunities, non-routine technology licensing/acquisition).

Strategic Projects

Various internal strategic projects of high importance to the organization, typically 3-6 months long requiring 25-50% of the person’s time to lead in a matrixed fashion across the business.

Other General Responsibilities

  • Act as a thought partner and adviser to the CEO and senior management team with sound judgment, making recommendations in support of ongoing business portfolio and in balance with various stakeholders and external healthcare industry views.
  • Assist the CEO in facilitating effective decision-making, ensuring high-priority issues are addressed judiciously and efficiently, and keeping track of progress.
  • Lead the planning of Board meetings in conjunction with the CFO.
  • Maintaining real-time perspective and database on key and emerging global and regional competitors.
  • Prepare management reports and presentations in collaboration with team.
  • Ongoing business forecasting and insight generation with synopsis reports and updates in connection with other C-level leaders.
  • Travel to Dublin and Iceland, approximately 5-6 times a year overall.


  • BA/BS degree required; advanced degree preferred (MBA, and/or MS); however, comparable experience is also valued (including military experience).
  • 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Highly desired experience in Genomics, Life Sciences, Biotechnology or Pharmaceuticals.
  • Business acumen and experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to drive change within an organization, cultivating support and maximizing contribution from team members. Ability to lead with influence is essential.
  • Presentation skills, including crafting decks and public speaking.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent project/program management capabilities.
  • Proficient in M.S. Office Suite (especially PowerPoint, Excel).

EEO Policy Statement: It is the policy of WuXi NextCODE to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, WuXi NextCODE will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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Improving Lives Through Genomics

WuXi NextCODE is a global genomic data and insights company with operations in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Dublin, Reykjavik and Shanghai.

We serve the world’s leading life sciences companies including biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies and medical research centers. Our partners all use insights from genomic data to improve health. Our capabilities include providing access to population-scale patient cohorts for research, next generation sequencing (NGS) CLIA/CAP GCP labs globally, and a team of the world’s leading A.I. and genomic analysis experts and technologies for organizing, mining and sharing genomic and disease biology data.

Employee Benefits include:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Life / Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Generous 401(k) Matching Program

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Commuter Reimbursement Program

Employee Referral Bonus Program

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Cell Phone Usage Reimbursement

Reservable Bicycles